Upcoming Events

9:30 am JFO Mitzvah Day (at JCC)
JFO Mitzvah Day (at JCC)
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mitzvah Day” at the SJCC for all Grades, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Drop off and pick up at the JCC. Registraton for the Elementary School has been done by Morah Sue Potechin (Principal). Registration for teen volunteers over 14
6:30 pm High School, Grades 7 – 10
High School, Grades 7 – 10
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
For more information, visit our school page on Temple Israel’s web site.

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Amazing message from Home Depot's founder! Living his Jewish values! Shabbat Shalom!

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Honour the past, dream the future, be a part of Temple Israel's Vision process.

The Temple Board is hosting a Special visioning meeting on February 21
from 12:30 to 5:00 pm at Temple Israel.

Board members, Committee Chairs and any Temple past or future leaders are invited to participate. This is your chance to help set a new course and direction for Temple Israel.

Our current Vision will be reviewed and then we will create a new and re-energized vision for our synagogue. We will then focus on applying our vision to the three key issues identified by the Strategic Planning Committee: Membership, Governance and Communications.

Please confirm your participation to the Temple office reception@templeisraelottawa.com by February 16.
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Rabbi Morais will lead us in a second night Seder that is geared to all generations. We will be using “A Passover Haggadah” (Baskin version) which will be provided. This will be an opportunity to join in a community holiday celebration filled with tradition and song. All attending will be encouraged to take an active role in the Seder. We look forward to celebrating Pesach with you!

Please contact the office at reception@templeisraelottawa.com or at (613)224-1802 to let us know the number of people from your family and friends who will be attending our seder by Thursday March 31 .

Payment must be completed by cheque or credit card by Tuesday March 31.

Costs are: Adults $60; children 7-12 $36, children under 6 free
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This quilt was crafted completely by congregants for the 40th anniversary of Temple Israel which was in 2006. It took a year to produce, and is hand quilted by many hands!
The background is to look like an open Torah scroll, the colours are taken from the Western Wall in Israel (The Kotel) and the four sections represent the four main festivals in Judaism, from right to left:
* Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with the torah scrolls
* Shabbat table – with the stained glass Mogen David window
* Simchat torah, dancing with the torah – with the Ner Tamid (everlasting light)
* Pesach / Passover – with the Temple Israel tree of life
* All around are squares done individually by the children of the religious school
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