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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

16Dec
Saturday, 16 December 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Shabbat Shiur Study Session and Havdalah
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Religious School
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm
Gift Shop Open
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
RS Kindergarten Experience
17Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chanukah Party - Share the Warmth
19Dec
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn
19Dec
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Introductory Hebrew
20Dec
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 4:45pm - 6:15pm
MW Midweek Hebrew School
20Dec
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Adult Prayerbook Hebrew
22Dec
Friday, 22 December 2017
Office Closed Fridays
22Dec
Friday, 22 December 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shabbat Evening Service
27Dec
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 - Friday, 29 December 2017
Temple Office Closed through December 29

Upcoming Community Events

24Dec
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Christmas Eve
25Dec
Monday, 25 December 2017
Christmas - Office Closed
26Dec
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Boxing Day - Office Closed
31Dec
Sunday, 31 December 2017
New Year's Eve
1Jan
Monday, 1 January 2018
New Year's Day - Office Closed
3Mar
Saturday, 3 March 2018
HOLD for Community Launch Mincha
1Apr
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Easter Sunday
13May
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Mother's Day
3Jun
Sunday, 3 June 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Negev Dinner 2018
17Jun
Sunday, 17 June 2018
Father's Day
1Jul
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Canada Day