Temple Israel has over a 75 year history of being the premier center for Jewish life in the Florida panhandle. Temple Israel is very active in all the three essential pillars of Jewish life; Torah (Jewish learning), avodah (worship), and g’milut chasadim (acts of loving kindness/social justice). Our Block Family Religious School provides a strong background for our Jewish youth, teaching both the ritual and ethical components of Judaism. We offer many opportunities for adult learning as well, from weekly classes to special educational events. Our Shabbat worship services are an outreach to the heart, soul and mind. We celebrate Shabbat with services every Friday evening and Saturday morning. In addition to Shabbat and the Jewish holidays we offer services every Wednesday morning in our midweek minyan. Our social action committee organizes community service projects every month in addition to other ongoing congregational mitzvot. We offer a full range of programming for every age, some of which include youth, young professionals, young families, and seniors. Our community also welcomes families of all configurations, be they interfaith, LGBT, single parent, and of any age. We support each other through our caring in times of sorrow and by celebrating our simchot (joyful times) together.