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Quick Calendar
July 11 - August 25
July 20 - Machzikei Hadas, Parent and Grandparent Child Learning
July 27 - KBI, Tot Shabbat Beach Party
Aug 16 - Temple Israel, Erev Pride Shabbat and Dinner
Aug 18 - PJ Library Goes to the Pool!
Aug 19 - Temple Israel, Film
Aug 23 - Capital Pride Shabbat
Aug 24 - Stem Cell Registry event, Get swabbed!
Aug 25 - Temple Israel, Pride Parade Tailgate Party
Recurring Events
Caregiver Group Every 4 weeks on Wednesdays until August 21
Contact Lisa Rossman at 613-722-2225 x392 or
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
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Estelle Melzer,
613-722-0721 or Katherine Moss, 613-821-8211.
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Chanting and Chocolate
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on the 1st Sunday until June.
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
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
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For more information, contact Lindsay by email or 613-798-4696 x253
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Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
Annual Campaign Kickoff 2020
Join us for 'Comedy and Community'
September 10
7 pm
Elon Gold is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's 'Stacked' and NBC's 'In-Laws'. He has made ten appearances on 'The Tonight Show' and had a recurring role on the hit show, 'Bones'.
Tickets available soon • Email Tanya to pre-register.
Algonquin Commons Theatre
Building E110, 1385 Woodroffe Ave.
Share your jokes: To keep us laughing while we wait for the show, we want to hear your jokes! Please submit your favourites to Pauline at The best ones will be chosen for “a joke of the week post” to be shared on social media. 
Jewish Jumpstart is an incentive grant program for Jewish individuals and families who are not yet members at an Ottawa synagogue or the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.
This two-year membership discount makes belonging possible for more people in our community. This program is open to individuals and families who are not current members at a synagogue in Ottawa or at the Soloway JCC and have not been members in the past three years. Find out more!
Stem Cell Registry Drive
Get Swabbed Event
July 24
8 am – 11:30 am
Save someone like Ottawa’s 5-year old, Hillary McKibben.
Eligible donors should be between 17 and 35 years old, in good general health, and willing to donate to any patient in need. Men are especially needed as donors.
Fewer than 30% of patients who require stem cell transplants find a compatible donor within their family. The rest rely on those who have volunteered to donate stem cells to anyone in need.
If you have questions please contact Steve at
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt. 
PJ Library
PJ Goes to the Pool!
August 18
10 am - noon
Join friends for a watery good time, with pizza and a craft.
Contact Jordan Waldman at
Tickets are $5 per child or $10 per family and can be purchased online.
Outdoor pool of the Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Capital Pride Shabbat
August 23
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Please join us as we celebrate Pride in our diversity! This is a fully catered event including wine and dessert. Dinner will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no admission at the door. Get your tickets early as this event will sell out. * Kashrut will be observed.
Tickets · $10 - $18 at
Hosted by The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) and the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC)
Co-hosts: Kehillat Beth Israel, Temple Israel, Or Haneshamah
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Community Events
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Parent (and Grandparent) Child Learning
July 20
5 - 6 pm
The Laws and Customs of the Three Weeks: Connecting the 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av.
Kids ages 6-13 are invited to bring their moms, dads, bubbies and zaidies to learn with them at shul! Rabbi Joel Scher will be leading text based learning and a discussion about some of the most interesting aspects of The Three Weeks. Light refreshments will be provided. In the Beit Midrash.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Stacy Goldstein at
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 2310 Virginia Dr.
Kehillat Beth Israel
TOT Shabbat - Beach Party!
July 27
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join Rabbi Zuker for a Shabbat Beach Party! We'll share prayers, songs, stories, and snacks. Free and open to the community. 
Contact Rabbi Zuker at 613-728-3501 or 
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.
Temple Israel
Erev Pride Shabbat and Dinner
August 16
6 - 8:30 pm
Celebrate Ottawa Pride at Temple Israel with an Erev Pride Service at 6 pm followed by a potluck dinner (vegetarian dairy). All are welcome to this LGBTQ+ event. Rainbow wear encouraged!
Potluck RSVP to Robin Chernick
Info Dar Blue at 613-297-1838 or
Film Night - "The Fruit Machine"
August 19
7 - 9 pm
Film followed by a discussion led by Michelle Douglas, who successfully sued the Canadian Armed Forces in a landmark 1992 case that ended Canada’s formalized ban on LGBT people in the military.
Contact Dar Blue at 613-297-1838 or
Pride Parade Tailgate Party
August 25
11:30 am - 2 pm
Join us before the parade begins for cold drinks, snacks, schmoozing and fun! Look for our posters with more details on where to meet. Rainbow wear highly encouraged! All LGBTQ+ people and allies welcome!
Gladstone at Bank (more specific place and time to be announced.)
Contact Dar Blue at 613-297-1838 or
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at 1301 Prince of Wales Dr. 
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