Music at Temple

Music is central to the spiritual life of Temple Israel. We are known for our concerts and recitals, offered at regular intervals through the year. Our liturgical choir brings a unique level of spirituality to Yom Tov and special services and new members are welcome. Support and instruction are available for anyone who wishes to learn to chant Torah or Haftorah, the blessings, or to lead a Shiva or Havdalah service.


June 25th Concert“Sunday Afternoon Trios” 

(an excerpt from OJB article submitted by Dina Namer)

Sunday, June 25th at 2:00 Temple 

Admission $25, children under 12 are free.
Information 613-233-3099, 613-224-1802.

The program will feature music for flute, cello and piano, with works by several Jewish composers included in the program.

Some of the works to be performed are:

  • Schumann’s charming Fantasiestücke op.73
  • Leon Souroujon’s “Spanish Lullabye”
  • Paul Ben-Haim’s “Sephardic Song”
  • A movement from the lovely flute sonata by Dutch composer, Leo Smit, (1900-1943)
  • Trios by Martinu and Gaubert

The performers are Nina Gordon, cello, Camille Churchfield, flute, and Dina Namer, piano.

Cellist Nina Gordon is Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at Illinois Wesleyan University. Formerly Principal Cellist of the Illinois Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Chamber Orchestras, her education includes the Moscow State Conservatory, University of Tel-Aviv and the University of Kansas, where she received her DMA.

Flutist Camille Churchfield joined the faculty at University of Ottawa School of Music in 2005 after having served as Principal Flute with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for 29 years. Now an occasional performer with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ms. Churchfield was a concerto soloist nearly every season in Vancouver as well as in other Canadian cities; her luminous tone and creative musicianship earned the respect of audiences across the country.

Pianist Dina Namer is well known to Ottawa audiences, and has performed several times in the Temple Israel series. Dina has had a diverse career in both the United States and Canada as a harpsichordist and pianist, performing and recording a wide range of repertoire from Baroque harpsichord to contemporary Canadian piano works.