Quick Calendar
Jan 7 - Feb 7
Jan 7 - KBI, Caregiver Support
Jan 9 - KBI, Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Jan 13 - OJCS, Parlour Meeting
Jan 16 - KBI, Women's Torah Study
Jan 17 and Feb 7 - SJCC, Israeli Film Series
Jan 18 - KBI, Teddy Bear Shabbat
Jan 19 - KBI, Tu B'Shvat Seder
Jan 20 - JNF, Tu B'Shvat Telethon Event
Jan 20 - BMX Bnai Mitzvah Volunteer Experience
Jan 20 - Temple Israel, Wampum Belt Chronicles
Jan 20 - Beit Tikvah, Uncorked Tu B'Shvat event
Jan 26 - KBI, TOT Shabbat January birthdays
Jan 28 - Federation, March of the Living Info Session
Recurring Events
Chanting and Chocolate
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on the 1st Sunday until June 2
Or Haneshamah,
30 Cleary Ave.
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
Schedule varies
RSVP's appreciated to Rabbi Zuker
Tot Shabbat
Twice per month on Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Playgroup Plus
Monthly at-home get-togethers with rotating hosts emrae.litvack@gmail.com
or 613-617-8937
Kol Miriam Choir for Women
Weekly on Thursdays
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Contact Froma Rose at 613-596-9145 or fromarnold@yahoo.com
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Or Haneshamah
Guf Va’Nefesh – Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Classes
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on 1st Wednesday
30 Cleary Ave. Room 5
Contact: Tana Saler at 613 862-6592 or Tana.saler@rogers.com
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
6:30 - 10 pm
$5 pay at the door
Temple Israel
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 archives@jewishottawa.com
Thank You to our Corporate Partners
Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
Join returning Chairs Jonathan and Naomi Mitchell for another wonderful day of mitzvot on February 3, 2019 from 9-11:45 am. Favourite activities of years past will return along with many new activities for all ages. Free breakfast. Register today!
If you would like to support Mitzvah Day with a donation, please visit here.
Challenge fund hits goal!
Help us reach new benchmark!!
Thanks to your generosity, the Challenge Fund, the incentive that matches all new or increased gifts to the Annual Campaign, dollar for dollar, has raised $500,000 – this means we have an additional $1 million in funding for our community!
Thanks to this tremendous response, the generous donor families who helped created the Challenge Fund, have INCREASED the matching incentive to $550,000.
This means we have the opportunity to raise another $100,000.
Please help us reach this new benchmark: Double the impact of your generosity and donate today!
Visit or call 613-798-4696, ext. 240 to donate.
Thank you for your support.
March of the Living
Information Session NEW!
Jan 28
7 - 9 pm
High school students and families are invited to join Eli Rubenstein, National Director of March of the Living Canada, along with past participants, chaperones and Federation staff for a community information session regarding the March of the Living Holocaust educational trip to Poland and Israel that will be departing in April 2020.
Contact Lindsay Gottheil at 613-798-4696 x355 or lgottheil@jewishottawa.com
Soloway JCC, Social Hall
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Agency Events
Ottawa Jewish Community School
Parlour Meeting
Jan 13
2 - 3:30 pm
Join us for a Parlour Meeting to learn about "The OJCS Way"and how it can help your child. Kindly RSVP to j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
Rohr CSN Ottawa
Love & Faith: Shabbat Dinner with Doron Kornbluth and Luncheon
Feb 1, 2
Doron Kornbluth is a relationship expert who speaks in over 50 cities a year, and is a favourite among college students and young professionals. A renowned speaker, he is a bestselling author and popular tour guide in Israel.
Schedule: Shabbat Services 6 pm
Shabbat Dinner 6:30 pm
At Shabbat dinner Doron will speak on "Love and Religion".
After dinner there will be a round table discussion on "Relationships: do’s and don’ts".
Shabbat morning services at 10 am, followed by a luncheon where Doron will address "Happiness in the 21st century".
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at 613-601-7701 or rabbichaimb@gmail.com
59 Sweetland Ave.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Classic Israeli Film Series NEW!
Jan 17: "Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer" (1976)
Feb 7: "Operation Sunflower" (2014)
6:40 - 9 pm
The Embassy of Israel in Canada in partnership with Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program and CICF are proud to present a winter series of classic Israeli films.
7pm - a short talk by Israeli Cultural Attache to Canada, Itay Tavor, followed by the film.
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Ella at edagan@jewishottawa.com
Expanding the Circle
Would you be interested in discussions, workshops and social events for interfaith families at the Soloway JCC?
Please contact Maxine Miska for more information at 613-798-9818 x263 or mmiska@jccottawa.com
Community Events
BMX Bnai Mitzvah Xperience NEW!
Jan 20
1:30 - 3 pm 
Rabbis Blum, Finkelstein & Scher have teamed up to lead B’nai Mitzvah age youth on a meaningful journey of Jewish discovery, for pre and post B’nai Mitzvah (Grades 6-7) as they prepare to take their place as tomorrow’s Jewish leaders.
Relevant discussions on core Jewish values • The meaning of being Jewish and becoming B’nai Mitzvah • Jewish lifecycle and prayer • Hands-on Jewish experiences & community involvement • Fun activities and a trip to NYC. Open to all boys and girls regardless of affiliation and Bar/Bat Mitzvah plans (this program does not provide B’nai Mitzvah training). Cost $180
Sponsor: Congregation Beit Tikvah, Machzikei Hadas, NCSY , OTC, & SJCC
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or rabbi@theotc.org
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Uncorked NEW!
Jan 20
7 - 9 pm 
Please join us as we swirl, sniff, and sip our way through a selection of kosher wines, paired with fresh fruits, cheeses, and sushi, in honour of Tu Bishevat.
$36 members | $40 non-members
RVSP by January 13 to shul@cbto.org or 613-723-1800
15 Chartwell Ave.
Jewish National Fund
Tu Bi'Shevat Telethon Event NEW!
Jan 20
10 - 4 pm
Celebrate Tu Bi'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat, by planting trees in Eretz Israel. Trees are $18 each. Certificates and cards available.
Contact Ilana Albert-Novick at 613-798-2411 or ottawa@jnf.ca
Kehillat Beth Israel
Caregiver Support Group
Jan 7
7:30 - 9 pm 
A group designed to care for those caring for others.
This first session will feature an introductory conversation followed by chair massages.
Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Jan 9
7 - 8:30 pm 
You deserve support after experiencing a loss. This free support group takes place monthly, on the second Wednesday of the month.
Women's Torah Study
Jan 16
7:30 - 9:30 pm 
Please join us as we study topics related to women in Torah and Jewish tradition. This study session takes place in Rabbi Zuker's home, space is limited.
Tu B'Shvat Seder
Jan 19
9:30 - 10:30 am 
Join Rabbi Zuker for this Shabbat Morning Adult Learning Alternative - we'll learn about and sample the fruits of the the land of Israel in celebration of Tu B'Shvat - the New Year for the trees. All are welcome - RSVP's are requested.
Tot Shabbat - Celebrating January Birthdays!
Jan 26
10:30 - 11:30 am
Tots and their parents/adults are invited to play, pray, sing, and read stories together to celebrate Shabbat with special treats to celebrate January birthdays! All are welcome for the congregational Kiddush luncheon at the end of services.
For more info or to RSVP contact Deborah Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Temple Israel
Wampum Belt Chronicles with Darren Bonaparte NEW!
Jan 20
2 - 4 pm 
Temple Israel's Truth and Reconciliation Task Force is honoured to present a presentation by Darren Bonaparte, a Mohawk story teller, writer and artist from Akwesasne. He is the author of two books as well as numerous historical articles and papers, and recently wrote the libretto for a multimedia musical theater work with music by Odawa composer Barbara Croal.
In his presentation, Darren will provide a historical narrative through the significance of wampum belts which were a symbol of the most solemn of commitments. Wampum is how the Haudenosaunee documented their history and culture and is the interface between native and colonist.
Contact Lynne Oreck Wener
RSVP to tehwener@rogers.com or call 613-769-6151
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