Too small to hire a rabbi, Temple Emanuel has a long tradition of lay leadership with religious leaders typically serving for many years. The Jews of Temple Emanuel have excellent relations with local churches and mosques, though the small far-right fringe occasionally causes concern.
By the mid-1980s, gradually, the two synagogues in Boise (Beth Israel, Reform; Ahavath Israel, originally Orthodox but long Conservative) merged and became Ahavath Beth Israel.
It is affiliated with the Reform movement, but serves both Reform and Conservative communities.
Idaho's tiny Jewish population had no rabbi in 1970.
Its three synagogues had lay leaders: two in Boise, whose Jewish community of about 120 was Idaho's largest, and one in Pocatello.
Pocatello's Temple Emanuel was dedicated in 1960 and also serves congregants from neighboring towns (Rupert, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, etc).
Services are Reform in character, but many in the congregation come from Conservative, and occasionally Orthodox backgrounds. Here's where you can meet singles in Challis, Idaho.Our Custer County singles are in the 208 area code, and might live in these or other zip codes: 83226 personals.Free online dating in Challis for all ages and ethnicities, including seniors, White, Black women and Black men, Asian, Latino, Latina, and everyone else.Forget classified personals, speed dating, or other Challis dating sites or chat rooms, you've found the best!Pocatello's Temple Emanuel, dedicated in 1960, is shared by three groups, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform, each numbering 40 to 50 congregants and including members from outlying districts, and each having its own plot in the city cemetery.