Temple Israel - Dover, NH

Our Congregation

Temple Israel of Dover is a vibrant congregation of individuals and families – old and young, with varying connections to traditional practice – who are drawn to Judaism for a variety of reasons.

For a history of the congregation, click here.

Temple Israel of Dover is a proud member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

Shabbat Observance

First Friday of Each Month: 6:30pm Shabbat family style dinner service OR 7:00pm Shabbat Service
Other Fridays: 7:00 Regular Service
Summer Schedule (June-August) - Third Friday of Each Month: 7:00pm Service by the pond
Saturday services and programs begin at 10:30 AM.

  • First Saturday mornings and scheduled Bat/Bar Mitzvah celebrations include a full service with Torah reading. All are welcome at all services.
  • All other Saturdays provide a guided study of the weekly Torah portion.
  • Please check the calendar on the home page for specific times and services.

Religious School

The Religious School at Temple Israel offers learning and socialization for children from pre-kindergarten through High School. All students are encouraged to make Judaism a deep and meaningful part of their lives.

Classes meet Sundays from 9:30am to 11:30am.  The curriculum includes Hebrew, Torah, Jewish history, Israel, and customs and practice taught through a variety of enjoyable and creative activities and study.

Rabbi Sam prepares each Bar/Bat Mitzvah student individually.

Students in grades 8 and have the option to share in learning and become Religious School class aides (madrichim).

Adult Education Programs

Temple Israel recognizes that its members are active, interested people with a desire to learn and grow!

  • Classes in beginning or conversational Hebrew are offered based on interest.
  • Basic Judaism classes are held in the Temple and in Durham for members, UNH students, and all interested participants.
  • Saturday morning non-service Saturdays include a study session on the holiday of that time and/or the Torah portion for the week.
  • Other topics and guest speakers will be featured on the website calendar and the monthly Kesher.
  • Suggestions for presenters or topics are welcome! We hope you will join us in our programs of lifelong learning!

Highlights from our annual calendar

  • High Holy Day worship and observance
  • Weekly Shabbat evening and morning
  • Sukkot and Simhat Torah celebrations
  • Uplifting Chanukah & latke party
  • Educational/experiential Tu B’Shevat
  • Purim: Megillah reading and carnival
  • Community Passover Seder
  • Shavuot service, dessert, and learning
  • Birth ceremonies
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations
  • Weddings and aufruf opportunities
  • Birthday and anniversary events

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Temple Israel
36 Olive Meadow Lane
(formerly 515 Sixth Street)
Dover, NH 03820

Email Address:  TempleOffice@dovertemple.org

Important - Postal Address for U.S. Mail:  P.O. Box 254, Dover, NH 03820

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