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A Reform Congregation Since 1885

Yom Rivii, 16 Nisan 5774

HistoricalPlacesSmallIn Jackson, Tennessee, pride abounds in our southernness and Judaism. We are a community in all aspects of the word. This is a place where everyone knows each other's name and Shabbat dinner is shared as one family.

For over 125 years, the congregation has continued its vital role of weaving our rich culture throughout this community. Our beautiful, stately structure (renovated in 2014) has graced the corner of West Grand and Campbell streets since 1941. We are small, welcoming Reform congregation of about 30 families overflowing with a rich history dating back to 1885.

Shabbat services are held every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the beautiful sanctuary, which was refurbished in 2014. These services are a treat, simply in their variety, as they are led by members of the congregation. In true Jewish and southern tradition, this congregation combines faith and community in every aspect. Following Shabbat services, the congregation joins together for a friendly informal dinner at a local restaurant.

Rabbi Jordan Parr comes to us from Texas, periodically from September-June, to conduct services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. His responsibilities include preparing B'nai Mitzvah students, as well as counseling members on personal, spiritual, and ethical matters. Following Rabbi Parr's Friday evening service, we celebrate Shabbat with an Oneg Shabbat. He also conducts Shabbat morning Torah Study and a catered Saturday evening Adult Education gathering where we finish with an intimate Havdalah Service. 

If you are new to the area, contemplating a move to Jackson/West Tennessee, or already live in the area, we invite you to join us for services and to become a part of our family. All are welcome. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us if you would like to be added to our B'nai Israel Weekly email or would like to have additional information.

Our street address is 401 West Grand, Jackson, Tennessee, and our mailing address is P.O. Box 10906, Jackson, Tennessee 38308.

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Our Mission Statement

We are a community of people searching for spiritual connection through sacred action within the framework of an open-minded, non-judgmental Reform Judaism. Our tent is broad and open, welcoming all kinds and styles of families and individuals. We are committed to life-long Jewish learning through questioning and intellectual inquiry; warm, meaningful and participatory worship; and relationship experiences that can create true friendships.

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"The world is sustained by three things:
Torah, Worship, & Loving Deeds."
~ Ethics of the Fathers 1:2

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Schedule of Services

  • Friday, April 11. 7:00 p.m. Rabbi Jordan Parr. Oneg: The Sievers Family, The Resneck Family.

  • Saturday, April 12. TBA.

  • Monday, April 14 (Erev Pesach) - Rabbi Jordan Parr. Seder - Monday evening - 6:00 p.m. - Lisa Silver coordinator. 

  • Friday, April 18. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader: Cindy Rubin. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.

  • Friday, April 25. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader: Joel Newman. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.

  • Friday, May 2. 7:00 p.m. Rabbi Jordan Parr. Oneg: The Clayton Family & Friends.

  • Saturday morning, May 3. Rabbi Jordan Parr. Bat Mitzvah of Melodi Clayton.

  • Friday, May 9. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader:  Lisa Silver. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 - 129TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL (1885-2014)

  • Friday, May 16. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader: Mike Silver. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.
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  • Friday, May 23. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader:  Barbara Doliner Conley. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.

  • Friday, May 30. 6:00 p.m. Service Leader: Joel Newman. Dinner at a local restaurant following services.

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