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.

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Our weekly schedule includes service and program details.

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

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Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Wed 12

    Talmud Study Class

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Aug 12 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Thu 13

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Aug 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  3. Fri 14

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Aug 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  4. Sat 15

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg for Torah Study on
    Aug 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  5. Wed 19

    Talmud Study Class

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Aug 19 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  6. Fri 21

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Aug 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  7. Sat 22

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg for Torah Study on
    Aug 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  8. Wed 26

    Talmud Study Class

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Aug 26 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  9. Thu 27

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Aug 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  10. Fri 28

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Aug 28 @ 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
Temple Israel Religious School focuses on Reform Judaism.

Teachers Wanted

We are looking for teachers (elementary and high school) for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more.

New Paths Toward a Very Jewish Summer: Announcing RJ on the Go and Other Digital Programming

Follow this link for information about online programs available with the URJ.

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