Welcome!  Temple House of Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation in Staunton Virginia with members from Staunton and surrounding towns and counties.  We also welcome students from the several college campuses in our area.

Learn about us, read about our history and what’s new in our bulletin, see our calendar, meet Rabbi Joe Blair, find interesting links, get directions, or learn how to contact us.

For information on events and the timing of Shabbat or Holiday services, please visit the calendar (linked in the bar above).

We look forward to meeting and greeting you when you come to our community!


May 29   7:30-9:20 Rabbi-led Shabbat Services


Temple House of Israel is excited to welcome our new members:

Bonny Strassler
Nadia Webb
Diana and David Black

We hope all of our members will get an opportunity to meet them at upcoming services or events!

The following articles were written by our own Dr. Ruth Chodrow and published in the Augusta County Historical Society Bulletin.  For more information about the Society, please visit www.augustacountyhs.org

Temple History article

Jewish Merchants article

Rabbi Joe’s Newspaper Column for May 2015

May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Starting with Pesach Sheni – some thoughts for the month of May.

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Rabbi Joe’s newspaper column for April 2015

April 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The latest guest column for the newspaper for April 2015 on Pesach.

Can be found here

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Pulpit Exchange: Rabbi Joe Blair, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Staunton, March 1, 2015

March 5th, 2015|0 Comments

[Note: The following is the sermon I delivered at the invitation of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen at […]

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