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Welcome!

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At Temple Israel, we believe every Jew should be affiliated with a synagogue.

Why? Synagogues bring us together as a congregation; they help us to define our individual spiritual quest; they ensure a place exists for Judaism to thrive within our present day community and for generations to come.

Life today is far more complex than when our ancestors stood at Mt. Sinai and entered into a covenant with God. But the covenant of membership, the defining relationship between a person and the Jewish community, has not lost its significance.

At Temple Israel, we are a Reform Jewish congregation and are proud to foster an environment where:

  • there are stimulating and enjoyable events for the mind and soul
  • individuals can learn and comfortably question Jewish teaching
  • families of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds are welcome
  • tikun olam (repairing the world) is as natural as breathing
  • each individual makes a valued contribution
  • and gender equality is paramount

Established in 1985, our congregation is still small enough to make each member feel like family, but large enough to support a variety of programming and life-cycle events.

Please come for a visit! You are welcome to join us at any regular Shabbat service or to sample our programming.

  • Shabbat and holiday services and programs
  • B’nai mitzvah, weddings, brit milah/brit bat, etc.
  • ReligiousSchool(Preschool through Hebrew High – please note that membership is required for attendance, except at Preschool)
  • Adult education and discussion groups
  • Family pot-luck dinners and activities (movie nights, cooking groups, Shabbat afternoon get-togethers, etc.)
  • Wednesday morning minyan
  • Social action events (food sort at the food bank, blankets for Bubbies, clothing donation drives, etc.)
  • Interfaith community events (vegetarian dinners, discussion groups, London Interfaith Peace Camp, etc.)
  • Committees, Choir … and the list goes on!

For additional information about membership, or to find out about upcoming events, please contact:

Temple Office or Rabbi Debra Dressler /519.858.4400      

Jason Mandlowitz  President

Susan Dean  Membership Chair

Daryl Fridenberg, Programming Chair

Margie Wienburg, Religious School Coordinator

We proudly unite for most activities at our charming property at 605 Windermere Road. Our Temple home welcomes individuals of all ages and stages with disabled accessible first-floor facilities; greenspace for family activities and summer services; an educational home for our children in well-equipped classrooms; an organized kitchen to prepare and serve delicious pot-luck (nut-free) dinners; and room for just over 100 voices to sing in harmony in the comfort of the chapel.

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Upcoming TI Events

19Feb
Monday, 19 February 2018
Office Closed - Family Day
20Feb
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
NO Lunch and Learn until March
20Feb
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NO Lunch and Learn
20Feb
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Introductory Hebrew
21Feb
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 4:45pm - 6:15pm
NO MW Midweek Hebrew School - Feb 21st
21Feb
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adult Prayerbook Hebrew
24Feb
Saturday, 24 February 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Shabbat Morning Service
24Feb
Saturday, 24 February 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Potluck Kiddush
24Feb
Saturday, 24 February 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Torah Study
25Feb
Sunday, 25 February 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
RS Religious School
25Feb
Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
RS Kindergarten Experience
25Feb
Sunday, 25 February 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
SNL "Sunday Night Live" at Temple Israel

Upcoming Community Events

22Mar
11:30pm Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 12:30am Friday, 23 March 2018
Veritas Series - The Voice of My Beloved is Knocking: Singing Jewish Prayer
1Apr
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Easter Sunday
13May
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Mother's Day
3Jun
9:00pm Sunday, 3 June 2018 - 1:00am Monday, 4 June 2018
Negev Dinner 2018
17Jun
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Father's Day
1Jul
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Canada Day
13Aug
Monday, 13 August 2018 - Friday, 17 August 2018
London Interfaith Peace Camp at King’s Aug 13-17