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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: 



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This Week at Temple Israel



For more details please visit our website:

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

LUNCH AND LEARN IS BACK IN SESSION! (See Tuesday, October 21, for details.)
Wednesday, October 15 - Erev Atzeret / Simchat Torah
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI followed by breakfast and good conversation.
NOTE - No Hebrew School
6:00pm - “Preneg” Refreshments hosted by the families of new consecrants.
6:30pm - Erev Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Consecration Service led by Rabbi Dressler at TI. Oneg following is sponsored by the Cribbs family.
Thursday, October 16
NOTE - Temple Israel Office is closed.
10:00am - Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Yizkor Morning Services led by Rabbi Dressler at TI. Potluck Kiddush will follow.
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew - Offsite
Saturday, October 18
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services led by Rabbi Debra Dressler at TI,
followed by potluck Kiddush. Please bring a dish to share.

12:00pm - Torah Study led by Rabbi Debra Dressler.
1:30pm - Shabbat Book Chavurah. We will meet after services, Kiddush, and Torah Study, to discuss
Once We Were Brothers, a novel by Ronald H. Balson.  Please join us.

Sunday, October 19
9:30am - Religious School at TI
12:00pm - Teen Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Debra Dressler
Monday, October 20
7:30pm - JEM Program at JCC - Genetic Diseases of Ashkenazi Jews - Terry Delovitch. Ashkenazi Jews, a relatively genetically homogeneous population,
are at increased risk for more than 40 inherited disorders. This lecture will enhance our understanding of the genetic susceptibility to disease,
current knowledge of the human genome, and the impact of recent research on the inheritance, screening,
and treatment of genetic disorders in the Ashkenazi Jewish population.

Tuesday, October 21
9:30am - AJE at JCC - On the Question of Jewish Identity, facilitated by Renee Silberman.
12:00pm - Lunch and Learn at TI - Chesed Shel Emet: Reconsidering the Future of Jewish Burial.
Wednesday, October 22
8:00am - Morning Minyan Service at TI followed by breakfast and good conversation.
4:45pm - Hebrew School at TI
Thursday, October 23
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew – Offsite
Friday, October 24
6:00pm - Potluck Shabbat Dinner. Please RSVP to the office, as soon as possible, with what kind of nut-free dish you will be bringing. 
Suggested contribution is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family (note: updated price).

Saturday, October 25
10:00am - Blessing of the Animals led by Rabbi Debra Dressler at TI, followed by potluck Kiddush. In honour of Parashat Noah,
please bring your furry companions to Temple for a special blessing and pet-friendly Kiddush.

Note - No regular Torah Study
Sunday, October 26
9:30am - Religious School at TI
10:00am – JNF Blue Box Drive at JCC

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

The bazaar is in its 54th year and promises to bring everyone
Bargains, Bargains, Bargains!

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

Merchandise Drop-off Times: **Note new drop off times
Wed., Oct. 29th, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thurs., Oct. 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

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:

Upcoming Special Events - Temple Israel

Temple Israel Events: 

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

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

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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

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 - 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.

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


Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn


Wednesday, 22 October 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Morning Minyan Service@TI


Wednesday, 22 October 2014 4:45pm - 6:15pm
MW Hebrew School


Thursday, 23 October 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adult Hebrew--Offsite


Friday, 24 October 2014 - Sunday, 26 October 2014
NFTY-NEL Fall Kallah/Junior Youth Group Kallah


6:00pm Friday, 24 October 2014 - 8:00pm Friday, 24 October 2014
Shabbat Dinner - Pot Luck


Saturday, 25 October 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Blessing of the Animals--No Regular Torah Study


Sunday, 26 October 2014 9:30am - 12:00pm
RS Religious School


Tuesday, 28 October 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Learn


Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Morning Minyan Service@TI

Upcoming Community Events


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


Thursday, 13 November 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm


Saturday, 15 November 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm


Sunday, 16 November 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm


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


Thursday, 5 February 2015
Sacred Symbol. Sacred Art.


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


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

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