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New Office Hours

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: 



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This Week at Temple Israel



For more details please visit our website:

NOTE: Wednesday Morning Minyan is on hiatus until further notice.

NOTE: Due to the Temple Israel office being closed during the week of December 22 - 26, and open only limited hours during the week of December 29 - January 2, this listing will cover to the end of the month.


Friday, December 19, at 6:00pm

Please join us at Temple Israel for our
Congregational Shabbat Chanukah Dinner!

Dinner will be pot-luck, with latkes provided.

Please RSVP to the Temple office with the number of people attending,
and what dish you plan to bring.

Be sure to bring your family Chanukiah/Menorah with candles to light!

Thursday, December 18
2:30pm - Friendship Club Chanukah Party at Richmond Woods
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew at TI
Friday, December 19
6:00pm - Shabbat Chanukah Dinner at TI. Pot luck with latkes provided. Please see the beginning of this email for more information.
Saturday, December 20
Note - No Torah Study
Sunday, December 21
Note - No Religious School - Winter Break
1:00pm - Community Chanukah Party at the JCC
Monday, December 22
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Tuesday, December 23
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Wednesday, December 24
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Note - No Wednesday Morning Minyan - on hiatus
Thursday, December 25
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Friday, December 26
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Saturday, December 27
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Josh Dubitsky at TI. Following the service will be a pot luck Kiddush.
Note update - No Torah Study
Sunday, December 28
Note - No Religious School - Winter Break
Monday, December 29
Note - Temple Israel office open during limited hours - please phone ahead
Tuesday, December 30
Note - Temple Israel office open during limited hours - please phone ahead
Wednesday, December 31
Note - Temple Israel office open during limited hours - please phone ahead
Note - No Wednesday Morning Minyan - on hiatus
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Note - Temple Israel office closed - NO EVENTS
Friday, January 2
Note - Temple Israel office open during limited hours - please phone ahead
The December 2014 / January 2015 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:

Upcoming Special Events - Temple Israel

Temple Israel Events:  

See you in 2015!

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

Community Events

At Or Shalom:



Lev HaDavar- Temple Israel bulletin in PDF format



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

Fridge Calendar - February

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.


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.



♦ 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 - December/January issue is now available in .PDF and 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/TIonFacebook .
♦ 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


Monday, 22 December 2014 - Friday, 26 December 2014


Friday, 26 December 2014


Saturday, 27 December 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday, 27 December 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Sunday, 28 December 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm


Tuesday, 30 December 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Wednesday, 31 December 2014 8:00am - 9:00am


Wednesday, 31 December 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm


Thursday, 1 January 2015


Thursday, 1 January 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Saturday, 3 January 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm


Saturday, 3 January 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Upcoming Community Events


Thursday, 5 February 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - Sunday, 8 November 2015

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