Social Action

Please refer to the calendar for Social Action activities.

A Jewish Approach to Visiting the Sick

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A Jewish Approach to Visiting the Sick – Jewish Pastoral Care Training Program

Bikur Cholim

Tuesday Evenings at Temple Israel – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – May 22 to July 24, 2018


Refugee family sponsored by Temple Israel

May 2017 – WorldLink: Canadian Jews embrace Muslim refugees from Syria
The Al Zahars settled in Ottawa after the local Jewish community offered to cover all their costs.
Listen to the audio.


Temple Israel launches Palliative Care Outreach Program

OTTAWA, April 2 —  Temple Israel, Ottawa’s Reform congregation, on Sunday held a public forum on advanced care planning and announced the launch of its own volunteer-based Palliative Care Outreach Program. More information in this article.

Palliative Care public forum, Temple Israel,April 2, 2017
Palliative Care public forum, Temple Israel,April 2, 2017
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The Baby-Quilt-to-Israel Project

October 2016 Update – about 1100 (ELEVEN HUNDRED) baby quilts have been made and taken to Israel, and delivered to families, agencies, daycare centres, hospital nurseries. Twenty-six preemie quilts went to CHEO during the 1st week of October.

The Bayit is open on Friday mornings to work (in the sweat shop!), but if you are unable at that time to help and are interested in providing some time to the project, you can also work at home. You can cut out pieces of fabric, you can design a quilt top, you can sew together pieces to make a top, you can wash and iron fabrics, you can hand sew bindings on. ANY one can help. Cotton fabrics can be donated. We are always on the lookout for battings for the inside of the quilts; it seems to be the one thing that no one thinks of donating!
Just email



Guide for the Members of Temple Israel Ottawa – Death and Dying Handbook
Jewish Memorial Gardens – Information Sheet
Temple Israel Bereavement Support Group – Information