Quick Calendar
May 16 - June 16
May 16 - JFS, Workshop for parents and educators
May 16 - SJCC, Author Talk
May 17 - JCC and OJHS, Retrospective of Camp B'nai Brith
May 19 - Machzikei Hadas, Session with Pesha Kletenik
May 23 - Machzikei Hadas, BBQ, activities and basketball movie
May 24, 27 etc - Israeli Film Festival
May 27 - CBT, Torah Dedication in memory of Rabbi Yehuda Simes
May 27 - AJA50+, Trivia Night
May 29 - KBI, All-Candidates meeting
May 30 - Hillel Lodge, AGM
May 30 - Machzikei Hadas, Blood Drive
June 1 - Machzikei Hadas, Shabbat Dinner with Yitzchok Meir Malek
June 3 - CHW, Spring Tea
June 10 - JFS, Info Session for Holocaust Survivors and their families
June 11 - CHES, Conversation with Jeanne Beker
June 6 - Foundation, AGM
June 7 - Machzikei Hadas, Paint Night
June 10 - SJCC, Breakfast of Champions
June 20 - Federation, AGM
Recurring Events
Chanting and Chocolate:
Last Monday of each month
7:30 - 9 pm
Not a Temple Israel event, but using this location.
Contact Lorne Mallin at 604-222-3379
1301 Prince of Wales Dr. 
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.
"Read Hebrew Now"
Women's Torah Study Group
Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm
Please contact Rabbi Zuker for further details.
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
Monthly on Fridays
5:30 - 7:30 pm
RSVP's are appreciated to Rabbi Zuker
Tot Shabbat
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Kol Miriam Ladies Choir
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm every week until June 27.
Spiritual uplifting Jewish music by women for women.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact: Laura Lunn at llunn@magma.ca or 613-715-9004
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
7-10 pm
$5 pay at the door
Fridays, 9:20 –10 am
Spring: April 27 – June 8
Shabbat Shalom at Ganon Pre-School space.
Parents and children meet new friends and enjoy Shabbat in both English and Hebrew. Perfect for kids 4 and under. Open to all Jewish and Interfaith families. FREE
TOTally Shabbat 
5:30 pm, monthly on the 4th Friday until June 22, 2018
For families with children under 6, with a free meal served at 6 pm. Erev Shabbat services at 6:30 pm. Contact Sue by email or at 613-234-1802
JBaby Shabbat Playgroup
10:30 - 11:30 am monthly on the 1st Saturday until June 2
JBaby is an inclusive baby and parent Shabbat morning program. Music, song, play, snack and kvell. For babies and toddlers roughly under 24 months. Everyone is welcome!
Sponsor: Temple Israel & TIRS
Contact Ranit Braun at ranitb@hotmail.com
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
Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Save the Date
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 20
Call to Order: 7 pm
Please join us for our AGM and presentation of Community Service Awards
Shem Tov Community Volunteer Award - Michael Landau
Freiman Family Young Leadership Award & Lawrence Greenberg Young Leadership Development Award - Aaron Smith
Student Leadership Award - Jewish Student Leaders at the University of Ottawa
The entire Jewish community is invited to attend.
Desserts, refreshments to be served.
Social Hall of the Joseph and Rose Ages Family Building
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Info: Solange Ashe at 613-798-4696 x236 sashe@jewishottawa.com
Get funding for your idea to mark
Jewish Heritage Month in May
Help inspire the emerging generation with an event that highlights the contributions of fellow Jewish Ontarians in areas such as the arts, culture, business, philanthropy and public life.
Ideas include concerts featuring Jewish Ontarians making an impact on the music scene, dinners or lectures with inspiring individuals such as Holocaust survivors, that connect the generations and help people learn about the lives they built in post-war Canada.
Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario, in the month of May, celebrates and honours the heritage, culture, achievements and contributions made by members of the Jewish community. It provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the history and culture of Jewish Ontarians who have made an impact in communities across Ontario, including in medicine, law, politics, arts, business and philanthropy.
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Annual General Meeting NEW!
Wednesday, June 6
Call to Order: 7 pm
Guest Speaker Gabi Ashkenazi, Former Chief of the General Staff of the IDF and current Chairman of the Rashi Philanthropic Foundation
Please join us as we celebrate the grant and scholarship award recipients. All are welcome.
Desserts, refreshments to be served.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Agency Events
AJA 50+
Trivia Night
Sunday, May 27
7 - 10 pm
The Annual AJA 50+ Trivia Night is open to the public. Get a team together or get placed on a team. Tons of fun, great food, wonderful silent auction. Tickets $25
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr. 
Contact Annette Paquin at 613-526-2968 or aja50plus@sympatico.ca
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
A Retrospective
Thursday, May 17
7:30 - 9:30 pm
The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society in partnership with the Soloway JCC presents A Retrospective of Camp B'nai Brith Ottawa. Share your memories of Camp B'nai Brith during this fun filled, nostalgic evening.
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Anna Bilsky at 613-728-4202 or humbil@rogers.com
Hillel Lodge
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, May 30
7 - 9 pm 
Join us for the Bess & Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge Annual General Meeting
Contact Cindy Cherry at 613-728-3900 x122 or
10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Jewish Family Services
Workshop for Parents and Educators NEW
Wednesday, May 16
7 - 9 pm
Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN) and Integration Act for Inclusion (IAI) present this free workshop for parents and educators on "Personalized Behaviour Supports": How to evaluate and engineer the learning environment to help special needs learners succeed. The workshop will be presented by Erin Sheldon M.Ed. This workshop is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.
Information Session for Holocaust Survivors and Families NEW!
Wednesday, June 13
1:30 - 3:30 pm 
Ms. Deborah Kram, Claims Conference Client Outreach Manager, will be in Ottawa to provide an update on the various compensation programs. For example, survivors who received a one-time payment in the 1950s or 1960s may be entitled to an additional payment. She will be available to answer general questions, and to meet one-on-one with individuals regarding specific concerns.
RSVP to Iris Beer, Coordinator, Assistance Programs for Holocaust Survivors at ibeer@jfsottawa.com or 613-722-2225 x311
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 301-2255 Carling Ave.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Author talk about the end of Jewish communities in the Arab world
Wednesday, May 16
7 - 9 pm 
Lynne Julius speaks about her book Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight.Jews lived continuously for 3,000 years in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet within 50 years their communities almost totally disappeared as more than 99% of the population fled.
Contact Fred Litwin at fred.litwin@gmail.com
15th Annual Israeli Film Festival
May 24 etc
7 - 9 pm
Other films will be shown May 27, June 3, 7 & 10.
General admission $13, CFI members, seniors, students, children $9
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, CFI, CICF
Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave.
Contact Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com
Breakfast of Champions NEW!
Sunday, June 10
11 am - 12:30 pm
Special Guest Pat Messner, former World Water Ski and Olympic Champion.
Celebrate our community’s athletic heroes of the past 12 months. Middle school, high school and university athletes will be honored along with our community volunteers and team champions. Kosher buffet breakfast.
Children 13 and under: $10 Adults: $15
Tickets available at the SJCC front desk
Contact Jon Braun at 613-798-9818 x267 or jbraun@jccottawa.com
Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place at Soloway JCC 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Community Events
CHW Ottawa Annual Spring Tea NEW!
Sunday, June 3
2 - 4 pm
CHW Ottawa Annual Spring Tea Honouring Sara Vered. Donations to go towards CHW Projects in Israel. Join us for delicious party sandwiches, home baked desserts, and tea.
Contact Lynn Gillman to RSVP and for location at 613-851-2609 or lynn.gillman@avnet.com
Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship
In Conversation with Jeanne Beker NEW!
Monday, June 11
7 - 9 pm
Join us for an evening with Jeanne Beker and discover her many lives; popular media personality, fashion maven, author, and descendant of Holocaust survivors.
Courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation, every member of the audience will receive an autographed copy of Joy Runs Deeper, the recently published memoir of Ms Beker’s parents. Light refreshments to follow. Cost $25
Contact Sharon Rosenberg at 613-619-5846 at chesatcarleton@gmail.com
The Singhal Family Theatre, Richcraft Hall, (formerly River Building - underground parking available.) map
9376 University Dr.
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Torah Dedication in Memory of Rabbi Yehudah Simes
Sunday, May 27
2 - 5 pm 
A new Torah will be presented to Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa in Honour of Rabbi Yehudah Simes of blessed memory
Contact Rabbi Zischa Shaps at 613-291-3465 or zshaps@gmail.com
15 Chartwell Ave.
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Break-Out Session with Pesha Kletenik NEW!
Saturday, May 19
10:20 am - 11:20 am 
Topic: Creating a Counterculture of Respect
Pesha Kletenik is the incoming principal of Yeshiva Har Torah, a school of over 700 students, and currently the elementary school assistant principal and Grade 8 Gemara teacher for girls. She has been an AviChai fellow and holds a Masters of Science in School Psychology. Ms. Kletenik is a doctoral candidate at Hofstra University in the Learning and Teaching graduate studies department. She lives in New York with her husband and three children. Located in the Beit Midrash.
2310 Virginia Dr.
BBQ and activities followed by "On The Map" movie
Wednesday May 23
5:30 - 10 pm 
About the movie: Israel’s Miracle on the Basketball Court
In 1977, a group of unknown Israeli Basketball players, against all odds, competed for the European Cup Basketball Finals against the skilled Soviet Basketball team, and previous Gold Medal Olympic champions.
Advance tickets: $12 per adult • $5 per child
Maximum $30 Per Family
At the door cost: $15 per adult • $8 per child
Event Chair: Paul Bregman
Register online or by contacting the shul office.
Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 30 from 3:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, May 31 from 10 am - 4 pm
Your donation can save up to three lives.
Donate blood & join the movement today!
Delicious cookies and sandwiches provided by Rideau Bakery.
In order to ensure your donation counts towards Machzikei’s total, please make sure to register by going to https://blood.ca/en/blood/join-your-organization, entering your details and including the Machzikei ID number: MACH006465.
For information or to volunteer, contact Ariel at ariel@cmhottawa.com.
Ottawa Blood Donor Centre, 1575 Carling Ave.
Middle Eastern Shabbat Dinner with Yitzchok Meir Malek NEW!
Friday, June 1
6:45 - 10 pm 
In Jerusalem, every week hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life gather together in the streets to welcome the Shabbat together with song and prayer. Leading this special experience is accomplished musician Yitzchok Meir Malek.
Followed by a Pareve Middle Eastern Buffet, catered by B'Tavon.
$20/Young adult
$15/Student ages 13-18
$12/Child ages 6-12
Free for children ages 0-5
Register online or by contacting the shul office.
Paint Night NEW!
Thursday, June 7
7 - 9 pm
A paint night artist from POP UP PAINTERS will provide step-by-step instruction for creating your own Judaica masterpiece. Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be served.
Cost: $30
Sponsor $54
RSVP essential to Alecia 613-521-9700 or Alecia@cmhottawa.com. For more information contact alexgriller@gmail.com and margiemoscoe@gmail.com
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 2310 Virginia Dr. Phone: 613-521-9700 or office@cmhottawa.com
Kehillat Beth Israel
All-Candidates meeting on issues of importance to the Jewish community
Tuesday, May 29
7 - 9 pm
Kehillat Beth Israel invites you to meet the candidates in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean and discuss issues of importance to both the Jewish community and the broader Ottawa community. Refreshments to follow.
Contact Rena Garshowitz at rena@kehillatbethisrael.com
Please submit your events to our calendar by May 31 for the June 5 issue.
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