Keep Busy Resource Links -

With many organizations, schools and community centres closed, we have gathered a list of online resources to keep you entertained and supported. From children's art lessons, and online museum tours, to virtual ballet classes, the list has something for everyone.

Do you have recommendations?  Let us know your favourite online resources!


Families/Kids At Home:

1. Looking for outdoor arts and crafts ideas to keep your kids busy?
Check out this site:
2. Ottawa Kids
Find out the local scoop and where to go this summer at
3.  Looking for an up to date, family-friendly, list of what’s happening in Ottawa this weekend? Check out
4.  Want more Jewish learning? Check out Jewish Interactive, a resource site for online Jewish learning resources to keep you and your kids engaged.
5. Backyard Camp
Looking for daily activities to keep your kids occupied at home? Sign up for Backyard camp on Facebook, co-founded by Erin Elfassy of TO, and received a weekly schedules of activities to engage your kids all summer.


6. Ottawa Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is now online! Sign up for book ideas, online programs and literacy support at Summerland.


7. Macaroni Kids Ottawa
For a daily list of virtual programs, and engaging kid-friendly activities, check out Macaroni Kids

Family/Kids Along the Way

1. Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability, is inviting you to join The 2020 Vision Rides. The goal? To ride, hike, or run 360,000 miles collectively before Labor Day! Join the adventure! Get exercise, build community, and connect with nature. 

2. Interested in more Jewish outdoor activities you can do on your own?  Find a wealth of information/activities here: 
3. Gatineau Park or National Capital Greenbel offer over 150 kilometers of trails through a diversity of landscapes (check website for map of accessible and pet friendly trails). 

4. Saunders Farm, is hosting new physically-distanced farm programming for the whole family.

Teens and Tweens:

Do you have an emerging leader in your house? Here are some resources to inspire your Jewish teen to take action and lead!

1. Sign up for the URJ Youth Campfire on Tour Virtual Concert Series every Sunday evening from 8-9 pm. 

2. BBYO is offering online programing through BBYO CLTC Connect (grades 10-11) or BBYO Movement Makers (grades 11-12)

3. Lappin is offering a Jewish Youth Leadership Seminar this summer for emerging leaders (grades 10-12)  

4. Join Jewish Changemakers Fellowship (ages 20-25)
5. URJ Camp Newman TeenFest is live till July 11th (grades 8-12)

6. JArts Live offers a variety of virtual cultural experiences for your Jewish teens, from art to music and food (grades 8-12)

7. Looking for Jewish support resources for your LGBTQ+ youth? Find out more at Keshet LGBTQ+
8. Connect with Jewish youth across North America at #MyUSYfiSummer, which offers a full six weeks of online youth programs from cake decorating, to visual arts, to Jewish studies find it all at here


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!


Jewish Online Learning

A variety of educational resources for pre-school, elementary and high school students to help teach, entertain and support children who are learning from home.



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