Services

Worship at Temple Israel

Weekly Services

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat services begin at 6:15 on Fridays and are full of music and are especially child-friendly. In addition to our regular Friday evening services, on the second Friday of every month, the service is followed by a casual “bring your own and some to share” dinner in which we welcome Shabbat in the warm company of family and friends. This is a great way to get to know people in an informal setting, and a fun way to introduce children to services. On the fourth Friday of each month, we may introduce additional music. Cantorial student Daniel Geigerman will join us March to June, so please consult our Music page and our calendar for additional details.

Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services begin on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m.

The Oneg Shabbat Project

The Giving Committee launched a new project, the Oneg Project, at the High Holidays services. The project aims to ensure that all onegs are provided for throughout the year.

We feel that Onegs, welcoming friends and strangers alike, coming together and caring for others, is the heart of temple.

Help us build ourselves as a community that is welcoming and hospitable by saying “Yes! Learn more… 

Other Services

Class Led Services

All of our class-led services on Friday nights are followed by a “Bring Your Own Dinner” where families (old and new) are able to get to know other families and it is a way for the children to be together outside of school/TIRS. Plan to team up with other families for mains, sides, salads and desserts so no one has to prepare it all as we come together to share in community. Check our calendar for our upcoming services led by classes.

Morning Minyan

Our morning minyans are twice a month, beginning at 7:30 and ending at 8:15 am. Start your day with a strong boost of Torah and prayer. Those who need a caffeine boost, a bagel and a little conversation, can stick around and ease into the morning. Please check the calendar for dates.

TOTally Shabbat

Join us at TOT Shabbat with Morah Sue, TIRS Principal. Celebrate Shabbat with songs, stories and dance for families with children 6 and under. 4th Friday of each month at 5:30 pm. 6:00 pm, join us for a family friendly dinner (usually pasta) RSVP required by the Thursday before at 613-224-1802, ex 5 or reception@templeisraelottawa.com
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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

On High Holidays a limited number of tickets are available for purchase by non-members; the cost can be applied to membership if you join our congregation during the year.

Some members of our congregation have allergies to scents and perfumes. Please, with consideration for others, practice no scents is good sense.