Temple Israel is a welcoming center of Jewish life where members, newcomers and visitors of all ages and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to participate in Jewish practices, spirituality, learning and culture.
Temple Israel’s roots in Alameda date back to 1896 when “The First Hebrew Congregation,” a reform temple, was founded. The congregation met at the long-gone Encinal Hall, hired a rabbi for High Holy Day services and had a religious school.
Temple Israel warmly welcomes you to come and find your place in our community. One of the most important gifts we can give ourselves and our loved ones is the knowledge and comfort of knowing we are not alone.