COVID-19 Update – It’s during challenging times that we appreciate the importance of community and faith.
Our clergy and staff are available for you. The best way to reach them is by e-mail at which point they will get back to you as soon as they can by phone or Zoom/Facetime/Skype.
The President, Board and Executive Director will continue to share information with you as it becomes available.
Virtual Services and Programs
We are using Zoom and Facebook for many of our virtual programs. See our helpful hints on how to use Zoom so you can join in.
People should consult their weekly e-mail list for Zoom and Facebook details.
You do not need to setup an account prior to this meeting, simply click on the following link tomorrow morning to connect to the meeting: (add link)
It will prompt a few ‘pop-up’ messages, simply click ‘run’, then ‘enable video’. You should then be connected within a matter of minutes and see the other participants.
Upon connecting to the meeting, please mute your microphone. You may do so by clicking on the microphone icon at the bottom left of your meeting window. A red bar across the icon means that it is deactivated. Please only activate your microphone when you are speaking – to filter possible background noises.
Please enable your camera, also at the bottom left of your screen – for all of us to see you. (you may also select a ‘virtual background’ by clicking on the arrow next to the video icon!)
Adjust your view – for your viewing enjoyment, click on ‘Gallery’ at the top right corner of your meeting screen to select the option to see everyone (gallery view) or a bigger screen of the person speaking (speaker’s view).
And most importantly – interact! To ensure a bit of order during the meeting, please indicate your intention to speak. To do so, click on ‘Participants’ at the bottom center of your meeting screen. This will bring up a list of all participants on the right side of your screen. You may then indicate your desire to speak by clicking on the button ‘raise your hand’. A little blue hand icon will appear next to your name – indicating to the host that you wish to speak.
Looking forward to seeing you all virtually!
Jewish Faith & Jewish Facts
Jewish Faith & Jewish Facts on CHRI radio
Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, Steven Garten explores aspects of the Jewish religion, people, and holidays, and gives insight on the ancient scriptures from a Jewish perspective.
Listen to the podcasts.
Temple Israel’s contingent of 6 participated enthusiastically in the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial Conference in Chicago, Dec 2019.
An Agenda for Reform: Based on the 2018 Survey of Canadian Jews
Read the survey of over 2,000 Canadian Jews.
Choose from the list of plenaries to listen to.