- Life Cycle
It does not matter what kind of Jew you are: a traditional Jew, a modern Jew, a “non-practicing” Jew, a secular Jew, a Jew-by-choice, a wanna-become-a-Jew, a-maybe-might-be-interested-in-Judaism kind of person - Temple Israel is for you.
At Temple Israel, the treasure trove of Judaism’s 4,000 years of history and spiritual enlightenment is accessible; come pray with us in English as well as Hebrew. Temple’s Rabbi Rob Morais and Rabbi Emeritus Steven Garten are wonderful, inspiring teachers to all generations.
For the younger set, over the last fifty years Temple Israel Religious School has helped to impart Hebrew, Jewish tradition and history to hundreds of students from kindergarten to grade 10. Junior and Senior Youth Groups offer additional opportunities for young people to learn and become involved in community. Beginning this coming fall, Temple's Religious School will extend to grade 12 and offer two high school credit courses.
Temple, conveniently located on Prince of Wales Drive, can be your refuge, your place of self-renewal and inspiration, on Shabbat (the Sabbath) and on holy days such as Rosh Hashanah (the New Year), Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), Pesach (Passover) and the many in between.
Lifecycle events are an important part of Temple Israel life. While the happy ones are celebrated joyously, the community comes together in support of those experiencing sad ones.
Temple Israel participates in many community-wide events and efforts. Many members of Temple Israel have served in positions of leadership for the broader Ottawa community. Temple Israel has an active social action effort. Our most recent initiative in Social Action has been the Forum on Living and Dying with Dignity and the beginning of our Palliative Care Volunteers initiative.
Temple Israel offers a modern, diverse and accepting way of pursuing Jewish spiritual observance, leaning and tradition. Join us for Shabbat, for an adult education event, or any of the activities listed this website. Welcome!
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.
Modern Conversational Hebrew May 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm See more details
A Jewish Approach to Visiting the Sick Jewish Pastoral Care Training Program May 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm See more details
20 hours ago
Upcoming Services and Events at Temple
Thursday May 24
7:30 am Morning Minyan
Friday May 25
5:30 pm TOTally Shabbat
6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Klezmer Shabbat featuring Roselle Adler, David Zinman, Peter Teitelbaum & Don McVeigh
Saturday May 26
9:00 am Torah Study
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service
Birthday & Anniversary Blessing
Friday June 1
6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Saturday June 2
9:00 am Torah Study
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service ... See MoreSee Less
22 hours ago
By now all adult members have received the online link to the Congregant Survey for our Benchmarking Project. Many have already responded. Thank you.
The survey is part of a larger project within the Union of Reform Judaism that will help our Board to learn the needs of our community, to compare Temple to other congregations, and to enable planning and improvements.
Every adult member is urged to complete the survey before it closes June 12 – if you prefer a paper survey, the Office is ready to assist. Please take 10 minutes to share your views! ... See MoreSee Less
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Temple Israel Ottawa, © 2017
Temple Israel Religious School is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.