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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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 – We are using Zoom and Facebook. Hints on how to use Zoom.

Yom Rivii, 7 Shevat 5781

Upcoming Events at Temple Israel

  1. Wed 20

    Talmud Study

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Jan 20 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Fri 22

    Tu B’Shevat Family Fun on Zoom

    Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Fri 22

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    We gather together to welcome Shabbat
    Jan 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  4. Sat 23

    Torah Study

    Join Rabbi Mikelberg via Zoom online
    Jan 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  5. Sat 23

    Shabbat Morning Service

    Shabbat morning is a highlight of
    Jan 23 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 pm
  6. Sat 23

    Junior Youth Group Game Night

    Virtual “Heads Up” on Zoom. To
    Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Mon 25

    Insight into Judaism

    An Educational and Spiritual Journey Come
    Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  8. Wed 27

    Talmud Study

    Join Rabbi Steve Garten at 12:45 pm for
    Jan 27 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
  9. Wed 27

    Jewish/Indigenous Tu B’Shevat Seder

    Our annual festival of the trees
    Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  10. Thu 28

    Morning Minyan

    Join Ezra Miller and Mark Holzman
    Jan 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom

Nationalism Unhinged: Jewish Insight and Wisdom kbkaput January 19, 2021

In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do

Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead: Three Things We Must Do kbkaput January 14, 2021

In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists

Why Judaism Puts Faith in the Counsel of Scientists kbkaput January 14, 2021

Jewish tradition comes down decidedly on the side of science. One of the primary values in Jewish legal thought: Pikuach nefesh, saving a life, overrides almost every other religious mitzvah.

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection

Justice, Justice Shall We Pursue: Resources for Action after the Capitol Insurrection kbkaput January 13, 2021

The Union for Reform Judaism shares resources for use in congregations and Jewish communities, as well as by families and individual, in our shared pursuit of justice.