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.

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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.

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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, 16 Kislev 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Wed 02

    Talmud Study

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Dec 02 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Fri 04

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Dec 04 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  3. Sat 05

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Dec 05 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. Sat 05

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Dec 05 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  5. Mon 07

    Insight into Judaism

    An Educational and Spiritual Journey Come
    Dec 07 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Mon 07

    The Real Story Behind Hanukkah

    We all know the legend of
    Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  7. Wed 09

    Talmud Study

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Dec 09 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  8. Thu 10

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Dec 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  9. Fri 11

    Hanukkah Shabbat Celebration

    Our exact plans are dependent on
    Dec 11 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  10. Sat 12

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Dec 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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
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