Our History

Whether you are new to our area or a long-time resident, you will find that our community offers the best in Jewish life. Temple Israel, located in the Viera area of Melbourne, is very much a part of this Jewish way of life, serving almost 225 families throughout the county.

Temple Israel is affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) and is Brevard County's only Reform Jewish congregation served by a full-time Rabbi. Temple Israel was founded in 1965, built its first temple in 1979, and moved to its present building in 1997.

Temple Israel is noted for its warm and friendly atmosphere with dynamic programming. Our worship if filled with innovations that rests alongside our beloved traditions. Religious education both for the youth and adults is suited to the contemporary needs or our growing congregation.