Celebrate Simchas, Weddings and Special Events at Temple Israel

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A Place for Making Memories

From lifecycle events, weddings and private gatherings, business functions and lectures, Temple Israel’s stunning new facilities provide an exceptional setting for all kinds of special occasions and events.

One of Omaha’s most contemporary and technologically sophisticated locations, Temple Israel’s sanctuary, chapel, social hall and meeting rooms accommodate both large events and intimate celebrations.

Temple Israel’s staff is dedicated to working with you through each phase of your event, from initial planning through day-of-the-event, on-site coordination.

Extremely modern in design, Temple Israel’s 58,500 square foot award-winning synagogue, multi-use building, community court, social hall and outdoor spaces flow together seamlessly, instilling an open and sophisticated feel with a warm, intimate ambience.

The entry courtyard, Schager Memorial Garden, and Social Hall balconies offer outdoor gathering spaces.

* The sanctuary, chapel and social hall have induction loop systems which can transmit magnetic energy directly to hearing aids fitted with telecoils.

For rental inquiries or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please call 402-556-6536. We look forward to helping you create a memorable event for you and your guests. For more information, please visit our website templeisraelomaha.com.

The Schrager Sanctuary

Designed with warm materials and natural light, the sanctuary creates a worship space that is sacred and intimate.  The unique glass turns nature, the light and sky, and the changing seasons, into a subtle, impressionistic backdrop for prayer.  The Sanctuary is equipped with a complete audio visual system and the ability to video tape and simulcast your event via the web. Sanctuary seats 885 people.

The Chapel

An intimate, sophisticated spot for you and your guests. The chapel is a favorite venue for small gatherings. Chapel seats 125 people.

The Social Hall

The hub of Temple Israel regularly hosts speaker events, special dinners, and large gatherings. Accommodates up to 350 guests with a dance floor.* Room can be subdivided into smaller configurations for more intimate events. This space has AV capabilities and a wireless microphone system.

*Dance floor not provided.

Simon Community Court

This gracious space has been designed to transition beautifully between the Service and the reception. This area can be used for hors d’oeuvres and  a cocktail hour with the understanding that it is a public space and therefore other people may walk through the area.

Weddings*

Weddings are an extra-special occasion at Temple Israel. Whether your guest list is small or grand, we have a beautiful venue. And when the ceremony is over, treat your guests to an elegant reception just steps away. The lush grounds are also perfect for beautiful wedding day photographs.

*Weddings must be officiated by Temple Israel clergy.

B’nai Mitzvah

Extend your family celebration right here at Temple Israel. Our rooms can fit any size or theme.

Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat

Sponsoring an oneg Shabbat after Friday evening service is a lovely way to honor someone you love, or to celebrate an upcoming simcha.

Celebrating a Shehecheyanu Moment

Temple Israel is an ever-present partner in the transitional moments of our members’ lives. Be it a baby naming or brit milah, conversion, or a recovery from illness, our clergy and staff strive to ensure that each sacred ‘Shehecheyanu Moment’ is deeply fulfilling and personal.

Funeral Reception and Shiva Minyan

Temple Israel believes it is important to have a community when a member experiences a family a loss. After the funeral service, many people choose to have a special gathering of friends and family.  The gathering is a time for stories, tears and laughter. At a Shiva Minyan, where the mourners may recite Kaddish, the memorial prayer, the congregation takes the mitzvah of comforting mourners.

Corporate Function

Expect an easy-to-host event in beautiful surroundings with on-site catering support. Auditorium style spaces accommodate large gatherings, while smaller rooms provide a comfortable atmosphere for maximum productivity.

Private Parties

Let us do the dishes. Family get togethers, anniversary parties, and birthday celebrations are more fun when you get to enjoy the party. Temple Israel’s caterer is ready to create a custom menu for your next event.

Community Events

Our large gathering spaces are perfect for community-wide happenings. Choirs, churches, and non-profit groups have benefited from the flexibility our facilities provide.