Jim Hill - President
Linda Levy - Vice President
George Copen - Treasurer
Leslie Mart - Trustee
Michelle McCaine - Trustee
Marc Perler – Trustee
Mimi VanDevender – Sisterhood President
Marc Perler - Religious Leader
Ron Baker - Education Leader
Linda Levy - Library
Don Kartiganer - High Holidays Coordinator
Shalom y’all and welcome to Temple B’nai Israel in Tupelo, Mississippi.
We are a small but mighty Jewish congregation comprised of Jews from Reform to Orthodoxy, creating our own unique blend of worship that encompasses all sects.
Temple B’nai Israel serves 17 counties, making available a welcoming place of worship and fellowship with people of a common faith. We are self-led by congregation members with Marc Perler serving as our Religious leader and Ron Baker as our Director of Education.
We have weekly Shabbat services and Torah study as well guest speakers and special programs. We also have an annual Passover Community Seder and High Holiday Services complete with the sounding of the Shofar. Since our inception, the parents and members have educated our children. It is with a great deal of pride that most all our children have become Bar/Bat Mitzvah and have attended Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS.
Being in the South where Judaism isn’t a major religion, you have to work harder at maintaining your Jewish identity. You have heard the old adage “it takes a village;” well, we are that village. We work together, doing our parts, to assure that Temple B’nai Israel will continue to be the place where we come together to celebrate each other and our Judaism. Temple B’nai Israel affords us these opportunities and enriches our lives.
We welcome you and hope that you will join us.
The listing of activities and times can be found on the Calendar tab.