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Congregation House of Israel


My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. - Isaiah 56:7

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Welcome to Congregation House of Israel

With approximately 65 member households and multiple unaffiliated households, Congregation House of Israel is located in the culturally active and diverse city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Our motto, "Large enough to serve you, small enough to know you," embodies the spirit of our congregation.  Our congregation is a warm and friendly place dedicated to providing a Jewish home where members can cultivate, explore and expand their spirituality on their own terms. Educational programs are provided relevant to all ages and stages of life, as well as a variety of social groups, programs and events.


  • Newsletter

    The Shofar is the newsletter of Congregation House of Israel, published monthly and distributed free to members, prospective members, local clergy and other interested parties.

    Current and previous issues are available for viewing and download from the link below.

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    The role of the synagogue is to help people find meaning in Jewish life and facilitate their ongoing Jewish growth.

    We believe that Judaism, lived joyously, can impart great meaning, personal enrichment, and spiritual fulfillment. Click the link below to see our schedule of services.

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    Our Congregation holds to the idea that learning is a valuable lifelong process.

    Our Religious School, synagogue and website offer numerous opportunities for learning about the history, customs, and beauty of the Jewish heritage.

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    Readings from the Torah, which are divided into 54 weekly portions (parshiyot), have always been the centerpiece of the Shabbat service, and as such, its stories, laws, and poetry stand at the center of Jewish culture.

    Follow the link below for brief summaries of the weekly parshiyot as well as divrei Torah (sermons) from selected Shabbat services.

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