Services

Temple B'naii Israel has been the hub of Jewish acivity in central New Hampshire for the past 80 years.

The congregation is affiliated with Reform Judaism, however our members' beliefs and traditions range from traditional conservatism to modern versions of Reform practice.

We are active participants on the Lakes Region Interfaith Council of Religious Groups and play a positive role in the community at large.

Sermons

June 13, 2014 - Farewell to Temple B'nai Israel

December 13, 2013 - Remembering Nelson Mandela

November 22, 2013 - Ethics Rooted in Empathy

October 18, 2013 - Response to the Pew Study on American Jews

Yom Kippur 5773 Morning Service: The Search for a Usable Past

Erev Yom Kippur 5773: Resilience - Our Toolbox for Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashana 5774 Morning Service: Why Be Jewish?

Erev Rosh Hashana 5774: General Anesthesia of the Soul

May 3, 2013 - We Laugh and Cry with the Same Eyes

March 29, 2013 - Jewish Anxiety

From 2012:

December 14, 2012 - The Art of Giving

November 2, 2012 - Opening the Eyes of the Blind

Yom Kippur 5773 Morning Service: A Fresh Start

Erev Yom Kippur 5773: Allowing Our Hearts to Break

Rosh Hashana 5773 Morning Service: Guard My Tongue from Evil

Erev Rosh Hashana 5773: We Have A Choice

August 24, 2012 - Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue

August 10, 2012 - An Attitude of Gratitude

July 27, 2012 - Devarim D’var

May 18, 2012 - Reading to the End

May 4, 2012 - Moving Beyond Hatred

February 10, 2012 - Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?

January 6, 2012 - Blessing Our Children

From 2011:

December 16, 2011 - Hanukkah Message

Erev Yom Kippur 5772: Ayekhah? Where Are You?

Yom Kippur 5772 Morning Service: The Danger of Perfection

Rosh Hashana 5772 Morning Service: Open Up Our Eyes

Erev Rosh Hashana 5772: Commencement

August 5, 2011

July 15, 2011

July 8, 2011

June 3, 2011

May 27, 2011

From 2010:

Erev Rosh Ha Shana 5771: This is the Hour of Change (.doc)

Rosh Ha Shana 5771 Morning Service: Life Lessons (.doc)

Kol Nidre - "Finding Balance" (.doc)

Yom Kippur Morning - "The Unanticipated Future" (.doc)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Sermon (.doc)