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Temple Israel was founded on the Zionist ideal of enthusiastic support for the Jewish State. This new initiative celebrates our vibrant Jewish homeland with so many ways to connect to Israel:


Temple President Joe Bigelman spoke on Yom Kippur about knowing the facts that will let us speak up for Israel. Order your copy of Noa Tishby’s Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth from your favorite bookseller. Then post a picture to social media with hashtag #TI4ISRAEL and we will credit your account $8.

Rediscover Israel from many exciting angles with our clergy every first Thursday of the month, beginning in January.

  • January 6th: Israel & Antisemitism - The Challenge on Campus (Rabbi Bennett) CLICK HERE
  • February 3rd: Book Club - Israel: A Simple Guide             (Rabbi Hornsten & Yiftah Leket, our community shaliach)
  • March 3rd: When Judaism says it is worth getting arrested (Rabbi Kaluzny)



Noa Tishby is a producer, actor and writer who speaks around the world on Zionism and BDS. Come engage with this compelling author on May 16, 2022 as she discusses all we need to know to be a champion for our homeland.

More details to come. Please stay tuned. 



A curated selection of the very best online videos to sort out fact from fiction:

Can You be Zionist and Progressive?

The Real History of Israel

Chloé Explains it All


Zionism: New Goals

Connection between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism (Sacks)

Does Israel Act as an Apartheid State?
Read the Article

Is Israel an Occupying Power?
Read the Article

What is Hamas?

Can the I-P Conflict be solved?

BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel

If You Hate Israel

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Hungry for even more in-depth knowledge? Here is a list of books our clergy recommend to keep broadening your perspective:

Fault Lines (Menachem Creditor, Amanda Berman) – a collection of essays from American progressive Zionists, including our own Cantor Smolash: Click here to purchase

How to Fight Anti-Semitism (Bari Weiss) - an urgent wake-up call to all Americans exposing the alarming rise of anti-Semitism in this country. Click here to purchase

Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered (Sarah Tuttle-Singer) - a book for anyone who’s wondered who really lives in Israel, and how they coexist. Click here to purchase

Visit israel

Your heart will soar visiting Israel with your Temple clergy. Sign up now for one of our planned Israel Missions:

Family Mission: December 23, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Join the clergy of Temple Israel for this once-in-a-lifetime family trip to Israel. We will travel to the Negev Desert, Tel Aviv, ancient and modern Jerusalem, the North, and more in this adventure-filled multi-generational itinerary. The trip is highlighted by a Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem in a shabbat worship service you will never forget. Come with us to hike, bike, explore, taste, worship, and learn about the amazing culture and people of our homeland.

For information, email

Adult Mission: March 12 - 21, 2022
Get ready! We’re going back to Israel as a community for the first time in over a decade and want you to join us.

Here’s your chance to experience the heart and soul of Israel and the Detroit Jewish community at the same time. To explore the history, beauty, tastes, sounds, magic and wonder of the Homeland together. 2023 is Israel’s historic 75th Anniversary, too.

Teen Mission: June 20 - July 17, 2022                                            It's time to think about next summer...It's time for ISRAEL!

If you love adventure, amazing food, hiking, Judaism, history, incredible food, culture, leadership, traveling (and did I mention food?), Teen Mission to Israel is for you! TM22 is open to all high school students currently in grades 9-12, including seniors graduating this year.


Our gratitude to the Barr family for the Miriam and Dr. Isaac Barr Israel Education Fund which supports this important initiative. Miriam (Miri) Barr survived the Holocaust, had a deep passion her whole life for the State of Israel. This initiative is lovingly dedicated to her blessed memory by Dr. Isaac Barr.

Sat, November 27 2021 23 Kislev 5782