Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Sun
2016
2:00 pm Music at the Temple
Music at the Temple
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, June 26, at 2:00, Temple Israel will once again host MUSIC AT THE TEMPLE. Sponsored by Dr. Mort Bercovitch, this wonderful afternoon of string quartets will be selected by the musicians themselves, which means they
Jun
29
Wed
2016
1:00 pm Talmud class with Rabbi Garten
Talmud class with Rabbi Garten
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The first Wednesday Talmud class with Rabbi Garten will be held on Wednesday September 30 and will continue with the study of Shabbat. New attendees are welcome.

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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 membership-tforce@templeisraelottawa.ca or Margot Montgomery or Jim Farrow, Co-Chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee at SP@templeisraelottawa.ca.

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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Update on the refugee family sponsored by Temple Israel

A Syrian refugee family sponsored by Temple Israel is starting to settle in nicely in Ottawa.

Members of Temple have continued support for the family since their arrival from the civil-war torn country earlier this year. Some of that support comes in the form of communication with the family and helping them through a recent visit to CHEO to help one of the youngsters improve her nutrition intake.

The parents have passed on their deepest of gratitude for the kindness and support they have received from Temple members - especially the committee that has been on the front line in this effort.

During a Shabbat service in June, many came out to share in the celebration of Temple's efforts and had the opportunity to meet the family and extend prayers for healing.

Members of the committee that has driving Temple's initiative have worked tirelessly for months on this effort and the family has been deeply touched by everyone's warmth and welcoming.

They think of our shul as their family and expressed thanks to the community, Rabbi Morais and to everyone at Temple who helped in the special event.

Throughout spring and into the early summer, family members continued their school and English lessons. The father has making headway in his efforts to network and find a job in his field. He is anxious to begin working and independently support his family. The father is anxious to be able work and is available for general painting through the summer. Please contact Temple if you have some work that needs to be done.

Also this summer, the boys are taking swimming lessons and the entire family has been registered for a family ESL day camp.
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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 membership-tforce@templeisraelottawa.ca.
or Margot Montgomery or Jim Farrow, Co-Chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee at sp@templeisrealottawa.ca.

Please consider contributing to this important challenge for the future of our shul.
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This week's service times - Parasha Behalotecha

Friday June 24
6:15pm Kabbalat Shabbat with Scholar in residence,
Cantor Cheryl Wunch

Saturday June 25
9:00 am Torah Study with Cantor Wunch
10:15 am Shabbat Services
Bat Mitzvah of Anne Khazzam
daughter of Marie Carmen Berlie and Charles Khazzam

3:00 pm Presentation by Cantor Cheryl Wunch : New innovations/trends in Reform Jewish Music
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