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Chanukah Gift Fair
Sunday, November 26
10 - 4 pm

Annual Chanukah gift fair at the Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact: Ella Dagan at

PJ Library Chanukah Party
Sunday, November 26
10 - 12 pm

PJ Library is planning the best Chanukah party of the season!
Crafts, Monkey Rock show, PJ Library story-time, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, and gelt!
$10/child or $15/family (more than one child) Tickets
Contact: Ariel Aronson at  or 613-798-4696 x240  
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.   

Temple Israel Chanukah & Beyond
Sunday, December 3
3 - 5 pm

Musica Ebraica choir, under its new conductor Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, presents a joyous concert of Chanukah songs and other Jewish music. Tickets: $20 adults; $10/student
Contact: Minda Wershof at 613-224-7073 or
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.

Community Chanukkah Party presented by: Kehillat Beth Israel and Ottawa Talmud Torah
Tuesday, December 12
5:30 - 8:30 pm 

All ages - something for everyone!
5:30-6:15 pm - Chanukkah crafts and carnival (for kids 0-8)
5:45-6:15 pm - Magic Workshop with Michael the Magician (for kids aged 8-15)
6:00-6:15 pm - Evening minyan
6:15-6:30 pm - Communal Candle Lighting
6:30-7:00 pm - Pizza Dinner & Sufganiyot
7:00 pm - All Ages Magic show by Michael the Magician
Cost: $10/person; $20/family (pay at the door)
RSVP required to: or

Glebe Shul Chanukah Party
Tuesday, December 12
7:30 pm

Join Ottawa's Jewish Young Professionals for a fun night of latkas, sufganiyot and all of your favourite Chanukah treats!
302 Fifth Ave.

Light up the Night at the National Holocaust Memorial
Tuesday, December 12
6:30 - 7:30 pm  

You are invited to the first ever menorah lighting at the NEW Holocaust monument.
Join our beloved Holocaust survivors, dignitaries and community leaders as we light up the dark night proclaiming 'Never Again' with our eyes focused on a hate-free future.
Inspiring words, music, delicious hot chocolate & latkes.
National Holocaust Memorial
1918 Chaudière Crossing
For information, contact or
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Chabad Student Network Presents: Giant Chanukah Celebration at City Hall
Tuesday, December 12
5 -6 pm

It's going to be a GIANT load of fun at this year's Chanukah celebration in front of City Hall. The celebration will feature the largest Menorah in Canada's capital. We are honoured to have Ottawa's dignitaries extend Chanukah greetings to the crowd, including Rabbi Dr. Bulka Mayor Jim Watson, MP Mathieu Fleury, and city counsellor Catherine McKenney. And of course, there will be a delicious buffet of hot latkes, fresh donuts and some Chanukah treats! Be sure to RSVP IN ADVANCE so we know how many people to prepare for!
Contact Chaim Boyarsky
City Hall of Ottawa, 110 Laurier East.

Ottawa Torah Centre - Chanukah Festival of Delights
Wednesday, December 13
7-10 pm

A perfect Chanukah night out for adults. Enjoy all time favourite hors d'oeuvres (vegetarian and fish options), chicken & beef satays, meat carvery, assortment of latkes and delicious desserts including designer donuts. Featuring Rocky & The Goldsteins, a composer & guitarist from NYC who is inspired by Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Cost: $20
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Info: Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770, or or

Chabad Student Network of Ottawa Chanukah Party for Young Jewish Professionals
Thursday, December 14
5:30 - 7:30 pm  

Join in celebrating Chanukah with Ottawa's community of young Jewish professionals at an elegant dinner party, in a luxurious party room at Lansdowne. We are honoured to have a dear friend, alumnus, and supporter, HARLEY FINKELSTEIN, COO of Shopify, join us for this special event and share with us "Five Secrets For Success". Light dinner, open bar, and festive Chanukah ceremony and celebration.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - opens Thursday, November 30 at 8 pm, and CLOSES TUESDAY DEC. 5, 10 PM (Registration link will be posted). Space is limited,
Couvert: $12. Chai Club members
1035 Bank St.
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at 613-601-7701 or

Dominion Carilloneur on Parliament Hill
Chanukah music played on Peace Tower Bells
Thursday, December 14

Noon - 12:15 pm  
Dominion Carilloneur Dr. Andrea McCrady will play Chanukah music on the Peace Tower carillon. Come to Parliament Hill for a lovely Chanukah musical experience. For info, call Evelyn Greenberg 613-234-8934.


Kehillat Beth Israel Teddy Bear Shabbat - Chanukah!
Friday, December 15
5:30 - 7:30 pm  

Come celebrate Chanukah with all our teddy bear friends! A tasty, kid-friendly meal, followed by prayers, songs, and stories for Shabbat and Chanukah. All are welcome - this program is free and open to the community.
1440 Coldrey Ave.

Temple Israel Chanukah Celebration
Friday, December 15
6:15 - 8:00 pm  

Come celebrate Chanukah at Temple Israel! 6:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat featuring our TIRS Kindergarten class. After services we join together for a semi-potluck community dinner. We ask each family to bring a vegetarian or dairy main course or salad to share. We will provide the gourmet latkes and more!
RSVP to Bernie at 613-829-0304 to let us know what you will be bringing.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.

Chabad of Centrepointe Chanukah Funzone!
Saturday, December 16
6:45 - 8:45 pm 

Chabad of Centrepointe presents our Annual Family Menorah Lighting & Celebration
• Grand Menorah Lighting
• Music, prizes & raffles
• Arts & Crafts
• Doughnuts
• Amazing performer & much much more!
• Fun Family Event for all ages!Free!
Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Dr.
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at 613-218-8505 or or

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa Chanukah Luncheon
Saturday, December 16
12:00 am to 1 pm

Celebrate Chanukah with  a Kiddush luncheon.
Contact Elisheva Brantz at or 613-723-1800

Federation's Emerging Generation Chanukah Ball
Saturday, December 16
8 pm - midnight

A beautiful evening of food, drink, and dancing!
Tickets: Early bird: $30, Advance: Dec 1-15 $40, at the door: $45
Non-donors will be charged an $18 donation to Federation's 2018 Annual Campaign for which they will receive a tax receipt.
Contact Ariel Aronson at or 613-798-4696 x240
Canadian Museum of War, 1 Vimy Pl.

Kehillat Beth Israel Kadima Teens - Chanukah Fun!
Saturday, December 16
10:15 - 11:30 am  

Calling all Grades 6-8 Teens! Join us for "Chanukah Shabbat Kadima Fun" in the Lottner Library
Chanukah cookie decorating competition. Judging and prizes for best-looking decorations
Minute-To-Win-It Games, competitions and prizes. All welcome. Contact Deborah Zuker at
1400 Coldrey Ave.


Or Haneshamah Chanukah Celebration
Saturday, December 16
5 - 8 pm

Come celebrate Hanukkah with Or Haneshamah! This event is open to the wider community and all are welcome. We'll have singing, communal menorah lighting (bring your own menorah and candles), activities for children (including dreidel spinning, colouring and stories), a delicious pot-luck meal,, and our Annual OrH Latke Competition (with prizes)! The festivities begin at 5 with children's activities, candle lighting and singing at 6, and dinner at 6:15.
For more information visit or contact
30 Cleary Ave.

Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation  Chanukah Party
Sunday, December 17
7 - 10 pm

Please join us and sing Chanukah songs with Aharon Zohar who will be accompanied by Nigel Harris. Bring your own Menorah and light candles with your friends, come and enjoy a drink and chat and eat latkes and other munchies.
RSVP to Tova Clark at 613-722-4645 or by email at or Jane Gordon at 613-721-0615 or by email at
3590 Rivergate Way, in the Party Room



Chabad Hebrew School Chanukah Party
Sunday, December 17
10:30 am - noon  

Chabad Hebrew School families and friends are invited to CHS's Chanukah Celebration. Featuring: A Chanukah Musical presented by CHS students, and a grand Dreidel Fest! Choose from different cool dreidels and create a fidget dreidel, an edible dreidel or paint your own dreidel. Chanukah treats.
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Info: Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770, or or

Chanukah Bowl for Teen Volunteers & A Ripple Effect Families
Sunday, December 17
4:30  - 6:30 pm 

Chanukah Bowl for Jewish Teens & All the families in the special, brand new, city-wide program called "A Ripple Effect".
A Ripple effect is a special program, dedicated to bringing teen volunteers together with a child who has cancer, or who another illness, or a child whose family is affected by any illness (physical or mental) or loss. Teens will create special relationships, offering friendship, laughter & joy into the lives of these children.
Merivale Bowling Centre, 1916 Merivale Rd.
Contact Bassy Mendelsohn at 613-618-3843 or

Machzikei Chanukah Party & Raffle Draw
Sunday, December 17
5 pm

Main Program:
Hors D'oeuvre at 5:45, Dinner Buffet at 6:15, Raffle draw at 7:00
Free admission but raffle ticket purchases encouraged!
Kids Party:
5:00 to 7:00  – Special Chanukah craft, kids buffet and family entertainment!
RSVP to: 613-521-9700 or
2310 Virginia Dr.

Young Israel of Ottawa Lego Chanukah party!
Sunday, December 17
2:30 - 5:30 pm  

Lego Chanukah Party with “The Lego Guy” Ian Dudley. Enjoy latkas and donuts.
627 Kirkwood Ave.
$10/person. $40/family max
Contact Miriam Tanger at 613-724-8590 or

Tamir Candle Lighting Ceremony
with musical performances by the Tamir Neshama Choir

Sunday, December 17,
4 - 6 pm 
Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue 1400 Coldrey Ave. 
RSVP to Stacey Bellemare at or Call 725-3519 ext.115

OTC and Jewish Federation of Ottawa Sentors Game
Tuesday, December 19
7 - 10 pm
Come cheer on our Ottawa Senators as they play the Minnesota Wild. Tickets starting at $34 with seating available in the 100 and 300 levels. Menorah lighting and traditional snacks at Gate 1 during the second intermission.
To purchase tickets visit and enter promo code DREIDEL
Canadian Tire Centre 1000 Palladium Dr.
Contact Tanya Poirier at or 613-798-4696 x241