Temple Israel Athol is an egalitarian congregation that serves the entire community of the North Quabbin Region. Our community includes people who are Jewish by birth, Jewish by choice, and people who are exploring the possibility of finding a spiritual home within the Jewish community. The synagogue is trans-denominational and serves Jews of all denominations within Judaism.
The synagogue offers a once-a month Shabbaton that features religious services Friday night, Saturday morning, and a Havdallah service on Saturday night. The Shabbatonim also include a Children’s Service on Shabbat morning, vegetarian potluck meals Friday night and Saturday lunch and Torah study. Religious services also take place at Temple Israel on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, and Purim. On Passover, Temple Israel conducts a third Passover seder on the Sunday that occurs during the holiday.
Temple Israel offers special educational programs for children, including Religious School, which meets one Sunday per month, the Saturday of Shabbatonim (with Shabbat appropriate activities) and some additional Sundays. The synagogue also offers bar and bat mitzvah training.
For adults, Temple Israel offers adult education programs on Saturday afternoons when there is a Shabbaton and a class in Hebrew for adults.
Community education programs take place throughout the year and include film screenings on Saturday nights during the winter months after Shabbat ends. We are very interested in hearing from you if you would like to see us offer a special kind of community educational program. Suggestions are always welcome.
Temple Israel actively participates in the Interfaith Community and Interfaith Clergy Association in the North Quabbin region. People of many different faiths come to visit the Temple and take part in its activities and programs. These include participaion in an annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and an Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day program.
To get more information or to register for any classes, please contact us at email@example.com or call the Temple Office and leave a message. All e-mails will be answered and all calls will be returned.