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L'Chaim! To Life!  

If you thought of a synagogue as a place to educate your children, that's a start. Keep reading our website.  You'll find that Temple Israel has something to offer to enrich every stage of your Jewish life.  We encourage you to be a lifelong learner and a lifelong member of our Temple Israel family.


Birth to Pre-School 

Learn about Jewish baby naming traditions. Plan a Brit Milah for a boy or Baby Naming ceremony for a girl. Find Jewish story books and holiday items at our Gift Shop. Bring your toddler to our wonderful Pre-School Experience programs. Did you know that our washroom has a diaper-changing table? Why? Because our youngest members are important to us.

Young children are always welcome at our services. If little ones get restless, there is always a room where parents can take a break with them. Babysitting is provided for some services if requested in advance.


Families with Children
Family programs for Jewish holidays.  Holiday crafts. Family Shabbat services. Potluck dinners and movie nights.   Seasonal picnics. And of course, Religious School and Hebrew School.

Youth
Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Temple Youth Group. NFTY. Sleepovers. Dinners. Temple Library. Mitzvah Projects. Youth Choir. Jewish friends who understand and share your holidays.

Young Adults and Singles
Let Shabbat be an oasis in your busy life.  Come for services followed by delicious snacks at the Oneg or Kiddush and a chance to chat with other members. Attend Shabbat dinners and our community Seder. Celebrate Jewish holidays with your Temple family and friends. Enjoy the Temple Library. We offer a broad range of Adult Education programs.  Help heal the world by participating in our Social Action programs.

Marriage 
Learn about Jewish wedding traditions. Do you need counselling before making such a major decision? Do you want our rabbi to officiate at your wedding? Do you know how to establish a Jewish home? Do you know that our Gift Shop has mezuzahs , candle sticks, menorahs , dreidels , challah covers, matzah covers, seder plates, wine cups, books,  and much more? Do you need recipes for Jewish foods?

Empty-Nesters 
Finally finished with car pools? Now you have time to enjoy Lunch & Learn and other Adult Education programs. Volunteer for Bikkur Cholim and Social Action programs. Enjoy some time with friends at Temple picnics, potluck dinners and movie nights, Shabbat dinners, and our community seder. Life is a little less hectic, and at last you have time for Morning Minyan. Explore the Temple Library. Knit a hat for Share the Warmth or squares for Blankets for Bubbies.  Meet new and old friends at the Oneg or Kiddush. 
 

Funerals / Shiva 
Did you know London has two Jewish cemeteries? (Or Shalom and Temple Israel Restmount) Do you know what to expect at a Jewish funeral? (at the service and at the cemetery?) Are you familiar with customs during the shiva period? Do you know what London's Chevra Kadisha does?  Do you know how to say kaddish for a close relative? Temple Israel is the place to ask those questions.
 
 

All Ages 
 
ALL members of the Temple Israel family are important to us.  Babies, seniors, families of any composition or orientation, singles, students, Jewish and non-Jewish family members are warmly welcomed.

Did you know the main floor of our building is fully accessible?  We have a ramp at the side door with nearby handicap parking space and a wheelchair-accessible unisex washroom. We want every member to be able to participate fully in our services and programs.

Temple Israel invites you to enjoy a lifetime of participation and learning.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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