Quick Calendar
Nov 7 - Dec 6

Nov 7 - Bora Laskin Society, Reception with Alan Kessel
Nov 7, Dec 5 - OrH, Mind-Body-Spirit Integration
Nov 10 - KBI, Family Service
Nov 12 - Jewish Singles Café
Nov 13 - Friends of Peace Now, Israeli journalist
Nov 13 - JNF, Negev Dinner
Nov 14 - KBI, Yidlife Crisis
Nov 14 - Federation, Israel Advocacy for high school
Nov 15 - OJCS, Wine and Scotch Tasting
Nov 16 - KBI, Interfaith Couples Shabbat Dinner
Nov 18 - SJCC, Yiddish and Esperonto
Nov 18 - SJCC, Gift Fair
Nov 18 - SJCC, PJ Chanukah Celebration
Nov 18 - SJCC, Jewnique
Nov 18 - Library Archives, 250 Anniversary of Synagogue
Nov 18 - Machzikei, Cook for Ten Yad
Nov 18 - Federation, Film for Holocaust Education Month
Nov 19 - Machzikei, Hockey Memorial Night
Nov 20 - Honouring our veterans, KBI
Nov. 20 - Members' Meeting, Federation
Nov 24 - Shabbat Program with Dayna
Nov 25 - SJCC, Family Chanukah Concert
Nov 27 - KBI, Beit Ha'am Talks
Nov 28 - Federation, Author Amos Guiroa
Nov 29 - OJCS, Parlor Talks
Nov 29 - Sephardi Association, Refugee Commemmoration
Nov 30 - KBI, Playgroup Plus Volunteers at Hillel Lodge
Dec 2 - KBI, Musica Ebraica, Chanukah Concert
Dec 4 - Temple Israel, Building Understanding Series
Upcoming Federation Events
Dec 8 - EG Chanuakah Ball
Dec 9 - OTC/Federation Sens Game Chanukah Special!
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society Tornado Project
On September 21, six tornadoes struck the Ottawa region.
This tornado struck right at the onset of the Shabbat between Yom Kippur and the holy days of Sukkot. Some people opened their residences to strangers and friends, and shared food with those around them. The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society would like to document the events of those few days and preserve the memories for future generations. We are calling on the community to provide us with their personal stories and photos associated with the tornado, and will organize all contributions so that they can be donated to the Ottawa Jewish Archives. Photos and documents can be emailed to the attention of John Diener at ojhsoc@gmail.com
Recurring Events
Chanting and Chocolate:
Monthly on the 4th Sunday, starting Oct. 28 until December 23, 2018 at
Or Haneshamah
30 Cleary Ave.
Contact Michael Salter
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
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
Thank You to our Corporate Partners
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Do you have family photographs you're willing to share? If so contact the Ottawa Jewish Archives at archives@jewishottawa.com
Federation News
Israel Advocacy: An introduction for high school students NEW!
Wednesday, Nov. 14
6 - 7 pm
Featuring Ally Grant from the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs (CIJA). All high school students are welcome. RSVP to agrant@cija.ca
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Ottawa
NCSY, 261 Centrepointe Dr.
"Who Will Write Our History" Film for Holocaust Education Month
Executive Produced by Nancy Spielberg NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
4 - 6 pm
Q&A with film participant Professor Jan Grabowski will follow the screening.
To view the trailer: https://vimeo.com/282770262
password: onegshabes
Free Event - Arrive Early - Limited Seating
Contact Lindsay Gottheil at 613-798-4696 x355 or lgottheil@jewishottawa.com
Location: The Chamber Room, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr.
Members’ Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7pm NEW!
Join us and stay informed on key issues affecting Ottawa’s Jewish community by ensuring you are up-to-date on Federation’s Jewish Superhighway. Panel discussion on “Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in the Jewish Community.” RSVP with Bedy at bisrael@jewishottawa.com or call 613-798-4696, ext 236.
Location: Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Author Amos Guiora, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust NEW!
Wednesday, Nov. 28
7 - 9 pm 
Presented by the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa on the occasion of Holocaust Education Month.
Amos Guiora is a dynamic Israeli-American law professor and child of Holocaust survivors. A compelling speaker, Professor Guiora discusses the bystander-victim relationship from a deeply personal and legal perspective, focusing first on the Holocaust and then exploring cases of sexual assault in contemporary society. Free event.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Contact Lindsay Gottheil at 613-798-4696 x355 or lgottheil@jewishottawa.com
Location: Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Chanukah Night with the Sens NEW!
Sens vs Boston Bruins
Friday, Dec. 9
5 - 8 pm
Sponsored by OTC and Federation
Receive savings on tickets in the 100, 200, and 300 level through this special offer! Invite family and friends to come celebrate. Attend the menorah lighting ceremony in the 2nd intermission at Gate 1. Traditional Chanukah treats will be served.
Contact Brent at: cartwrightb@ottawasenators.com or 613-599-0309
Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive
PJ Library
A Chanukah Celebration NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
10 am - noon
Join your PJ Library friends for story time, crafts, sufganiyot, dreidels and a special Junkyard Symphony performance!
All are welcome. You do not have to be a PJ subscriber to attend. $15/family - tickets online or at the door.
Partners: SJCC and Ganon Preschool
Contact: Jordan at jwaldman@jewishottawa.com
or 613-798-4696 x 240
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Emerging Gen Chanukah Ball NEW!
December 8, 2018
8 - 11 pm
Great food, drink, dj,dancing
Chairs: Jacob and Sarah Polowin
Ticket price:
Early bird: $36 (Until Nov 28)
Advanced: $45
At door: $54
Non-donors will be charged an $18 donation to Federation’s 2019 Annual Campaign for which they will receive a tax receipt.
Canadian Museum of War 1 Vimy Place
Contact Jordan Waldman
Agency Events
Jewish Family Services
We Are Here To Help…
The Counseling Group of Jewish Family Services offers a wide variety of counseling and psychological support services.
Recently we have been providing support to people in the aftermath of the tornado. If you have been impacted and if our services would be helpful to you, please reach out.
Info: Jennifer Goldberg at 613-722-2225 x352
All calls and inquiries will remain confidential.
300-2255 Carling Ave.
Ottawa Jewish Community School
Wine and Scotch Tasting
Thursday, Nov. 15
7 - 10 pm
This social event is for all OJCS parents to get out have some fun and learn a little about wine and scotch while mingling with other parents.
See below for contact info.
Parlor Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 29
7 - 9 pm
Wine and Cheese Information Night
Learn about how the foundation of an excellent education begins with Kindergarten at OJCS.
For both events RSVP to Jenn Greenberg at 613-255-1312 or j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
Sephardi Association of Ottawa
Commemoration of Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands NEW!
Thursday, Nov. 29
7 - 9:30 pm
Commemoration of Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim lands: The second exodus of Egyptian Jews.
Presenting the documentary film “Starting Over Again” directed by Ruggero Gabbai, produced by Elliot Malki. English with french subtitles. Free event
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Chanukah Gift Fair in the gymnasium NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
10 am - 4 pm
Get great gifts and everything you need for an unforgettable Chanukah celebration! See vendor list here.
Sponsor: SJCC, Vered Israel
Jewnique NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
1:30 - 2:45 pm 
Poet and journalist David Silverberg interviews luminaries and legends in Ontario Judaism to learn more about their connections to Jewish culture.
Among the subjects will be: Judy Feld Carr, a social activist who worked to help ferry out 3,200 Syrian Jews; musician David Buchbinder, who created the Ashkenaz Festival at Harbourfront Centre; Moshe Krause, a Holocaust survivor and former cantor of Ottawa's Beth Shalom Synagogue; Judy Perly, the owner of Free Times Cafe with the world's only weekly Jewish brunch buffet; and many more. Cost $8
Social Hall
Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com
Speaking Globally: Yiddish and Esperanto as World Languages NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
10:30 am
With Sebastien Schulman, Executive Director of Klez Kanada
Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com
Family Chanukah Concert Sing Along with the Ottawa Klezmer Trio NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 25
10:30 am - noon
Clap, and sing along at our Family Chanukah Concert with the "Ottawa Klezmer Trio" - Floralove Katz, Vocals; Natasha Guiller, Piano; David Renaud, Clarinet), and special guest artists (including a Syrian Refugee Children’s Choir for Peace)
Sponsor: Adult Education & Cultural Programs Department of the Soloway JCC.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Community Events
Bora Laskin Law Society
Reception With Alan Kessel
Wednesday, Nov. 7
7 - 9 pm
Assistant Deputy Minister of Legal Affairs and The Legal Adviser to Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Kessel's talk is titled "Canada in International Law: At the Inflection Point" and will feature his thoughts on the subject informed by his broad and deep experience as a practitioner and a Canadian diplomat.
Space is limited, so kindly RSVP to laskinsociety@gmail.com
Sponsor: Bora Laskin Law Society and Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG Suite 2600, 160 Elgin St.
Canadian Friends of Peace Now
An Israeli Journalist in Trump's Washington NEW!
Tuesday, Nov. 13
7:30 pm
Amir Tibon, Washington correspondent for Ha'aretz newspaper, speaks on all the implications of U.S. mid term elections, U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli-Diaspora relations, etc.
Tibon is an award-winning journalist known for his unflinching honesty and astute analysis.
Soloway JCC Social Hall, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
RSVP to Gabriella at goliger@rogers.com
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Machzikei Cooks: Supporting Ten Yad of Ottawa NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
6 - 9 pm
Every year, Ten Yad of Ottawa supports Ottawa's Jewish families by sending out hundreds of homemade delicious meals during times of need. Join us as we partner with Creative Kosher Catering to cook and package hearty meals for Ten Yad in an evening of chesed and community building. Suggested Donation: $36 (tax receipt-able) towards the cost of ingredients. Volunteers will chop, slice and dice the raw materials to make soups, entrees and desserts. Volunteers will also enjoy a delicious buffet dinner sponsored by David Smith of Creative Kosher Catering. Register at www.cmhottawa.com
Contact Stacy at stacy@cmhottawa.com or 613-521-9700 or office@cmhottawa.com
Ray Fathi Memorial Hockey Night NEW!
Monday, November 19
5 - 11 pm
Come out for a night at the Canadian Tire Centre as our Senators take on the Florida Panthers. We’ll start with a delicious dinner at the shul, and then take a bus together to the game.
Cost: $45
5:00 pm — Dinner at Shul
6:15 pm — Bus departs for game
Register online at www.cmhottawa.com/events or by calling the shul office at 613-521-9700.
Help Ottawa Jewish families this Chanukah –
Join Chanukah Helpers!
Chanukah is a wonderful time not only to receive but also to give. There are 90+ Jewish families in need. You will be anonymously paired with a family to provide them with gifts. For information and to help please contact Ottawahanukkahhelpers@gmail.com or visit the FAQ section at the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank website at www.okfb.ca
Honouring our Veterans 
Tuesday, Nov. 20,
7:30 pm
This special program is intended to commemorate the month of remembrance and raise awareness about the plight of homeless veterans in Ottawa. Special guest for the evening will be Stephen Thorne, an award-winning writer, photographer, editor and broadcaster. This program is sponsored by TOV (Tikkun Olam Volunteers ) Social Action and the Education Committees of Kehillat Beth Israel.
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave.
For more info, please contact Barbara Levine at 613-298-4471.
Jewish Singles Café - Second Edition - All Ages
Monday, Nov. 12
7 - 9 pm
Join us for a no-pressure get together for engaging conversation and great desserts.
RSVP necessary here
Free - No cover charge
Contact: Raymond Samuels at cosmopolita_rc@yahoo.com
Jewish National Fund of Ottawa
Negev Dinner
Tuesday, Nov. 13
5:30 pm Cocktails
7 - 9:30 pm Dinner
Honourary Dinner Chairs: Barbara Crook and Dan Greenberg
Dinner Chair: Bill Johnston
Honouring Daniel Alfredsson
As well as being Ottawa's hockey greatest, Alfredsson has been an active member of the Ottawa community, most notably as public face of the Royal Ottawa’s “You Know Who I Am” campaign to raise awareness about mental illness.
Supporting at-risk youth via Israel Tennis Centre, Kiryat Shmona
Tickets $300. Details here.
Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Dr.
Contact Ilana Albert-Novick at 613-798-2411 or ottawa@jnf.ca
Kehillat Beth Israel
Family Service at KBI NEW!
Saturday, Nov. 10
10:30 - 11:30 am
Kehillat Beth Israel invites FAMILIES with kids aged 5-10 to this exciting NEW Family Service! Parents and kids will share prayers for Shabbat, we'll read from the Torah, and learn lessons from the weekly parsha. This one-hour service will be interactive and inclusive, with frequent explanations and all texts available in transliteration. Everyone is welcome to stay for Kiddush Lunch with the congregation following services. See you there!
Live Show: YidLife Crisis
Wednesday, Nov. 14
8 - 10 pm
Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish comedy web series YidLife crisis come for a night of shtick, schmoozing and inspiration. Expect a special cameo by KBI's own Cantor Green!
Interfaith Couples Shabbat Dinner NEW!
Friday, Nov. 16
7 - 9 pm
Kehillat Beth Israel invites Interfaith Couples to this 'cozy' Shabbat dinner, part of our 1Table Shabbat dinner series. Meet other interfaith couples in Ottawa, share a delicious Shabbat dinner, and enjoy an evening out!
All are welcome, but space is limited. Please register at: kehillatbethisrael.com/interfaithshabbatdinner
$36/person, byo kosher mevushal wine
Shabbat programming with Dayna NEW!
Saturday, Nov. 24
10 am - 12:15 pm 
Jewish-themed Shabbat programming with Dayna, KBI's Youth Advisor. For children Grades 1-6. Play games, learn about Judaism, and discuss the week's parsha.
Beit Ha'am Talks - Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day in Israel NEW!
Tuesday, Nov. 27
7 - 9 pm
Beit Ha'am is a program of the World Zionist Organization devoted to discussing the relationship between Canadian Jews and the State of Israel.
Please join us for our second year of lively conversation:
"Between Memory and Forgetting" Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day in Israel
For more information or to RSVP: droytenberg@yahoo.com
Playgroup Plus Volunteers at Hillel Lodge NEW!
Friday, Nov. 30
2:15 - 3:15 pm
Calling all babies (and parents)! Join Kehillat Beth Israel's Playgroup +Plus for a fun volunteer opportunity! We'll visit with the residents of Hillel Lodge, sing some songs to welcome Shabbat, and share community across the generations.
Musica Ebraica choir presents a Chanukah Concert NEW!
Sunday, Dec. 2
7 - 9 pm
The Musica Ebraica choir, conducted by Saeideh Rajabzadeh and accompanied by Carol Gurofsky, presents a Chanukah concert at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Avenue, with guest appearance by Cantor Jason Green of KBI. Cost $20
For information or to RSVP contact Deborah Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Kol Miriam Choir
Weekly on Thursdays
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Kol Miriam is an inclusive choir of women for women. We sing traditional and contemporary Jewish music. We are looking to expand our membership and welcome people who love to sing, make friends and grow as musicians and people. Come join us!
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
Wednesday, Nov. 7, Dec 5
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on 1st Wednesday
Guf Va’Nefesh means Body and Mind (Soul). Simply expressed, your mind (thoughts and emotions) affects your body (i.e. posture, breathing, muscle tension) and your body state affects your state of mind.
Participants in these Body-Mind-Spirit Integration classes will engage in gentle movement, verbal and non-verbal interaction, conscious breathing styles and visualization. Each class will have a life theme – including health, effective communication, relationships and conflict resolution.
Class leader Tana Saler, a member of Or Haneshamah, will bring Jewish concepts such as Chesed (Mercy) and Gevura (Justice) to an embodied experience, and their applications to real life.
30 Cleary Ave., Room Five, Ground Floor
Contact: Tana Saler at 613 862-6592 or Tana.saler@rogers.com
Library and Archives Canada
250th anniversary of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue NEW!
Sunday, Nov. 18
2 - 4 pm
An exhibition featuring photos, documents and artifacts has been put together by historians to showcase the rich history of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, from its humble beginnings on St. James Street to the current home on St. Kevin Avenue and Lemieux Street.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture by McGill Professor James Archibald.
Dessert reception to follow the lecture.
Sponsor: Library and Archives Canada, Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal, Canada Israel Cultural Foundation
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St.
Temple Israel
Building Understanding: Sky Woman and Chanukah NEW!
Tuesday, Dec. 4
7 - 9 pm
Inspired by the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this Chanukah, Temple Israel will launch a series of programs of relationship-building and mutual learning together with Ottawa-area Indigenous peoples. We are honoured to be working with Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller, Assistant Professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research, Language and Education at Carleton University. Dr. Horn-Miller's performance of Sky Woman is the first in the series.
Unless otherwise indicated, events take place at 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
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