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).

Upcoming Events

  1. For you were once Strangers: Standing up for the Yezidis

    February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Morning Minyan

    February 27 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  3. Social Action Shabbat

    February 29 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Purim Celebration

    March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Family Purim Shpiel

    March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

URJ Biennial

Temple Israel’s contingent of 6 participated enthusiastically in the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial Conference in Chicago, Dec 11-15.

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.

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.

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