Our programs and activities reflect a deep commitment to thoughtful implementation of Jewish tradition. We support each other on our personal journeys through communal programs of Learning for all ages. Our programs strive to engage not only the mind, but also the heart.
Insight into Judaism
An Educational and Spiritual Journey
Come and join Rabbi Mikelberg this fall at Temple Israel as we delve into Jewish faith, Jewish culture and Jewish life. This year long journey will be embarked on as individuals and in community. Torah will be our guide.
We will explore tradition and texts, history of the Jewish People, Jewish holy days, ritual and life-cycle events. No previous experience necessary.
Insight Into Judaism includes a weekly Hebrew language component which will have all participants comfortable with essential Hebrew prayers and blessings.
Insight Into Judaism is ideal for anyone, Jewish or non-Jewish, who is interested in learning more about Jewish life and Jewish heritage. It is also for those seeking conversion under Reform auspices. Students are asked to commit to attend weekly classes from September 2019 through May 2020.
The course will run on Monday evenings from 7pm until 9pm. The first class will meet on September 16, 2019 and will run until May 2020.
The course is $720 for non members and $360 for Temple members. Materials included.
If you are interested in enrolling in the course or for any other inquiries, please contact the Temple office at 613-224-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Talmud Class
Join us on Wednesdays at 1 pm. This class is led by Rabbi Garten.
Books and Bagels
A Bagel Breakfast at 9:30 am is followed by the book review and discussion. Pre-registration is not required, nor is it necessary to have read the book to enjoy the session. There is no charge but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of breakfast is appreciated.
Books are available through the Ottawa Public Library or the Greenberg Families Library at the Soloway JCC. The Malca Pass library and Temple Israel Library may also carry some of these titles.
What are you Reading?
Do you enjoy reading books with Jewish/Israeli themes or subjects? Would you like to know what others in our Temple community are reading and to share your recommendations with others?
The Books and Bagels committee is initiating a book corner in the Temple Bulletin. If you have a fiction or non-fiction book of Jewish interest you would like to recommend, please write a brief paragraph describing the book and, most importantly, why you enjoyed it.
Parents, feel free to recommend books your children have enjoyed and encourage your children to submit their own recommendations.
Most books are available through the Ottawa Public Library and the Greenberg Families Library at the JCC and the Temple library.
For more information please contact Lily Cox.