Office Hours

Tuesdays 9-2PM

Thursdays 9-2PM

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Tue Sep 23 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Torah Study
Wed Sep 24 @ 8:00PM -
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thu Sep 25 @10:00AM -
Thu Sep 25 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Thu Sep 25 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
Cemetery Service
Fri Sep 26 @10:00AM -
Tue Sep 30 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Torah Study
Wed Oct 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Fri Oct 03 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Sat Oct 04 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Welcome to Temple Israel


Temple Israel is located in beautiful Greenfield, MA. You are welcome to visit or to attend our services and community events. The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am–2pm.

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Rabbi's Message



The chill is in the air, the flowers have been ordered and we are preparing for Rosh Hashana which begins next Wednesday evening at 8:00.


There is still time to make I am sorry lists and to ask our family and friends for forgiveness for ways we have been hurtful or insensitive. This is a time for healing and a return to oneness.


Lshana tova,

R Efraim




Wednesday, Sept. 24

  • Rosh Hashanah Evening Service - 8:00pm with Rabbi Eisen.
  • Potluck oneg to follow service.

Thursday, Sept. 25

  • Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Service - 10:00am with Cantor Diana Brewer and Rabbi Eisen.
  • Child care will be available from 10:00am to noon.
  • Potluck dairy luncheon to follow service.
  • Tashlich Service, 3:00pm, Green River Swimming Area.
  • Cemetery Service, Temple Israel Cemetery, 4:00pm.

Friday, Sept. 26

  • Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Service, 10:00am with Rabbi Eisen and Yosl Kurland.

Friday, Oct. 3

  • Kol Nidre Service, 6:30pm with Rabbi Eisen and Cantor Brewer.

Saturday, Oct. 4

  • Yom Kippur Morning Service, 10:00am with Rabbi Eisen and Yosl Kurland.
  • Child care will be available from 10:00am to noon.
  • Mincha/Ne'ila Service, 6:00pm.
  • Communal Break Fast follows Mincha/Ne'ila service.


You may note additional police presence during the High Holidays.  The additional security was made possible by a grant from the Jewish Endowment Foundation at the request of the Jewish Federation to help ensure the safety of our congregation during services.



Although Temple Israel's by-laws define membership as available to Jews only, we wish to acknowledge the dedication and connections others have to the Temple community.  Temple Israel welcomes non-Jews and organizations who wish to affiliate with the Congregation to become "Friends of Temple Israel."  We also welcome non-Jewish spouses and other family members to become a "Friend of Temple Israel." 

Anyone who wishes to become a Friend of Temple Israel should do the following:
Fill out the application form available from the Temple office.   The application must be accompanied by a donation to Temple Israel.  The full requested amount is $480, but a lower amount may be requested by arrangement.  No additional amount is required when the person is part of a family already paying family dues.

After enrollment as a Friend of Temple Israel, renewal notices will be sent out at the same time that bills for Temple voting memberships are sent.  To continue as a Friend of Temple, the  renewal must be returned with a new annual donation.

Friends of Temple israel are entitled to:  

A reduced rate to rent space in the building by arrangement of the Building Committee, which reviews each request on an individual basis.

Member admission rate for events or classes.

High holiday seating.  
May serve on most committees.  
Inclusion in the Temple membership directory.  
"Friends of Temple Israel" is a non-voting category of membership.

Notice from the Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee will be collecting non-perishable items for the Family Inn located on Leonard Street in Greenfield during the High Holidays.

As members of the Franklin County community and even more so as members of the Jewish Community, we have an obligation to help those in need. While this obligation is with us throughout the year, it is especially incumbent upon us to care for those less fortunate than ourselves as the High Holidays approach. We must not forget the words of Isaiah speaking of what is required of us, "this is the fast I desire ... to share your bread with the hungry ... offer your compassion to the hungry and satisfy the famished creature."

Whenever you come to the Temple, please remember to bring non-perishable items and place them in the beautiful wooden box to the right of the entrance door. They especially need diapers and baby wipes, but all contributions will be gratefully accepted such as cereal, tuna fish, pasta, peanut butter, etc. Please no glass jars. Thank you all and God bless.

For more information please contact Jean Cherdack at 413-625-6206 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it