Welcome to Temple Bnai Israel

Temple Bnai Israel is an egalitarian and welcoming community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. We use the tools of Jewish civilization, including Torah and mitzvah, ritual, culture, and community, in order to accomplish tikkun nefesh (healing the self) and tikkun olam (healing the world.)

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Welcome! Upcoming Events & Services
Welcome! Upcoming Events & Services
May 2, 2016

  May, 2016 Events and Services (complete listings, descriptions, and other information can be found in the May edition of our newsletter, The Bulletin).   This Saturday:  May 7th – 9:30a

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A New Approach to the Rules Shaping Shabbat Practice
A New Approach to the Rules Shaping Shabbat Practice
April 6, 2016

 A New Approach to the Rules Shaping Shabbat Practice Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz and the Ritual Committee[1] of Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic CT  Let’s Talk About Shabbat  We’ve tackled kashrut. W

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Jewish Traditions of Mourning
Jewish Traditions of Mourning
April 5, 2016

This is an article about sitting shiva and especially about visiting a shiva home, and I wanted to wait until a month in which nobody recently experienced a death so no one would think it was particu

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Services are participatory and joyous, refreshing to the spirit and the intellect. We respect tradition and are open to change. We rotate regularly through special Shabbat services including Saturday morning Bagel & Bible study sessions, child-centered services, and services focused on physical and spiritual wholeness. Men and women participate equally in all aspects of services.

Please see the current bulletin and the calendar for further details.