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Camp B'nai Brith
Chanukah Craft Night: Get Camp Crafty & Open House
December 7 

6:30 pm
Create some cool Chanukah crafts and learn all about summer camp at CBB. Current and new CBB families welcome! RSVP to Jill at
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

PJ Library
Annual Chanukah Party
December 8
10 - 1 pm

PJ Library Invites you to Celebrate Chanukah with Ganon and SJCC.
Join friends for story time, crafts, sufganiyot and a performance by Singsong Party Time.
All are welcome. You do not need to be a PJL subscriber to attend.
Sufganiyot included! Cost: $5/child, $10/family$10
Sponsor: Entertainment sponsored by District Realty
Contact: Jordan at or 613-798-4696 x240
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Soloway JCC
Chanukah Gift Fair

December 8
10 am - 4 pm

Unique holiday gifts, decorations, candles and everything you need to celebrate Chanukah.
Contact: Ella Dagan at 613-798-9818 ext 243 or


EG Annual Chanukah Ball
December 14
7 - 12 pm

Join Chairs Jacob and Sarah Polowin, for an evening with dinner drinks, dancing and games. Let's get lit! 
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Contact Jordan at


Makom Ottawa
re-Chanukah and Menorah-testing Party
December 15
5 - 7 pm

Plan to come early and join us for a craft celebrating Chanukah.
We'll have a delicious and nutritious dinner at around 5:30.
Afterwards we'll test our Menorahs (bring your Menorah and 2 candles) and have a Chanukah sing-along to get us ready for the upcoming holiday.
Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family payable at the door
Sponsor: Jewish Federation Of Ottawa
Stanley Park - New Edinburgh Field House
203 Stanley Ave.

The JET Team
Chanukah Yom Iyun - A Day of Learning with JET
December 15
10:30 am - 2 pm

You may know us as Glebe Shul, Jewish Women's Network or Sarah's Tent. Light up your spirits this Chanukah with JET as we present a day of learning. Come for inspiration, community and a greater understanding of Chanukah and its message, join us in discussion and don't forget the food! The Lunch and Learn is always a great way to surround yourself with good food and good company. $20
The Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact: 613-695-4800 or

Kehillat Beth Israel
Chanukkah Carnival at KBI
December 17
5 - 7:30 pm

Come join in the Fun at KBI where families can enjoy games, treats, inflatables & fun! There will be a sing-along, pizza dinner and a chance to meet Spartacat from the Ottawa Senators. The cost is only $18/family. 
1400 Coldrey Avenue
Contact Rabbi Deborah Zuker at

Ottawa Jewish Community School 
Chanukah Celebration
December 17
6:30 - 7:30 pm

This is a time for OJCS families to get together for Chanukah, sing some songs, light candles and enjoy an sweet treat.

A Ripple Effect & Chabad of Centrepointe
Invite you to our Grand Chanukah Wonderland
December 22
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

*Holiday Crafts
*Donut Decorating
*Magic Show
*Photo Booth
*Carnival Booths
*Toddler Corner
*Chanukah Movie Room
*Build a Giant Lego menorah
*Pick up a Chanukah Kit
(Free Admission)
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at or 613-218-8505
Ottawa Building, 100 Constellation Dr.

City of Ottawa
Chanukah at City Hall
4 - 5 pm

Join Rabbi Dr. Bulka, Mayor Jim Watson, and the City of Ottawa for of our annual Chanukah Celebration in front of Ottawa City Hall! Watch as we kindle one of Ottawa's largest Menorah, standing 12 foot tall! Enjoy latkas, donuts, gelt, music and more!
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier East
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Hanukkah Gala and Grand Raffle Draw

December 22
5 - 9 pm

Featuring a Hanukkah Multimedia Celebration & Raffle Draw for $10 000!
Hot & Delicious Catered Hanukkah Dinner Brought to You by Creative Kosher Catering 6:00 pm
Menorah Lighting 7pm

Kids' Hanukkah Bash
5:00 PM Kids' Craft: Creating Hanukkah cards for the Canadian Armed Forces
5:30 PM Delicious Kid's Dinner
6:00 PM Little Ray's Reptiles
7:00 PM Menorah Lighting and Dessert

CMH Member Pre-Sale Monday Dec. 9 -10
Adult $25 Kids (3-13) $10, Family Max $80

RSVP by December 19
Please register online at or by contacting the office 613-521-9700 Limited tickets available!!
2310 Virginia Dr.

Or Haneshamah 
Annual Hanukkah Celebration!
December 22
5 - 9 pm

Everyone is welcome! We'll have activities for children, including dreidel spinning, crafts and stories, a Hanukkah song circle, Israeli dancing and a potluck meal. Annual OrH Latke Competition with prizes, so get your latkes ON! To spread more light, this year we will be collecting donations of clothing and toiletries for the Odawa Native Friendship Centre for Aboriginal homeless clients.
Contact Shira Weidenbaum 613-239-4988
30 Cleary Ave.


Ottawa Torah Centre
Menorah Workshop at Home Depot
December 22
1 - 3 pm

Build your own Menorah! Get your own worker's Home Depot apron,  enjoy refreshments and music. RSVP required and parent must attend. Free of charge.
Sponsor: OTC & Home Depot Barrhaven
Home Depot, 3779 Strandherd Dr., Barrhaven
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or

Ottawa Torah Centre and Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Hanukkah Night at the Sens Game! 

Sens VS Buffalo Sabres
December 23
7:30 - 10 pm
Receive savings on tickets in the 100, 200, and 300 level through this special Hanukkah Night offer: Special tickets start at $28 before tax and fees.
Invite family and friends to come celebrate Hanukkah at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Attend the menorah lighting ceremony in the 2nd intermission at Gate 1, traditional Hanukkah treats will be served.
Ticket link:
For any questions, contact Ethan Rosenberg at: or 613-599-0376

Chanukah Party 2019

December 22
2 - 4 pm

Join Tamir for this annual event. Everyone is invited!!
Spin the dreidel, dance with Touch of Klez, do crafts and mitzvah projects, eat latkes.
Bring your own Chanukiah and candles for a communal candle lighting.
2 - 2:45 pm - Sensory friendly (no music), all activities open, communal candle lighting.
2:45 - 4 pm Music begins, all activities continue, candle lighting repeated.
Contact Jodi Green at 613-725-3519 x115 or
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave.

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Calzones, Candles and Questions: A Beit Tikvah Trivia Night
December 25
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Everything is closed in the city! We are not!
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa is inviting everyone to join us for a fun-filled evening of Chanukah candle-lighting, pizza and trivia! The entire family is welcome!
Freshly-baked calzones, pizzas, salads and drinks will be available for purchase. It's a stat-holiday, let us do the cooking for you!
Contact Gedalia Kerzner
15 Chartwell Ave.

Young Israel 
Chanukah Party (new day and time)
December 25
2 - 4 pm

Join us for fun and games and a kid friendly supper!
$8/person or $25/family
Contact: Rabbi Rudin at or visit
1762 Carling Ave.