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).

Installation Weekend

More information: Please refer to our Rabbi’s page and to our calendar.

A Bisl Klez

A very special thank you to Ruth Mendell who organized the excellent eclectic Klezmer band A Bisl Klez for the Friday evening of the Installation weekend, November 15.

Thanks to all the wonderful musicians!

The musicians are:
Fred Brown – Bass
Alison James – Keyboard
Howard Kaplan – Guitar
Keara Leibovitz – Violin
Don McVeigh – Banjo
Ruth Mendell – Clarinet
Peter Teitelbaum – Clarinet

Upcoming Events

  1. Morning Minyan

    November 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  2. Rabbi Mikelberg’s Installation Weekend – Friday Evening

    November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Rabbi Mikelberg’s Installation Weekend – Saturday

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Books and Bagels – Moved to December 15

    November 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
  5. Rabbi Mikelberg’s Installation Weekend – Sunday

    November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 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.

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Featuring members of Temple

Ten Minutes of Torah

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

Love Beyond Measure: Tishah B’Av, Tu B’Av, and Tel Aviv Pride

Read this post by Dara Lithwick.

The Hellenic Centre has requested that you please park in our Temple parking lot when visiting Temple. Thank you.