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The Temple

Hebrew Benevolent Congregation (Reform)

1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA, 30309

The Temple is Atlanta's oldest synagogue and one of American Judaism's most famous religious institutions. The Temple was recently cited by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s 25 most vibrant congregations. Congregations were chosen based on the following criteria: Social and Community Engagement, Growth of Membership, Outreach to Young People, Diversity of Programming, Programmatic Innovation, Dynamism of Religious Services, and Success of the Rabbi.

We are centrally located in the heart of Atlanta. The Temple prides itself on offering a diverse program of worship, learning, and social justice opportunities. We are a Reform congregation -- rooted in tradition, and blessed with a keen eye focused on the present and future needs of the Jewish people. We are eager to bring you into a stronger commitment and connection with Judaism and the Jewish community.

Our community is more than a house of worship. There is something for everyone, with a variety of worship, social action, and learning opportunities that appeal to all ages. Our education system includes the Temple Early Learning Center (18months-4years old), Breman Religious School (pre-K-High School), and Tamid (adult lifelong learning). We serve the homeless in our community through our Zaban Couples Center. The Center is open from October through April and serves 22 homeless couples to help them reenter mainstream life.

We believe the development of Jewish spirituality is central to our mission as a synagogue. Join us for worship services, experience Torah Study, or join one of our formal or informal education programs.

Please join us and explore the richness our community offers.

Essential Information

1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA, 30309

Phone (404) 873-1731


Denomination Reform

Rabbis Peter Berg, Steven Rau, Fred Reeves, Loren Lapidus

More Details

Executive Director Mark Jacobson

President Jim Grien

Number of Families 1,430