Shalom! Welcome to the website of Temple Israel of Dover, New Hampshire.
We are a Reform congregation serving the Seacoast community since 1938. Our congregation provides a warm and supportive environment that nurtures both the mind and the spirit.
Our Rabbi, Sam Seicol, explains that the role of a Synagogue is to create a sacred community, a kahal kadosh. Here at Temple Israel, we welcome all who seek a connection to and through Judaism: Jews, members of Jewish homes, interfaith families, visitors, and seekers of knowledge related to Judaism and the Jewish tradition. We are committed to study, ritual, Shabbat and holiday observance, and music as paths for enriching communal life and personal spiritual growth.
For Shabbat and Holiday service times and education and social events, please check our calendar page (see below).
We would be happy to tell you more about Temple Israel. You are welcome to give us a call at (603) 742-3976 or email us at email@example.com.
Please visit the rest of our web site for more
information about who we are.
Contact the Temple
office, if you need any additional information or assistance.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AND
Items Needed for Dover Food Pantry
Please bring to Temple during the High Holy Days
click here for the list (PDF)
**** Members should have received the dues letter and form in July. ****
If you did not or want it resent by email or mailed via the U.S. Postal Service,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 603-742-3976 and leave a message.
If you have paid, thank you.
**** High Holy Days are Approaching...Are You Ready? ****
click here for the schedule of services and events
Tickets will be required.
click here for the details about the tickets and the order form
All members who are current with their membership dues
will have tickets waiting for them at the door.
Members who have not paid their dues or who are in arrears
and non-members who have not paid in advance
will have to pay at the door.
Credit cards will be swiped before you are permitted to enter the sanctuary.
To avoid delay, please pay in advance by September 15th.
No one will be refused admission if there is a documentable financial need. Please contact
Ken Litvack at email@example.com or leave a message at 561-317-3839
by September 15th.
If you are a member in good standing of an out-of-town URJ congregation,
by 9/15 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request complimentary tickets
or leave a message at 603-742-3976.
Upcoming Event -- Pumpkin Sale at Temple Israel
Really big pumpkins!!!
Wednesday through Friday, October 11-13, Noon to 5PM
and Sunday, October 15, 9AM to 2PM
Upcoming Event -- Examining the Seeds of Racism
presented by Dr. Martin Rumscheidt, a Dover theologist,
who will share his story of growing up in Nazi Germany
7PM, Friday, November 3, at Temple Israel in Dover
All are welcome.
click here for the flyer
Hannaford Prepaid Shopping (Gift) Cards are Available
If you shop at Hannaford,
please buy these cards for your grocery shopping.
Doing so helps support the temple and costs you nothing extra.
click here for the flyer
Upcoming Sisterhood Meetings
Next Sisterhood meeting will be at 6:30PM on October 5th at Stacey's.
Pot luck...bring a dish.
For further info on Sisterhood, contact Stacey Segil
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL EVENTS & NEWS
The Religious School at TI offers a broad range of Jewish history, Bible
study and stories,
School has Begun - All are Welcome
New students still being accepted.
Sign up to Enrich the Lives of Your Children or Grandchildren
Classes for Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade
Meets most Sundays 9:30AM-11:30AM
and liturgy practice and experience on Sundays from
9:30-11:30. Students in pre-K through 2nd grade
focus on basic Jewish songs of the
service, Jewish stories, and learning the letters of the alephbet.
Students in grade 3 and up learn Hebrew in small groups based on the
level of knowledge
and experience. The ultimate goal is familiarity and
comfort with the basic liturgy of the morning service.
click here for the latest Religious School Calendar
Note: While we would like all interested families to become members of Temple Israel of Dover,
you do not need to be a member to send your children, grandchildren, etc., to our Religious School.
However, the Religious School tuition is highest for non-members, so please consider becoming a member.
For 2017-2018, there are two sign-up sheets, depending on your membership status.
Please select, download and print the correct one:
For Sustaining and Benefactor Members
(requires 2017-2018 dues to be paid in full or on a payment plan)
click here for religious school form for Sustaining and Benefactor Members
For Associate Members (requires 2017-2018 dues to be paid in full or on a payment plan)
and Non-Members (see note above)
click here for religious school form for Associate Members and Non-Members
Support the Temple When You Shop at Amazon -- This is new!
When you shop at Amazon,
Amazon Smile will donate 1/2 of 1% of what you spend to the Temple.
Here's what you have to do. Spread the word.
From your browser on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone, instead of going to amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com and log in as usual.
You will be prompted to select your charity. In the white search box, type "Temple Israel of Dover" and execute the search. "Temple Israel of Dover, NH" should pop up. Select it and then shop as usual.
You need to do this each time you shop, unless you leave the browser tab open. If the URL (web address shown at the top of the browser page) doesn't include smile.amazon.com, you need to log on again to smile.amazon.com.
The smile program doesn't work with smart phone apps. (When this changes, we will change these instructions.) Thus, to get the donation, you must do your shopping from a browser regardless of its type.
All are welcome
click here for the flyer with the details
Saturdays Mornings (except 3rd Saturday)
10:30-11:30 - Shabbat Morning Torah Study
SOCIAL ACTION OPPORTUNITIES
at Dover Food Pantry and Dover Friendly Kitchen
click here for the flyer with the details
Messages from the President
click here for the President's Annual Meeting Report (July 2016)
We are excited that we now share our facility with Honey Tree Learning Center. They will be in the building Monday - Friday each week from 6:30AM to 6:00PM. Learn more at http://www.honeytreelearningcenter.com/.
We will continue to provide services, programs, Religious School, and Adult Education every week Friday evening through Sunday morning. The Sanctuary and two offices will remain dedicated solely to the Temple. The Social Hall is a shared space and the Temple will have full use of it and the kitchen during our times of operation.
The September Issue of the Kesher has been published
click here to see the latest Kesher
September-December 2017 Temple Calendar
Updated on 9/1/2017
Downloadable/Easy-to-Print Latest Calendars (PDF)
click here to open, print or save the September-December 2017 calendar
For questions, corrections, changes, or additions, please contact the Temple Office
- click here to send an email to the Temple Office
Tree of Life Order Form -
click here for details and form
No the Temple hasn't moved,
but please note that we do have a new street address:
36 Olive Meadow Lane
Please send U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 254, Dover, NH 03821