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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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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Read the Bulletin

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

Virtual Services and Programs

Our video gallery contains past Shabbat services, Books and Bagels presentations and more. 

Yom Rivii, 13 Tammuz 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Thu 24

    Morning Minyan

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

    Kabbalat Shabbat

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

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Jun 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. Sat 26

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Jun 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  5. Wed 30

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    Jun 30 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Fri 02

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Jul 02 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  7. Sat 03

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Jul 03 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  8. Sat 03

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Jul 03 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  9. Wed 07

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    Jul 07 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  10. Fri 09

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Jul 09 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 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

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.

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