We’re fond of saying, “The Temple is your temple.” It means that people make up our community, and those people matter more than anything. The building we worship in, our long history and traditions, these all serve as sources of pride. But our members, the more than 1,500 families who come and give of themselves, are what makes The Temple a home to so many.
Developing Jewish spirituality and identity is our central mission as a synagogue. To that end, we offer a wide range of religious, educational, and social justice programs and services. From the youngest to the eldest of our members, we work to ensure they benefit from Temple membership.
We invite you to join your Temple and explore what this community offers.
Become a partner in the rich history of our congregation by submitting a Membership Inquiry Form.
The Temple performs a number of services for our members in the area of religious observance. In addition to our weekly Shabbat worship services, which are open to the public, we also mark the major Jewish holidays with special worship services. Members are provided with all access High Holy Day tickets to our many services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
In addition to prayer and worship, we also work with our members to help them mark the various life cycle events. From birth to death, marriages to bar/bat mitzvah, in the good times and the not-so-good times, our clergy are a resource for support and guidance.
Members exclusively can avail themselves of our clergy for life cycle ceremonies and religious instruction.
Our most visible educational endeavour is The Breman Religious School, wherein our members can enroll their children for a deep and meaningful Jewish learning environment. Temple members can also enroll their children ages 1-5 in the Weinberg Early Learning Center and benefit from member-rate pricing.
While many of our adult education courses are offered free of charge, those that do incur additional costs are always at a lower cost for Temple members as well.
We believe very strongly that learning is a lifelong endeavour, which is why we provide a large number of formal and informal learning opportunities to members of all ages.
Our program team delivers exciting events like our 92nd Street Y Live series, which beams informative talks with notable scholars and celebrities to our Schwartz Goldstein Hall. We’ve hosted panel discussions on comparative religion and several times a year we have Synaplex, a blend of Shabbat worship, socializing, and learning.
The Temple has a long and storied history of championing social justice causes. We believe that each of us, individually, is made stronger when the community comes together to fight for everyone, and that belief extends into our own membership as well as the larger community.
We host many opportunities to engage in social action work, from volunteering at the Zaban Couples Center for homeless Atlantans to collecting and delivering food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank or the Midtown Assistance Center. Our members also avail themselves of the many programs designed to teach about the root causes of social inequality, and to remember our traditions at events such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat each year.
But we also work to serve the needs of our own population. Social justice also includes caring for our sick and those in difficult times. Caring at The Temple is a program that brings our members together to provide support at such moments, with soup deliveries to sick members and visitations during a stay in the hospital.
For any community to thrive, we must all do our part to care for one another. That is at the heart of The Temple’s efforts.
1589 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta, GA 30309 | t 404-873-1731 | A Reform Synagogue | Affiliated with The Union for Reform Judaism