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About Temple Solel
Mission Statement: The mission of Temple Solel is to be a vibrant, inclusive
and engaged Reform community, grounded in relationships and deeds, and elevated
by Shabbat and Torah. We see the divine spark in each individual by together:
- Warmly welcoming all who enter
- Nurturing lifelong learning
- Creating joy through prayer and music
- Celebrating holidays and sharing life cycles
- Fostering a love of Israel, and
- Working for tikkun olam -- repairing the world
Temple Solel is a growing, welcoming Reform congregation offering engaging programs for congregants from all walks of life and across the age spectrum.
Our name, Solel, tells something about our philosophy. The Hebrew word Solel means Pathfinder in English. Since our founding in 1966, we have looked for fresh pathways and approaches to Jewish celebration, learning and living, while maintaining an abiding respect for traditional Jewish values.
We were established
by a group of 12 individuals living in the greater Phoenix area. This group
shared a vision of a congregation committed to worship and education, hoping
to remain a warm and personal community as it met its mission. Since 1966, Temple
Solel has matured to what you see now, a progressive synagogue that blends Jewish
values, ethics and traditions into a house of worship and community.
Temple Solel offers worship services, programming, social functions and volunteer opportunities for all age groups.
Who are the clergy of Temple Solel? Rabbi John Linder, Rabbi Ilana Mills, Emeritus Rabbi Maynard Bell, and Cantorial Soloist Todd Herzog comprise our clergy. You will find that it is easy to get to know the clergy by participating in projects, attending Shabbat services, taking classes, and attending programs.
Come and explore
the possibilities with us.