Welcome to Temple B’nai Israel!

Reform Congregation Serving the Lakes Region

Temple B’nai Israel is the heart of Jewish activity in central New Hampshire and is affiliated with Reform Judaism.

We May Be the Family You Just Haven’t Met Yet!

The roots of Temple B’nai Israel go back over 100 years in Laconia.   We are a small but vibrant Reform congregation, with our members’ beliefs and traditions ranging from traditional conservatism to modern versions of Reform practice.

At TBI, you will find a friendly, warm, spiritual community ideal for forming meaningful friendships. Whether you are Jewish by birth or Jewish by choice,  join us in prayer, study,  celebrations, and social activities, as well as at our New Hampshire Jewish Food Festival and We Care concerts.

Temple B’nai Israel offers its members the opportunity to “not only be Jewish but to do Jewish” through our focus on Tikkun Olam (repairing the world with acts of loving-kindness).   You will find many opportunities to engage with your TBI family in support of organizations and nonprofit agencies that provide services to those in our community who are in need.  Explore our website and get to know us!


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Open for orders June 1-30

We Care Concerts

Experience The Jersey Tenors – May 28th
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The Lakes Region Business Directory

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Preparing to Bake Rugelach for the NH Jewish Food Festival

Preparing to Bake Rugelach for the NH Jewish Food Festival

Rhoda Goodman and Sue Needleman, co-captains of the Jewish Food Festival cooking teams, made 54 pounds of rugelach dough in preparation for a marathon rugelach baking session.  This represents just  HALF of the rugelach dough needed for the Jewish Food Festival. Team...

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In the TBI Kitchen….

In the TBI Kitchen….

There is a great deal of excitement in the TBI kitchen these days as preparations for the New Hampshire Jewish Food Festival have begun!  With the ordering period just around the corner, June 1 to 30, teams of mavens (experts), our...

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From Hot Dogs to Hamantaschen – A 25 Year Journey

From Hot Dogs to Hamantaschen – A 25 Year Journey

The Early Years Temple B’nai Israel (TBI), like all nonprofit organizations, was looking for a way to raise funds back in 1997.   At that time, many temple members were becoming empty nesters, some had relocated anticipating retirement, and many were just looking to...

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Temple B’nai Israel is supported in part
by a grant from the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.