Quick Calendar
Oct 4 - Nov 4
Oct 16 - JFS, Women and Gender Equity Strategy
Oct 17 - CMH, Sukkot BBQ
Oct 19 - CMH, Family Sukkot Sukkah Hop
Oct 20 - PJ Celebrates Sukkot with Grandparents
Oct 23 - SJCC, Israel Elections talk
Oct 24 - Shirley Berman z"l Series
Oct 24 - Foundation, Sisters on Board - SOLD OUT!
Oct 27 - AJA50+, Chai Cocktail Party
Oct. 27 - CHES, Dr. Tammy Bottner
Oct 27 - SJCC, Polish Yiddish Cinema
Oct 27 - Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge, Tea and Tunes
Oct 29 - Kol Miriam Choir, New Season
Oct 30 - SJCC, Lecture by Dr. Habib
Oct 30 - JFS, AGM
Nov 1 - March of the Living, deadline to register
Nov 3 - CHES, Yuri Dojc
Nov 4 - Tamir, Fashion Show
We are presently compiling our community listing in honour of Holocaust Education Month
November 2019.
If you would like to include an event,
please suggest it
to our calendar.
Yom Kippur
Begins sunset of Tuesday, Oct. 8 
Ends nightfall of Wednesday, Oct. 9
Begins sunset of Sunday, Oct.13 
Ends nightfall of Sunday, Oct. 20
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset of Sunday, Oct. 20 
Ends nightfall of Tuesday, Oct. 22
Check out the Ottawa Jewish Archives’ podcast, 613Archives. Uncover all of Ottawa’s Jewish history you didn’t know you were missing. Also read the Ottawa Jewish Archives' blog
Recurring Events
Bible Basics with Lauren Shaps
Thursdays 9:15 - 10:15am until Dec 13.
Please contact lauren@jetottawa.com
Caregiver Group every 4 weeks on Wednesdays until August 21
Contact Lisa Rossman at 613-722-2225 x392 or lrossman@jfsottawa.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
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
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
Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
Issues concerning the Jewish community:
The Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its advocacy agent, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and representatives from various Jewish community agencies, including Grade 8 students from the Ottawa Jewish Community School, took part in roundtable meetings held over four days, with Ottawa-area candidates running in the October 21 federal election. Candidates were asked to respond to the same five questions of concern to the Jewish community from CIJA’s 2019 Federal Election Issues Guide. The meetings were conducted with each party separately to allow clear dialogue and to provide each a chance to present their platforms. Please view their replies here.
Learn more about your voting options
The election takes place October 21, which coincides with the Jewish High Holy Day of Shemini Atzeret. Please visit here to learn about advance polls and community voting kiosks. 
PJ Celebrates Sukkot with Grandparents! NEW!
October 20
10 - 11 am
PJ Grandparents come join us in the Sukkah to celebrate Sukkot! Exciting grafts and delicious snacks. *Parents optional! Free event. All are welcome.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact: Jordan at 613-798-4696 x240 or jwaldman@jewishottawa.com
Registration is now open for the 2020 March of the Living trip NEW!
Join other Jewish high school students, April 18 - May 3, 2020, for this incredible experience. Visit link for details. Please note deadline for online registration is Nov. 1 For more info, contact Anne at aread@jewishottawa.com, or call 613-798-4696, ext. 355
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Sisters on Board with Erica Ehm
October 24@7:30
We look forward to seeing all ticket holders!
Chair: Adina Libin.
Community Events
AJA 50+ 
Chai Cocktail Party NEW!
October 27
7:30 - 11 pm
Cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, DJ, dancing, and photo booth! 
Open to everyone - bring your friends!
Tickets $36 each, visit
Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Bldg. E
Contact Jeanette Finklestein at arnjet@rogers.com
Auxiliary of Hillel Lodge Tea NEW!
October 27
2 - 4 pm
Please join the Auxiliary for this annual event! ‘Tea and Tunes’ will feature Broadway tunes by local performers.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Julie Kanter at juliekanter@rogers.com or 613-297-6751
Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES)
Canadian launch of Dr. Tammy Bottner’s Among the Reeds: The True Story of How a Family Survived the Holocaust. NEW!
Dr Bottner recounts the moving story of her own family’s travails in war-torn Europe. Words of welcome by H. E. Johan Verkamen, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. Bagel breakfast followed by conversation and book signing. Free event. Donation to cover the cost of breakfast would be appreciated. RSVP required HEMrsvp2019@gmail.com by October 22. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with Temple Israel, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.  
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Renowned Art Photographer: Yuri Dojc
Last Folio, Cultural Memories of Jewish Life in Slovakia NEW!
November 3
7 - 9 pm
Since the late 1990s, Yuri Dojc has been documenting Slovakia’s last living Holocaust survivors, the country’s abandoned synagogues, schools, and cemeteries. His journey was the inspiration for this multidisciplinary project of photographs, a book, and a video. The evening will include a documentary film by Katya Krausova and an illustrated talk by Yuri Dojc. Free and open to the public. Reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia.
RSVP to HEMrsvp2019@gmail.com by October 25. 
Presented by CHES, in cooperation with the Slovak Embassy, the Azrieli Foundation, Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, and the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University.
Jewish Family Services Ottawa
Women and Gender Equity Strategy (WGES) NEW!
October 16
9:30 - 11:30 am
The Ottawa City Council would like your input and ideas to set priorities for the WGES, for Council consideration in 2020. RSVP by October 9 to Sawsan at sawsan.al-refaei@ottawa.ca. Please include any special accommodations that are needed.
2255 Carling Ave.
JFS Ottawa Annual General Meeting NEW!
October 30
7 - 9 pm
Help us celebrate 40 years of nurturing a stronger, more diverse and more inclusive Ottawa! This special occasion will include our AGM, entertainment and a donor/supporter reception to thank all those who’ve made our success possible.
Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Station Rd.
Kol Miriam Choir New Season NEW!
October 29
7 - 8:30 pm weekly until June 9, 2020
Kol Miriam begins its new season under the musical direction of Aura Giles, MMus. We are a diverse group of women united by our love of music, singing together and being Jewish. We perform a variety of music from traditional to contemporary. The ability to read music is not essential. A willingness to learn and participate in a shared choral and social experience is. We look forward to greeting new friends.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact katherine.moss@sympatico.ca or 613-276-6289
Congregation Machzikei Hadas 
Sukkot BBQ Under the Stars NEW!
October 17
6:30 pm: Appetizers and L’chaims
7:30 pm: Full BBQ feast
Celebrate with friends rain or shine! For adults young and old (18+). Our grill masters will be serving up smoked and grilled gourmet meats, potatoes, and vegetables. Featuring hot mulled apple cider and homemade desserts from CMH’s own kitchen! Location: Shul Sukkah. $40/Person
Bring your own wine (please check your wine with the Rabbi before opening). Register by October 11.
Family Sukkot Sukkah Hop NEW!
October 19
4:15 - 6:15 pm
Join us for an amazing and delicious sukkah hop around Alta Vista! We will visit local sukkahs and in between enjoy a light dinner at the Machzikei Hadas sukkah. Strollers are recommended for young children.
Cost is $10/child or $25/family
Register by October 16 to Sari Zelenietz at sari@cmhottawa.com
To register for an event, visit cmhottawa.com/events or call the office at 613-521-9700. Unless otherwise mentioned events take place at 2310 Virginia Dr.
Soloway JCC
Two Elections Later: An Israel Update with Dr. Michael Koplow NEW!
October 23
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Israel Policy Forum is dedicated to advancing the goal of a two-state solution in order to preserve Israel’s future as Jewish, democratic, and secure. Michael Koplow is Israel Policy Forum's Policy Director,. A regular contributor to Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy magazines, Michael writes the weekly “Koplow Column” and edits Israel Policy Exchange. He holds a BA in history from Brandeis, a JD from NYU, a masters in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in political science from Georgetown.
Sponsors: Soloway JCC, Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, CIJA
Contact Ella at edagan@jccottawa.com
Shirley Berman z"l Lecture Series #3, Jewish Legal Minds
October 24 NEW!
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Please contact Ross Baylin at 613-218-5436 or rbaylin1661@rogers.com for information. Donations appreciated.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Polish - Yiddish Cinema Yesterday and Today
October 27 NEW!
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This talk presents two Yiddish films; Classic 1937 avant-garde Dybbuk and the 2015 drama Demon and discusses the uses of the Jewish supernatural before and after the Holocaust.
Contact Roslyn Wollock at 613-798-9818 x254 or rwollock@jccottawa.com 
Lecture by Dr. Habib NEW!
October 30
6:30 - 8 pm
Dr. Habib will present his analysis on current issues in The Middle East. Cost $10
Sponsor: SJCC, Vered Israel
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Fashion Show - Stepping Out in Style 2.0 NEW!
November 4
6:30 - 10 pm
Join us for Tamir’s one-of-a-kind fashion show – together, let’s be fiercely fabulous for inclusion! 
A fashion show featuring diversely-abled models with over 400 guests in the Grand Hall.
Visit steppingoutinstyle.ca for more info and to purchase tickets: VIP $120 or regular $60
Contact Francesca at fdavila@tamir.ca or 613-725-3519 x104
Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St., Gatineau
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