Our History
House of Israel Temple of Faith
7130 S. South Chicago, IL 60619
773-667-5689 / 773-487-2660

Email: hoitof@yahoo.com
The Temple of Ysrael Kingdom Center was created and organized on April 14, 1965, under the leadership of Rabbi James Hodges, Sr.

The Temple of Ysrael Kingdom Center was created and organized as a spiritual organization, committed to restoring righteousness and rebuilding the true nation of Israel.

On July 8, 1968, after the death of Prophet Morris Edward Hodges, Spiritual Leader of The House of Ysrael Temple of Faith and brother of Rabbi James Hodges, Sr., the two temples were combined.

Members of both The House of Ysrael Temple of Faith and The Temple of Ysrael Kingdom Center voted to change the name of The Temple of Ysrael Kingdom Center.  As a result of the meeting, the Temple of Ysrael Kingdom was renamed The House of Israel Temple of Faith, to commemorate the life and memory of Prophet Morris Edward Hodges.

For over forty years, under the leadership of Rabbi James Hodges, Sr., Rabbi William O. Young (deceased) and Rabbi Leronus Johnson (retired), The House of Israel Temple of Faith has lead by example and educated the masses regarding YAH's (God's) program for the redemption of the human family.

Throughout its existence, The House of Israel Temple of Faith has been instrumental in organizing and participating in numerous organizations such as, the United Leadership Council of Hebrew Israelites (ULCHI), United Families of Israel (UNIFI), the International Board of Rabbis (Midwest Region), and Ysraelite Organizations of Unity (Y.O.U.)

The House of Israel Temple of Faith is bound by its commitment to inform, educate and inspire self-awareness - spiritual and natural.  Our vision is to bridge the communication gap between religious, educational, business and social organizations to positively impact the community.

The House of Israel Temple of Faith has been responsible for:
~Awarding scholarships to college students
~Assisting with tuition, the purchase of books and supplies
~Providing financial, legal and moral support for a family of
  twelve that was receiving public assistance, living in the inner
  inner city projects, helping them purchase their first home,
  to become more viable assets to the community.
~Awarding contracts to a community based company to repair
  construction on property owned by the organization, thereby
  helping to build his business.

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