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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Virtual Services and Programs

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

Yom Rishon, 29 Nisan 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Sun 11

    The Kairos Blanket Exercise

    Task Force on Truth and Reconciliation
    Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Mon 12

    Insight into Judaism

    An Educational and Spiritual Journey Come
    Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Wed 14

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    Apr 14 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Wed 14

    Introduction to Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    Apr 14 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  5. Fri 16

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Apr 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  6. Sat 17

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Apr 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  7. Sat 17

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Apr 17 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  8. Sun 18

    Books and Bagels

    We are pleased to continue offering
    Apr 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  9. Mon 19

    Insight into Judaism

    An Educational and Spiritual Journey Come
    Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  10. Wed 21

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    Apr 21 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 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

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

The Eichmann Trial 60 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

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April 11, 2021, marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of Adolf Eichmann’s trial, which coincided with the young Jewish state’s bat/bar mitzvah year of independence. These two events represent a microcosm of modern Jewish history.

On Yom HaShoah, Hear the Message of the Saved Remnant

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My mother’s answer to hate is love. When I asked her what she wishes for herself and for the world, she said, “For myself good health, so I can be good to others. For the world, peace not war. No bad person wins in the end. What did Hitler achieve?”

Meet the 27-Year-Old Who's Amplifying the Sounds of the Borscht Belt

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America Needs a Just and Equitable Immigration Policy: If Not Now, When?

America Needs a Just and Equitable Immigration Policy: If Not Now, When? kbkaput April 6, 2021

It is difficult to imagine anyone not moved by the scenes of children seeking asylum