Upcoming Events

While much of the world expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their admiration for Jewish president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the general public receives little context for the country’s rich but often horrifying Jewish history. To address that imbalance Kolot Mayim Reform Temple is pleased to present the eminent scholar of Eastern European Jewish history, Professor Elissa Bemporad, for a
December 4, 11 am (PST) Zoom lecture on ‘History is Not Destiny: Thoughts about the Russian War against Ukraine and the Jewish Past in the Region. Professor Bemporad is a widely published historian and Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center – CUNY.

Please follow this link to register.

If you missed Rabbi Allan Finkel’s November 6 talk on Addiction in the Jewish Community and Jewish-Based Recovery, please follow this link.

Upcoming Services

Service Date Time In Person/Zoom
Shabbat Morning December 3 10 am In Person/Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat December 9 7 pm Zoom
Shabbat Morning December 17 10 am Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat/Hannukah December 23 7:00 pm In Person/Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat December 30 7:00 pm In Person/Zoom
Shabbat Morning January 7, 2023 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.