- 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.
The Temple Israel Board of Directors and Staff wish you all a very Happy and Healthy Chanukah. The first candle is lit this evening, December 12th).A message from our Board of Directors
For a great resource web page to learn the Chanukah Blessings... Click here
Our Temple Israel Chanukah celebration is this Friday at 6:15pm. Please join us for a wonderful "pot luck" Chanukah dinner - Temple will be providing gourmet Latkes!
We are asking families to bring a vegetarian or dairy main or a salad to share as a community. Sponsors are also welcome!
To RSVP and let us know what you will be bringing, please contact Bernie Gold.
Hope to see you there! Chanukah Samayach - have a wonderful Chanukah!
Chanukah - Second candle December 13, 2017 See more details
Talmud Class with Rabbi Garten December 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm See more details
Insight into Judaism December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm See more details
Adult Bar / Bat Mitzvah Program December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm See more details
Chanukah - Eighth candle December 19, 2017 See more details
A message from the Prime Minister to Jews around the world. ... See MoreSee Less
To Jews in Canada and around the world lighting the first candle tonight – Happy Hanukkah! bit.ly/2yizuqV
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