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December 6 - January 6                 
Upcoming Federation Events
Mitzvah Day - Feb 4, 2018 
Recurring Events
Exhibit - A Tribute to Canada 150
Tuesday, until  December 12, 2017.
Daily, 10 am - 6 pm
Volunteers welcome - contact 2017cje@gmail.com
30 Metcalfe St.
Chanting and Chocolate:
Last Monday of each month 
7:30 - 9 pm 
Join us for sacred Hebrew chanting with beautiful melodies and spiritual intention. Not a Temple Israel event, but using this location. 
Contact Lorne Mallin at lorne.mallin@gmail.com or 604-222-3379 
Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Aspects of Parshat Hashavua given by Rabbi Finkelstein is every evening between Mincha and Ma'ariv. Weekly Gemara Class Wednesdays and weekly class in Masechet Kiddushin 45 minutes before Ma'ariv. Please check our website for service times as they vary from week to week.
Beit Midrash Adult Learning
Tuesdays until December 19
7:45 - 8:15 pm  
Rabbi Eleazar Durden will be giving a class on Mishna Brura for men and women. Contact the office at
During SJCC hours until May 2018
To mark Canada's 150th anniversary, a photography exhibition is being presented by the Ottawa Jewish Archives to highlight  contributions made by several notable Jewish Ottawans.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Saara Mortensen at smortensen@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x260
Thursdays beginning Oct 15
"Read Hebrew Now"
Kol Miriam Ladies Choir
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm every week until June 27, 2018
Spiritual uplifting Jewish music by women for women. If you love to sing this is for you! Directed by Leora Nauta
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sacks Pvt.
Contact: Laura Lunn at llunn@magma.ca or 613-715-9004
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
7-10 pm until Dec. 19
$5 pay at the door
Great Debates in Jewish History with Rabbi Blum
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 pm weekly until December 5
Shabbat Shalom at the SJCC
Fridays 9:15 - 10:45 am
Join us every week in the Ganon preschool. Enjoy story time in both English and Hebrew, sing, play and more. Perfect for kids 4 and under. Open to all Jewish and Interfaith Families. Cost $5 Info
Quick Links
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 Natalie by email or 613-798-4696 x253
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Caplan's Department Store began in 1897 as a small dry goods store on Rideau St.
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
News and Events
Visit our Chanukah Events web page for a
complete list of community events! 
Employment Opportunity NEW!
Director, Emerging Generation
Career-building opportunity for an outstanding individual who is passionate about Jewish life and who understands the needs and desires of young Jewish adults and families looking for connection with each other and with the Jewish community. The ideal candidate loves meeting new people, working with others, and has the skills to engage their peers in Jewish opportunities that strengthen our community. A friendly, warm disposition, with a natural understanding of customer service, is a must. See the full job description here. To apply please send your cover letter and resume by December 21, 2017, to Sarah Beutel, Vice President of Community Building at sbeutel@jewishottawa.com. 
Community Volunteers Needed
Your community agencies are in need of specific volunteers. For a full list of current needs, or to register, please click here.
Ten Yad
is always looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver food to families during challenging or extraordinary times.
For more information contact info@tenyad.ca or call 613-618-0485.

Mitzvah Day 2018 is coming up on February 4th and we are looking for volunteers to help run the Mitzvah stations.
Contact Natalie at nabenhaim@jewishottawa.com or call 613-798-4696 ext. 355 for more information.
Ottawa Torah Centre and Jewish Federation of Ottawa    
Senators Game
Come cheer on our Ottawa Senators as they play the Minnesota Wild. Tickets starting at $34 with seating available in the 100 and 300 levels. Menorah lighting and traditional snacks at Gate 1 during the second intermission. To purchase tickets visit ottawasenators.com/dreidel and enter promo code DREIDEL.  
Contact: Tanya Poirier at tpoirier@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x 241
Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Dr.
Emerging Generation
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EG Winter Wonderland Ball
Saturday, December 16
8 pm - midnight
A beautiful evening of food, drink, and dancing!
Tickets: Early bird: $30, Advance: Dec 1-15 $40, at the door: $45
Non-donors will be charged an $18 donation to Federation's 2018 Annual Campaign for which they will receive a tax receipt.
Canadian Museum of War, 1 Vimy Pl.

Contact Ariel Aronson at aaronson@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 ext.240
Foundation News
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Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation  
Chanukah is almost here!
This holiday send greetings through our tribute card program. We offer several beautiful Chanukah-themed cards to choose from. For more information, contact Erin at 613-798-4696, ext. 274 or tributecards@ojcf.ca     
Agency Events
Jewish Education Through Torah
JET Musical Family Havdalah
Saturday, December 9
Join JET in Centrepointe for musical family Havdalah evenings! There will be songs courtesy of Rabbi Mark Rose, as well as meaningful crafts like kiddush cups and besamim sachets. Adults free, $7 a child. Call JET at 613-695-4800 or email us at admin@jetottawa.com to register.  
The Eyes of the Spies: Lessons from Parshat Shelach
Monday, December 11, 18
7:45 - 8:45 pm
Come be inspired and let the beloved Shaindel Simes take you on a journey through Parshat Shelach. It's $50 for all sessions, pre-registration is required at www.jetottawa.com - Look for the "Pay Now" button on our homepage.
Sponsor: Binoseha, JET, JFO

Ottawa Jewish Community School
Open House for all grade levels
Monday, December 20
7 - 9 pm  
Visit our community school at 31 Nadolny Sachs Private and get a tour of our wonderful facility, meet the staff and hear from our Head of School, Dr. Jon Mitzmacher. See for yourself why an OJCS education is the best choice for your child. All are welcome. 
RSVP to j.greenberg@theojcs.ca by Friday December 18th. 
Torah Day School of Ottawa
Chocolate Chances  
Sunday, December 10
7 - 9 pm
Chocolate Chances is a raffle and silent auction, in support of the Torah Day School of Ottawa. All proceeds from the auction go directly to scholarships for students in need.
Visit chocolatechances.com
Contact Sara-Lynne Levine at 613-234-0110
or sllevine@torahday.ca
Community Events
Emunah Ottawa 
Keynote speaker: Robert Hage 
at Ottawa membership event
Sunday, December 10
6:30 - 8:30 pm  
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, Emunah Ottawa has the honour of presenting Robert Hage,former Canadian Ambassador to Hungary and Slovenia who was also posted to Washington, Lagos, Paris and Canada's EU Mission in Brussels. Mr. Hage's presentation "Canada in the Eyes of the World" promises to be full of stimulating and insightful perceptions based on his extensive experience and travels. Please join us for this informative and fun evening that will include stories of Emunah's mission, presentations of prizes to the winners of our Rosh Hashanah colouring contest, and a lavish Chanukah-themed pareve buffet. $36 or $25 for Emunah Lifetime Members
Contact Lisa Bogdonov at 613-866-4444 or lbogdonov@gmail.com Sponsor: Barbara Crook
11 Clemow Ave. 
Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
Women's Torah Study with Rabbi Zuker 
Join Rabbi Zuker in her home for Torah study, on Wednesday evenings near Rosh Chodesh, on subjects related to Women in the Torah and Jewish Tradition. Space is limited, RSVP required to Rabbi Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Guest Lecture by Abby Stein at Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, December 8
5 - 7 pm
Abby Stein is an educator, writer, speaker, & activist. She was born and raised in a Hasidic family in NYC, and is a descendant of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism. In that world Abby
attended Yeshiva, and became a rabbi in 2011. She left the Hasidic world the following year, and came out as a trans-woman in 2015. Since then, Abby has been working to raise support and awareness for trans rights and those leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy. She is studying gender studies and political science at Columbia University.
Shabbat Alternatives - "Learning Minyan"
Saturday, December 16
10:30  - 11:30 am  
Join us for parallel learning sessions on Shabbat mornings, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the structure and content of the Shabbat Service. "The Amidah" with Rabbi Zuker.
Women's Torah Study with Rabbi Zuker
Monday, December 20
7 - 9 pm
Join Rabbi Zuker in her home for Torah study, on Wednesday evenings near Rosh Chodesh, on subjects related to women in the Torah and Jewish tradition. Space is limited, RSVP required.
Library and Archives Canada and Canadian Jewish Experience
Celebrating the Hart Trophy 
Please join our celebration of the Hart Trophy and Cecil Hart the Jewish Coach and General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens. This event is in connection with the outdoor Centennial Winter Classic game between the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens. Come and hear Andrew Ross, a sports archivist and expert on the history of hockey in Canada, talk about the very Canadian origins of the Hart Trophy. Bring a camer to take photos with the trophy.
Contact: Tova Lynch at 613-680-8820 or 2017cje@gmail.com
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St.     
Young Israel of Ottawa
Bar Mitzvah Clubs
December 7, Jan 11 etc
6:00 - 7:30 pm 
Bar Mitzvah clubs for boys ages 11-14 years old. Dinner will be served. $30/session. Learn, eat and play! Tefillin workshop, mezuzah workshop etc.
627 Kirkwood Ave.
Contact Miriam Tanger at 613-724-8590 or Yandm613@gmail.com  
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