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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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Register for the 2014 London Interfaith Peace Camp!

Our 2nd Annual LIPC will be held on August 11-15, 2014.

Children grades 1-8 are invited to attend. Teen and adult volunteers are needed to help the staff. Please follow the link and complete the on-line form

if interested in attending and/or volunteering: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AzdHQMHCO9iU4lqm08g-WcOd-7Qkjk5suq3F4fx220E/viewform

  Questions? E-mail Rabbi Dressler: rabbi.dressler@templeisraellondon.ca.

Please contact the Temple Office for registration forms



Members of Temple Israel's Social Action Committee participated in an Interfaith Tree-Planting project with ReForest London in June, 2014 at a new park adjacent to a school in South London.  Rabbi Debra Dressler, Pastor Paul Browning of Trinity United Church, and Imam Abd Alfatah Twakkal of the London Muslim Mosque opened the program with short talks about the significance of trees to our respective faith communities.

Working together and respecting each other is The Canadian Way.

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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.   

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(Most of our website does not require login.)

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Thursday July 24, 2014
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew in TI library.
Saturday July 26, 2014
10:00am - Shabbat Morning Services, followed by Kiddush,
hosted by Yolanda Tomaszewski in memory of her brother, Paul Tomaszewski.
12:00pm - Torah Study.
Wednesday July 30, 2014
7:30am - Morning Minyan Service at TI
followed by breakfast and good conversation.
Thursday July 31, 2014
4:30pm - Adult Hebrew in TI library.
6:30pm - Ritual Committee Meeting - Shabbat Workgroup.
Friday August 1, 2014
7:30pm - Shabbat Evening Services, followed by a pot-luck Oneg.
Please bring a nut-free dish to contribute to the Kiddush table.

Save the Date for the 2014 London Interfaith Peace Camp!
Our 2nd Annual LIPC will be held on August 11-15, 2014.
Children grades 1-6 are invited to attend. Teen and adult volunteers are needed to help the staff.
Please follow the link and complete the on-line form if interested in attending and/or volunteering: 

  Questions? Email Rabbi Dressler: rabbi.dressler@templeisraellondon.ca .
Please contact the Temple Office for registration forms



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Interfaith Peace Camp is a weeklong day camp offered for  children entering grades 1 through 8 (Born 2001 - 2008).

The Camp’s focus is building friendship and promoting understanding with children across the Abrahamic faith traditions in the London Community.

Please contact the Temple Office for registration forms

Sponsoring Organizations:
Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario
Temple Israel of London
Valleyview Mennonite Church
Al Mahdi Islamic Community Centre
King’s University College
& The Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) -

as of April 1, 2014.
The MRJ Congregational Interfaith Mini-Grant Program made possible by funding of the Jewish Chautauqua Society,

MRJ’s interfaith education project.


A reminder that any additions, changes or deletions that are to be included in this year’s edition of The London Jewish Directory
must be received no later than Thursday, July 31, 2014 at: jewish.directory534@yahoo.ca

Camp Yeladim 2014
The July-August 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: 

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

Community Choir meeting JCC

Now that our first musical participations in the Yom HaShoah and Yom Hazikaron services have been brought to fruition,
we are looking forward to future performances. 

If you are interested in joining our group, please come to our planning meeting
in the lounge at The Jewish Community Centre, Sunday June 29, at 7pm, where
we will discuss possible songs to be performed, dates of rehearsals and general ideas.

Please feel free to contact Debbie Rosenzweig at debbier289@gmail.com or
Yolanda Tomaszewski at yola27@gmail.com
for any further information and/or with your comments.



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 - July-August 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, and Library 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


Thursday, 31 July 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adult Hebrew


6:30pm Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 8:30pm Thursday, 31 July 2014
Ritual Committee Meeting - Shabbat Workgroup


7:30pm Friday, 1 August 2014 - 9:00pm Friday, 1 August 2014
Shabbat Evening Services


Monday, 4 August 2014
Office Closed (Civic Holiday)


Wednesday, 6 August 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Morning Minyan Service@TI


Thursday, 7 August 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Adult Hebrew


Saturday, 9 August 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Shabbat Morning Services


Saturday, 9 August 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Torah Study


7:30pm Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 9:00pm Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Choir rehearsal


Wednesday, 13 August 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Morning Minyan Service@TI

Upcoming Community Events


Sunday, 10 August 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Peace Camp Teen Training #2, Wemple Building Lounge W120


Monday, 11 August 2014 - Friday, 15 August 2014
2014 LIPC - Interfaith Peace Camp


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

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