Shanah Tovah -- We wish you A Good Year
Please join us for High Holy Days Serivces. All are welcome. There is no charge. We hope you will find our services beautiful and meaningful, and that they will encourage you to consider joining our congregation to participate in worship, educational, and social programs throughout the year. Please note that some High Holy Days services and events are held at Temple Israel, and some are at the Jewish Community Centre, 536 Huron Street (map) Note: JCC parking lot is shared with London Hebrew Day School and Congregation Or Shalom.
Donations in honour of loved ones are customary at this time of year, and are very much appreciated. Please contact the Temple Office. (519)858-4400.
Readers and Volunteers are needed and welcome during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. If you would like to participate in our services - no Hebrew skills required! - please submit a participation form to the Temple Office.
Questions? Contact Rabbi Dressler: email@example.com
Fast Food Drive for the High Holy Days
As per our custom, London Food Bank collection bags will be distributed at the Rosh Hashanah services at the JCC (Sept.13-14) and can be dropped off at the JCC or TI on or before the Yom Kippur services (Sept 22-23). UPDATE: The Food Bank says that donations of money enable them to buy twice as much food as if you were to purchase it at the grocery, so please consider using the envelopes provided at High Holy Days services. Donations of food are also welcome.
Click the tree above for Jewels of Elul delivered to your Inbox daily during the month of Elul, leading up to Rosh Hashanah.
There is a great Jewish tradition to dedicate the 29 days in the month of Elul to study and prepare for the coming high holy days. The time is supposed to challenge us to use each day as an opportunity for growth and discovery.
While conceptually the notion is noble, it was clear that acting on it was a bit more challenging. Enter . . . Jewels of Elul. For the past ten years Craig Taubman has collected short stories, anecdotes and introspections from some fascinating people.
We have collected these Jewels of Elul, from an eclectic group of peoples . . . well known and not so well known.
Join us is preparing for this most sacred time of year.
Reminder as we approach High Holy Days:
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)
Registration is guaranteed with payment however space is limited so please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment and aid in planning.
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)
Please register as early as possible to aid in planning.
[photos by Linda Zimmerman]