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).

Become a Member

Many people say, “I feel at home here.”

Temple Israel, Ottawa’s only Reform congregation, invites you to come and experience our unique community. We are an egalitarian, inclusive synagogue that welcomes non-traditional families, Jews by Choice, and families with a non-Jewish partner.

We want to make you feel part of our welcoming community!

Upcoming Events

  1. No Quilting!

    October 18
  2. Books and Bagels

    October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Consecration Simchat Torah

    October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Service

    October 21 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  5. Morning Minyan

    October 24 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Your Voting Options

The next federal election takes place Oct. 21, which coincides with the Jewish High Holy Day of Shemini Atzeret. For more information about your voting options, please see the Jewish Federation of Ottawa website.

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!


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.

When you come to Temple, please park in Temple parking lot. 
Hellenic Centre has requested this.