A Place for Everyone!

Welcome to Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre PA, an egalitarian conservative congregation about to celebrate our 100 year anniversary!  Our membership is proud to include multi-generation families, newcomers to our community, and many interfaith couples. Our congregation provides the ideal combination of traditional practices and observances along with an innovative and creative perspective of contemporary Jewish life. There is a place for everyone at Temple Israel.

Midrasha, our shared religious school with Temple B’nai B’rith, the local Reform congregation, serves preschool through middle school students in a loving and nurturing environment.

We are fortunate to have devoted and hard-working lay leaders who serve on our Board of Trustees and the Midrasha School Board. Thanks to the foresight of our previous religious and lay leadership, Temple Israel has special Endowment funds that assist in sponsoring outstanding programming including lectures, concerts, and scholar-in-residence weekends.

Our congregation of nearly 300 member units is home to a warm, welcoming synagogue community.

Contact us today via email or by phone at 570-824-8927. Please also feel free to contact Rabbi Kaplan or (name) ,