Adult Education at Temple Israel

Visioning and Learning Meeting
Please refer to the calendar for additional details, dates and times on programs.

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.


Sunday Adult Jewish Exploration

thumbnail of Sunday-Adult-Jewish-EducationJoin us on selected Sundays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Sessions led by Dara Lithwick.

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Conversational Hebrew for Adults

Wednesday mornings at Temple Israel
January 10 – March 22 at 11 – 12:30 am
$118 for the sessions

Interested? Please register by January 6th.
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Insight into Judaism

An Educational and Spiritual Journey

Come and join Rabbi Robert Morais this fall at Temple Israel as we delve into Jewish faith, Jewish culture and Jewish life.

Together we will explore Torah and Talmud, the history of the Jewish People, Jewish holy days, ritual and life-cycle events. We will sing together, celebrate “simchas” together, and explore Jewish heritage as it is expressed in film and literature.

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.

The course will run on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 9pm. The first class will meet on September 21, 2016 and will run until May 2017.

The course is $450 charitable donation for non members, $200 for members.

If you are interested in enrolling in the course or for any other inquiries, please contact the Temple office at 613-224-1802 or


Books and Bagels

Books and Bagels mornings are listed in the calendar.

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.