Quick Calendar
March 21 - April 21    
Upcoming Federation Events
April 23 - Federation, Yom Hashoah Commemmoration
Recurring Events
Tea and Torah: Weekly Parasha Study. Tuesdays, year round!
Ottawa Talmud Circle 
bi-weekly, Mondays 7-9 pm
Cheshbon HaNefesh, An Introduction to Mussar 
bi-weekly, Mondays 7-8:30 pm
Seudah Shlishit Study and Dinner 
monthly 5 - 8:30 pm

Vegetarian Shabbat Dinner
monthly 6 - 9 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner
monthly 6 - 9 pm

Thursdays beginning Oct 15
"Read Hebrew Now"

Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa
Simple Truths - Pivotal Jewish Insights for Centered Living
Wednesdays, December 7 - May 3
7:30 pm to 9 pm
Thursdays, December 8 - May 4
9 am - 10:30 am
Contact Devora Caytak at 613-729-7712 or Click Here to email me.
Kol Miriam Ladies Choir
Wednesdays until April 7
7:15 - 9 pm
RSVP to 613-715-9004 or llunn@magma.ca
Hillel Lodge
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
7-10 pm

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 Sarah Beutel at Email or 613-798-4696 x253
Ottawa Jewish Archives
An ambitious project is underway which traces the connections between many Jewish families of Ottawa. Currently information on 107 families has been collected, encompassing well over 800 surnames... 
Jewish Federation of Ottawa
News and Events
Please note:
Events displayed in our E-News originate from our website community calendar. All community members are encouraged to suggest events (click on the turquoise button on the right and fill in the necessary fields) and we will do our best to include them in our twice-monthly e-news, within 30 days of the actual event.
CIJA's Parliamentary Internship Program  
is an annual competition for university graduates with an interest in governmental affairs. The program provides Members of Parliament with highly qualified assistants, and gives university graduates an opportunity to supplement their knowledge of Canadian politics with practical, hands-on experience. There are only 8 positions available, so apply by March 31, 2017. Compensation is $18,000. Information: Allyson Grant at agrant@cija.ca or 613-234-8271 x226
Application form available here.
Community Volunteers Needed! NEW 
Your community agencies are in need of specific volunteers. For a full list of opportunities by organization, and to register as a volunteer, please visit our website. For further information please contact Sarah Beutel at sbeutel@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x 253.

Yom Hashoah Commemoration
From Generation to Generation: Remembering the Holocaust through Story and Song with Cantor David S. Wisnia and Avi Wisnia  
Sunday, April 23
7 pm
Cantor David S. Wisnia was prisoner #83526 in Auschwitz. He was incarcerated for close to three years, saving his life by singing to entertain the Nazi SS and cell block leaders. January 27, 2015, marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Dignitaries, heads of state, and 300 survivors attended to commemorate the event in Poland, while millions watched the live broadcast from around the world. Cantor Wisnia, and his grandson Avi, traveled back to Poland at the invitation of the Auschwitz Museum and the Polish government. Together, the Wisnias spent a week in Poland for the anniversary event in Auschwitz, where Cantor Wisnia sang - as he did many times when he was a prisoner. Join us, as the Wisnias recount their recent travels in Poland, with stories about the Holocaust and music that they will perform together.
Free event. All are welcome. Read guests' biographies here
For information contact Francie Greenspoon at fgreenspoon@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x255
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
PJ Library
PJ Library and Ottawa Talmud Torah
presents a Passover Party!
Sunday, April 2
2 - 4 pm
PJ Library invites you to enjoy Ottawa Talmud Torah's Passover Party. Take part in special holiday crafts, story readings, the crossing of the Red Sea, and delicious treats. Tickets $10
Contact Ariel at afainer@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 x240
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Dr.
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
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New Foundation Awards!
Apply today! 
The Ilana and Steven Rubin Scholarship 
Valued at $1,800, this award aims to help students, who have graduated from high school with a B average or higher and who demonstrate financial need, attend a Canadian or Israeli post-secondary school. To apply, contact Arieh Rosenblum at arosenblum@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696, x270.

The Norman Lesh Philanthropy Award
Valued at $3,500, this award aims to help individuals or groups who have an idea for an innovative and creative philanthropic, entrepreneurial activity that offers the potential for ongoing benefits to the Ottawa Jewish community, or surrounding communities, including Montreal.
For more information, please contact Mike Bazuk, at mbazuk@jewishottawa.com, or call 613-798-4696 x252  

Apply today for the WCPP's grant
Do you have an idea or initiative that can help families? Do you need help getting your project off the ground? The
Women's Collective Philanthropy Program can help! The WCPP is offering up to $3,000 to groups or individuals, who are seeking to expand and improve opportunities and choices in the lives of women and children in Ottawa's Jewish community. Deadline for application is March 31, 2017. Interactive selection process to be
held Sunday, May 7, 9 am - 12 pm at the Soloway JCC. To apply, please visit www.OJCF.ca for the application and the updated guidelines that describe the new selection process.
For more information, please contact Mike Bazuk, at mbazuk@jewishottawa.com, or call 613-798-4696 x252
Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
Submit your
To help mark Canada's 150th, the Bulletin is welcoming personal essays from readers. Please share with us! What does it mean to you to be Jewish in Canada? As a Canadian Jew, what do you hope for our future? Is there anything special in our Canadian history that has impacted you as Jew? Please note, submission should be about 300 words and will be edited for style.
Send submissions to: mregenstrief@ottawajewishbulletin.com 

Job Opportunity
Production and layout designer, copy editor and reporter
The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin is seeking a creative, multi-skilled addition to our community newspaper team.
See full job description here.
Resumes should be forwarded to Communications Manager, Pauline Colwin at
Agency Events
Jewish Education Through Torah
JET - Girls Club NEW! 
Crafts and conversation for Girls in Grades 6,7,8 and their moms. This program brings moms and daughters together to discuss Jewish values and lessons for life, followed by a cool craft (for the Kids) and coffee (for moms). Cost: $20 per session. Location provided with RSVP to  
Contact: Lauren Shaps at 613-695-4800 or lrshaps@gmail.com or info@jetottawa.com or 613-695-4800. 
Ottawa Jewish Community School
Open House
Thursday, March 23
7 - 9 pm
For all those interested in or thinking about attending OJCS next year, please join us for a wine and cheese parlor meeting at 100 Versilia Dr. in Barrhaven. The theme of the night will be a casual chat with OJCS parents, board members and teachers over a glass of wine. If there are any questions about the curriculum, this will be the opportune time to have them answered. In addition we will be offering a short presentation and video about what the OJCS has to offer. All are welcome.
RSVP to j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
Contact Jennifer Greenberg at 613-722-0020 x345
Soloway Jewish
Community Centre  
Community Events
Annual Passover Fair
Sunday, April 2
10:30 am - 4 pm 
The Passover fair will feature handcrafted items in holiday fabric by Amit chapter CHW, Designs by Sharron, Israeli jewelry, books, Passover gifts, aprons, wine bags in Passover fabric. Na'amat will have Kosher for Passover wine available for pick up for those who have pre-ordered. Extra bottles will be available.
Info: shul@cbto.org; or http://www.cbto.org/Contact.htm
Sponsors: Canadian Hadassah-Wizo (CHW) Ottawa, Na'amat Canada, Congregation Beit Tikvah
Contact Marilyn Schwartz at marilyn_sch1970@yahoo.ca or 613-828-4488
Congregation Beit Tikvah,15 Chartwell Ave.
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Shabbat Hagadol Meals at Beit Tikvah NEW!
Birthright Israel  
Due to overwhelming demand, we have added a new trip date for late August! This Classic Experience trip will be over the Labor Day long weekend from August 24 - September 4, 2017. Register for this trip today here. If you have already registered for another trip and would like to switch, please email ciec@ujafed.org with the subject "Switch to August 24".

LGBTQ Israel Pride Experience
Canada Israel Experience is proud to announce the launch of the first Canadian LGBTQ Birthright Israel trip. This unique trip will celebrate Israel's diversity during Tel Aviv's legendary Pride Parade! This group will experience and see Israel through an LGBTQ lens, travel with LGBTQ identified Israeli peers, and explore all the classic sites and attractions.
Click this linkhttp://bit.ly/2lSZbwm for more info and to SIGN UP TODAY! This trip welcomes all eligible LGBTQ applicants and their friends!  
If interested in participating in this trip, please reach out to our registration director Ayelet at abercovich@ujafed.org  
Trip Date: June 4-15, 2017. Sample Itinerary: here 
Canadian Jewish Experience
Exhibit - A Tribute to Canada 150
Tuesday, April 4 - December 12
Daily, 10 am - 6 pm 
Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE) is pleased to announce the public opening of its  nine-panel bilingual exhibit covering these major themes: war and peace, public service, human rights, economic growth, the arts, culture and sport. The CJE will also include lectures on related topics and a dedicated website.
The CJE invites you to visit the site, and welcomes volunteers who are willing to meet with visitors. This is an opportunity for you to meet with Canadians from across the country that will be in Ottawa to celebrate Canada's milestone. Please contact 2017cje@gmail.com for further information or if you would like to volunteer for a few hours.
30 Metcalfe St. 
Kehillat Beth
Israel Congregation 
Learn to Lead with Chazzan Benlolo
March 21
7 - 8:30 pm
Learn to lead the Shabbat services including Kabbalat Shabbat, Shacharit, Musaf, and Havdallah. All are welcome - shul membership not required! Location: Lautner Library
1400 Coldrey Ave. 
Machzikei Hadas Congregation 
Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner NEW!
Take a break from the kitchen during the pre-Passover rush and enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner catered by Creative Kosher.
6:30 - Kabbalat Shabbat
7:15 - Dinner
Contact the shul office to RSVP and for payment information, or register online at 
Contact: Alecia at 613-521-9700 or office@cmhottawa.com
Gourmet Passover Seder at Machzikei NEW!
Join Rabbi Scher for a beautiful gourmet communal Seder on the first night of Passover. Catered by Creative Kosher. Reservations available for family tables.             
Contact: 613-521-9700 or office@cmhottawa.com
Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at
2310 Virginia Dr.
Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad     
OTC Passover Seder NEW!
Temple Israel Congregation 
Ottawa Jewish Bereavement Support Group NEW!
Temple Israel will be holding a Bereavement Support Group for Ottawa's Jewish community. Dr Carol Milstone a psychologist and Temple Israel member and Rabbi Morais will facilitate the group. If you have experienced a loss, please join us in sharing your grief. This group will provide a space where everything is safe to talk about. There is no charge for this 8-week program, and you can join us any time.
Contact: Cathy at 613-862-1968 or reception@templeisraelottawa.ca or Rabbi Robert Morais at 613-224-1802 or rabbimorais@templeisraelottawa.com

Kosher Pop Up Sushi Restaurant NEW! 
Presenting a pop-up restaurant with Sammy's Sushi!
Take a break from cleaning for Pesach and treat yourself to supper at Young Israel. Drop-in anytime from 6-8 pm and order from a delicious menu of sushi and more!
Contact Miriam Tanger-Friedman at yandm613@gmail.com or

Sunday Adult Jewish Exploration at Temple Israel NEW!
Let's get ready for Pesach - There are dishes to clean, food to get rid of and a Seder to plan! Come and join us for some wonderful tools for making the Seder meaningful, fun and engaging year after year. Session led by Dara Lithwick.
Contact: Catherine Loves at  cathy@templeisraelottawa.com or 613-224-1802
Second Night Seder NEW!
Rabbi Morais will lead us in a second night Seder that is geared to all generations. We will be using: A Passover Haggadah (Baskin version) which will be provided. This will be an opportunity to join in a community holiday celebration filled with tradition and song. All attending will be encouraged to take an active role in the Seder. We look forward to celebrating Pesach with you!          
Contact: Catherine Loves at cathy@templeisraelottawa.com
Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
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