Please refer to the calendar for Social Action activities.
FROSTY Annual Toiletry Drive!
A Clean Shave, A Cleansing Shower …
An overlooked luxury! For years FROSTY (Temple Israel’s Youth Group) has run an annual toiletry drive.
The hygienic goods collected are donated to Centre 454, a drop-in center for homeless and at-risk individuals of all backgrounds. The simple gift of deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush or soap can give an individual the humanizing luxuries of feeling clean that we take for granted in our everyday lives.
Please support FROSTY’s toiletry drive by bringing new, unopened toiletries (full-sized or hotel samples are fantastic) to any Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur service. FROSTY thanks you for your support!
There will be bins located in both Temple Israel and the Hellenic Centre.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.