for July 7 - August 7
Until July 15 - Nominations for Hillel Lodge Awards open
Until July 10 - JET, Yarchei Kallah 2020
July 7 - AJA 50+
Zoom Concert with Cantor Jason Green
July 7 - KBI, Watch & Learn
July 8 - Chabad Lubavitch, Siyum HaRambam
July 9 etc - KBI Ottawa-Bred Rabbis Series
July 10 - AJA50+, Jew on Ice
July 11, 18 etc - OrH weekly Storytime Circle
July 12 - EG Yoga with Leah
July 14 - Greenberg Families Library, Book Club
July 15 - OMJS, Summer of Thanks
July 18, 19 - CBB 85th Anniversary Celebrations
July 20 - Greenberg Families Library, The Crafty Librarian
July 21 - SJCC, Israeli Slang with Ella
July 26 - PJ Library, Pollinator Kits and Learning Activity
July 30 - OTT, Goose Chase App Fun!
August 2 - Adath Shalom, Deuteronomy lecture, Q&A
August 11 - Adath Shalom,
Annexation lecture, Q&A
Online synagogue resources: Please visit here and check under "spiritual" for links to various congregations' online programs.
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Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Summer Activities Calendar –
To keep our community supported over the next few weeks, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has created a Summer Activities Calendar!
We have updated our Keep Busy Resource page especially for summer!
Jewish Ottawa Helps – Visit our Facebook page, for both the helpers and those who require a hand. Please take a look, join the group, and invite others to join here.
Yoga with Leah
Part of the EG Sunday Schvitz series
5 - 6 pm
Get your yoga mat and water and enjoy a class with local Yogi Leah Labib.
Pollinator Kits and Learning Activity
Come pick up your PJ Library family pollinator kit on Sunday July 26th! Explore the life-cycle of bees and butterflies with your family take-home pollinator kit. Complete with activity sheets, local pollinator seeds to plant in your own backyard, and craft ideas to keep your kids busy and learning! RSVP required for pick up location and information.
Adath Shalom Congregation
Deuteronomy -- Moses and the Promised Land
2 - 3:30 pm
Professor Shawna Dolansky, a Torah scholar, will regale listeners with her lively interpretation of Moses and The Promised Land from Deuteronomy. A question-and-answer session will follow this virtual lecture. For further information, contact Paul Adler at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Will Annexation Mean?
8 - 9:30 pm
Professor Mira Sucharov will deliver a lecture on the controversial topic, What Will Annexation Mean? A question-and-answer session will follow this virtual presentation. For further information, contact Paul Adler at email@example.com
Zoom Concert with Cantor Jason Green
4 - 5 pm
Well-known and loved Chazan Jason Green will present a fun and energetic concert, including Jewish musical favourites incorporating different styles.
Jews on Ice Part 2
1 - 2 pm
Join AJA 50+ member Irv Osterer as he glides you though the myriad of Jewish hockey players, owners, and officials from 1970 to the present, using visuals and stories. Be prepared to have some misconceptions dispelled!
Chabad Lubavitch of Ottawa
Siyum HaRambam 5780
8 - 9:15 pm
Once every three years, all of those who study the works of the Rambam (Maimonides) on a daily basis, complete it simultaneously. This Siyum (celebration of completion of a section of the Torah) is, thus, even more exciting than the annual completion. Join many of our local rabbis to learn from the wisdom of the Rambam and to learn why the Lubavitcher Rebbe, so strongly, encouraged men, women and even children to study the Rambam daily. http://www.zoom.us/j/6136882025
Greenberg Families Library
Bring Your Own Book: A Social Distancing Book Club
2 - 3 pm
Let's talk about books! We want to know what you've been reading. Have you fallen in love with a new author, or are you working your way through a book series? Perhaps you finally picked up that classic that has been on your "must read" for years? Join librarian Carlie on Zoom for an online discussion and find you next favorite book! Register here.
The Crafty Librarian: Moon Sand
2 pm - 3 pm
Join librarian Carlie on Zoom and learn how to make colourful Moon Sand! Register here.
Award Nominations OPEN!
July 1 - 15
Please submit nominations to Ted Cohen no later than July 15, 2020. All nominations should include a short paragraph about the nominee with a few examples of the work they have done on behalf of Hillel Lodge.
The presentation of the 2020 Hillel Lodge awards will take place at the Lodge's "Virtual" Annual General Meeting, August 25 at 7 pm. You must RSVP to attend the virtual AGM.
Yarchei Kallah 2020 - our week-long Jewish educational extravaganza, this year all online!
Zoom Lunch & Learn Lectures
Until July 10
12:15 - 1:15 pm
Wednesday: Staying Inspired with Ilana Kendal
Thursday: Everything I know, I Learned on Zoom with Rabbi Gavriel Rudin
Friday: Hidden Treasures (coping when things don't go as planned) with Shaindel Simes
"Virtual Tours Of..."
8:30 - 9:30 pm
Yarchei Kallah 2020 - Join Rabbi Mordechai Becher for virtual tours to three exciting destinations. Explore the Jewish life and history of Prague on Monday, of India on Tuesday and China on Wednesday. Travel has never been this easy.
For information on Yarchei Kallah contact Sierra Cwinn at 613-695-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kehillat Beth Israel
Watch & Learn Series
7:30 - 8:30 pm
A fun way to connect with others in discussion on Jewish topics from mainstream media. Please watch the movie in advance of each meeting you’re planning to attend.
Series 1 - The Adjustment Bureau” (Netflix). Starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Hosted by Cantor Jason Green.
July 9, 14
2 - 3 pm
Join Rabbi Zuker in conversation with Ottawa natives who have gone on to positions of Rabbinic Leadership.
Series 1 - In Conversation with Rabbi Esther Lederman. Rabbi Lederman works at the Union for Reform Judaism directing the Communities of Practice program.
Series 2 - “13th” (Netflix). A documentary by Director Ava DuVernay.
Family Car Rally Challenge
2 - 4 pm
Save the Date for this fun and family friendly event. More details coming soon, stay tuned!
Storytime Circle with Morah Jenny
July 11, 18, 25 weekly until Aug 29
9:30 - 9:45 am
Join us for Facebook Livestream 15 min programs offered digitally. Shabbat morning includes a welcome song, action songs, storytime, and a new Jewish value! Ages 0-5, but all are always welcome.
Ottawa Modern Jewish School
Summer of Thanks
1 - 1:40 pm
We all have things to be thankful for in this world. Let's explore that together during an interactive class with OMJS Principal, Jodi Green. Learn some Hebrew, play games, dance, and sing all from your home. Materials will be emailed to registrants. Target audience: 4-7 years of age, but all are welcome.
Contact Jodi Green at 613-327-4168
Ottawa Talmud Torah
10:55 am - 3:55 pm
Please join everyone at OTT for a fun day of activities. You will be able to record the tasks that you have completed on the Goose Chase app. Please make sure to open a Goose Chase account prior to July 30. Our game code is: Fun In The Sun. Everyone who participates is a winner because the goal of our competition is as the name suggests: fun in the sun!
Israeli Slang with Ella
10:30 – 11:10 am
Join us for a virtual culture trip. Learning slang is a great way to fit in with locals and develop a rapport: for anyone moving to Israel, or for those simply curious about colloquial Hebrew. To register (space is limited to 10 participants) contact Ella Dagan at email@example.com
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