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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


 
Tuesday, September 30
7:30pm - Choir Rehearsal at TI
Wednesday October 1
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI followed by breakfast and good conversation.
4:45pm - Hebrew School at TI
6:30pm - Food Sort at London Food Bank
Thursday October 2
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew - Offsite
Friday, October 3
8:00pm - Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) Service led by Rabbi Dressler (JCC)
Saturday, October 4
10:00am - Yom Kippur Morning Service led by Rabbi Dressler (JCC)
3:30pm Jonah Text Study (in lieu of Yom Kippur afternoon service)
led by Michael Bernstein (JCC Lounge)

4:30pm Creation to Redemption Service led by David Rosner (JCC)
4:30pm Teen Service led by Rabbi Dressler (JCC)
5:45pm Yizkor led by Rabbi Dressler (JCC)
7:00pm (time is approximateNeilah/Yom Kippur Concluding Service 
led by Rabbi Dressler (JCC).

Sunday, October 5
9:30am - Sukkah Building and Pancake Breakfast (TI). All are welcome! Donation: $5 per person.
Please RSVP to the TempleOffice at office@templeisraellondon.
ca.
 

Sukkah Building and Pancake Breakfast at Temple Israel
 Sunday, October 5, at 9:30AM
All are welcome – suggested donation of $5.00 per person.

 

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.

Deadline Extended to submit photographs – they can be emailed to office@templeisraellondon.ca by September 26, 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.

 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LOAD FOOD FROM THE FAST FOOD DRIVE
ONTO THE LONDON FOOD BANK TRUCK

We need your help to make the food drive a success!  

Please come to the JCC on Monday, October 6, at 10:00am,
if you would like to help with this effort.

 
 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


Sunday September 28, 2014

NOTE - NO regular Religious School class

9:30am - High Holy Day Family Retreat @TI and Apple Land Station.
Pot luck brunch and $6 per person admission for Apple Land Station.

Please RSVP to the office ASAP

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.

Deadline Extended to submit photographs – they can be emailed to office@templeisraellondon.ca by September 26, 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.

 
Sukkah Building and Pancake Breakfast at Temple Israel
 Sunday, October 5, at 9:30AM
All are welcome – suggested donation of $5.00 per person.


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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IS PROUD TO PRESENT

MONDAY OCTOBER 6, 2014

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK 
ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ISRAEL”
WITH
ORIT SARFATY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NEW ISRAEL FUND OF CANADA

This presentation will focus on the work of the New Israel Fund of Canada. 
For nearly 30 years NIFC has been Canada’s leading organization committed to 
democracy and equality for all Israelis. NIFC works directly with organizations across 
Israel which are concerned with women’s rights, religious pluralism, economic 
and social justice, and civil liberties.  Throughout Canada NIFC hosts events and 
discussions, bringing Canadians face to face with activists in Israel and with 
leading thinkers who focus on domestic social issues.


Ms. Sarfaty has worked in complex social environments for 15 years. Her family 
heritage has followed Israeli history since the mid-1800s. Born in Israel, Orit grew up 
in the United States.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University 
and Master’s Degree from the University of Washington.


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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

OCT
1

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Morning Minyan Service@TI

OCT
1

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
MW Hebrew School

OCT
1

6:30pm Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - 8:30pm Wednesday, 1 October 2014
London Food Bank Food Sort.

OCT
2

Thursday, 2 October 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adult Hebrew--Offsite

OCT
3

Friday, 3 October 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Kol Nidre/YK Evening Services

OCT
4

Saturday, 4 October 2014 10:00am - 12:30pm
YK Morning Services

OCT
4

Saturday, 4 October 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
YK Afternoon Text Study

OCT
4

Saturday, 4 October 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
YK Creation to Redemption

OCT
4

Saturday, 4 October 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
YK Teen Service

OCT
4

Saturday, 4 October 2014 5:45pm - 6:45pm
YK Yizkor

Upcoming Community Events

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
5

Thursday, 5 February 2015
Sacred Symbol. Sacred Art.

MAR
12

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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