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.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at Temple Israel and Temple Israel Religious School for all Services and programming.

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
Building Renewal exterior image

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, 22 Adar I 5784
  1. 06 Mar

    Talmud Study

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  2. 08 Mar
  3. 22 Mar
  4. 22 Mar
  5. 23 Mar

    Taylor Swift Purim

    5:00 pm - 2:52 am
  6. 23 Mar

    Temple Israel's Got Talent

    7:00 pm - 2:52 am
  7. 24 Mar

    Taylor Swift Purim

    11:30 am - 2:52 am
  8. 05 Apr
  9. 05 Apr

    Next Generation Shabbat Dinner

    7:30 pm - 2:52 am
  10. 12 Apr

    Pot Luck Shabbat Dinner

    12:00 am - 2:52 am

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

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