Eight Crazy Nights
of Virtual Chanukah Fun with Temple Israel

Happy Chanukah!

Rabbi Daniel’s Neighbourhood

Rabbi Daniel is back with Juno aware winners David & Judy for a fun filled Chanukah episode. Watch for cameos of Temple’s “Little Dreidels”.

Chanukah Goody Bag Pickup – December 6

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Temple Israel celebrates ‘Taste of Chanukah’

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel, featured in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

It was a whole lotta latkes – actually 600 – given out Sunday morning, December 6, as part of Temple Israel’s “Taste of Chanukah” goody bags for members. Read more…

Who are these masked Chanukah helpers with the awesome sweaters?
Thank you to our volunteers! inside and…

Ski Menorah “Hanou-ski-ah” Drive In

Thursday, December 10 at 5:15 pm and Thursday, December 18 at 5:15 pm

The Winter has arrived. And thanks to Michael Parkin’s extraordinary artistic abilities, we introduce to you our new and fabulous SKI MENORAH!

We’ll be using this grand menorah at various times throughout the Chanukah season. Join us in your cars at 5:15pm on the first and last night of Chanukah – Thursday, December 10 and Thursday, December 18 as we light the candles in our Temple parking lot. You can also follow along virtually on Facebook live. (You do not need a Facebook account to access.)

You need to pre-register for this event as we do have a limit of the number of cars we can control. Please RSVP to the office by phone or email .

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Temple Israel’s ‘hanou-ski-ah’ inspires holiday spirit

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel, featured in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

Temple Israel’s outdoor menorah is Canadian like no other.

Alexandre Matte, Temple member Merle Haltrecht-Matte’s son, quickly nicknamed it a “Hanou-ski-ah.”

That’s because artist and Temple member Michael Parkin constructed it from a pile of old donated skis. Read more…

Holiday Celebrations

Kiddie Video: Rabbi Daniel's Neighbourhood

Thursday, December 10 , 10:45 am on Facebook
Rabbi Daniel is back with Juno award winners David and Judy for a FUN filled Chanukah episode! Watch for cameos of Temple’s “Little Dreidels”.
Watch on Facebook.

Family Chanukah Shabbat Celebration

Friday, December 11, 6:15 pm on Zoom
Bring your Menorah for our GRAND Zoom family lighting. Let’s honour Shabbat and celebrate Chanukah b’yachad – together. Join us on Zoom or watch on Facebook Live.
Watch on Facebook.

Human Rights Shabbat

Irwin CotlerSaturday, December 12, 10:15 am on Facebook
Let’s focus on making the world more just! Join us for this special service dedicated to Human Rights. We are delighted to host a renowned advocate for justice, the Honourable Irwin Cotler, who will join Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg and Rabbi Dara Lithwick in conversation. Learn more.
Watch on Facebook Live.

TIRS and Young Families Chanukah Program

Sunday, December 13, 11:00 am on Zoom
The magic of Chanukah at TIRS. Join us for an extraordinary show of magic and wonder with Magician Michael Bourada! All are welcome! Register with TIRS Principal Sue Potechin.
Register to join in.

Ottawa Jewish Community Menorah Lighting

Monday, December 14, 5:45 pm on Facebook
Watch Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg light the community menorah. LIVE at the SJCC. Tune in on Jewish Federation’s Facebook page to watch. Look out for our TIRS Singers!
Watch on Jewish Federation’s Facebook.

Chanukah 2020

Canadian Council on Reform Judaism

Saturday, December 12, 8:00 pm on Facebook
Saturday Night Live Canadian Reform Chanukah Celebration: Coast to Coast music and candle lighting.
Watch live on Canadian Reform Judaism Facebook.

Chanukah 2020

World Union for Progressive Judaism

Sunday, December 13, 8:00 pm
Join Reform congregations from all over the world for music and special guests: Lisa Loeb and Mayim Bialik.
Register to join.