Quick Calendar
February 19 - March 19
Feb 19 - SJCC, Zero Motivation movie
Feb 20 - Tamir, community wide lecture/JDAIM
Feb 21 - Tamir, Shabbat dinner/JDAIM
Feb 21 - CMH, Community Shabbat Dinner/The Black-Jewish Story
Feb 22 - CBT, board games night
Feb 23 - Temple Israel, Standing up for the Yezidis
Feb 23 - SJCC, Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq
Feb 27 - Federation, J-Fellows Leadership Development Session 2
Feb 28 - OTC,Community Dinner and Lecture
Mar 4 - SJCC/OrH,Jewish Experience Survey presentation
Mar 7 - Israeli women in Ottawa, International Women's Day Celebration
Recurring Events
Beit Tikvah
Mincha: Mon. through Thurs. until Feb 27
1 - 1:30 pm
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.
Motzei Shabbat Video Torah Lecture
7 - 8:30 pm
weekly until April 25
Text to confirm the event eliebenz@gmail.com
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
Temple Israel
Jbaby Oneg Shabbat at Hillel Lodge
weekly 10:30 - 11 am
Ages 0-4, contact
TOTally Shabbat
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Every month on the 4th Friday until June 26. Please contact to confirm
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
Thank You to our Corporate Partners
Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
February is
Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. Please visit our web page.
Community Service Awards
Do you know an awesome volunteer? Please nominate them for special recognition! This year, the Jewish Federation has three awards to recognize our community’s outstanding volunteers.
Members of the Jewish community are invited to nominate worthy individuals.
Visit our web page for nomination forms, instructions and info about these awards: Freiman Family Young Leadership Award, Shem Tov and Student Leadership award.
Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2020.
Leadership Development Program for Young Adults
Session 2 - “Effective Communication”
February 27
Dinner @ 6:15 pm, session @ 7:15 pm 
Join Industrial Psychologist Lisa Miller for an interactive workshop on improving your communication skills inside and outside the workplace. This session will incorporate the concepts of emotional intelligence and assertive communication, essential skills for successful workplace communication. For young professionals in their 20's and 30's. Free professional headshots will be taken onsite with professional photographer Razan Shomer.
Program is free of charge, but on-line registration required.
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Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
It’s award time!
The Foundation is proud to offer these four awards – visit the links below for applications and full info. Deadline for all applications is April 17, 2020.
Calling all artists!
We're looking for new card designs!
The Jewish calendar is filled with a rich variety of holidays. Please send us a high resolution image of your original artwork - suitable to be printed on 5" x 7" cards. Consider images suitable for celebrations, sympathy, encouragement, wishes for good health, as well as Jewish holidays. All chosen designs will carry the artist's name and will be featured on our website, on social media, and in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.
For more details visit our website. To submit your design, email Nathaniel at nfinestone@jewishottawa.com.
Community Events
Congregation Beit Tikvah 
Board Games Night
February 22
8 - 10 pm
Bring your favourite board games and enjoy a night out with friends. RSVP at shul@cbto.org.
A $5 donation is appreciated.
15 Chartwell Ave.
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Community Gourmet Shabbat Dinner:
The Black-Jewish Story
February 21
5:30 - 8:30 pm
What has happened in the past, what is going on now, and where do we go from here?
As we reflect on the recent anti-Semitic hate crimes in the New York area, those that are occurring in Canada, as well as ongoing anti-Black racism, we bring together a range of voices to wrestle with the reality of antisemitism and racism of all types, in order to discern how our communities can move forward.
Minhah & Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm
Shabbat Dinner 6:30 pm
Free Babysitting
Tickets Adults: $40 Children: $18
RSVP at cmhottawa.com/events or call 613-521-9700
2310 Virginia Dr.
International Women's Day
Celebration Party SOLD OUT!
March 7
7 - 11:55 pm
The first annual party bringing together Jewish women of the Ottawa community has now sold out. This is a grass roots initiative powered by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrant and will feature dancing, delicious Israeli food, drinks and excellent entertainment!
Contact Hen Amiel Tomer at Israeliwomeninottawa@gmail.com
for more information.
Kehillat Beth Israel
Cantors Assembly / Ayelet Tours
An organized musical mission to Italy
June 22 to July 2, 2020
Join KBI’s Cantor Jason Green on a musical mission to Italy. Enjoy an outstanding musical and Jewish-historical experience in 3 cities – Venice, Rome, Florence – with amazing tours, lectures by Jewish historians and ethnomusicologists, visits to the cities’ great synagogues, local cuisine, meetings with heads of state and the communities' Jewish clergy, and of course, lots of wonderful music. Up to 300 participants expected! All are welcome! The land package (including Deluxe Hotels by Marriott) is $5,921 USD, double occupancy per person. For more info, please visit and contact Cantor Green at 613-327-3984 or cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com. Please confirm your strong interest with Cantor Green before booking online.
Ottawa Torah Centre
Community Shabbat Dinner & Relevant Lecture NEW!
February 28
6:15 - 10 pm
Enjoy a delicious dinner catered in house in a warm atmosphere and a most relevant lecture by Robert Walker: Trends in Anti-Semitism: How Jew-Hatred has Morphed in the Last 10 Years.
Robert Walker is Director of Strategic Initiatives for Hasbara Fellowships Canada, the country’s largest grassroots pro-Israel student advocacy organization. He previously served as Director of Communications for Israel’s embassy in Ottawa, and speaks to audiences across North America. Cost $30
Services: 5:30 pm followed by dinner 
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or rabbi@theOTC.org
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Soloway JCC
Winter Israeli Film Series
7 pm
February 19:
Zero Motivation
March 19: Peace after Marriage
Doors open at 6:40 pm
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, CICF
More Than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee
February 23
7 - 8:30 pm
Professor Jodi Magness has been directing excavations in the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee since 2011. The excavations have brought to light the remains of a fifth century synagogue paved with stunning and unique mosaics. In this slide illustrated lecture, Professor Magness describes these exciting finds. Sponsors: Soloway JCC and the Zelikovitz Center
Contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com
The Jewish Experience in Canada Today NEW!
March 4
7:30 - 9:30 pm
In 2018 a landmark survey produced the first comprehensive picture of Canada's Jewish population on such issues as identity, practices, values and experiences. This event features a presentation of the research, followed by a panel discussion to consider the significance and implications of the research generally and for the Ottawa community.
Sponsors: Soloway JCC, Or Haneshamah
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Maxine Miska at 613-798-9818 ext 263
Unless otherwise mentioned, all events take place at
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Limping Toward the Promised Land: How the Bible Pioneers Inclusion
February 20
7 - 8:30 pm
Tamir and its partners invite you to a community-wide lecture. Dr. Ora Horn Prouser will be joining us in honour of JDAIM (Jewish Disabilities, Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month), which occurs every February. Dr. Horn Prouser is the CEO and Academic Dean at The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical, cantorial and graduate school in Yonkers, New York and author of Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those With Special Needs. Cost $18
Sponsors: Tamir, Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrants, JOIN, A Ripple Effect, KBI, JFS, Soloway JCC
Jodi Green at 613-725-3519 x115 or jodigreen@tamir.ca
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Tamir and KBI
Esau’s Blessing: the Bible’s Embrace of Those with Special Needs
February 21
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Ora Horn Prouser, Tamir and KBI for a Shabbat dinner in recognition of JDAIM. Building on her Thursday night lecture, Dr Horn Prouser explores how our founding families supported each other to success even when challenges were evident.
Attendance at Thursday night is not required. All are welcome
5:15 pm services (optional), 6:30 pm dinner
$30 adults, $18 children
Catered by A Dashing Pinch
Contact Jodi Green 613-725-3519 x115 or jodigreen@tamir.ca
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Temple Israel
For You Were Once Strangers: Standing up for the Yezidis
February 23
10 - 11:30 am
With guests Debbie & Gary Rose from Project Abraham
On the morning of August 3, 2014, ISIS fighters entered the Yezidi city of Sinjar. In the days that followed approximately 10,000 Yezidis were executed in cold blood – shot, beheaded, burned alive. As well, 7,000 Yezidi women and girls were abducted. Since 2015 Project Abraham has been supporting the resettlement of Yezidi survivors of ISIS in the Greater Toronto Area. Now, with over 300 volunteers, we work to help these traumatized people re-establish their lives in safety.
Cosponsored by the Bora Laskin Law Society
Contact Catherine Loves at 613-224-1802 or reception@templeisraelottawa.com
Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
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