Social Action

Please refer to the calendar for Social Action activities and details.

The Baby-Quilt-to-Israel Project

Spring 2018 Update – almost 1400 baby quilts have been made and taken to Israel, and delivered to daycare centres, neo natal units in hospitals, family agencies. schools, nurseries.
Read the latest thank you letter from Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem.

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


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, 2017 —  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
L-R Temple Israel’s Pamela Cogan, RRT, CRE, Dr. Paul L Hacker, M.D., former Senator Sharon Carstairs, Temple Israel Rabbi Rob Morais, Ottawa South MPP John Fraser Photo credit: Mark Holzman, Temple Israel.
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