Events @ Temple

Revision and Renovation Update

We are studying ways to improve our physical building so that it will be the best possible facility for all of our activities, our events, and our outreach. In order to get it right, we need YOUR INPUT now on the new Vision Statement so that it reflects what we want to do and how we want to be measured against known Jewish values AS WELL AS WE CAN.

To this end, we are inviting Temple members to any of FOUR gatherings to discuss our VISION FOR THE FUTURE. These will be open and friendly discussions with Rabbi Morais and Patsy Royer animating, and YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT. Please arrange to attend one of these meetings so that we can have a Vision Statement ready for the approval of the whole congregation in early December.

NOVEMBER 1, Thursday, at 7 pm.
NOVEMBER 7, Wednesday, at 11am.
NOVEMBER 12, Monday, at 7:30 pm.
NOVEMBER 18, Sunday, at 10 am.

There will be coffee and cookies to fuel the discussion. Please make every effort to attend.

Patsy Royer Building Renovation Chair


Are you curious about Curious George?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Curious George "Monkey Business"

You may remember Curious George as a sweet little monkey who can’t help but get into trouble and his friend “The Man in the Yellow Hat,” who tries to take care of George and always ends up saving the day. However, did you know that the book series was written and drawn by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, a Jewish couple that grew up in early-20th-century Germany?  Have you heard the story of how they fled Paris on bikes carrying the Curious George manuscript with them just a few hours before the city fell to the Nazis?

Temple Israel is proud to announce that we had the honour of hosting the Canadian Premiere of this amazing film.  A character from the book series made an appearance!

This program was funded by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre.


Temple Israel Ottawa - Trip to Israel 2018

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