- 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, most recently sponsoring a Syrian refugee family.
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.
Sunday Adult Jewish Education March 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am See more details
A Community Forum on Advanced Care Planning
And the launch of Temple Israel’s Palliative Care Outreach Program.
Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Sharon Carstairs PC CM
Retired Senator Carstairs will speak about Advanced Care Planning. She is a leader in the field, author of many policy papers and books, and continues in retirement to be a force for change in Palliative Care policy and the Caring Communities Initiative.
Speaker: John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South
John Fraser is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Ontario Minister for Health and Long-term Care. He is the author of “Palliative and End-Of-Life Care Provincial Roundtable Report” (March 2016).
Speaker: Dr. Paul L. Hacker, M.D.
Dr. Hacker is a Palliative Care Physician in Ottawa, a member of Community Palliative Medicine Associates (CPMA), and a member of Temple Israel Ottawa.
Following our guest speakers, there will be an hour of discussion with audience members’ participation. We will be looking for a large group of volunteers, to train as Visitors to those in our community in Palliative Care.
Please attend if you may be interested in volunteering, however the Advanced Care Planning information will be of interest to all.
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Living and Dying with Dignity: Palliative & Advanced Care Forum
April 2, 2017, 2:00pm - April 2, 2017, 4:00pm
A Community Forum on Advanced Care Planning And the launch of Temple Israel’s Palliative Care Outreach Program. Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Sharon Carstairs PC CM Retired Senator Carstairs wi...
Yom Hashoah Commemoration at JCC
From Generation to Generation: Remembering the Holocaust through Story and Song with Cantor David S. Wisnia and Avi Wisnia
Sunday, April 23 7 pm
Cantor David S. Wisnia was prisoner #83526 in Auschwitz. He was incarcerated for close to three years, saving his life by singing to entertain the Nazi SS and cell block leaders. January 27, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Dignitaries, heads of state, and 300 survivors attended to commemorate the event in Poland, while millions watched the live broadcast from around the world.
Cantor Wisnia, and his grandson Avi, traveled back to Poland at the invitation of the Auschwitz Museum and the Polish government. Together, the Wisnias spent a week in Poland for the anniversary event in Auschwitz, where Cantor Wisnia sang - as he did many times when he was a prisoner.
Join us, as the Wisnias recount their recent travels in Poland, with stories about the Holocaust and music that they will perform together.
Free event. All are welcome.
For information contact Francie Greenspoon at email@example.com or 613-798-4696 x255
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