Temple Israel Ottawa is extending an invitation to the entire Ottawa community to join in celebrating the installation of Rabbi S. Robert Morais as its new spiritual leader.
“We are very fortunate to have two accomplished rabbis at Temple Israel: our new rabbi, Robert Morais, and Steven Garten, Temple’s rabbi emeritus,” said Miriam Burke, co-chair of the Installation Weekend Committee.
Temple Israel will celebrate this milestone in our history with the official installation of Rabbi Morais during a weekend of celebrations at Temple Israel.
On Saturday, November 14, there will be a special Shabbat morning service at 10:15 am featuring Rabbi Emeritus Steven Garten, along with Rabbis Laurence Kotok and Sharon Sobel of New York who have played an important role in Rabbi Morais’ spiritual and professional development. Temple is delighted to be hosting these distinguished rabbis. A Kiddush lunch will follow the service. There will be an adult education panel discussion from 2 until 3:30 pm featuring Rabbis Morais, Garten, Kotok and Sobel.
The following day, Sunday, November 15, Temple Israel will host a community-wide reception from 1:30 to 3:30 pm so that all of Jewish Ottawa – and friends of Jewish Ottawa – can meet Rabbi Morais. All are welcome and encouraged to attend these events to mark a truly important moment in the life of Temple Israel.
Temple Israel is at 1301 Prince of Wales Drive. Visit www.templeisraelottawa.ca or call 613-224-1802 for more information.