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Food, Respect, and Privacy Policies at Temple Israel

Six people working in Temple kitchen

Our Kitchen

As a Reform Jewish congregation, Temple Israel is committed to supporting the diverse expressions of Jewish practice within our community.

Our kitchen is not kosher in the traditional sense. It does not contain separate dishes, cooking implements, or serving platters designated specifically for meat or dairy meals.

At Temple events, within and outside of the temple building, we will follow a “kosher style” food policy, defined in the following manner:

  • We strive to be nut-free. Our policy is that no tree nuts, peanuts, nut products, or any foods prepared with these will be allowed on the Temple premises.
  • Shellfish is not allowed.
  • Pork and pork products are not allowed.
  • No dishes combining Meat and Milk products may be served.
  • No food may be served during Yom Kippur, with the exceptions of child care and medical necessity.
  • No bread or “bread-like products” (those made with a leavening agent) are allowed during the seven days of Passover.

We encourage the purchase of local and/or Israeli products whenever possible.

You can download the complete Temple Israel Food Policy here. [PDF]

Temple Israel also has policies governing Respect and Privacy

You can download the Temple Israel Respect Policy here. [PDF]

You can download the Temple Israel Privacy Policy here. [PDF]


Tue, 23 April 2024 15 Nisan 5784