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.

Join Temple Israel’s High Holiday Celebrations (2020/5781)

This year we are excited to offer a variety of virtual experiences. See what we have to offer.

Technical Advice: Help is available for those wanting some technical advice to connect to the High Holy Day Services. Please leave a message with Cathy or Heather in the office with your name and phone number, and one of our volunteer tech people will get back to you; email the office or call the office 613-224-1802.

Connect with Us

Worship with us...

Live and recorded services are on our Facebook page.

What's coming up...

Our weekly schedule includes service and program details.

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.

Virtual Services and Programs – We are using Zoom and Facebook. Hints on how to use Zoom.

Yom Rivii, 5 Tishri 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Thu 24

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Sep 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  2. Fri 25

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  3. Sat 26

    Torah Study – Different start time!

    Join Rabbi Garten via Zoom online
    Sep 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  4. Sat 26

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Sep 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  5. Sun 27

    Kol Nidre

    Each year the notes of Kol
    Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
  6. Mon 28

    Melodies of Yom Kippur

    We will continue our Yom Kippur
    Sep 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  7. Mon 28

    Choose Life

    Our traditional morning Torah reading places
    Sep 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  8. Mon 28

    Healing Service

    Many of us use Yom Kippur
    Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  9. Mon 28

    Sailing the Waters with Jonah

    Mort Bercovitch will take us on
    Sep 28 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  10. Mon 28

    Yizkor Memorial Service

    This has been a difficult year
    Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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

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