Upcoming Events

Tu B’Shevat Seder: February 5th, Sunday evening, 7 pm at the JCC:   Please come and join us and help celebrate our New Year of the Trees. Please remember to pre-register as we will need to purchase fruits and nuts for the Seder. To pre-register, contact km@kolotmayimreformtemple.com Thank you.  Everyone whose surname begins with A – M please bring red wine/juice. Everyone else (N-Z), please bring white wine/juice.


Professor Morton Weinfeld to speak on “Like Everyone Else but Different: The Jewish Glass is Half Full,” Sunday, February 5 at 11 AM PST

“The Jewish Glass is Half Full,” contends Morton Weinfeld, professor of sociology at McGill University. Professor Weinfeld will be a guest lecturer in Kolot Mayim Reform Temple’s 22-23 Zoom speakers’ series, Hineini: Answering the Call to Heal the World. Professor Weinfeld is the author of the recently updated Like Everyone Else but Different: The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews, a book which historian Harold Troper has called “undoubtedly, the most important study of Canadian Jewish life in a generation.

Please follow this link to register.

If you missed Sari Shernofsky’s talk on January 8, “Stories from the Narrow Bridge — Meeting people in their time of need,” please follow this link.

Upcoming Services

Service Date Time In Person/Zoom
Shabbat Morning February 4 10 am In Person/Zoom
Shabbat Morning/Bar Mitzvah February 11 10 am In Person/Zoom

Welcome to Kolot Mayim – Vancouver Island’s Reform Temple

“Kolot Mayim is my religious home. It is a small, caring community. I love the music and content of the reform service.” Richard Weiss

People gathered at the ocean in September 2019
Tashlich with Rabbi Lynn Greenhough September 2019

Kolot Mayim welcomes all Jewish people, their family members, and anyone interested in Jewish culture, practice, spirituality and community. We are an inclusive, warm and welcoming congregation; deeply committed to the Reform Movement’s 1999 platform which states:

“Our doors are open to people of all ages, to varied kinds of families, to all regardless of their sexual orientation, to gerim (those who have converted to Judaism) and to all individuals and families, including the intermarried who strive to create a Jewish home.”

With the values of the Reform Movement as our inspiration, Kolot Mayim has become the spiritual home to families and individuals that previously struggled to find a place where they belonged. There are no barriers for anyone regardless of their level of Jewish knowledge, observance or practice. We trust that when you join us, you too will feel at home. Our weekly services, High Holy Days, and special events are held at the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria (JCC), 3636 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

We invite you to connect with us online or in person, and look forward to meeting you! 

For more information call 250-704-2503 or email:km@kolotmayimreformtemple.com

Kolot Mayim Reform Temple is a beneficiary of the United Jewish Appeal campaign of the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island. We encourage our members to support this annual campaign.