Temple Solel now meeting in IL

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from Temple Solel
Indian Land now has a Reform synagogue affiliated with the  Union for Reform Judaism.
Temple Solel recently started meeting in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center.
The new  location gives the Jewish population in the Panhandle easy access to religious services, speakers and events designed to be welcoming to those with varying backgrounds.
Temple Solel recognizes and embraces the diversity of Jewish families and individuals in our community.  
Temple Solel was formed in 2011 by a group of 14 individuals who were searching for meaningful Jewish fellowship and community where they live.
The first High Holy Day services were held in 2012, and Temple Solel has continued to grow and evolve ever since. 
This year, Temple Solel was named as a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. This important organization recognized and honored the volunteerism and education the temple provides within South Carolina – creating an extended community closer to where people live.
Temple Solel has been partnering with Belair UMC for social action with the food pantry and has been an annual sponsor of the Back to School Bash since it began. A Temple Solel member is now in Guatemala providing backpacks and school supplies to a local school there.
Individual temple members volunteer at the USO and chapel at Charlotte Douglas Airport, one is a driver at the Pineville hospital, another couple are medical clowns at Make A Wish, and the Temple President Shelley Pawlyk is a senior Jewish chaplain affiliated with the International Fellowship of Chaplains.
Temple Solel’s biggest goals are to support the community and form lasting relationships with local residents and leaders.
Temple Solel’s High Holy Day services are coming soon and are led each year by Russ Cobe. Cobe is an experienced lay leader, with a degree in religious studies and music from Wesleyan University.
Many of the congregants will also be called to the bimah (pulpit) to help lead various portions of the services, reflecting the inclusive spiritual experiences embraced at Temple Solel.
Regular Shabbat services are held the second and fourth Friday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Belair UMC Family Life Center at 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, off U.S. 521 across from the Catawba Commons shopping plaza, which includes Food Lion.
The Temple Solel congregation welcomes visitors with a smile and invites everyone to join them. 
For more information about High Holy Day services or membership, visit templesolelsc.org, email info@templesolel.org or call (803) 619-9707.