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Welcome!

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At Temple Israel, we believe every Jew should be affiliated with a synagogue.

Why? Synagogues bring us together as a congregation; they help us to define our individual spiritual quest; they ensure a place exists for Judaism to thrive within our present day community and for generations to come.

Life today is far more complex than when our ancestors stood at Mt. Sinai and entered into a covenant with God. But the covenant of membership, the defining relationship between a person and the Jewish community, has not lost its significance.

At Temple Israel, we are a Reform Jewish congregation and are proud to foster an environment where:

  • there are stimulating and enjoyable events for the mind and soul
  • individuals can learn and comfortably question Jewish teaching
  • families of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds are welcome
  • tikun olam (repairing the world) is as natural as breathing
  • each individual makes a valued contribution
  • and gender equality is paramount

Established in 1985, our congregation is still small enough to make each member feel like family, but large enough to support a variety of programming and life-cycle events.

Please come for a visit! You are welcome to join us at any regular Shabbat service or to sample our programming.

  • Shabbat and holiday services and programs
  • B’nai mitzvah, weddings, brit milah/brit bat, etc.
  • ReligiousSchool(Preschool through Hebrew High – please note that membership is required for attendance, except at Preschool)
  • Adult education and discussion groups
  • Family pot-luck dinners and activities (movie nights, cooking groups, Shabbat afternoon get-togethers, etc.)
  • Wednesday morning minyan
  • Social action events (food sort at the food bank, blankets for Bubbies, clothing donation drives, etc.)
  • Interfaith community events (vegetarian dinners, discussion groups, London Interfaith Peace Camp, etc.)
  • Committees, Choir … and the list goes on!

For additional information about membership, or to find out about upcoming events, please contact:

Temple Office or Rabbi Debra Dressler /519.858.4400      

Jason Mandlowitz  President

Susan Dean  Membership Chair

Daryl Fridenberg, Programming Chair

Margie Wienburg, Religious School Coordinator

We proudly unite for most activities at our charming property at 605 Windermere Road. Our Temple home welcomes individuals of all ages and stages with disabled accessible first-floor facilities; greenspace for family activities and summer services; an educational home for our children in well-equipped classrooms; an organized kitchen to prepare and serve delicious pot-luck (nut-free) dinners; and room for just over 100 voices to sing in harmony in the comfort of the chapel.

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Upcoming TI Events

21Jul
Friday, 21 July 2017
Office Closed Fridays
22Jul
Saturday, 22 July 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Shabbat Morning Service led by Wally Zimmerman
22Jul
Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Potluck Kiddush
22Jul
Saturday, 22 July 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
NO Regular Torah Study
25Jul
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Choir
28Jul
Friday, 28 July 2017
Office Closed Fridays
29Jul
Saturday, 29 July 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Shabbat Morning Service
29Jul
Saturday, 29 July 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kiddush sponsored by Atkinson Family
29Jul
Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
NO Regular Torah Study
4Aug
Friday, 4 August 2017
Office Closed Fridays
4Aug
Friday, 4 August 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shabbat Evening Service
4Aug
Friday, 4 August 2017 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Potluck Oneg

Upcoming Community Events

7Aug
14Aug
Monday, 14 August 2017 - Friday, 18 August 2017
London Interfaith Peace Camp 14th-18th
20Aug
Sunday, 20 August 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Executive Meeting
9Oct
Monday, 9 October 2017
Thanksgiving Day
31Oct
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Halloween
11Nov
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Remembrance Day
24Dec
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Christmas Eve
25Dec
Monday, 25 December 2017
Christmas
26Dec
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
Boxing Day (regional holiday)
31Dec
Sunday, 31 December 2017
New Year's Eve
1Apr
Sunday, 1 April 2018
Easter Sunday
13May
Sunday, 13 May 2018
Mother's Day