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May 13, 2018
Yom Yerushalayim
May 19, 2018
Erev Shavuot
May 20 - May 21, 2018
Shavuot
May 21, 2018
Victoria Day
Apr

22 2018

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May

2 2018

Only eight spaces remain for this exciting and specialized guided 10- day tour of Israel experienced in a manner…

May

1 2018

Ottawa Israeli Dance

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

ISRAELI DANCING

Contemporary Israeli dances. Old favourites. Great music. Exercise. All in a fun and friendly atmosp…

May

2 2018

A Taste of Melton (Free Sample Classes) with Rabbi Steven Garten

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

A Taste of Melton. Melton's Ottawa Director, Rabbi Steven Garten will introduce students to the Florence Melton…

May

2 2018

Federation Members' Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Federation Members' Meeting

May

2 2018

Kol Miriam Ladies Choir

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Laura Lunn
471 Tillbury Ave
Ottawa, ON K2A0Y6

Ladies, if you love singing Jewish music COME WITH A SMILE and lets sing together. Our awesome choir director will…

May

3 2018

Mahjong at KBI

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Mahjong at KBI - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets an…

May

3 2018

Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau at Machzikei

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Join us as welcome to Ottawa:

Rabbi David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel on his official visit to Canada

Israel at 70: A …

May

5 2018

JBaby Shabbat Playgroup

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

TIRS
1301 Prince or Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

JBaby is an inclusive baby and parent Shabbat morning program. Music, song, play, snack and kvell. Parents have the…

May

5 2018

Tot Shabbat - May Birthdays!

10:30AM - 11:30AM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, K1Z 7P0

Join all your friends at KBI for a fun Shabbat morning family experience! Through songs, stories, prayers, and play,…

May

6 2018

Russian Jewry and the Revolutions of 1917

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

Russian Jewry and the Revolutions of 1917 In recognition of the recent 100th anniversary of the Russian…

May

6 2018

Course "Covenant: Then and Now"

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

Temple Isarel
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

Course taught by Rabbi Emeritus Steven Garten of Temple Israel Covenant: Then and Now—essentially a survey course…

May

6 2018

Ottawa Community Concert Band

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

Serving the Ottawa area since the 1960s, the Ottawa Community Concert Band (OCCB) is a non-profit wind instrument…

May

6 2018

JET's Jewish Unity Live

7:15PM - 9:00PM  

Centrepointe Studio Theatre
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON

JET's signature event featuring internationally acclaimed comedian Ashley Blaker. Honouring dedicated community…

May

8 2018

Ottawa Israeli Dance

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

ISRAELI DANCING

Contemporary Israeli dances. Old favourites. Great music. Exercise. All in a fun and friendly atmosp…

May

9 2018

A Taste of Melton (Free Sample Classes) with Rabbi Steven Garten

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

A Taste of Melton. Melton's Ottawa Director, Rabbi Steven Garten will introduce students to the Florence Melton…

May

9 2018

Kol Miriam Ladies Choir

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Laura Lunn
471 Tillbury Ave
Ottawa, ON K2A0Y6

Ladies, if you love singing Jewish music COME WITH A SMILE and lets sing together. Our awesome choir director will…

May

10 2018

Mahjong at KBI

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Mahjong at KBI - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets an…

May

10 2018

Imre Y. Rosenberg Lecture Series

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

Lecture by Dr. Adara Goldberg on Holocaust survivors in Canada in the early post-war period. Will be based on her…

May

11 2018

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15 2018

Ottawa Children's Festival

9:30AM - 7:30PM  

Lebreton Flats Park
1 Vimy Pl
Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8

For three decades, the OCF has presented a 5-7 day extravaganza of the finest quality theatre, dance and music for yo…

May

11 2018

Teddy Bear Shabbat at KBI - Celebrating Moms!

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, K1Z 7P0

Every mom deserves a night out! Bring your mom, grandma, or other beloved maternal figure (as well as the rest of the…

May

13 2018

Mom's The Word!

10:30AM - 2:30PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas Synagogue
2310 Virginia Dr
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

27 Item Salad Bar Smoked Salmon Platters Assorted Smoked Fish Poached Decorated Salmons Parve Omelette…

May

15 2018

Malca Pass Library Book Discussion Group

7:30AM - 9:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel
1400 Coldrey Avenue
Ottawa, ON KiZ 7P9

book review and discussion

May

15 2018

AGING ISN’T FOR SISSIES - Jewish Family Services talks about Dementia

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
2255 Carling Ave.
Suite #300
Ottawa, ON K2B 7Z5

Our panel of experts from the Dementia Society, Jewish Family Services and Mind the Gap will speak about signs, strat…

May

15 2018

Ottawa Israeli Dance

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

ISRAELI DANCING

Contemporary Israeli dances. Old favourites. Great music. Exercise. All in a fun and friendly atmosp…

May

16 2018

Lynne Julius speaks about her book Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnig…

May

16 2018

JOIN and IAI present: A Free Workshop for Parents and Educators

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Jewish Family Services
300-2255 Carling Ave

Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN) and Integration Act for Inclusion (IAI) present this free workshop for parents…

May

16 2018

Kol Miriam Ladies Choir

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Laura Lunn
471 Tillbury Ave
Ottawa, ON K2A0Y6

Ladies, if you love singing Jewish music COME WITH A SMILE and lets sing together. Our awesome choir director will…

May

17 2018

Mahjong at KBI

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Mahjong at KBI - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets an…

May

17 2018

A Retrospective of Camp B'nai Brith Ottawa

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Privte
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society in partnership with the Soloway JCC presents A Retrospective of Camp B'nai…

May

19 2018

Break-Out Session with Pesha Kletenik

10:20AM - 11:20AM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Topic: Creating a Counterculture of  Respect
Located in the Beit Midrash

Pesha Kletenik is the incoming principal …

May

19 2018

Shavuot Parent & Child Learning

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7B8

Want an opportunity to learn with your children? Join us for Parent & Child Learning on Saturday, May 19 from 5:30-6:…

May

19 2018

Shavuot Services at Temple Israel

6:15PM - 8:15PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

Shavuot Services with Yizkor and featuring the Temple Israel Liturgical Choir.

May

19 2018

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Healing Together

9:30PM - 11:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, K1Z 7P0

Kehillat Beth Israel, Or Haneshamah, and Temple Israel are proud to present: "Healing Together" - Shavuot learning an…

May

19 2018

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20 2018

Sleepless in Centrepointe

11:00PM - 3:00AM  

Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn
23 Palisade Street
Ottawa, ON K2G 5M6

Join Chabad of Centrepointe for a Shavuot all-nighter. Come learn with Rabbi Mendelsohn. Many topics including Jewish…

May

19 2018

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May

20 2018

Sleepless in Centrepointe

11:00PM - 3:00AM  

Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn
23 Palisade Street
Ottawa, ON K2G 5M6

Join Chabad of Centrepointe for a Shavuot all-nighter. Come learn with Rabbi Mendelsohn. Many topics including Jewish…

May

19 2018

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20 2018

Shavuot All Night Learning

11:55PM - 4:15AM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

All night learning with delicious fare catered by B’Tavon

 

What does the Torah say about Gun Control?

11:45 PM…

May

20 2018

Shavuot at Machzikei with Scholar In Residence Pesha Kletenik

8:45AM - 12:45PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Services Begin: 8:45 AM
Reading of the Ten Commandments: 10 AM

Gourmet Dairy Lunch and Ice Cream Bar catered by B'ta…

May

20 2018

Shavuot Ice Cream Party

10:00AM - 1:00PM  


23 Palisade Street
Ottawa, ON K2G 5M6

Come join Chabad of Centrepointe for Shavuot morning services at 23 Palisade Street, followed by a Delicious Dairy Ic…

May

20 2018

Shavuot at Machzikei (Kids Program)

10:00AM - 11:45AM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Children’s Holiday Program with healthy snack time: 10:00-10:30 AM
Shavuot Games (Ages 4+) and Shavuot Story & Circ…

May

20 2018

Tot Shavuot at KBI

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, K1Z 7P0

As the congregation gathers to celebrate Shavuot, the tots will also celebrate! Join us in the playroom for this fun …

May

20 2018

Shavout Dairy Buffet and Ice Cream Party at University of Ottawa

11:00AM - 12:55PM  

University of Ottawa

ON

Join us together with family and friends on the first day of Shavuot, Sunday May 20, at 12 pm for the reading of the …

May

20 2018

Shavuot Celebration

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad
111 Lamplighters Drive
Ottawa, ON K2J0C2

Bring all your family and friends to celebrate the 3,330th anniversary of the great event at Sinai by hearing the
The…

May

21 2018

Shavuot Garden Lunch

10:00AM - 2:00PM  

Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn
23 Palisade Street
Ottawa, ON K2G 5M6

Chabad of Centrepointe invites friends and family to Second day of Shavuot 1) Holiday Morning Services followed by 2)…

May

21 2018

Cheesecake Baking at KBI

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, K1Z 7P0

Calling all kids in grades 4-8! KBI kids and Kadima/USY invite you for a DELICIOUS Shavuot program on Monday, May 21s…

May

21 2018

Shavuot Happy Hour with Pesha Kletenik

5:00PM - 6:30PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

A fascinating text-based class on Megillat Rut • Summer drinks and appetizers • 5:00 PM
Backyard Patio at the Hom…

May

22 2018

Ottawa Israeli Dance

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

ISRAELI DANCING

Contemporary Israeli dances. Old favourites. Great music. Exercise. All in a fun and friendly atmosp…

May

23 2018

On The Map movie screening and BBQ

5:30PM - 10:00PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Congregation Machzikei Hadas Presents:

The screening of “On The Map”

About On The Map: Israel’s Miracle on th…

May

23 2018

Kol Miriam Ladies Choir

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Laura Lunn
471 Tillbury Ave
Ottawa, ON K2A0Y6

Ladies, if you love singing Jewish music COME WITH A SMILE and lets sing together. Our awesome choir director will…

May

24 2018

Mahjong at KBI

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Mahjong at KBI - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets an…

May

24 2018

more info to follow

May

25 2018

TOTally Shabbat at Temple Israel

5:30PM - 6:00PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Dr
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

TOTally Shabbat includes 5:30 pm program for families with children under 6. 6:00 pm dinner. 6:30 Erev Shabbat service.

May

27 2018

Torah Dedication in Memory of Rabbi Yehudah Simes

2:00PM - 5:00PM  

Congregation Beit Tikvah
15 Chartwell
Ottawa, ON

A new Torah will be presented to Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa in Honour of Rabbi Yehudah Simes of blessed memory

May

27 2018

more details to follow

May

27 2018

AJA 50+ Trivia Night

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa,

The Annual AJA 50+ Trivia Night is open to the public. Get a team together or get placed on a team. Tons of fun,…

May

28 2018

Chanting & Chocolate: Joyful singing from the heart

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
ON

Join us for sacred Hebrew chanting with beautiful melodies and spiritual intention to open the heart and connect…

May

29 2018

All-Candidates meeting on issues of importance to the Jewish community

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7P9

Kehillat Beth Israel invites you to meet the candidates in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean and discuss issues of imp…

May

29 2018

Ottawa Israeli Dance

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

ISRAELI DANCING

Contemporary Israeli dances. Old favourites. Great music. Exercise. All in a fun and friendly atmosp…

May

30 2018

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31 2018

Machzikei Hadas Blood Drive

3:30PM - 4:00PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

Machzikei Hadas Blood Drive
A Two-Day Life Saving Event

Wednesday, May 30 from 3:30-7:30 PM
Thursday, May 31 from 10:…

May

30 2018

Hillel Lodge Annual General Meeting

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Hillel Lodge
10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 4G7

The Bess & Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge Annual General Meeting

May

30 2018

Kol Miriam Ladies Choir

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Laura Lunn
471 Tillbury Ave
Ottawa, ON K2A0Y6

Ladies, if you love singing Jewish music COME WITH A SMILE and lets sing together. Our awesome choir director will…

May

31 2018

Mahjong at KBI

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Mahjong at KBI - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 pm. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets an…