High Holy Days

High Holy Days - Families

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New this year! Family High Holiday Celebrations at Temple Israel

Free and open to the public! Join us for warm, musical and participatory family services for all ages and stages to welcome in 5779, led by community member and rabbinical student Dara Lithwick.

Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday September 9th:
Interactive Family Service at 5:30pm, followed by a light dinner at 6:30pm.

Kol Nidre, Tuesday September 18th:
Light pre-fast dinner at 5:30pm (45 mins), followed by an interactive Family Kol Nidre Service at 6:30pm (45 mins).

These services and communal dinners will take place at Temple Israel – 1301 Prince of Wales Drive. To join us for these services, please rsvp to our office at: 613-224-1802 or by email to

Temple Children’s Services

Rosh Hashanah
9:30 am -10:00 am
for parents and kids pre kindergarten to grade 2
10:00 am– 11:00 am, Junior Congregation for grades 3 to 6

Yom Kippur
9:30 am -10:00 am for parents and kids pre kindergarten to grade 2
10:00 am
– 11:00 am, Junior Congregation for grades 3 to 6


Sukkot/Simchat Torah 5779


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Monday September 24 – 1st Day Sukkot
10:15 AM First Dat Sukkot Morning Service, featuring our Liturgical Choir, Kiddush and Motzi in the Sukkah (weather permitting)
6:30 pm Pizza in the Hut for all Youths (grades 6-12)
Please RSVP to Sue Potechin at or 613-224-3133

Wednesday September 26
6:00 pm Pizza in the Hut for Families. Cost $5 per person.
Please RSVP to Sue Potechin at or 613-224-3133

Sunday September 30 – Last Day Sukkot
10:15 am Last Day Sukkot Morning Service & Yizkor. Featuring our Liturgical Choir and guest Rabbi Lawrence Englander.  Kiddush and Motzi in the Sukkah (weather permitting)
5:00 pm Bring your own dinner
6:00 pm Consecration & Simchat Torah Service


Shabbaton with Rabbi EnglanderKabbalat 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.

Shabbat Services

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

Morning Minyan

We begin at 7:30 and conclude by 8:15am. Those who wish to leave immediately may do so and start their 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.

For specific details on worship services and schedules, please refer to our calendar.

TOTally Shabbat

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TOTally Shabbat

Join us at TOT Shabbat with Rabbi Morais and 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.
pm, join us for a family friendly dinner (usually pasta)

RSVP required by the Thursday before at 613-224-1802, ex 5 or


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