Worship Services

Weekly Services

Note: All Friday and Saturday services are available online (Facebook). Please make sure to check the e-weekly for any changes and the most up to date information. Not getting our weekly emails? Sign up here.

Pulpit Exchange

Pulpit Exchange

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:15 am. –  The service is on Temple’s Facebook Live

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 8 am and 10:15 am. – The services are on Zoom. St. John the Evangelist website.

At Temple we pride ourselves in our interfaith relations. In recent months we’ve made new friends at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church. We welcomed On January 22, Rev Gary Van Der Meer joined Temple as he drashed on the week’s Torah portion. The following day, Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg and returned the favour. Let’s cheer on our spiritual leaders as they model friendship with this pulpit exchange.

Help Support Temple

If you are enjoying our virtual programming and visiting online with our community, please consider a gift to sustain our synagogue. Learn more and find out how you can donate.

Larry Tarof leading Kabbalat Shabbat music
Larry Tarof leading Kabbalat Shabbat music

Shabbat Services

Shabbat morning is a highlight of the week for us at Temple. We combine prayer with learning and schmoozing and begin at 9 am with Rabbi led Torah study. Each week we tackle the Torah portion with stimulating conversations of the soul. At 10:15 our worship service begins. This includes Torah reading and Rabbi’s sermon. All are welcome.

Music in our Services

Music is central to the spiritual life of Temple Israel. We are known for our concerts and recitals, offered at regular intervals through the year. Our liturgical choir brings a unique level of spirituality to Yom Tov and special services and new members are welcome. Support and instruction are available for anyone who wishes to learn to chant Torah or Haftarah, the blessings, or to lead a Shiva or Havdalah service.

Members of our choir
Members of our choir

The Oneg Shabbat Project

The Giving Committee’s  Oneg Shabbat Project aims to ensure that all onegs are provided for throughout the year.

We feel that Onegs, welcoming friends and strangers alike, coming together and caring for others, is the heart of temple.

Help us build ourselves as a community that is welcoming and hospitable by saying “Yes!

Larry Tarof

Larry Tarof

Larry Tarof leads our Kabbalat Shabbat music with his guitar, piano and voice. He offers a variety of musical styles, old and new music choices and musical surprises. Larry also provides musical leadership for Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS) and class led services.

In addition to Temple, Larry (Dr. L.) has more than a quarter century of experience with pop/musical theatre arrangements, choral arrangements, live performances and original compositions.

Other Services

We regularly worship together on difference occasions. Check the calendar for upcoming services.

Morning Minyan

 

Start your day with a strong boost of Torah and prayer. Those who need a caffeine boost, a bagel and a little conversation, can stick around and ease into the morning. Our morning minyans are twice a month. Check weekly emails as well as our calendar for dates and times.

Morning minyan
Morning minyan
Morning minyan
Morning minyan

Some members of our congregation have allergies to scents and perfumes. Please, with consideration for others, practice no scents is good sense.