Temple House of Israel regards each member as an important part of our mishpachah (family). Although small in number, we are proud of our spirit, energy, history, and commitment to our members.
Our congregation is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership. In a small community such as ours, every voice is important and is heard. We offer our members and the community at large a sense of caring, as well as a full complement of religious services and activities for the entire family and for all ages.
Temple House of Israel maintains a close relationship with our sister congregation, Congregation Beth El in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We share the services of our rabbi, Joe Blair, the operation of our religious school, and various programming, ritual, and social events. Religious services are held every other week (in general – please see the calendar for specific dates).
Our synagogue follows the principles of Reform Judaism, is affiliated with the Reform movement, and is is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. We believe in a religious tradition that emphasizes liberal religious practice, social action, and tikkun olam. We also consider ourselves part of the greater community and support various interfaith programs, projects in the public schools, and charitable drives for our needy fellow citizens.