Quick Calendar
Sept 18 - Oct 18
Sept 21 - Machzikei, Shabbat Dinner
Sept 22 - KBI, Teen Schmooze
Sept 23 - KBI, Sukkot drop-off program
Sept 26 - Machzikei, BBQ Under the Stars
Sept 27 - SJCC, Jewish Chorus Open House
Sept 27 - CHES, luncheon in honour of Survivors
Sept 27 - SJCC, Ottawa Jewish Chorus Open House
Sept 28 - KBI, Playgroup Plus
Sept 29 - Machzikei, Sukkah Hop
Sept 29 - KBI, Tot Shabbat
Sept 30 - PJ Library in the Sukkah!
Oct 2 - Women's Learning
Oct 4 - JFS Talks
Oct 4 - OrH, Understanding Judaism
Oct 10 - Ottawa Jewish Historical Society, AGM
Oct 15 - Torah Day AGM
Oct 18 - Concert and Exhibit, Bulgarian Jews in WWII
Recurring Events
Chanting and Chocolate:
Monthly on 4th Sunday, starting October 28 until December 23.
Or Haneshamah, 30 Cleary Ave. Contact Michael Salter 613-239-4988
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
RSVP's appreciated to Rabbi Zuker
Tot Shabbat
Twice per month on Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
7-10 pm
$5 pay at the door

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PJ Library
Sukkot with Beit Tikvah
Sunday, September 30
10 am - noon
Join us for a fun morning in a Sukkah! Snacks and craft included. Free event.
Contact Jordan Waldman at 613-798-4696 x240 or jwaldman@jewishottawa.com
Beit Tikvah, 15 Chartwell Ave.
Agency Events
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Ottawa Jewish Chorus Open House
Thursday, September 27
1:30 - 3 pm
Join Ottawa soprano Rachel Eugster and keyboard accompanist Aviva Lightstone for this exciting new ensemble dedicated to the exploration and performance of Jewish choral music (Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino), pop, classical, contemporary, gospel and world music. Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Jewish Family Services
JFS Talks: Pregnancy Journeys from Conception to Birth
Thursday, October 4, 11, 18
7 - 8:30 pm
“Thinking about a doula? What you need to know” is the topic for the first session. Workshop speaker: Jodi Green, MSW, MA in Jewish History, DONA Trained Birth Doula
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Contact Quinn Rivier-Gatt at 613-722-2225 x403 qriviergatt@jfsottawa.com
300-2225 Carling Ave.
Torah Day School of Ottawa
Annual General Meeting
Monday, October 15
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Please join us for our AGM, featuring a presentation of our annual Volunteer Award, a short presentation by our new vice-principal of general studies and enjoy wine and cheese.
Contact Tamara Scarowsky at 613-262-2448 or tamara.scarowsky@gmail.com
Community Events
Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES)
Shoah Survivors and 2nd and 3rd generation gathering during Sukkot
Thursday, September 27
12 - 2 pm
In the traditional custom of Sukkot hospitality, CHES will host its first luncheon to honour local Holocaust survivors and provide an opportunity for survivors and members of the 2nd and 3rd generation to meet. RSVP required by Sept 20th to aiyehsr@gmail.com or 613-619-5846.
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Pre-Sukkot Shabbat Dinner
Friday, September 21
Kabbalat Shabbat Services – 6:45 pm
Shabbat Dinner – 7:30 pm
Take a break from the kitchen and enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner at the shul!
$30/Member, $40/Non-Member, $25/Student, $15/Child ages 6-12, $5/Child ages 3-5, Free for children ages 0-2
Featuring the Shabbat Kids Club and babysitting to entertain the little ones! Catering by Creative Kosher
Register online at here or by contacting the shul office.
BBQ Under the Stars
Wednesday, September 26
6:30 - 10 pm
Meet at Rabbi and Shifra Scher’s Sukkah for pre-dinner snacks and lots of l’chaims then at 7:30 meet at the Shul Sukkah for a full BBQ feast. For adults young and old (18+). Celebrate with friends rain or shine! Grill master Justin Levine will be serving up gourmet meat, grilled potatoes and vegetables. Ben Shillow will be pouring the Shillow Beer Company's famous Kosher Raspberry Beer as well as traditional amber ale.
Register here by September 21 or call the office. Space is limited. Cost: $36.
Sukkot Sukkah Hop
Saturday, September 29
4:30 - 6:30 pm 
Join us for an amazing and delicious sukkah hop around Alta Vista! We will venture out to visit local sukkahs and in between enjoy a light dinner at the Machzikei Hadas sukkah.
Who knows...there may be delicious treats in store for us at each sukkah! Strollers are recommended for young children.
$10/child or $25/family. Register by September 26.
For more information, or to register, please contact Lianna Krantzberg at lianna@cmhottawa.com, or call the shul office.
Simchat Torah Women's Learning Symposium
Tuesday, October 2
10:45 - 11:45 am 
Come listen to our talented members as they expand on the wisdom of the five books:
Bereshit - Susan Finkelman
Shemot - Barbara Siegel
Vayikra - Bina Esther Botwinik
Bamidbar - Ariella Mintz
Devarim - SuYun Geithner
For women and girls only.
Unless otherwise stated, events take place at 2310 Virginia Dr., 613-521-9700 or office@cmhottawa.com
Kehillat Beth Israel
Teen Sukkah Shmooze with Dayna (Youth Director)
Saturday, September 22
10:30 - 11 am
Snacks, improv, a contest, and more! In the KBI Sukkah. Free! RSVP to youth@kehillatbethisrael.com
Moving Up on Sukkot!
Sunday, September 23
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Moving Up - It's Elementary!
"Tot graduates" in SK-grade 2 are invited to this special drop-off program - a chance to get used to youth programs with peers and youth staff, WITHOUT their parents. We'll make special Sukkot crafts and have pizza and snacks to help us get ready for the holiday! Cost: $5/child (pay at the door)
Playgroup Plus
Friday, September 28
1 - 3 pm monthly on the last Friday until December 31
Attention all stay-at-home parents of new babies!
This monthly group will be a chance to connect with other parents who are raising Jewish babies. Hosts will rotate and newcomers are always welcome!
2018 schedule
September 28 - Learning: Jewish Spirituality and Parenting
October 26 - Volunteering
November 30 - Learning: Women & Leadership
December 28 - Music and Movement
For more information or if you'd like to RSVP or host, please contact Emily Litvack at emrae.litvack@gmail.com or 613-617-8937. RSVP's by the Wednesday prior appreciated.
Tot Shabbat - Celebrating September Birthdays!
Saturday, September 29
10:30 - 11:30 am 
Tots and their parents/adults are all invited to a fun, interactive experience! We will play, pray, sing, and read stories together to celebrate Shabbat and to celebrate September birthdays! All are welcome to stay for the congregational Kiddush luncheon at the end of services.
For information or to RSVP contact Deborah Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Or Haneshamah
Understanding Judaism
Thursday October 4
7:30 - 9:30 pm weekly until May 19
A 15-week course taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton for Inquisitive Jews, their Significant Others, Those Considering Adult B’nei Mitzvah or Conversion, and Seekers of Knowledge of Jewish Life. Cost $360
Contact Elizabeth Bolton at rabbi@orh.ca or 613-239-4988
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, October 10
7:30 - 9 pm 
Guest speaker is Roger Greenberg who will discuss the Greenberg family origins and the roots of Minto. Free event.
Refreshments by David Smith of Creative Kosher Catering to follow.
Kehillat Beth Israel 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Contact Elaine Brodsky at 613-798-9818 x264 or ojhsoc@gmail.com
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave.
The Power of Free Spirit
Thursday, October 18
6 - 9 pm
Concert and exhibit commemorating 75th anniversary of the saving of the Bulgarian Jews during WWII.
Exhibit provided by the Bulgarian embassy chronicles the resistance to obey authorities' plans to send Bulgarian Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Reception to follow. "Hebrew Melody" consists of music by Jewish composers as well several Yiddish songs. Cost $15
Sponsor: ARTicipate & The embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Contact Ralitsa Tcholakova at 613-797-1293 or arsuniversalis@gmail.com
Shenkman Arts Centre 245 Centrum Blvd. Orléans
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