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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.


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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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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

The link for on-line donations is now available on the Donations page.   


After a long wait ...

TEMPLE ISRAEL MEMBERS CAN NOW LOGIN TO ACCESS
THE MEMBERS' LOUNGE SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE.


(Most of our website does not require login.)

Login at the top or bottom of any page.
If you have forgotten your password, your Webmaven is glad to help.
Please contact 
webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca


 
Thursday September 11, 2014
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew - Offsite
Saturday September 13, 2014
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services, followed by a pot-luck Kiddush.
Please bring a nut-free dish to contribute to the Kiddush table.

12:00pm - Torah Study
Sunday September 14, 2014
9:30am - Religious School
11:00am - Preschool Experience at TI
2:00pm - Board Meeting: agenda for week beginning Monday September 15, 2014
Tuesday September 16, 2014
6:30pm - Teen Tuesday 1st Session
Wednesday September 17, 2014
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI
followed by breakfast and good conversation.

4:45pm - Hebrew School
Thursday September 18, 2014
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew at TI
Friday September 19, 2014
7:30pm - Shabbat Evening Services. The services will be followed by a pot-luck Oneg.
Please bring a nut-free dish to contribute to the Oneg table.

Saturday September 20, 2014
Note: No Regular Torah Study
9:00pm - Selichot Program and Dessert. Film information:
HIDING AND SEEKING: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust
Hiding and Seeking tells the story of a father who tries to alert his adult Orthodox Jewish sons
to the dangers posed by defenders of the faith who preach intolerance of the "other",
by those who feel compelled to create impenetrable barriers between "us" and "them".
This film explores the Holocaust’s effect on faith in God as well as its impact on faith in our fellow human beings.
It embeds these issues in a deeply personal inter-generational saga of survivors, their children,
and their children’s children.
Filmed in Jerusalem, Brooklyn and Poland, the film focuses on the filmmaker’s attempt
to heal the wounds of the past by stopping the transmission of hatred
from generation to generation. 

Note: The dessert is a pot-luck, please bring a nut-free dessert to contribute to the table.
10:30pm - Selichot Services
Sunday September 21, 2014
9:30am - Religious School
 

2014 - 2015 Yizkor Memorial Slideshow

We are repeating the successful Yizkor Memorial Slideshow on Yom Kippur that we piloted last year This slideshow contains the names and photographs,
  provided by those who choose to participate,
of our dearly deceased whom we wish to remember at this precious time.
If you have loved ones that you would like to memorialize in this way,
please list their names and return this notice to Temple Israel.

Photographs can be emailed to office@templeisraellondon.ca
by September 15, 2014.

Please label the file name of each photo with name of your loved one.
If you have questions or need help scanning photographs,
please contact the office at (519)858-4400 to schedule an appointment.

If your family members were included last year and there are no changes, you should confirm with the office that you wish to be included again.
If there are any changes or new photos, please send them to the office as indicated.  

If you wish not to be included, please also contact the office.

 
 
Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 8:30PM

Please join us for Erev Rosh HaShanah Dinner at Temple Israel.

Come with your family and friends for a congregational meal.

Dinner will be catered by Ian Kennard of Willie's Cafe.

Menu

Beef Tenderloin Tips with Mushrooms in Red Wine Sauce on Farfalle Noodles

Baked Salmon Fillets with Caper Dill Sauce and Basmati Rice

Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables

Wine and Dessert

Cost

$36/adult - $18/child (age 6 to 12) - free/children under 6

Call the Temple Office (519-858-4400) to reserve your place.

Space is limited to 80 people.

RSVP by September 15, 2014

For more information, please, visit our website.

 
 Tuesday evenings in September, 2014 
Turner Classic Movies Presents 
The Jewish Experience on Film
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Starting at 8pm, TCM will air 3 or 4 films with Jewish themes.  

Overview: http://www.tcm.com/projectedimage/overview.html  
Schedule: http://www.tcm.com/projectedimage/schedule.html
(Rogers TV Cable channel 52)
The September 2014 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/TempleMembers/

Upcoming Special Events - Temple Israel

Temple Israel Events: 

High Holy Days Schedule is on the Worship - High Holy Days page

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RH-Dinner 2014

Click HERE to download Rosh Hashanah Dinner form 


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Rosh Hashanah Luncheon

1:00pm September 25 at Temple Israel
(NOTE: Time is approxiimate.  Luncheon will follow Rosh Hashanah morning service.)
Please RSVP to the Temple Office

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Sunday, September 28, 9:30am - High Holy Day Family Retreat
(at Temple Israel). All families, with children from preschool through
teens, are invited to join us at the annual family retreat. We will begin
with a brief holiday service, followed by fun and engaging activities and
Tashlich at a local creek. We will conclude with a pot luck lunch at
noon. Please join us for this wonderful, family-friendly event! RSVP to
the Temple Office at 519-858-4400/office@templeisraellondon.ca.

2014 - 2015 Yizkor Memorial Slideshow

We are repeating the successful Yizkor Memorial Slideshow on Yom Kippur that we piloted last year 
This slideshow contains the names and photographs,

  provided by those who choose to participate,
of our dearly deceased whom we wish to remember at this precious time.

If you have loved ones that you would like to memorialize in this way,
please list their names and return this notice to Temple Israel.

Photographs can be emailed to office@templeisraellondon.ca
by September 15, 2014.

Please label the file name of each photo with name of your loved one.

If you have questions or need help scanning photographs,
please contact the office at (519)858-4400 to schedule an appointment.

 
NOTE: Online RSVP is in test phase at this time.
Data is accurately recorded, but you may not receive email confirmation.

Upcoming Special Events - Community

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Tuesday evenings in September, 2014 Turner Classic Movies Presents 
The Jewish Experience on Film.  
http://www.tcm.com/projectedimage/
Starting at 8pm, TCM will air 3 or 4 films with Jewish themes.  

Overview: http://www.tcm.com/projectedimage/overview.html  
Schedule: http://www.tcm.com/projectedimage/schedule.html
(Rogers TV Cable channel 52)

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Community Events

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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.)

Fridge Calendar - This Month

Fridge Calendar - Next Month

Lev HaDavar- Temple Israel bulletin in FlipBook format

 

Temple Israel Library Catalogue

- photo by Rael Wienburg

Thanks to the hard work of Lisa Manax, Sandra & Art Benjamin, Joanne Kearns, Thelma Llewellyn, Lana Koslow, Tom Casler, Sharon Marks, Louise Shanfeld, and Wally Zimmerman,
Temple Israel's library catalogue is now available online via LibraryThing.

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.

About 80% of our books have been catalogued thus far. More books are being added all the time.

You can't check out books online, but the online catalogue is a very useful resource for discovering books in our collection.


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

  • Labels on the shelves make it easy to find books by subject.
  • To borrow a book, use the slgn-out sheet
    (book title, your name, your phone number).
  • To return a book, place it in the "Returns" box.

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

♦ WELCOME to our new RJ Web 2.0 Temple Israel website!!!
Most of our website 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 issue is now available in .PDFand 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
EVERY TEMPLE ISRAEL HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE RECEIVING – AND READING – REFORM JUDAISM MAGAZINE! It is an excellent resource which links us to the broader Reform Jewish world…and it is part of your membership package! If you do not receive REFORM JUDAISM MAGAZINE, call the Temple Office, please. Stop missing opportunities for Jewish growth!
 
♦ 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/nr76qw  .
 
♦ 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.

Upcoming TI Events

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adult Hebrew--at Temple

SEP
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Friday, 19 September 2014 - Sunday, 21 September 2014
NFTY-NEL Derech Atid

SEP
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7:30pm Friday, 19 September 2014 - 9:00pm Friday, 19 September 2014
Shabbat Evening Services

SEP
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Saturday, 20 September 2014
No Regular Torah Study

SEP
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Selichot Program and Dessert

SEP
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Selichot Services

SEP
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Sunday, 21 September 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
Kitchen

SEP
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Sunday, 21 September 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
RS Religious School

SEP
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Sunday, 21 September 2014 9:45am - 10:00am
Library

SEP
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Sunday, 21 September 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
RS Teacher Orientation and Lunch

Upcoming Community Events

SEP
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The Promise of Pope Francis: Our Hopes and Fears

OCT
2

Thursday, 2 October 2014
Words out of Silence: Writing as Spiritual Practice

OCT
26

Sunday, 26 October 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm
HOLD FOR JNF Blue Box Collection Drive

NOV
6

Thursday, 6 November 2014
Singing Communities

JAN
22

Thursday, 22 January 2015
How to Tell a Beautiful Story: The Tale of Joseph in the Qur'an

FEB
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Thursday, 5 February 2015
Sacred Symbol. Sacred Art.

MAR
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Thursday, 12 March 2015
Connecting to Faith and Spirituality in the Digital Age: A Franciscan Perspective

NOV
4

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - Sunday, 8 November 2015
URJ Biennial, Orlando FL

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