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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.   

Thursday, October 30
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew at TI
7:00pm - Social Action Meeting at TI - We will be making soup for local shelters and planning for our annual December Share the Warmth event. All are welcome.
Saturday, November 1
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler, followed by potluck Kiddush.
12:00pm - Torah Study
Note - Daylight Savings Time ends tonight - set your clocks back 1 hour at bedtime!
Sunday, November 2
9:30am - Religious School at TI
10:00am - Hadassah Bazaar at JCC
11:00am - Preschool Experience at TI
2:00pm - Executive Meeting at TI
Monday, November  3
7:30pm - JEM Program at JCC - The Making of Fiddler on the Roof - Gerald Ziedenberg
Tuesday, November 4
9:30am - AJE @ JCC - Jewish Classical Composers: Their Lives and Their Music, facilitated by David Rosner.
This course will look at the lives and music of Jewish classical composers in both Europe and North America. Most of these composers, while of Jewish heritage, were secular in their outlook and did not express their Jewishness overtly in their music. Ongoing discussion will focus on whether and how their Jewish background influenced their art.

12:00pm - Lunch and Learn at TI - Jewish Cemeteries and Non-Jewish Family Members
6:00pm - Teen Tuesday with Dinner

Wednesday, November 5
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI followed by breakfast and good conversation.
4:45pm - Hebrew School at TI
Thursday, November 6
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew at TI
7:30pm - Singing Communities at King’s University College - Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of the Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music and the author of Building Singing Communities. Joey works to empower communities around the world to unlock their musical and spiritual potential, and to make music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and in Jewish life. Joey works as the Music Director and Ba’al Tfilah (prayer leader) at Brooklyn’s oldest synagogue, the Kane Street Synagogue.
The lecture series and parking are free.

Saturday, November 8
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler at TI, followed by potluck Kiddush.
12:00pm - Torah Study
Sunday, November 9
9:30am - Religious School at TI
 

Hadassah Bazaar
Sunday, November 2 - 10:00 to 3:00pm
Admission: $2.00

Please drop off your new and gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys,                             housewares, and linens at the JCC during the date/time listed below.

Merchandise Drop-off Times:
Thursday, October 30th, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
NO car seats, NO sporting goods, NO furniture

Help Set Up:
During the above drop off times and
Saturday night, November 1st (after 7:30 pm)

To Volunteer: Please contact Judy Silver: judy.silver@gmail.com


Or Shalom Theatre Presents:
Looking for Hayim
Written and directed by Jim Stevens
Accompanist: Suzanne Edmondson

Thursday, November 13, at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 15, at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 16, at 2:00pm

Advance tickets only, available at the
Or Shalom box office (519)438-3081.
Adults: $18.00
Children: $9.00
The October 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: 

Save the date:
Share the Warmth @ TI
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Details TBA

 
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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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

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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 - October 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/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.

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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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Saturday, 1 November 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat Morning Services/Torah Study

NOV
1

Saturday, 1 November 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Torah Study

NOV
2

Sunday, 2 November 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
RS Religious School

NOV
2

Sunday, 2 November 2014 9:45am - 10:00am
Library

NOV
2

Sunday, 2 November 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
PS Preschool Experience

NOV
2

Sunday, 2 November 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Meeting

NOV
4

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn - Jewish Cemeteries and Non-Jewish Family Members

NOV
4

6:30pm Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 8:30pm Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Teen Tuesday with Dinner

NOV
5

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Morning Minyan Service@TI

NOV
5

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
MW Hebrew School

Upcoming Community Events

NOV
6

Thursday, 6 November 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Singing Communities at King's

NOV
13

Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
LOOKING FOR HAYIM - PLAY - 8:00pm

NOV
15

Saturday, 15 November 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
LOOKING FOR HAYIM - PLAY - 8:00pm

NOV
16

Sunday, 16 November 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
LOOKING FOR HAYIM - PLAY - 2:00pm

JAN
22

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

FEB
5

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

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