Summer 2020
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July 5
PJ Library 
Family Scavenger Photo Hunt 

Looking for a family-fun activity?  Want to explore your local neighbourhood park? 
PJ Library Ottawa is hosting a DIY outdoor nature scavenger hunt for kids and their caregivers.
Challenge your family to hunt together! Take pictures of your completed search and send in a picture by the following Monday at 12 noon to be eligible for a PJ surprise prize!
RSVP required for location and information. 
Please register here               
For more information please contact Anne Read

July 5 through 10
JET presents Yarchai Kallah Online

Join this weeklong Jewish educational extravaganza, this year all online! Find info and register. Contact Sierra Cwinn at 613-695-4800, or at

July 7
AJA 50+
Concert with Cantor Jason Green
4 pm - 5 pm

Well-known and loved Chazan Jason Green will present a fun and energetic concert, including Jewish musical favourites and incorporating different styles. Contact: for Zoom info.

July 10
AJA 50+
Jew on Ice Part 2
1 pm - 2 pm

Join AJA 50+ member Irv Osterer as he glides you through the myriad of Jewish hockey players, owners, and officials from 1970 to the present, using visuals and stories. Be prepared to have some misconceptions dispelled!
Contact: for Zoom info.


July 11, 18 etc., weekly until Aug 29
Or Haneshamah
Storytime Circle with Morah Jenny 
9:30 - 9:45 am

Join us for Facebook Livestream 15 min programs offered digitally. Shabbat morning includes a welcome song, action songs, storytime, and a new Jewish value! Ages 0-5, but all are always welcome.
Contact Jennifer Burns at 613-808-0351 or


July 12
Emerging Generation - Yoga with Leah
Part of EG Sunday Schvitz Series
5 pm - 6 pm

Get your yoga mat and water and enjoy a yoga class with local Yogi Leah Labib.
Register here. by July 10 at noon to receive zoom link info.

July 14
Greenberg Family Libary
Bring Your Own Book: A Social Distancing Book Club
2 pm - 3 pm

Let's talk about books! We want to know what you've been reading. Have you fallen in love with a new author, or are you working your way through a book series? Perhaps you finally picked up that classic that been on your 'must read' for years? Join us for an online discussion and find your next favourite book! Register here. For more info, contact Greenberg Families Library librarian Carlie MacPherson at

July 15
Ottawa Modern Jewish School Summer of Thanks Event
1 pm – 1:40 pm

Interactive class with OMJS Principal, Jodi Green. Learn some Hebrew, play games, dance, and sing. Target audience: 4-7-year-olds, but all are welcome.
Contact Jodi Green at to register and receive Zoom link. Materials will be emailed out ahead of time to all registrants.


July 18
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
85th Anniversary Virtual Havdalah

9:45 pm
Join us as we dive deep into 85 years of music, memories and special moments. Register HERE.Contact for more information

July 19
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
CBB of Ottawa Celebrates 85 Years
5 pm

A virtual anniversary celebration on Zoom at 5:00pm EST. Join us as we dive deep into the 85 years of music, memories and special moments. Register HERE. Contact for more information

July 19
Kehillat Beth Israel
Family Car Rally Challenge
2 - 4  pm

Save the Date for this fun and family friendly event. More details coming soon, stay tuned!
Contact Rabbi Deborah Zuker at

July 20
Greenberg Family Library
The Crafty Librarian: Moon Sand
2 pm - 3 pm

Join Greenberg Families Library librarian Carlie on Zoom and learn how to make colourful Moon Sand! Register here. Contact Carlie MacPherson at

July 21
Soloway JCC
Learn Israeli Slang with Ella

10:30 am – 11:10 am
Join us for a virtual culture trip. Learning slang is a great way to fit in with locals and develop a rapport: for anyone moving to Israel, or for those simply curious about colloquial Hebrew. To register (space is limited to 10 participants) contact Ella Dagan at


July 26
PJ Library
Pollinator Kits and Learning Activity

Come pick up your PJ library family pollinator kit on Sunday July 26th!
Explore the lifecycle of bees and butterflies with your family take-home pollinator kit. Complete with activity sheets, local pollinator seeds to plant in your own backyard, and craft ideas to keep your kids busy and learning!
RSVP required for pick up location and information.
Please register here 
For more information please contact Anne Read

July 30
Ottawa Talmud Torah
Goose Chase
10:55 am - 3:55 pm

Please join everyone at OTT for a fun day of activities. You will be able to record the tasks that you have completed on the Goose Chase app. Please make sure to open a Goose Chase account prior to July 30. Our game code is: Fun In The Sun. We can’t wait to see what you can do. The winner will be the team with the most points at the end of the day, but everyone who participates is a winner because the goal of our competition is as the name suggests: fun in the sun!
Contact Eliana Mandel-Carsen at

Ongoing Activities

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa has online classes and talks via Zoom available. Check the webpage for times and links.


Congregation Machzikei Hadas has online classes and options for online services. Many of the listings can be found on their Facebook page and some are available on Rabbi Scher's website.


JET's calendar is full of virtual classes for adults. Visit here.


Kehillat Beth Israel has moved classes and programs to Zoom and Facebook Live. Programs will be posted on their Facebook page


Congregation Young Israel of Ottawa is on Facebook!

Ottawa Torah Centre is offering online classes and words of inspiration on Facebook Live.


Soloway JCC
Enjoy workouts, programs, and various virtual online offerings. Updating daily to help community members to stay in touch through this time of isolation. Visit here.


Temple Israel Ottawa is providing many services virtually using YouTube, Facebook and Zoom. Follow them on Facebook.


Young Israel Congregation of Ottawa virtual offerings are available on Facebook.