Kehillat Beth Israel’s vision is to be a welcoming egalitarian synagogue that promotes Conservative Judaism and its values through religious, educational and social activities. At our core we will reflect a respect for diversity and inclusiveness as well as community engagement through Tikkun Olam, Torah Study, Judaic Literacy and Prayer in a meaningful and relevant way.

We plan to be a vibrant and engaged congregation who welcomes all who wish to join us on our journey to building an amazing kehillah for our Ottawa community. We will reach our goals as a community-centred congregation serving those of all ages, stages and lifestyles, through learning and programming for everyone.

For further information, please contact the office at 613-728-3501.

Membership Letter

New Member Form

Member Payment Form

Yizkor Book Form

SHUL HAPPENINGS

SERVICES

Shabbat

  • Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Saturday morning services
  • Saturday afternoon/evening services held at the conclusion of Shabbat (Mincha, Se’udah Shelishit, Ma’ariv and Havdalah)
  • Family services

Weekday

  • Daily Minyans

Holy Days

  • All Holy Day services will be observed with appropriate services including Yizkor

YOUTH and YOUNG FAMILY SERVICES

  • Kehillateinu (Junior Congregation), a service for kids in grades 1-8, runs each Shabbat morning of the school year
  • Babysitting, for children in kindergarten or younger, is available every Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM
  • Monthly Teddy Bear Shabbat, an interactive Friday evening service for tots and their parents
  • Monthly Tot Shabbat programming for young children and their parents

ADULT EDUCATION

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Dinners
  • Brunch n’ Learn
  • Scholar-in-Residence
  • Rabbi Classes
  • Chazzan Classes
  • Holiday and lifecycle celebrations

TOV (TIKKUN OLAM VOLUNTEERS) COMMITTEE

  • Monthly sandwich making
  • Lunch preparation at Shepherds of Good Hope
  • Annual Coat drive
  • Special mitzvah programming (i.e. refugee sponsorship)
  • Interfaith programming

SOCIAL PROGRAMS

  • Shabbat on the lawn
  • Speakers
  • Movie nights
  • Musical nights
  • Holiday celebrations (Simchat Torah, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Shavuot, etc.)
  • KBI Kids programming
  • PD day kids programming
  • J-Babies, a playgroup for babies/toddlers and their parents/caregivers
  • KBI Kadima/USY Programming
  • Youth and Family Holiday Programming
  • Outreach

BIKKUR HOLIM

  • Visits, support for the sick
  • Family support for those in need