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.

Connect with Us

Register to attend a Friday night outdoor service

We’re offering in-person worship (plus our usual virtual option) every other week. Please check our weekly emails for these services and other details.

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

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

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Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Fri 30

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Tune in at 6:15 pm to
    Jul 30 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  2. Sat 31

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Jul 31 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  3. Wed 04

    Our Jewish Roads: Two Brothers, Two Paths

    * The date has changed to
    Aug 04 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Fri 06

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Tune in at 6:15 pm to
    Aug 06 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  5. Sat 07

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Aug 07 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  6. Thu 12

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Aug 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  7. Fri 13

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Tune in at 6:15 pm to
    Aug 13 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  8. Fri 13

    Kabbalat Shabbat Outside

    Join us at 6:15pm as we
    Aug 13 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  9. Sat 14

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Aug 14 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  10. Fri 20

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Tune in at 6:15 pm to
    Aug 20 @ 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.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

One Small Step in the Battle for Religious Pluralism in America

One Small Step in the Battle for Religious Pluralism in America jstern July 19, 2021

Rabbi A. James Rudin recalls being the only Jew on the committee charged with raising funds to build Evergreen Chapel at Camp David.

Why We Need a “Spiritual Co-conspiratorship” for Justice

Why We Need a “Spiritual Co-conspiratorship” for Justice jstern July 12, 2021

During the 2020 uprising for Black lives, Yehudah was the lead organizer of the 40 Days of Teshuvah action that created a space of mourning the destruction of Black communities and crying out to the Heavens for spiritual co-conspiratorship in the fight for racial justice.

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer

A Conversation with Cantor Aviva Marer jstern July 6, 2021

I sat down with Aviva recently to learn more about her Indian-Jewish heritage and her decision to establish the India Covid Campaign Partnership.

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments

Embracing Sufferers of Mental Ailments jstern July 6, 2021

I glance at the empty box of tissues next to my bed. Worn out from weeping, I am clawing my way back from the most severe depressive episode I’ve had in years and am finding comfort in an unlikely place: our sacred texts.