COVID-19 Update – It’s during challenging times that we appreciate the importance of community and faith.

Our clergy and staff are available for you. The best way to reach them is by e-mail at which point they will get back to you as soon as they can by phone or Zoom/Facetime/Skype.

The President, Board and Executive Director will continue to share information with you as it becomes available.

Virtual Connections

Friday, March 21 – In recent days we have been coming together as a community in novel and beautiful ways. In the face of difficulty, we have responded enthusiastically with love. Many of us have learned new computer skills that we would not have thought possible.

We are pleased to make the following virtual offerings to you:

Services and Programs

Passover Resources


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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).

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!

URJ Biennial

Temple Israel’s contingent of 6 participated enthusiastically in the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial Conference in Chicago, Dec 2019.

An Agenda for Reform: Based on the 2018 Survey of Canadian Jews

Read the survey of over 2,000 Canadian Jews.


Plenary Recordings

Choose from the list of plenaries to listen to.

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.