Welcome to Kolot Mayim – Vancouver Island’s Reform Temple

Rosh Hashanah 2018Our High Holy Days are filled with music; we have had cantors, singers, violinists, accordion and cello solos. Some people report that Kolot Mayim has the most beautiful Kol Nidre service they have ever attended. Come and see for yourself, how moving and beautiful our High Holiday services are; the experience is sure to inspire your spirituality, growth, and connection to community for the coming year. Tickets can be purchased here.

Our High Holiday schedule is below.  All services, aside from Tashlich, will be held at the JCC:

Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 29th, 2019, 7:30-9:00

Rosh Hashanah Day, September 30th, Children’s service at 9:30, then services at 10 am – 1 pm

Tashlich, September 30th at Gyro (Cadboro Bay) Park, 4 pm.

Kol Nidre, October 8th, 6:30 – 9pm, with Anabel Wind and Sari Alesh.

Yom Kippur, October 9th, Children’s services at 9:30, then services at 10-1 pm and then 3 – 5:30 pm. Yizkor service set for 4 pm YK afternoon.


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

Cadboro Bay 2017 Tashlich
Cadboro Bay 2017 Tashlich

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.