Quick Calendar
Dec 3 - Jan 3
Dec 4-6 - OJCS, Scholastic Book Fair
Dec 6 - KBI, 1Table Shabbat Dinner for Singles over 60
Dec 7 - CBB, Open House and Chanukah Craft Night
Dec 7, 14 etc - Motzei Shabbat Video Torah Lecture
Dec 8 - PJ Library, Annual Chanukah Party
Dec 8 - SJCC, Chanukah Gift Fair
Dec 8 - SJCC, Concert of Leonard Cohen music
Dec 10 - Foundation, Life and Legacy Program event
Dec 14 - EG, Annual Chanukah Ball
Dec 15 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels
Dec 20 - KBI, 1Table Shabbat Dinner for Interfaith Couples
Dec 23 - OTC and Federation, Sens vs Sabres
Dec 27 - Temple Israel, TOTally Shabbat
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Recurring Events
Bible Basics with Lauren Shaps
Thursdays 9:15 - 10:15am until Dec 13.
Please contact lauren@jetottawa.com
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Mincha: Mon. through Thurs. until Feb 27
1 - 1:30 pm
Finding Connection to God and Meaning Through Our Prayers
Mondays until December 30
7 pm
Contact Ilana Benzaquen at 613-523-0279 or helene.ilana@gmail.com
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
Women's Torah Study
Join Rabbi Zuker at her home on Wednesday's 7 pm. near Rosh Chodesh
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Kol Miriam Choir
for Women
Weekly on Tuesdays Oct. 29 to June 9, 2020.
7 - 8:30 pm
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
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
Ottawa Torah Centre
Jewish & Kabbalistic Secrets to Feeling Good However You Feel
until December 17
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or info@theotc.org
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 Anne Read by email or 613-798-4696 x355
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
Emerging Generation (EG)
Annual Chanukah Ball
December 14
8 - 12 pm
Join Chairs Jacob and Sarah Polowin for an evening with dinner drinks, dancing and games. Lets get lit!
Tickets: Advance $45, at door $54
Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge
Join J-Fellows!
J-Fellows is a leadership development program for young adults created to inspire the next generation of community leaders, co-chaired by Arielle Kreisman and Simone Davis. 
We have assembled an extraordinary line up for J-fellows 2020. 
Our interactive sessions will provide leadership and professional skill development, as well as opportunities to network and engage in and with the broader Jewish community.
Enhance your professional and lay leadership skills, join J-Fellows today!
Sessions are free, with pre-registration required. 
Session 1 - “Personality Poker”, Wednesday, Jan. 15
Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Ottawa Torah Centre
"Ottawa Sens Hanukkah Night," Sens vs Buffalo Sabres
December 23
7:30 - 10 pm
Invite family and friends to come celebrate Chanukah at the Canadian Tire Centre. Receive savings on tickets in the 100, 200, and 300 level through this special offer: Tickets start at $28 before tax and fees.
Attend the menorah lighting ceremony in the 2nd intermission at Gate 1, traditional treats will be served.
Ticket link: https://fevo.me/hanukkah2019
For any questions, contact Ethan Rosenberg at: rosenberge@ottawasenators.com or 613-599-0376
ojcf logo
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
The Life & Legacy Kickoff
December 10
6 - 7:30 pm
The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is excited to share that we were selected as one of five new organizations nationally to join the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) Life & Legacy initiative. Beginning in 2020, we are partnering with HGF to help start this community-wide legacy giving initiative that has already helped 55 communities across North America to secure their Jewish futures. Please join us to learn more about this amazing program from HGF community consultant Dena Kaufman. Light dinner to be served.
Kindly RSVP by Dec. 5 to Solange at sashe@jewishottawa.com or call 613-798-4696 x252
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Chanukah is around the corner! 
This holiday send greetings through our tribute card program. We offer several beautiful Chanukah-themed cards to choose from. For more information, contact Nathaniel at 613-798-4696 x274 or tributecards@ojcf.ca 
PJ Library
Annual Chanukah Party
December 8
10 - noon
Celebrate Chanukah with Ganon and SJCC. Join friends for story time, crafts, sufganiyot (donuts) and a performance by Singsong Party Time. All are welcome. You do not need to be a PJL subscriber to attend.
Tickets: $5/child, $10/family$10
Sponsor: Entertainment sponsored by District Realty
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact: Jordan at 613-798-4696 x240 or jwaldman@jewishottawa.com
Community Events
Earl Parker Award For Jewish Film Competition NEW!
Deadline April 6, 2020
The Edmonton Jewish Film Festival (EJFF) is seeking applicants for their film competition. Eligible projects must be related to Jewish identity, themes, or culture, and may be fictional or non-fictional. The competition is open to Canadian residents of any age. School groups may apply. Prize is $1,500. more
Kehillat Beth Israel
1Table Shabbat Dinner for Singles Over 60
December 6
7 - 8:30 pm
A Shabbat experience specifically designed for unattached adults. Cost: $25
RSVP to Rabbi Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
1Table Shabbat Dinner Interfaith Couples NEW!
December 20
7 - 8:30 pm
A Shabbat dinner experience specially designed for interfaith couples.
Contact Rabbi Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Motzei Shabbat Video Torah Lecture NEW!
Dec 7, 14 etc
7 - 8:30 pm
weekly until April 25
Illuminate your winter Saturday nights !
Join us every Motzei Shabbat for a video Torah Lecture presented by top English speakers in the Jewish world, followed by open Q & A. For men and women.
1724 Kilborn Ave.
Please text to confirm the event eliebenz@gmail.com
Sponsors: Elie & Ilana Benzaquen
Ottawa Jewish Community School
Scholastic Book Fair at OJCS
December 4 - 6
8 am - 4:30 pm
Come see all the great English, French and Hebrew books for sale, as well as interesting trinkets.
Contact Jenn Greenberg at 613-722-0020 x345 or j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
Soloway JCC
Chanukah Gift Fair
December 8
10 am - 4 pm
Unique holiday gifts, decorations, candles and everything you need to celebrate Chanukah.
Contact: Ella Dagan at 613-798-9818 x243 or edagan@jccottawa.com
Concert with Tower of Song Band - Remembering Leonard Cohen
December 8
2 - 3:30 pm
Join Jerry Golland and the Tower of Song Band as they play your Leonard Cohen favourites - from Everybody Knows to So Long Marianne. Listen or singalong!
Sponsors: Soloway JCC and Limmud Ottawa
Cost: $10 at the door
Contact Roslyn Wollock at 613-798-9818 x254 or rwollock@jccottawa.com
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Temple Israel
Books and Bagels
December 15
9:30 - 11:30 am
'Eternal Life' a novel by Dara Horn will be reviewed by Allan Silburt. This review will also cover Chapter 1 of Yuval Harari's book Homo Deus which speculates in other ways about the social impact of extended life spans. A bagel breakfast followed by the book review and discussion. Pre-registration is not required nor is it necessary to have read the book to enjoy the session. There is no charge but a voluntary donation to cover the cost of breakfast is appreciated.
Contact Shayla Mindell at 613-594-4556 or shaylamindell@rogers.com
TOTally Shabbat
December 27
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Please join us on the 4th Friday of every month for this multi-generational program for families with children under 6. Music, movement and stories with Rabbi Mikelberg and Morah Sue. Enjoy our many holiday and Shabbat themes from 5:30 - 6:00 pm followed by a pasta or pizza dinner. Families are welcome to stay for the Kabbalat Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 pm.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Contact: Sue Potechin at 613-864-8156 or tirs@templeisraelottawa.ca
Torah Day School of Ottawa
Win a car in Torah Day School raffle
You could win a 2019 Mazda 3 GS! (Visit www.torahday.ca for details) Money raised to support Judaic programming, field trips, S.T.E.M. workshops and more. Draw date is Dec. 23, 2019!
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Dec. 12 for the Dec. 17 issue.
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