Friday, December 2, 1966
The Jewish Reform Congregation of Ottawa held its first religious service and Oneg Shabbat at the W.E. Gowling Public School. The membership numbered 17 families.
March 12, 1967
The constitution was ratified and the name, Temple Israel, chosen. The membership numbered 29 families.
Temple Israel Religious School was started; the choir was formed; and the first consecration service was held.
The congregation moved into the James Street Synagogue.
Membership now numbered 80 families.
April 27, 1975
A ground breaking ceremony took place at 1301 Prince of Wales Drive, and construction began on the first permanent home for Temple Israel.
The construction of the Bimah and Ner Tamid was completed.
Membership reached 300 families.
Temple Israel celebrated 25 years.
Temple Israel celebrated 40 years.