Temple Israel Religious School

TIRS, September 2019Welcome to Temple Israel Religious School. TIRS is Ottawa’s premier center for Jewish learning from birth through Grade 10 and Confirmation. Your child is part of a positive and interactive learning environment that partners with other Ottawa Jewish organizations to create the best possible Jewish education we can offer, using the most up-to-date resources for student-centered lessons and experiences. We provide a strong Jewish identity through Jewish values and ethics, Torah and Prophets, T’fillah (prayer), Holidays, Music, Israel and Hebrew.

Hebrew Teachers, Multi levels,1 Year Contract

Application closes July 20th, 2022.

JYG Upcoming Events
Consecration

JYG Pride Club

Welcome to our Senior Leaders

We are excited to share that TIRS will be led for the 2022-2023 school year by our new dynamic co-principals, Ranit Brown and Dovi Chein. Ranit Braun has been a staff member of Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS) for nearly 15 years. She teaches Hebrew, Tanakh, Jewish history, tikkun olam, tzedakah, and gemilut hasadim. And Dovi is a well known Ottawa leader. He has had a diverse career in politics, education, and the nonprofit sector.

To contact our principals, please email them at tirs@templeisraelottawa.com

Ranit Braun, Co-Principal

Ranit Braun, Co-Principal

Ranit Braun has been a staff member of Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS) for nearly 15 years. She teaches Hebrew, Tanakh, Jewish history, tikkun olam, tzedakah, and gemilut hasadim.

In addition to teaching, Ranit has been the Junior Youth Group adviser for Temple and creator of the JBaby programs, in which parents and their children under two years of age gather to socialize in a group setting.

Ranit is Ottawa’s 2019 recipient of the North American Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. You can learn more about Ranit’s accomplishments in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.

Dovi Chein, Co-Principal

Dovi Chein, Co-Principal

Dovi is a well known Ottawa leader. He has had a diverse career in politics, education, and the nonprofit sector.

Dovi is currently the Director of Campus Programming with the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee. He is responsible for university affairs from coast to coast and running the CJPAC Fellowship Program. Before CJPAC, Dovi was the Director of Hillel Ottawa, where he fostered an unprecedented period of growth for the organization.

Dovi is experienced in leadership, education, relationship building, conflict resolution, and creating inclusive spaces.

What We Offer

Morah Karli making her class packages for September and October.
Morah Karli making her class packages for September and October.
  • Creating Jewish Community
  • Instilling Jewish Values
  • Building Jewish Community that grows with your child
  • A Jewish education that:
    • engages children from JK to Grade 10
    • promotes Jewish ethics and social justice
    • creates a bond with Israel and the greater Jewish community
    • celebrates Jewish life cycle including preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvah
    • inspires youth programming for Grades 6 to 10

TIRS – Elementary School: JK – Grade 6

Students enjoy preparing for holidays, learning about Israel and the Hebrew language, engaging in bible stories and the weekly Torah portion, and practicing t’fillot (prayers).

TI High Grades 7 – 10

TI HIGH curriculum includes life cycle, understanding the greater Jewish community through tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) projects.

Learn, Explore, Connect

Help your child develop a strong Jewish identity through fun and learning at Temple Israel Religious School.

Music at TIRS

Music is a integral part of learning here at Temple Israel Religious school.  Our music classes offer our students a opportunity learn about the Aleph Bet, Jewish Holidays and Tfila. Our Music Man Moreh Larry Tarof brings joy and excitement to our students! Music is a large part of are Jewish education and we sing with Ruach! (Spirit) Temple offers music from Gan all the way to Grade 10,  learning new songs in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and even Ladino. Our music program offers is a proud component of TIRS and the Temple Community at large!

Testimonials

“Dear Morah Karli, Thank you for teaching Ray so much about Judaism. He really enjoyed your class and spending time with you. Taking part in your class has inspired us as a family to do more Jewish activities together and celebrate many holidays we didn’t know about before. We have also started lighting the candles on Friday nights to recognize Shabbat every week which is something we didn’t do before Ray started Hebrew school. You are a wonderful teacher! Thank you so much! Have a great summer.”

“Dear Sue, Jenny and Ranit, 
I wanted to make sure that we expressed our gratitude to all of you, TIRS, and the Rabbi. This school year got really difficult and you all adapted and kept classes and JYG activities going. Your efforts were much appreciated. Monday classes and JYG became a focal point for Kayla during this isolating time at home. Things may continue to be challenging for a while still. It’s comforting to know that Temple was able to adapt and will continue to as we all navigate a path through this pandemic. [Scheduling for the summer will be] daunting, but we will step up to the challenge, just as you have modelled these past few months.”