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:



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.

 JewelsofElul XI 2015

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.

 High Holy Days 2016

Reminder as we approach High Holy Days:

Temple Israel looks forward, as always, to welcoming every person who comes to our High Holiday services.
Those with tickets, adult members who receive them in the mail after they’ve paid or made arrangements to pay their dues, will be ushered in immediately.
All others, those who’ve forgotten their ticket,  students, non-members, visiting family, if they haven’t already called for tickets,
will be asked for name and contact information, given tickets at the door and then welcomed in. 
   The board feels this policy would serve to add a level of security. 
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Reserve for Baby Sitting
Temple families and their guests attending evening and morning services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are invited to bring their young children (ages 2-6) and leave them in the care of a trained child care worker in the new "Playzone" room at the JCC during those times. There will be no charge for this, but PLEASE, call the Temple office to register so that we know how many care givers will be needed.
The doors of the baby sitting room will open one-half hour before the start of services; children should be picked up immediately after the close of services. Snacks will be provided, but please send your own with your child if he/she has any allergies or other concerns.
If you require more information, please contact the Temple Office.
Bring Your NEW Machzor (Miskan Hanefesh - Machzor for the Days of Awe)
If you have your own to use, it would stretch our limited supply of these prayerbooks.
Bring your Tickets
Please Try To Arrive On Time
The start-time for each service is posted above. If you are a little late, please be patient if the ushers ask you to remain in the foyer for a very short while until an appropriate time to admit you and help you find seats.
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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  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.  




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   

Please register as early as possible to aid in planning.





  [photos by Linda Zimmerman]



Upcoming Events - Religious Services

Friday, 18 August 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Friday, 18 August 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Potluck Oneg
Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Potluck Kiddush
Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
NO Regular Torah Study