Temple Israel is Ottawa’s Reform congregation where Jewish Life Happens — committing ourselves to Kehilah K’lal Yisrael, and Tikun Olam.
We are a dynamic and welcoming congregation (Kehilah) where varied Jewish experiences offer pathways to learn and to experience God for all, respecting tradition and creating new celebrations.
We are an active liberal presence in the larger Jewish community (K’lal Yisrael).
We strive through social action to fulfill the Mitzvot of caring for others (Gimilut Chasadim) and repairing the world (Tikun Olam).

Become a Member

Many people say, “I feel at home here.”

Temple Israel, Ottawa’s only Reform congregation, invites you to come and experience our unique community. We are an egalitarian, inclusive synagogue that welcomes non-traditional families, Jews by Choice, and families with a non-Jewish partner.

We want to make you feel part of our welcoming community!


Upcoming Events

  1. Daniel Geigerman @ Temple

    June 21 - June 22
  2. Kabbalat Shabbat Service

    June 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  3. Torah Study

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. Shabbat Morning Service

    June 22 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  5. Last Talmud class with Rabbi Garten until the fall

    June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

URJ Ten Minutes of Torah

You can receive an email that brings the Jewish world to you. Ten Minutes of Torah explores the great variety of Jewish life. Sign up now!


Featuring members of Temple

Ten Minutes of Torah

How Shared Narratives Can Foster Hope for Healing
by Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg


The Passover Seder’s Four Children and LGBTQ Inclusion

The Passover Seder’s Four Children and LGBTQ Inclusion: Moving Toward Full Hospitality
by Dara Lithwick

When you come to Temple, please park in Temple parking lot. 
Hellenic Centre has requested this.