Quick Calendar
March 5 - April 5
 
 
Mar 6 - SJCC, speaker "Rise of Authoritarianism"
Mar 7 - SJCC, Classic Israeli Film "White Panther"
Mar 9, 10 - KBI JACCUSY Sleep-over
Mar 12 - KBI, Book Group
Mar 15 - KBI, Teddy Bear Shabbat Purim
Mar 15 - CMH, Friday Night Dinner with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Mar 15 - Rohr CSN, Shabbat 150
Mar 16 - CMH, Shabbat Lunch with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
Mar 17 - SJCC, Community Wide Purim Carnival
Mar 24 - PJ Library, Newcomers event
Mar 24 - Klez 12 Fundraiser
Mar 29 - KBI, Shabbat Dinner with speaker
Mar 31 - Limmud, Jewish Learning
March 31 - Brahms, Bibik chamber music
April 2,3 - Federation, Pushing the Boundaries Inclusivity Conference
 
Recurring Events
 
Caregiver Group Every 4 weeks on Wednesdays until August 21
Contact Lisa Rossman at 613-722-2225 x392 or lrossman@jfsottawa.com
 
Mahjong
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
Kindly RSVP Rabbi Zuker
 
Tot Shabbat
Twice per month on Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
 
Family Service
For familes with children aged 5-10.
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Contact Rabbi Zuker
 
Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Second Wednesday of every month, 7 - 8:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
 
 
Kol Miriam Choir for Women
Weekly on Tuesdays
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Estelle Melzer,
613-722-0721 or Katherine Moss, 613-821-8211.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
 
 
Chanting and Chocolate
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on the 1st Sunday until June.
 
Guf Va’Nefesh – Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Classes
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on 1st Wednesday.
30 Cleary Ave. Room 5
Contact: 613-862-6592 or Tana.saler@rogers.com
 
 
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
6:30 - 10 pm
$5 pay at the door
 
 
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
Pushing the Boundaries Conference:
Disability, Inclusion in the Jewish Community NEW!
April 2, 7-9 pm at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
April 3, 9 am - 3:30 pm at 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
The conference will educate diverse constituencies about the barriers faced by people with disabilities, present best practices that foster inclusion, and help to inspire innovation in the Jewish community. Join the discussion about how to remove the many social, economic and physical barriers faced by Jews with disabilities wanting to engage in Jewish life. Presented in partnership by: Tamir, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN). All are welcome. Deadline March 25.
Contact Sarah Beutel at 613-798-9818 x243 or sbeutel@jewishottawa.com 
Jewish Education
Options in Ottawa
From full day schools to
after-school and weekend programs, when it comes to Jewish education in Ottawa, there is a place for everyone! Register today for September classes!
Questions or need help navigating the options? Please call Lindsay Gottheil at 613-798-4696 x355.
Ottawa’s Grinspoon Award
for Excellence in Jewish Education
Call for Nominations
Do you know an outstanding educator? Someone who meaningfully imparts the treasures of Jewish life and Judaism?
This award highlights the value of Jewish education, in many forms, within our community. The award is not limited to classroom teaching and can include camp educators, independent Jewish educators, tutors, song leader, and other important educators.
Community Service Awards
Nominate someone today!
Federation has four awards: Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award, Freiman Family Young Leadership Award, Shem Tov Community Volunteer Award and Student Leadership Award. Deadline for nominations is March 29. New this year - easier online nomination process with ability to upload supporting documentation.
 
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Scholarships and Grants
We are proud to offer scholarships and grants with the shared purpose of benefiting our community. The 2019 application process opens today for each of the following awards.
For more info, contact foundation@jewishottawa.com, 613-798-4696 x252, or visit our website.
 
Agency Events
Limmud
Celebrating Jewish Learning NEW!
March 31
9 - 5:30 pm
A day celebrating of Jewish life and Jewish learning in all of its diversity by bringing together Jews of all backgrounds and all ages!
Visit http://limmudottawa.ca for more information.
Contact Jenny Roberge at 613-608-6872 or jenny.roberge@gmail.com 
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Populism, Antisemitism and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Eastern Europe
March 6
7:30 - 9 pm
Professor Jan Grabowski will present a talk on the rise of authoritarianism and antisemitism in Europe. Nationalism is openly associated with Holocaust distortion and Holocaust denial. The lecture will shed light on the historical roots of the current political crises. Grabowski is a professor of History at the University of Ottawa and an expert on the history of the Holocaust in Poland.
Contact: Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com
 
Classic Israeli Film Series: "White Panther"
March 7
Doors open at 6:40 pm refreshments will be served.
7pm - a short talk by Israeli Cultural Attache to Canada, Itay Tavor, followed by the film
Sponsors: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, CICF
Contact Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com
 
Community Events
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Friday Night Dinner with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
March 15
Evening Services 6:15 pm
Dinner 7 pm
"Making Halakhic Decisions in a Complicated World"
This is the talk that Rabbi Lookstein gave upon receiving his Honorary Doctorate from Bar-Ilan University. Rabbi Lookstein is also a commissioner of the New York City Human Rights Commission and was selected by Newsweek magazine as the most influential Orthodox pulpit rabbi in the United States. Dinner by Creative Kosher Catering.
$40/Member, $45/Non-Member 
$25/Student, $15/Kids 6-12, $8/Kids 2-5 
Free for Children 0-2
Babysitting provided during the speaker
Register online at www.cmhottawa.com/events or by contacting the shul office.
 
Shabbat Lunch with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein
"The Best of Nechama"
March 16
11:30 am - 2 pm
Rabbi Lookstein studied extensively under the scholarship of the great Torah scholar Nechama Lebowitz. Join us as Rabbi Lookstein talks about one of his revered teachers and some of the greatest ideas and lessons he learned from her.
$10/Person, $25/Family
Babysitting provided during the speaker
The cost of the lunch has been subsidized thanks to a generous donation by Paul & Suzanne Bregman in honour of Bram Bregman who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Bar Mitzvah on Shabbos Zachor.
Register online at www.cmhottawa.com/events or by contacting the shul office.
Kehillat Beth Israel
JACCUSY Lock-In Sleepover NEW!
March 9, 10
6:45 pm - 11:30 am
Are you ready to get locked in?
Join JACCUSY for a sleepover in the shul! Dinner, breakfast, and tons of fun activities will be provided. For Kehillateinu and USY, grades 5-12. You MUST register here.
Cost: $18 for USY members and $21 for non USY members. If you would like to become a USY member, please sign up.
Information: Dayna at youth@kehillatbethisrael.com or
613-728-3501 
 
Malca Pass Library Book Discussion Group
March 12
7:30 - 9 pm 
"A Gentleman in Moscow" will be reviewed by Kinneret Globerman; group discussion will follow.
Contact: Maureen Kaell at mkaell@rogers.com or 613-224-8649
 
Shabbat Dinner and Talk with Hen Mazzig NEW!
6 - 10 pm
Hen Mazzig is an Israeli writer, international speaker, social media activist and advocate. Hen will talk about his five years serving as an openly gay commander in the IDF. Working as a Lieutenant in the COGAT (military government) unit, Hen's unit oversaw construction of medical facilities, schools, environmental projects, roads and water-related infrastructure, and coordinated with the Palestinian Security Forces, part of the PA. $40/adult, $18/child under 13, $5/child under 5.
Contact Rena Garshowitz at 613-728-3501 at rena@kehillatbethisrael.com
 
Unless otherwise noted, for information and to RSVP, contact Deborah Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
1400 Coldrey Ave.
 
Klez 12
Fundraiser for the Kosher Food Bank NEW!
March 24
3 - 5 pm
This is the 12th annual klezmer musical event featuring A Touch of Klez band, Musica Ebraica choir, Ottawa International Folk Dancers. This is a wonderful program with Jewish music (Yiddish and Hebrew), dancing and singing.
We will also hold a silent auction with donations of Jewish arts and crafts among the items on the list.
Cost $15
Proceeds will go to the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank.
Sponsors: Adath Shalom, Kehillat Beth Israel, Or Haneshama and Temple Israel congregations
Contact Paul at psadler@psadler.com
21 Nadoly Sachs Pvt.
Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa
CSN: Shabbat 150 NEW!
March 15
6 pm
The largest Shabbat dinner at the University of Ottawa and Carleton!
Imagine: 150 students celebrating Shabbat in a beautiful ball room, Challah, piping hot Matzah ball soup, chicken, and your favorite dessert — all catered and top notch! Grab every Jewish friend you've got and gear up for an event you wouldn't want to miss!
Table captains will be responsible for a full table.
University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier #4101 
Contact Rabbi Boyarsky at rabbichaimb@gmail.com
 
University of Ottawa School of Music
Brahms • Bibik NEW!
March 31
7:30 - 9 pm
A Ukrainian (now Canadian) Jewish pianist will be performing amazing chamber-music concerts: Natalia Bibik-Chabukiani is the daughter of Valentin Bibik, who was a lecturer at Tel-Aviv University (and prolific composer in Ukraine). Her quality as a musician, is world-class. With Paul Marleyn, cello and Alexander Bedenko, clarinet.
Freimann Hall/Perez Hall, 50 University Pvt.
 
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