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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

An Egalitarian, Conservative Jewish Congregation – Be A Part of Us!

918 East Gibson Street, Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 342-0350 | Email Us

Service Times

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Temple Israel Building is CLOSED.
Daily morning services and Kabbalat Shabbat are being held via ZOOM.

We will be live streaming all Shabbat and Holiday services in the near future.

Daily Minyan

minyan is the foundation of a spiritual community.   Services require a “minyan” (a quorum of 10 adults), and thus we welcome all members of the community and their attendance is cherished. If you are unable to attend a service due to illness or other circumstance, our daily morning minyan is held via ZOOM

The minyan supports those in need of reciting Kaddish on the anniversary of a death or during the 11 months of mourning after a close relative has passed away. But it’s much more than that. The morning minyan is a way to start the day off on the right foot with prayer time for introspection. Morning minyan also provides valuable time to bond with other members of the congregation and the clergy on a more personal level (currently not being held due to our building being closed due to COVID-19).

Minyan is held in the Goodman Chapel at

Please be counted in our Minyan.  Use this link to schedule your participation.

Shabbat

For thousands of years, Shabbat has offered the Jewish People the opportunity to come together as a community to reconnect with ourselves, our tradition, and each other. Please join us.

Friday Nights

At 5:45 PM we welcome Shabbat, led by our talented clergy, this 45 minute service includes singing, teaching, and time for reflection. (currently via ZOOM)

Shabbat Mornings

Our traditional egalitarian service begins at 9:30 AM. Within the context of our traditional liturgy, we read from the Torah and celebrate milestone moments in the lives of our members, ranging from B’nai Mitzvah to Aufrufs, Baby Namings, milestone birthdays, and anniversaries.

Kiddush:

Shabbat is not just about services. At the conclusion of services, we all join together as one community for a kiddush lunch in the social hall, followed by birkat hamazon. Kiddush lunch is a weekly opportunity for our members and guests to create community while sharing a meal. It is our opportunity to celebrate, schmooze, and reconnect with the people who make up our vibrant congregation.

Our Mincha (afternoon) service takes place approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of morning services.