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Membership Task Force (MTF) Members Needed

Lend your talents to strengthening Temple's inclusive Jewish community that welcomes all who seek spiritual connection.

Temple is looking for members to help for the next 18-24 months (June 16 to Dec 17). The committee members will tackle the challenge of developing new strategies to retain and increase membership and volunteer engagement and reduce financial obstacles to Temple membership.

Year 2 (2017) will focus on implementation. This is a key part of the first year Strategic Implementation Plan. Initially the MTF will develop a strategy to retain members. For more information, contact Glenn Johnson, Task Force Chair at or Margot Montgomery or Jim Farrow, Co-Chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee at

Community Garden Update

The "in ground" garden was completed last Sunday. We now need members to check on the garden and weed and water when necessary.

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This week's services at Temple Israel

Friday July 22
6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday July 23
9:00 am Torah Study
10:15 am Shabbat Services
First aliyah for Alec Royer
Kiddush sponsored by Patsy & Georges Royer

Next morning Minyan:
Thursday July 28

Next Birthday & Anniversary Shabbat:
(you will be invited to the bima for a special blessing)
For those with birthdays and anniversaries during the month of August, please join us on August 13
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As Temple Israel's social media editor and chair of the Membership Task Force - I'd like to invite you to contact me with suggestions for engaging topics pertaining to our shul that I can share to bring the word to members of our community.
This Facebook page is growing in the few short months it has been active - and it continues to grow weekly. Please feel free to ask your friends and family to Like our page. The more Likes and shares our articles receive - the more it will be visible to members of our Jewish community.

Here's an update on Temple Israel Ottawa for the week of July 1- 8
Page Visits were up 227.3% and the total weekly ready was 239 -- up 136.6% over the previous week.
But the number of page likes is holding at 157 -- that's less than half the number of families in our congregation. So let's see if we can get those page likes up:)
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