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Our relationship with Israel is one of the defining characteristics of Temple Emanu-El. Three quarters of our members have visited Israel at least once in their lifetime. More than 90% of members consider Israel important to them personally. Almost everyone believes Israel is important to Jewish identity.

We invite guest speakers from Israel on an regular basis, Israel history and culture is a favourite topic of our Adult Education programs, and we have partnered with Israel Reform communities. We have established an Israel Committee to help provide guidance on how to continue to strengthen our relationship with the Jewish homeland.

Please contact the Temple Office if you are interested in participating in this important aspect of our community life.



Taglit-Birthright Israel

Welcome to what very well may be the most generous, no-strings-attached gift in history!

Kehillat Bavat Ayin

We are partnered with Kehillat Bavat Ayin, located in the city of Rosh Ha'Ayin, east of Tel Aviv, as part of DOMIM-aLike, the Israel-Diaspora relations project of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism.

DOMIM–aLike was established together with the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and fosters partnerships between Reform and Progressive congregations in Israel and around the world.   Click HERE to learn more about DOMIM-aLike.

Temple Emanu-El is sponsoring Kehillat Bavat Ayin’s 2020 Adult B’not Mitzvah class, helping a group of women come to Torah for the very first time.

To read an abridged story from Bavat Ayin's August 2019 newsletter about women coming to Torah, click HERE



The scholarship is intended to support an immersive experience or program that would increase one's understanding and love of Israel. The value of the scholarship is $10,000.

The Ida Freedman Scholorship - Details


Does a favourite recipe remind you of someone you have lost? Join our Shinshinit, Aviv Kofman, as we bake carrot cake together in memory of Kim Yehezkel-Levengrund (z"l), who fell victim to a terror attack in Israel at age 28. Watch an archive video of this program from May 5, 2022 HERE.

Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783