simchat torah
Friday, Oct. 6 

First Festival


Celebrate Sukkot, and Simchat Torah together with the Temple Israel community at this unique First Festival. We will rejoice as the Torah is taken from the ark and is unrolled from end to end.  First Festival will also honor all new incoming Religious School students with our Consecration ceremony.


The FIRST FRIDAY of each month is a Shabbat not to be missed.
Whether you're a family or a senior, single or partnered, young or young-at-heart,
there's something for you at FIRST FRIDAYS. Register now.

5:30 - 6:00 pm
Tot Shabbat Sing Along 

Song and celebration with Cantor Dan & our rabbis

6:00 to 6:30 pm
Shabbat Pizza Party 
Family Dinner and fun

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Congregational Shabbat Service
Soulful music and inspirational worship

7:30 - 8:15 pm
Community Dinner
All are welcome

8:15 pm
American Jewish Film Series
May 5, Gentleman's Agreement

10:00 pm
 Dessert Reception
A sweet conclusion to the evening


For additional information, contact Bryan Bierman, Program Director at 203-227-1656 ext. 314 or


Images from past FIRST FRIDAYS at Temple Israel

09.23.2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
09.23.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Torah Study
09.24.2017 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
HHD Choir Practice
09.25.2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Y's Men
09.25.2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Y's Women
09.26.2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interfaith Theology Course