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A Warm Welcome

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Temple Israel is a community of approximately 160 families. It is a positive and strong Reform Jewish presence in the London community, with a Religious School, Pre-School Experience, an active program of Adult Education, Social Action, Outreach, and social events. Our Shabbat Services, holiday and life-cycle observances are warm and inspiring.

We welcome Jewish and interfaith couples, traditional and non-traditional families, singles, LGBT, and people of every age, race and ethnicity. Whether you are new to Judaism or a learned scholar, you will find a warm welcome and a comfortable home at Temple Israel.

Explore our website, join us for services, classes, and programs, meet our members, visit our library and gift shop. You will find many opportunities to enrich your experience of Judaism. If this is your first visit, we hope you will come back often. Membership information can be found in the "About Us" section, on the MEMBERSHIP page.


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Temple Israel (of London)

605 Windermere Road
London, Ontario
Canada   N5X 2P1

Phone: 519-858-4400
Email: office@templeisraellondon.ca 

Rabbi Debra Dressler: 

rabbi.dressler@templeisraellondon.ca

 

 

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TI News (click a title to view contents)

This Week at Temple Israel

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THIS WEEK’S REMINDER FOR EVENTS AT TEMPLE ISRAEL

 For more details please visit our website:

www.templeisraellondon.ca   

Wednesday, September 28
4:45pm - Hebrew School
7:30pm - Choir Practice at TI
Thursday, September 29
4:45pm - Adult Hebrew
Saturday, October 1
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler
12:00pm - Kiddush hosted by Yolanda Tomaszewski, in honour of her birthday
12:00pm - Torah Study
Sunday, October 2
NOTE - NOReligious School
9:30am - High Holy Day Family Program and Potluck Lunch at TI (see below for details)
6:30pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service at JCC
8:30pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner at TI
Monday, October 3
10:00am - Rosh Hashanah Morning Service at JCC
1:00pm - Rosh Hashanah Day Lunch at TI
Wednesday, October 5
4:45pm - Hebrew School
6:30pm - Food Sort at London Food Bank (926 Leathorne Street)
Thursday, October 6
4:45pm - Adult Hebrew
Friday, October 7
7:30pm - Shabbat Evening Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler. Potluck oneg to follow, please bring a dish to share.
Sunday, October 9
NOTE - NOReligious School - Thanksgiving Break
Monday, October 10 - Thanksgiving
NOTE - TI Office is closed
SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for:
Sunday, October 16
9:30am- Sukkot Pancake Breakfast and Sukkah Decorating at TI
 
High Holy Days 2016


  • High Holy Days tickets have already been mailed to those who have paid or arranged dues by September 14.

  • All other tickets for members will be available for pick up at the JCC just prior to services.    

  • Notify the office as soon as possible if you require guest tickets.

  • If you have already requested guest tickets, they will be available for pick-up at the JCC just prior to services.   

Dates and times for High Holy Day events and services
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Erev Rosh HaShanah Dinner - Sunday, October 2, 2016


Following the service join us for a light dinner buffet at Temple Israel.  Prepared by Willie’s Cafe, the menu will include:

Spinach and Cheese Manicotti with Marinara Sauce
Baked Salmon Fillets with caper dill sauce and basmati rice
Mixed Green Salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad (no bacon)
Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables
Seasonal Fruit Cobbler

Wine generously provided by Tom Casler

Time:  8:30PM (time is approximate after service)

Price:  $35.00 per adult through September 27, 2016
           $15.00 per child (12 and under)

Pre-Registration is required.  Let us know number of persons attending.  

Contact Linda or Margie at office @ 519.858.4400 or email office@templeisraellondon.ca  

Registration is guaranteed with payment, however, space is limited so please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment and aid in planning.  


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Rosh HaShanah Lunch - Monday, October 3, 2016


We also invite you to Temple Israel following the service to enjoy a luncheon buffet.  We know you will enjoy!


Assorted Tea Sandwiches (Tuna and Egg)
Assorted Tea Wraps (Chicken Salad, Roasted Vegetable or Curried Sweet Potatoe and Apple
Spinach Salad, Cranberry Quinoa Salad, Caesar Salad (no bacon)
Cookies and Squares

Time:  Doors will open at 1:00pm

Price:  $15.00 per adult
           $7.50 per child (children under 12)

Pre Registration is required.  Please register as early as possible to aid in planning.

To Register for these events, please contact Linda or Margie at Temple Israel office @519.858.4400 or email office@templeisraellondon.ca   


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THE BRIDGE IS OPEN!!!  REPAIRS ARE COMPLETED


Windermere Road is OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS to access Temple Israel
Did you know that our bi-monthly bulletin Lev HaDavar is available by email or on the web?

http://www.templeisraellondon.ca/

(Scroll down the Home Page to TI News -- no password required)

If you would like us to switch your bulletin from hard copy/mailed to email, 
please let the office know at
office@templeisraellondon.ca
Please visit our website often at templeisraellondon.ca or tilondon.ca. There you will find information about upcoming events, services, classes, and programs, as well as general information about your Temple. Highlights include a quick summary of upcoming events on our homepage, worship schedule on the Shabbat and holidays pages, adult education opportunities, youth education schedules, and a community cookbook. Our homepage also displays convenient links to our Facebook page, maintained by Rael Wienburg, our Google Plus page, maintained by Linda Zimmerman, and our Suggestion Box, maintained by Elizabeth Teevan.  

If you are a TI member and have not yet received a username and password to enter the "Members' Lounge" section of our website, please contact your Webmaven
at <
webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca> for assistance.
The September/October/November/December 2016 issue of Lev HaDavar is now available via the Temple Israel website homepage: templeisraellondon.ca
Also, please visit our Temple Israel Facebook site and consider becoming a member:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/TempleMember

Upcoming Special Events - Temple Israel

Temple Israel Events:  

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 *** NOTE: Lunch & Learn has resumed Tuesdays at 12:00 noon. ***

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*** NOTE: Next Book Chavurah Sunday, October 29 at 1:30pm. ***

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 ‚ÄčErev Rosh HaShanah Dinner- Sunday, October 2, 2016

Following the service join us for a light dinner buffet at Temple Israel.  Prepared by Willie’s Cafe, the menu will include:


Spinach and Cheese Manicotti with Marinara Sauce

Baked Salmon Fillets with caper dill sauce and basmati rice

Mixed Green Salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Caesar Salad (no bacon)

Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables

Seasonal Fruit Cobbler

Wine generously provided by Tom Casler


Time:  8:30PM (time is approximate after service)


Price:  $35.00 per adult through September 27, 2016

           $15.00 per child (12 and under)


Pre Registration is required.  Call Linda or Margie at office @ 519.858.4400 or email office@templeisraellondon.ca  Let us know numbers required


Registration is guaranteed with payment however space is limited so please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment and aid in planning.  

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HHD schedule 2016 5777

 Rosh HaShanah Lunch - Monday, October 3, 2016

We also invite you to Temple Israel following the service to enjoy a luncheon buffet.  We know you will enjoy


Assorted Tea Sandwiches (Tuna and Egg)

Assorted Tea Wraps (Chicken Salad, Roasted Vegetable or Curried Sweet Potatoe and Apple

Spinach Salad, Cranberry Quinoa Salad, Caesar Salad (no bacon)

Cookies and Squares


Time:  Doors will open at 1:00pm

Price:  $15.00 per adult

            $7.50 per child (children under 12)


Pre Registration is required.  Call Linda or Margie at office @519.858.4400 or email office@templeisraellondon.ca   


Please register as early as possible to aid in planning.


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Lev HaDavar- Temple Israel bulletin in PDF format

 

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Lev HaDavar is Temple Israel's monthly bulletin. Click to view or download the CURRENT ISSUE. (No password required.)
Past issues of Lev HaDavar are available in the Members' Lounge (Username and password required.)

September calendar  (docx format)

October calendar  (docx format)

November calendar  (docx format)

December calendar  (docx format)



Lev HaDavar- Temple Israel bulletin in FlipBook format

Temple Israel Library Catalogue

- photo by Rael Wienburg

Click here for the Temple Israel Library Catalogue

You can search the catalogue by title, author, or tag (=subject)
or browse through the catalogue in any order you wish.

Plan to visit the Temple Israel Library (2nd floor) any time our building is open.

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

♦ WELCOME to our RJ Web 2.0 Temple Israel website!!!
Most of our websit
e does not require Login.  Usernames and Passwords for Temple Israel members have been created.  Login provides access to the Members' Lounge section of our website and to Bikur Cholim Sign-Up Sheets (None at this time.)  If you are a TI member and have not received a Username and Password, or if you have forgotten yours, please contact Linda Zimmerman, webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca

NOTE: We are pleased to announce that Login is now working. 

♦ Do you need a ride?
If you can’t drive in the dark, or you’re without a car (or license) and you want to come to Temple for any reason (a program, a service) please call the Temple Office with as much notice as you can, but even if it’s for the same day, please call. 

♦ If you are planning an activity...
Please remember to call the Temple Office (519)858-4400, as early as possible to reserve a room.
♦ Lev Ha-Davar - September/October/November/December issue is now available in .PDF and Flipbook format
The current issue of Temple Israel's bulletin, Lev HaDavar, is now available on the TI homepage -- LOGIN NOT REQUIRED. You may read Lev Ha-Davar online, or print it, or save it to your computer for fast future access. (Use Print or Save options in Adobe Reader.) NOTE: Past issues and calendars will continue to be available in the Members' Lounge (Login required). It will take some time to finish moving all the past issues of Lev HaDavar to the new website.  If you need a particular issue immediately, please contact webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca
♦ Mishkan T'filah and Torah Commentary Dedications
Please consider dedicating one (or more) of our new prayer books or Torah commentaries to honour a special occasion or the memory of your family and friends. Details on the Donations page.

 NEW!!!  Panoramas
Panoramas of our Temple (front and rear views), Sanctuary, Library, and Kitchen by Rael Wienburg have been posted on the About Us - Our Building page.
 
♦ Our Front Door is now the Main Entrance for Shabbat and Holiday Services.
Please note that for Shabbat and Holiday services, people are invited to enter through our beautiful front door and lobby.  The side entrance will be used to bring in food and, until such time as we have wheelchair access in the front, the side door will continue to be used for wheelchair access. 
At all other times, the main door will remain locked, and people should enter the Temple through the side door.

♦ Please Note!!
For the sake of our custodians, Ira and Sergio Saavedra, please ensure that, at any Temple function, if you move chairs from one floor to the other, you return them to their original level. Thank you.
♦ Please Sponsor an Oneg or Kiddush
Members of Temple Israel take turns providing refreshments for Oneg Shabbat or Shabbat Kiddush. It:s a great opportunity to honour a yahrzeit, a simcha, or other special person or event. Contact Temple Office.
♦ Reform Judaism Magazine
Reform Judaism Magazine ceased publication in 2014, after the printing of the Fall 2014 edition.   Previous content is available at reformjudaismmag.orgPast Issues and Browse by Subject).
♦ Suggestion Box
Do you have a suggestion? A brilliant idea? A comment? Send it in to the Temple Israel suggestion box. Email suggestion.box@templeisraellondon.ca 
♦ Temple Israel Endowment Fund
Managed under the London Jewish Community Foundation, all contributions to this Fund are held in perpetuity, and the interest income will be provided each year to Temple Israel to help support our growing needs. [MORE INFORMATION ON THE DONATIONS PAGE]
♦ Temple Israel on Facebook
Thank you to Rael Wienburg for setting up a page for "Temple Israel of London, Ontario, Canada" on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/TIonFacebook .
♦ Temple Israel on Google Plus
Temple Israel now has a presence on Google Plus. Find us at http://tinyurl.com/TIonGPlus Join Google+ (It's free), then follow our page by putting it in one of your circles. This is completely optional. Our website templeisraellondon.ca remains Temple Israel's primary means of sharing information with our members.
♦ Temple Israel Gift Shop and Online Gift Shop
The TEMPLE ISRAEL GIFT SHOP and ONLINE GIFT SHOP pages are now available.

♦ 
Things to Do to Help Temple Israel that can be Completed in Three Hours or Less
    • Provide transportation for somebody to/from Services or an event
    • Provide an Oneg or Kiddush
    • Help clean up after an Oneg, Kiddush, or Holiday event
    • Join a "cooking crew" to make edibles for a Temple event
    • Help set up for a Temple event
    • Do grocery shopping for a Temple event
    • Pitch in when there is a yard clean-up
    • Provide a meal for Temple members facing health issues or bereavement
    • Sort food at the Food Bank with Temple Israel's Social Action Group
    • Help the Soup Group make wonderful vegetable soup for the Rotholme Women's & Family Shelter.
    • Participate by attending functions such as; Temple religious services, Wednesday morning minyan, Wednesday Lunch n' Learn, etc.
♦ WESTERN and FANSHAWE STUDENTS are ALWAYS WELCOME at Temple Israel services and programs.
Please join us for any Shabbat or Holiday service, for High Holy Days, and for any program that interests you. Contact office@templeisraellondon.ca or 519-858-4400.
♦ Yahrzeit (Memorial) Board
A lasting way to honour the memory of your loved ones. Information about Temple Israel's Yahrzeit (Memorial) Board is now on the Donations page.

TI Members' Blogs and Websites

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The following members of Temple Israel have offered to share access to their personal or commercial blogs and websites in this space.

We encourage other members of Temple Israel to participate.

(If you would like your link added, please email webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca   Include your name, title of blog or website, and URL.)

Note: Rabbi's Blog and President's Blog are under "About Us - Leadership" on the Temple Israel website.



Art Benjamin
Atheists, Theists and Other Fools
ataof.blogspot.ca 
  
           
                                                                     



Walter Zimmerman
Wally Zimmerman's PhotoSite
These photos are from Wally's recent exhibition at 

Spencer Gallery, D.B. Weldon Library, Western U.
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Upcoming Special Events - Community

Community Events
 

The London Yizkor Project

The LYP was initiated by Lois Weiner Lowe z”l and after her death
in 1985, was continued by her husband Danny Lowe z”l (who died in
1990). The Project was developed to link Londoners (current and past)
to their family members who perished in the Shoah. With Danny’s
untimely death, this project lay dormant for many years. Because of its
importance to both the London and greater Jewish communities, the
Project has been revitalized under new (and old) leadership,


Revisiting those family lists now, it is evident that not all families
were interviewed and much more detail is needed. As information has
been received by these original survivor families, it has also been
fascinating to discover the links between those families - relatives and
friends who sponsored some of these families, as well as the past and
current familial relationships in London.

New forms have been developed by Diane Goldstein and Judy
Silver to ensure that the London link is made. If you were born in, have
lived in or are currently living in London – and have family members
who perished in the Shoah (even if they are 1 or 2 generations removed
from you), then you too should be part of the LYP. The name of each
person who perished in the Shoah will be entered into the data base at
Yad Vashem (www.YadVashem.org).

We encourage families - including child survivors, or new arrivals
to London (over the last 24 years) to be part of this initiative. The
London Yiskor Project is in a data base format. After this task is
completed, it will be easier for individual families to develop or add to
their own ‘family genealogical projects’.

Please contact
Gloria Gilbert at gloriagilbert@sympatico.ca; 519-657-3770 or
Judy Silver at judy.silver@gmail.com; 519-858-9272
for further information.
 

Upcoming TI Events

Sep
28

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm

Sep
28

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Sep
29

Thursday, 29 September 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm

Oct
1

Saturday, 1 October 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

Oct
1

Saturday, 1 October 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Oct
1

Saturday, 1 October 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Oct
2

Sunday, 2 October 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm

Oct
2

Sunday, 2 October 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Oct
2

Sunday, 2 October 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Oct
3

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:45am - 10:45am

Oct
3

Monday, 3 October 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm

Upcoming Community Events

Oct
6

Thursday, 6 October 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Nov
23

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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