- 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.
Talmud Class with Rabbi Garten October 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm See more details
Books n Bagels October 22, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am See more details
Modern Conversational Hebrew October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm See more details
Temple Israel Fire update:
As a stroke of bad luck, our power transformer burned up early this morning, one day prior to scheduled maintenance with Hydro Ottawa.
Damage was primarily to the transformer and our waste bins outside the kitchen door. Interior damage is minimal.
As a result of this, Temple currently does not have power (nor telephone) and all scheduled events, school and meetings have been postponed until further notice.
In the event of a death, please call Tammy Torontow at 613-688-3530.
If you do need to reach us, please send an email to either:
Heather Cohen at execdir(at)templeisraelottawa.com or Cathy Loves at reception(at)templeisraelottawa.com or Rabbi Morais rabbimorais(at)templeisraelottawa.com but note the Rabbi will be out of town as of Wednesday.
We will be accessing our email remotely and we will do our best to get back to you promptly.
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Due to a fire at Temple Israel, all events, meetings and TIRS classes are cancelled for tonight, Monday, October 16, 2017, and probably a day or two more.
It was a small fire in the electrical box. The fire spread to the garbage dumpster but was contained. Minimal damage to the building included a broken window and the building is without power. Other than that, everything is OK. Ottawa Hydro is currently working on repairs.
Members will be updated by email later today. ... See MoreSee Less
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