Since 2018, the congregation has been led by Rabbi Joe Bair, a Virginia native and graduate of the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary law school, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. In addition to his rabbinical duties, he has held various positions with the Gamliel Institute and Jewish Values Online.
More information is available on the Temple's website and Facebook page.. The Library is grateful to Rabbi Joe for agreeing to include his sermons in the project, and to Eric Dillon for cataloging the sermons preached from October 2020 to April 2022.
Robert H. Ellison
The User Guide for the Library of Appalachian Preaching is a Google Sheet that can be searched, sorted, and downloaded for offline use.
This part of the Guide provides information about sermons preached at Temple Israel from October 2020 through April 2022. It includes the title, Torah portion/scripture text, the time stamp at which the sermon begins, and so on. This information is available in the master list of sermons as well.