Become a Member

A Place for Everyone!

Our congregation of approximately 300 member units is home to a warm, welcoming synagogue community. As an egalitarian congregation about to celebrate our 100th Anniversary, we welcome members with diverse needs and interests and benefit from their expertise and talents.  We welcome both spouses or partners in dual faith families as members of our congregation.

We have a range of membership types to suit a variety of needs.  Please contact Dan Messinger, our V.P. of Congregational Engagement to learn more. He can be reached at 570-690-5616 or

Membership at Temple Israel is ALL about community, including:

  • The opportunity to form close friendships and to become part of a caring community
  • Celebrate Jewish holidays as part of a congregation (currently due to COVID-9 pandemic,  in a virtual online environment.
  • The Clergy’s assistance in celebrating life cycle events
  • Notices at yahrzeits
  • Personal counseling by the rabbi as well as hospital visits
  • A vote at the annual meeting of the congregation