Quick Calendar
October 10 - November 10           
Recurring Events
Exhibit - A Tribute to Canada 150
Tuesday, Until  December 12, 2017.
Daily, 10 am - 6 pm
Volunteers welcome - contact 2017cje@gmail.com
30 Metcalfe St.
Chanting and Chocolate:
Last Monday of each month 
7:30 - 9 pm 
Join us for sacred Hebrew chanting with beautiful melodies and spiritual intention. Not a Temple Israel event, but using this location. 
Contact Lorne Mallin at lorne.mallin@gmail.com or 604-222-3379 
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Aspects of Parshat Hashavua given by Rabbi Finkelstein is every evening between Mincha and Ma'ariv. Weekly Gemara Class Wednesdays and weekly class in Masechet Kiddushin 45 minutes before Ma'ariv. Please check our website for service times as they vary from week to week.
During SJCC hours until May 2018
To mark Canada's 150th anniversary, a photography exhibition is being presented by the Ottawa Jewish Archives to highlight  contributions made by several notable Jewish Ottawans.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Saara Mortensen at smortensen@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x260
Thursdays beginning Oct 15
"Read Hebrew Now"
Kol Miriam Ladies Choir
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm every week until June 27, 2018
Spiritual uplifting Jewish music by women for women. If you love to sing this is for you! Directed by Leora Nauta
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sacks Pvt.
Contact: Laura Lunn at llunn@magma.ca or 613-715-9004
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
7-10 pm until Dec. 19
$5 pay at the door
Shabbat Shalom at the SJCC
Fridays 9:15 - 10:45 am
Join us every week in the Ganon preschool. Enjoy story time in both English and Hebrew, sing, play and more. Perfect for kids 4 and under. Open to all Jewish and Interfaith Families. Cost $5 Info
Quick Links
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 Natalie by email or 613-798-4696 x253
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Snapshots from various years in Dora and Sam Litwack's family sukkah.  
Do you have family photographs you're willing to share? If so contact the Ottawa Jewish Archives at archives@jewishottawa.com
Jewish Federation of Ottawa
News and Events
Shabbat Project 2017: Women's Challah Bake
Thursday, October 26
7 - 9 pm
Join us for an evening of inspiration and fun!
Tickets are $18 and space is limited. Click here to get your tickets online.
Contact Natalie Abenhaim at nabenhaim@jewishottawa.com 
Soloway JCC 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Wednesday, November 1
5:30 - 9 pm
Women's event with special guest Dr. Gillian Presner
Gillian has made impressive choices in her life that have made
her a role model as a young leader, a community member, a wife and a mother. As keynote speaker at CHOICES, she will share how
recent challenges have led her to a second "coming of age"
where she has gained important life perspectives about herself,
our everyday choices and ultimately what our true legacies will
Co-Chairs Jackie Barwin and Jen Zaret
Couvert: $54 PLUS a suggested minimum pledge of $150 (or increase over last year's gift) toward the Federation's Annual Campaign (first time donors under the age of 40 may make gifts of $36 and up) Tickets
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave
Contact Judy Toombs at jtoombs@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x995 
Community Volunteers Needed
Your community agencies are in need of specific volunteers. For a full list of current needs please click here. Or, go online to register. For further information please contact Natalie at
Emerging Generation
EG Casino Night
Saturday, November 4
8 - midnight
Casino games, raffle prizes, delicious food, and great drinks!
Early bird $18
Advance $25
Door Price: $30 
Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington St. W.
Contact: Ariel Aronson at aaronson@jewishottawa.com  or 613-798-4696 x240
PJ Library
PJ Library 
Parent Book Club
Thursday, November 2
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Join us for snacks, wine, and a rousing book discussion. Keep an eye out for the book of the month listed in the PJ Library e-newsletter.
Contact: Ariel Aronson at aaronson@jewishottawa.com  or 613-798-4696 x240
Agency Events
AJA 50 +
Casino Night
Saturday, November 4
7 - 11 pm
An evening of fun! Includes live music by the Sol Gunner Trio, International hors d'oeuvres and all your favourite gambling games, plus an auction with fabulous prizes. All proceeds will go to support AJA 50+. To register contact casino@aja50plus.ca.
Cost: $75 PP (Partial Tax Receipt)
Contact: Annette Paquin at aja50plus@sympatico.ca
Centurion Conference Centre 170 Colonnade Rd. South
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
Annual General Meeting   
Thursday, November 2
Contact Gabriella Stern Young at gyoung@jfsottawa.com or 613-722-2225 
KBI, 1440 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad 
Grand Simchat Torah Celebration  
Join us for a family Simchat Torah celebration where the memories will last forever! Lavish kidush and buffet dinner. Dance the night away with the Torah. Flags and treats for the kids. L'chaim and Schmaltz Herring for the adults. Don't miss OTC's most lively party of the year! Free admission.
Great Debates in Jewish History with Rabbi Blum
Tuesday, October 31, Nov 7
7- 8 pm weekly until December 5
Encounter the gripping narratives of six fascinating eras, the
intellectual tension and points of view they unearth, and the
light they shed on the most fundamental of Jewish beliefs.
Dead Sea Scrolls - Dead Sea Sect vs Rabbinic Interpretation
Suicide at Masada - Militant Nationalism vs Religious Institutionalism
The Maimonidean Controversy - Faith vs Reason
Renewal of The Sanhedrin - Active Messianism vs Passive Messianism
Chasidism - Divine Transcendence vs Divine Immanence
Separation of Church and State - Religion in Public vs Religion
as a Private Affair
Cost $90   
OTC Shabbat Dinner with The Jewish Neo-Nazi
Friday, November 10
5:45 - 10 pm  
Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner and hear the shocking and inspiring story of a real-live American Jewish Neo-Nazi Commander's incredible turn-around!
John Daly joined a skinhead organization, eventually becoming commander. When his Jewish identity was discovered he was brutally beaten, drowned and left to die. His survival was a miracle, his story an inspiration.
Cost $30 
For info on all events contact: Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or rabbi@theotc.org
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Churchill and the Jews
Sunday, October 15
10:30 am - noon
In this 100th anniversary year of the penning of the Balfour Declaration, Ron Cohen, President and co-founder of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa, will recount the history of Churchill's admiration of the Jews and his unflagging support for the Land of Israel, as well as his views on Hitler and the Holocaust. Cost: $5
Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com or
613-798-4696 x 254
A lecture by Dr. Henry Habib 
Monday, October 23, Nov 13 
7-8:30 pm  
The Ottoman Empire and its impact on Modern Turkey. Cost $10
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC
Contact Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com or 613-798-9818

Melton Study Trip to Israel Information Meeting with Rabbi Garten
Tuesday, October 24
7:30 - 8:30 pm  
This Melton study trip to Israel is based on the Melton graduate course, "Beyond Borders": The History of the Arab Israeli Conflict". Participants will travel to sites and areas pivotal to understanding of the emergence and development of the conflict. Trip begins in Tel Aviv on March 12, 2018 and concludes on March 21, 2018 in Jerusalem. Open to all.  
Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com

20th Annual Ottawa Celebrity Sports Dinner
Monday, October 30
6-10 pm
This is the flagship fundraising event for the Soloway JCC, with special guest NFL legend, Jerry Rice.
Contact Pamela at prosenberg@jccottawa.com
or 613-798-9818 x 271. Visit celebritysportsdinner.com
Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd.

Unless otherwise noted, events take place at Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Community Events
B'nai Brith Canada 
Screening of Film "Wish You Weren't Here"
October Tuesday 10
7-10 pm
B'nai Brith Canada is teaming-up with award-winning
filmmaker Ian Halperin to screen the film "Wish You Weren't
Here". The film, which explores contemporary antisemitism
in our society, offers a balanced perspective on how
support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)
movement directly contributes to instances of antisemitism.
Cost $18
Cineplex Cinemas, 3090 Carling Ave.
Contact Brian Herman at hermanbri14@gmail.com or 613-422-0252 
Bora Laskin Society
An Evening with Anthony Housefather
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 - 9:30 pm  
Please join us for an Evening with Anthony Housefather,
MP for Mount Royal. From Lawyer to MP: What is it like being a Jewish Attorney in Parliament?
Cost: Free but seating is limited. Please RSVP by email to
Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP.
Suite 1500, 45 O'Connor St.
Canada Israel Culture Foundation
Concert with Israeli Cellist, Shulamit Sarid
Canada Israel Cultural Foundation is bringing Shulamit Sarid, Cellist and recipient of the Israel Sharett Scholarship Program, from Jerusalem. She will play music by Bach, Debussy, Ravel and Shostakovich. She will be accompanied by pianist Stephanie Tang, originally from Los Angeles. The event is in support of the Scholarship Program. A dessert reception will follow.  
Tickets at the Door; CICF members free, adults $20 and students, $10 at the door.  
CICF 2017/2018 Membership at the door; $50 family and $35 single.
Contact: Evelyn Green at evgreen@rogers.com
University of Ottawa, Freiman Hall, 610 Cumberland St.
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa 
Beit Midrash Adult Learning
October 17, 24, 31 etc
Tuesdays until December 19

7:45 - 8:15 pm  
Rabbi Eleazar Durden will be giving a class on Mishna Brura for men and women.
Contact Elisheva Brantz at shul@cbto.org
All are welcome to attend.
CBTO Book Club 
Tuesday, October 17
7-8 pm
Calling all book lovers! Come join us for Beit Tikvah's first book club meeting. Our first read will be The River Midnight, by Canadian author Lilian Nattel. It's a beautiful story about the lives of four Jewish women living in a fictional shtetl in 19th century Poland. We hope you'll join us in a lively discussion about this rich and evocative novel. Discussion leader: Nechama Hoffman  
Women's Beit Midrash Learning 
Sunday, October 22
8:30 - 10 pm 
Rosh Chodesh Women's Beit Midrash with guest speaker, Shaindel
Simes. This class is open to women only.  
Belfour Declaration Program
Wednesday, Nov 1
7:30 - 9:30 pm 
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. We will be showing a movie from the Balfour Project in the UK about the UK's role in Mandate Palestine from 1917-1948 as well as a video from Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sachs discussing the impact of the Balfour Declaration today. Audience discussion will ensue.  
JNF Ottawa
2017 Negev Dinner Honouring Lawrence Greenspon
Monday, November 6
5:30 - 9:30 pm  
JNF Ottawa's Negev Dinner devotes its proceeds to major projects throughout Israel. The dinner represents a continued community-wide support for Israel. Negev Dinner provides a prestigious
forum for honouring our community leaders and those who have given outstanding personal effort of behalf of the Jewish State.
Contact Ilana at ottawa@jnf.ca or 613-798-2411
Cost $300
Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Dr.
Kehillat Beth
Israel Congregation 
KBI & Mercaz Canada present "Beit Ha'am" ~ An adult education series 
KBI's signature Family Shabbat program - but for Simchat Torah! Kids 6 and under are invited to bring their teddy bear friends for a fun an festive Simchat Torah experience! We will share a kid-friendly dinner, followed by songs and stories, a Torah parade, and dancing with the Torah with the whole congregation for Simchat Torah! This program is free and open to the community. RSVPs appreciated to rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Who are we? A survey of the past, present & future of Conservative Judaism
Monday, October 16, 23, 30
10:30 - 11:30 am  
Rabbi Eytan Kenter will facilitate this series
Monday, October 16 (either at 10:30 am or 7:00 pm)
Session 1: Our Past
The development of Conservative Judaism and its early leaders.
Monday, October 23, Session 2: Our present
What does Conservative Judaism stand for? How does it compare to other movements in Judaism?
Monday, October 30, Session 3: Our Future
Where do we go from here? What is the future of our movement, our congregation, and our city?
Contact Rabbi Eytan Kenter at rabbi@kehillatbethisrael.com
or 613-728-3501 x222 
Malca Pass Library Book Discussion Group
Judas by Amos Oz will be reviewed by Sid Kardash. Discussion will follow.
Contact: Maureen Kaell at 613-224-8649 or mkaell@rogers.com
Annual General Meeting and Guest Lecture
Sunday, October 29
4:30 - 8:30 pm
Members are invited to our AGM. We will begin with a BBQ at 4:30, shul business starts at 5:15, including electing the new Board of Trustees. Ma'ariv is at 6:30 and at 7:00 all are welcome to hear from our guest Speaker Terry Glavin. 
Library and Archives Canada
"A Mercedes in the Sand" by Leon Levit
Book Launch 
Ruth and Arnon Miller are delighted to extend an invitation to the Community to attend Ruth Miller's father's book launch.  Reception to follow.
Contact: Ruth Calof at ruth.calof@gmail.com
395 Wellington St.       
Temple Israel
TOTally Shabbat
Friday, October 27
5:30 - 6pm  
Join us for a special Shabbat celebration with a focus for children 6 and under.
Contact Catherine Loves at
reception@templeisraelottawa.com or
Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
The Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge Tea
Sunday, October 29
2 - 4 pm
For residents and guests
Contact Corinne Taylor at crothmantaylor@gmail.com
or 613-820-1136
Hillel Lodge 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Young Israel of Ottawa
Challah Bake

Wednesday, October 25
6:30 - 8:30 pm  
Come and join us for $18/person to hear Mrs. Shulamis Durden teach us about the special Mitzvah of baking challah! Come to braid and bake your challah!
RSVP to rochelbernath19@yahoo.com  
627 Kirkwood Ave.
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