- 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.
Morning Minyan, Bat Mitzvah Alexa Leitman January 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am See more details
"Fiddler on the Roof" Sing-Along January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm See more details
Modern Conversational Hebrew January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm See more details
The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember campaign in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Through this initiative, we are reaching out to millions of people across the globe to encourage them to partake in a simple yet meaningful task that will inspire conversation and help ensure that a new generation will learn the story and lessons of the Holocaust. We ask you to photograph yourself while holding a sign with the words "We Remember", and post the image to social media using the hashtag #WeRemember.
Last year's campaign was viewed the world over by more than 250 million people. The campaign will run through International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, culminating with a live projection of all participant photos on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau January 24-27.
Visit weremember.wjc.org for more information.
The #WeRemember is dedicated to spreading awareness of all forms of xenophobia and genocide. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for female soccer players for 2018 Maccabi Games
(players born between 2002-2004)
Jay Blauer is the Head Coach for the Canadian Youth Women's Soccer team participating in the Maccabi International Youth Games (MIYG) in Israel in the summer of 2018. At present we are competing against teams from Great Britain, USA, South Africa, Brazil and Israel. This is an incredible opportunity to represent Canada while traveling to Israel and promoting Jewish culture. All athletes and staff that are part of Maccabi Canada's MIYG delegation will be departing from Toronto on July 22nd, 2018 (departure date subject to change).
The sporting competition in Israel is scheduled to take place between July 23rd, 2018 and July 28th, 2018, followed by three days of touring organized by the MIYG organizing committee in Israel. All athletes and staff that are part of Maccabi Canada's MIYG delegation will be returning to Toronto on August 1st, 2018 (departure date subject to change).
Please share with this information and request to anyone and everyone who might be interested to contact Jay at email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
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