May 22 - June 22
May 22 - SJCC and Ottawa Jewish Historical Society lecture
May 22 - KBI, Israeli Cooking Night
May 23 - 26 - Zionist organizations, The Beit Ha'am Journey in Ottawa
May 23 - Chabad of Centrepointe, Lag B'Omer Walk and Roll
May 24 - KBI, Family Shabbat Dinner
May 25 - KBI, Shabbat Torah Study
May 25 - Machzikei Hadas, Shabbat Happy Hour
May 26 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels
May 26 - Machzikei Hadas, Concert and Gourmet Brunch
May 27 - JET, Jewish Unity Live
May 28 - Federation, "The Future of Canadian Jewry"
May 28 - Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge Telethon
May 28 - Musica Ebraica, Spring Concert
June 2 - PJ Library, PJ in the Park
June 2 - CHW, Spring Tea
June 2 - CBTO, honouring Rabbi and Rivka Finkelstein
June 2 - Federation, Global Iftar Project
June 2 - OMJS, Open House
June 4 - KBI, Malca Pass, Book Discussion
June 6, 16, 23, 27 - 16th Annual Israeli Film Festival
June 6 - Foundation AGM with guest speaker Bruce Linton
June 12 - Israel Bonds, Lunch and Listen
June 12 - Jewish Memorial Gardens, AGM
June 13 - Federation, Farewell to Shinshinim
June 14 - 16, CBB, Family Camp
June 14 - 23, Show: Beyond the Pale
June 18 - KBI, Concert
June 19 - Federation AGM
June 19, 20 - Machzikei Hadas, Blood Drive
June 20 - SJCC, Speaker: Entebbe hostage rescue
June 20 - Stu's Pool Party
Caregiver Group Every 4 weeks on Wednesdays until August 21
Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets and cards if you have them. $2 per session.
Teddy Bear Shabbat
Twice per month on Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
For familes with children aged 5-10.
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Second Wednesday of every month, 7 - 8:30 pm
Kol Miriam Choir for Women
Weekly on Tuesdays
7:30 - 9:30 pm
613-722-0721 or Katherine Moss, 613-821-8211.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Chanting and Chocolate
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on the 1st Sunday until June.
Guf Va’Nefesh – Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Classes
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on 1st Wednesday.
30 Cleary Ave. Room 5
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
6:30 - 10 pm
$5 pay at the door
JBaby Oneg Shabbat at Hillel Lodge
First Friday of the month 10:30 am
Are you interested in making a difference in the Ottawa Jewish community?
Do you have a particular skill? Check out Federation's Volunteer Centre here.
For more information, contact Lindsay by email or 613-798-4696 x253
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Do you have family photographs you're willing to share? If so, contact the Ottawa Jewish Archives at email@example.com
Thank You to our Corporate Partners
Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
The Future of Canadian Jewry
Results of exciting new research by Survey of Canadian Jewry co-authors Rhonda Lenton, Professor of Sociology, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, and Robert Brym, SD Clark Professor of Sociology at University of Toronto
Soloway JCC, Hall A, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Free of charge, all are welcome.
613-798-4696, ext. 253
Global Iftar Project
9 - 11:30 pm
At the end of each day of Ramadan the Muslim community comes together for an “Iftar”, breaking of the fast. The Ottawa Jewish community, in conjunction with CIJA and the World Jewish Congress, will host a Jewish-Muslim Iftar. The main objective of the evening is to build/enhance the relationships between the Muslim and Jewish communities.
This event is supported by EG Grants through the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.
108 Richmond Rd.
Annual General Meeting
7 - 9 pm
Join the Jewish Federation of Ottawa for our 85th Annual General Meeting, featuring the presentation of Community Service Awards.
Seth Kerzner & Tom Podolsky - Student Leadership Award
Allan Shefrin - Freiman Family Young Leadership Award
Charles Schachnow - Shem Tov Community Volunteer Award
Steven Kimmel - Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award
Farewell to Inbar & Liam - Israeli ShinShinim
6 - 7:30 pm
Join us as we thank our outstanding ShinShinim, Inbar and Liam, and say farewell as they finish up their time working with our agencies, schools, and synagogues. Delicious Kosher Pizza Party! All welcome.
PJ in the Park
10 am - 12 pm
Join PJ Library for our annual PJ in the Park, including a BBQ!
Centrepointe Park parking available at the mall at 260 Centrepointe Dr.
Tickets are $10 per family and can be purchased online.
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Annual General Meeting
7 - 9 pm
Foundation invites you to our AGM, with special guest speaker, Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation.
Please join us as we celebrate the grant and scholarship award recipients and honour outgoing chair, Gillie Vered and incoming chair, Lawrence Weinstein.
Desserts, refreshments to be served.
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Creative Connections Coordinator
Part-Time Contract Position
Creative Connections is a unique, weekly Jewish full-day social and recreational program geared to cognitively-well, ‘older’ seniors generally in the 75+ age group. The position of Creative Connections Coordinator is available for a dynamic, community-minded individual who enjoys working with elderly seniors and has strong administrative and organizational skills. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. before June 3, 2019. more
Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge Telethon
6 - 8:30 pm
Please answer the call to support the residents in our annual fundraiser!
Beit Ha’am Journey in Ottawa
(in partnership with several community organizations)
We invite you to join our interactive community workshops and
events to discuss and to experience Israel, its society and the role of Zionism today. For all information, please see this link.
Activities and programs at various locations including the Soloway JCC.
Presented by WZO’s Department for Diaspora Affairs (DDA)
and The Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF).
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
CBB of Ottawa Family Camp!
June 14 - 16
Are you interested in Jewish overnight camp for your child? Do you want just a TASTE of it - with your entire family? Join us for a weekend at camp, and experience the beauty of Shabbat with us - food, activities and fun with the whole family. $300
7861 River Road, Quyon, QC
Jewish Unity Live
6 - 9:30 pm
One not to miss! Jewish Unity Live includes delicious food and a wine bar, catered by Creative Kosher, and amazing entertainment by Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser. Also known as the “Jewish Bob Marley”, this world-renowned Rabbi imparts Jewish wisdom through storytelling, Kabbalah and music. JUL honourees are Rabbi Michael and Dr. Stacy Goldstein and Rabbi Yoey and Smin Shaps who are being honoured for their outstanding contributions to Jewish life in Ottawa.
Tickets are $100 for the dinner reception, program and dessert
or $40 for the program and dessert.
Ottawa Modern Jewish School Open House
10 am - 12 pm
OMJS is opening its doors and welcoming you in!
10 am - 11 am - Classroom Visits
11 am - 12 pm - Q&A with Principal and board
For 60 years, Ottawa Modern Jewish School (OMJS) established itself in Ottawa as the non-affiliated, supplemental school offering quality Jewish education for Kindergarten to Grade 7. As a non-affiliated supplemental school, OMJS attracts a variety of families from the Ottawa Jewish community, including non-religious/affiliated and mixed religious families.
Soloway JCC, Lower Level, Ganon Preschool Wing
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Shirley Berman Lecture Series - Lilian Bilsky Freiman
7:30 - 9 pm
Shirley Berman Lecture Series - Part 1 Lilian Bilsky Freiman - A Life of Philanthropy. The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society in partnership with the Soloway JCC presents the story of Lilian Bilsky Freiman and her many contributions to our city. Guest speaker for the evening is Dan McKay.
Donations accepted at the door.
16th Annual Israeli Film Festival
June 6, 16, 23, 27
Sponsors: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, CFI, CICF, Jewish Federation of Ottawa.
Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.
Entebbe Hostage Rescue - Rami Sherman "I was there"
7 - 8:30 pm
"I was part of the command group who planned the operation. I was in the assault team that launched from the first aircraft and proceeded to the terminal building, where the terrorists and Ugandan troops were engaged and the hostages freed. My task was leading the hostages to the C-130 Hercules aircraft. I was there…"
Sponsor: SJCC, Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program
Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Torah Day School of Ottawa
Torah Day is holding their Annual Raffle, which is an important fundraiser for the school. Tickets are $60 each or 3 for $125. For more info on prizes etc, visit: torahday.ca
To purchase tickets call 613-274-0110 or email email@example.com. Draw occurs on June 28 at noon.
Ottawa Fringe Festival
Beyond the Pale - Jewish themed play
June 14 @ 8:30 pm
June 15 @ 6:30 pm
June 17 @ 7 pm
June 19 @ 10:30 pm
June 22 @ 8 pm
June 23 @ 2 pm
Meet the Evil Eye! A demented, delightful demon with major control issues! Follow her centuries old tug of war with one immigrant Jewish family as they transplant, assimilate, and even seek salvation in Silicon Valley. Who wins? Who survives? Find out in three heartfelt and funny fables. A show for anyone who has struggled to fit in and break the bonds of superstition.
ODD Box, 2 Daly Ave.
Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)
Ottawa Spring Tea
2 - 4 pm
This fundraising tea is honouring Lily and Jerry Penso and raising funds for the "Healing Broken Families" program at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village.
At the home of Roz and Steven Fremeth.
Contact Linda at 613-699-0802
Chabad of Centrepointe
Lag B'Omer Walk and Roll
4 - 8 pm
Join us for the very first "Walk & Roll" - bring friends & family!
Family Walk through Centrepointe Park,
Lag B'Omer Fair with inflatables, game truck, Reptile Zoo, Touch a Truck, face painting, BBQ & more.
Concert with musical sensation Steven Abadi (a passionate singer and La Voix finalist from Montreal who hasn't let his Asperger's Syndrome ever get in the way of his dreams)
A Walk for Inclusion benefits A Ripple Effect, a teen volunteer support system that offers love and friendship to children affected by illness, loss, trauma and special needs.
Register online today!
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Event to honour Rabbi and Rivka Finkelstein
7 - 11 pm
Join us for a wonderful cocktail reception in honour of Rabbi Howard Finkelstein’s retirement.
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Coffee House Concert and Gourmet Brunch with C.J. Glass
4:30 - 6:30 pm
"The Media and its Impact on the Arab-Israeli Conflict"
Lital Shemesh is a popular news correspondent and journalist in Israel. Location: Backyard patio at the home of Rabbi Idan & Shifra Scher.
Shabbat Happy Hour featuring Lital Shemesh
10 - 1 pm
C.J. is best known for his performances on The Voice: Israel, and in addition to his music, C.J. co-authored a religious school textbook, is an actor, a music teacher and holds down the guitar chair of The Jazz Pipes, the official jazz orchestra of Modi’in, Israel. Featuring a gourmet brunch by Creative Kosher Catering.
$8/Child under 5
We’ve blocked off 10 appointments on both days to reserve spots for our community. If the following times work for you, please contact Jayson Taller at 613-521-9700 x4 or
June 19: 5:00 – 5:10 pm or 6:35 – 6:45 pm
June 20: 12:30 – 12:40 pm or 2:50 – 3 pm
If you’d prefer another time, please still join us by contacting Canadian Blood Services directly and booking a time that works for you at www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)
June 19 Full Clinic Hours: 3:30-7:30 pm
June 20 Full Clinic Hours: 10 am - 4:00 pm
Blood Donor Centre, 1575 Carling Ave.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 2310 Virginia Dr.
Lunch & Listen
12 - 2 pm
Guest speaker is Shai Babad, Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Finance
Teen Lounge, Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Jewish Memorial Gardens
Annual General Meeting
7 - 9 pm
Soloway JCC Social Hall B, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Kehillat Beth Israel
KBI Israeli Cooking Night
6 - 8 pm
Kehillat Beth Israel and JACCUSY Present: Israeli Cooking night with Dayna and Inbar! (For Kadima (Grades 5-8)
Love Top Chef and Chopped? Join us for a cooking competition and learn about Israeli culture!
$5 for USY members
$6 for non-members
You can become a USY member here.
Family Shabbat Dinner at Kehillat Beth Israel
6 - 7:30 pm
Grow with us! Families with kids age 6-12 are invited to this family-centered Friday night program. Spend Shabbat with family and friends - we'll enjoy an abridged Friday night service, followed by a casual dairy dinner (BYO kosher mevushal wine). This program is open to the community - $18/family.
Shabbat Torah Study
10:30 - 11:30 am
Join Rabbi Zuker on Shabbat morning for a deeper look into the weekly Torah portion.
Malca Pass Library Book Discussion Group
7:30 - 9 pm
"One Man Dancing" will be reviewed by Alvina Ruprecht; group discussion will follow. This review will feature a special surprise. Contact Maureen Kaell at firstname.lastname@example.org at 613-224-8649.
KBI Concert: Echoes of the Soul - The Music of Julian Dawes
7 - 10 pm
KBI presents a special concert to raise money for Jewish youth camping and Israel trips, and the Leslie Shinder Choir Fund in support of the KBI Music Program.
With Cantor Jason Green, The KBI Choir, Roland Graham, piano Gabriela Ruiz, cello. Featuring the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir
$20 General admission, $15 students
$100 Reserved seating with reception following the concert
Sponsorship opportunities at various levels which include program/adbook space and ticket/reception package
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
7:30 - 9 pm
Musica Ebraica Choir, joined by Cantor Jason Green, invites you to its Spring Concert, celebrating 18 years of singing Jewish music. Laurence Wall will be the MC. The choir will present a retrospective of music it has performed over the years, including Israeli, Yiddish and Canadian compositions. The concert will also feature a lively Klezmer duo from Montreal. Dessert reception to follow.
Regular Admission: $20
Temple Israel, 1300 Prince of Wales Dr.
Stu's Pool Party - Round 2
5 - 9 pm
Three years ago, Stu Schwartz, Ottawa’s beloved Majic 100 Host won his battle against cancer thanks to a bone marrow transplant facilitated by Ezer Mizion. To pay it forward and save more lives, Stu and his family have partnered with Ezer Mizion to create “Stu’s Pool” – a dedicated group of donors who sponsor bone marrow DNA tests.
At Stu's Pool Party June 2018 we raised $65,000, enough to put 1000 tests into Stu's Pool allowing Stu's personalized donor pool to save two lives. At Stu's Pool Party - Round 2 our goal is to put at least another 1000 tests in Stu's Pool. Cost: $250
Gemstone Corporation, 252 Argyle Ave.
Books and Bagels
9:30 - 11:30 am
Rabbi Steven Garten, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel will review "The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kadish at Temple Israel. A bagel breakfast at is followed by the book review and discussion.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
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