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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Live and recorded services are on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

What's coming up...

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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. 

Yom Shlishi, 7 Sivan 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Wed 19

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    May 19 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Fri 21

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    May 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  3. Sat 22

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. Sat 22

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    May 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  5. Mon 24

    Insight into Judaism

    An Educational and Spiritual Journey Come
    May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Wed 26

    Talmud Study

    Rabbi Garten is having “Introduction to
    May 26 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  7. Thu 27

    Morning Minyan

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

    Kabbalat Shabbat Service, CJPAC Shabbat

    Election fever is in the air.
    May 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  9. Sat 29

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    May 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  10. Sat 29

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    May 29 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 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

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: A Film Review

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: A Film Review jstern May 12, 2021

The film is based on a children’s novel of the same name, written by Judith Kerr depicting her own childhood memories of escaping Hitler’s Germany.

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021

Make Memorial Day Count in 2021 jstern May 11, 2021

On Shavuot, the holiday when we celebrate receiving the Torah marks the completion of counting

A Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace urjadmin May 11, 2021

As Reform Jews, we stand strongly together with our brothers and sisters in Israel. Over the past 48 hours, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rocket fire on southern and central Israel. At last report, six Israeli civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands more - from Tel Aviv to Beersheba –are confined to bomb shelters. Innocent civilians in Gaza have fallen victim to this latest round of violence as well. Furthermore, the rapid escalation of violence within Israel's own borders between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel is a new, and deeply troubling, development. We pray that calm will be restored soon.

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans

First Thoughts on the Latest Pew Research Center Study on Jewish Americans urjadmin May 11, 2021

In the days and weeks ahead, much will be written about the Pew Research Center’s "Jewish Americans in 2020." Having just received the full study today, we are still absorbing its findings. The Pew data is likely to provide a wealth of information that can be a useful resource for understanding many aspects of our community