Temple Israel is Ottawa’s Reform congregation where Jewish Life Happens — committing ourselves to Kehilah K’lal Yisrael, and Tikun Olam.

We are a dynamic and welcoming congregation (Kehilah) where varied Jewish experiences offer pathways to learn and to experience God for all, respecting tradition and creating new celebrations.

We appreciate at Temple Israel that there are so many ways to partake in Jewish life. Some of us like to sing and pray, some of us like to engage in traditional texts, and of course some of us live to schmooze and nosh. Temple Israel can be your spiritual hub to gather as one.

Jewish Indigenous Relations Through the Creative Arts

Temple Israel in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa

December 10, 10:15 am – 2:30 pm
December 11, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.

Most events are in-person and virtual.

Featuring:

  • Ottawa visual artists Simon Brascoupé, Anishinaabe/ Haudenosaunee – Bear Clan, member Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec and Michael Parkin, Temple Israel member
  • Marsha Lederman, journalist and author, and Carey Newman,  Kwakwaka’wakw-Stolo artist
  • Indigenous Artisan Fair
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Building Renewal

Door to the Future Campaign

Temple Israel’s building has served us well for 47 years, but it’s time for a refresh.

Updates to improve accessibility, security, safety and aesthetics will ensure that our building can best serve the needs of our current membership and next generations.

Door to the Future
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Connect with Us

Worship with us...

Live and recorded services are on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

What's coming up...

Our weekly schedule includes service and program details.

Archived Programs

Get our weekly email...

Our weekly email includes details on services, programs and more.

Read the Bulletin

Our bi-monthly Bulletin includes worship schedules, leadership messages and much more.

Upcoming

Yom Shabbat, 9 Kislev 5783

  1. Fri 02

    Student Cantor Mulcahy Visit: Dec-2-4

    Student Cantor Mulcahy Visits: Nov 4-6,
    Dec 02 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm
  2. Sat 03

    Torah Study

    Virtual and in-person Torah Study with Rabbi
    Dec 03 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
  3. Sat 03

    Shabbat Service

    Dec 03 @ 10:15am - 11:45am
  4. Sat 03

    Pizza, Havdallah and Songs

    Dec 03 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  5. Sun 04

    November Books and Bagels postponed until Dec 4

    *  Please note new date: Dec.
    Dec 04 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
  6. Mon 05

    Insight into Judaism

    Dec 05 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  7. Wed 07

    Talmud Class

    A committed core of students augmented
    Dec 07 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  8. Wed 07
  9. Thu 08

    Morning Minyan on Zoom

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Dec 08 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
  10. Fri 09

    Indigenous Reconciliation Weekend: Dec 9-11

    Dec 09 @ 12:00am - 11:59pm

Who We Are

We are a home for individuals and families of all ages whose life choices are varied.

Diverse and Inclusive

We are a home for individuals and families of all ages whose life choices are varied.
Jewish life happens in a variety of ways at Temple Israel.

We Do Judaism Creatively

Jewish life happens in a variety of ways at Temple Israel.
We strive through social action to fulfill the Mitzvot of caring for others and repairing the world.

Tikkun Olam-Social Action

We strive through social action to fulfill the Mitzvot of caring for others and repairing the world.

Temple Israel Religious School

What We Offer

  • Creating Jewish Community
  • Instilling Jewish Values
  • Building Jewish Community that grows with your child
TIRS

Community Partners

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

The Federation works to translate Jewish values into social action through four pillars: building, educating, helping and supporting.

Reform Jewish Community of Canada

Reform Jewish Community of Canada

The Reform Jewish Community of Canada  (formerly the Canadian Council of Reform Judaism) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world.

CIJA

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs - CIJA

Fighting anti Semitism

It’s time to push back against the world’s oldest form of hate.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Jewish Man

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Jewish Man jemerman November 29, 2022

Two films from acclaimed Jewish filmmakers have debuted during award season this year, each taking semi-autobiographical looks at troubled childhoods. Each picture delivers award-worthy performances from many well-known actors, including Anthony Hopkins and Michelle Williams as sure bets to score Oscar nominations.

Affirming and Loving Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren

Affirming and Loving Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren jemerman November 22, 2022

The Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Grandparents Network, and Keshet are collaborating on a series of conversations to support grandparents and other loving adults who are interested in providing affirming spaces for gender expansive, non-binary, and transgender young people. These sessions provide grandparents with foundational knowledge, shared language, and inclusive practices.

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Looks at Israel’s Sephardi Roots

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Looks at Israel’s Sephardi Roots jemerman November 15, 2022

American audiences may be unaware of the remarkable new series, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, which debuted on Netflix earlier this year. This award-winning TV show follows in the footsteps of other acclaimed Israeli exports like Shtisel and Fauda.

Native American Heritage Month: Continued Support for the Indigenous Population is a Necessity

Native American Heritage Month: Continued Support for the Indigenous Population is a Necessity jemerman November 15, 2022

In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Unfortunately, much of North America is just beginning to recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples.