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 celebrating our Centennial this year, 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.

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 in-person or in a virtual online environment.
  • The Clergy’s assistance in celebrating life cycle events
  • Notices at yahrzeits
  • Discounted cemetery plots and burial fees
  • Personal counseling by the rabbi as well as hospital visits
  • A vote at the annual meeting of the congregation

We have a range of membership types to suit a variety of needs.  Please complete the Membership Application below and feel free to contact us with any questions or to learn more.

  • Administrator, Sally Strayhall:   570-824-8927  or
  • President, Dan Messinger: 570-690-5616 or 
  • V.P. of Congregational Engagement, Larry Newman:

 We look forward to welcoming you to the Temple Israel family.

Membership Application