Ottawa Community Events

April 13 - June 30
Exhibit: Celebrating Israel: Snapshots of the People Behind a Young State.

A unique photo display in honor of Israel’s 70th Anniversary. Exhibit created by Beit Hatfutsot, Museum of the Jewish People, Ramat Aviv, Israel. Free of charge.
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt., 2nd Floor Breezeway

Sunday, April 15
PJ Library Maccabiah Games!
10 am - noon

Have fun celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with
our own Olympics! SPORTBALL, an innovative multi-sport program, will be leading the Games!
$10/family Tickets here
OJCS Gym, 31 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Jordan Waldman at, 613-798-4696 x240

April 18
Celebration and Prayer in honour of Israel’s 70th Anniversary
7:30 pm

Beit Tikvah and Machzikei Hadas join together to present this program.
For tickets and info contact
Members $10
Non-members $18
15 Chartwell Ave.


April 19
Yom Ha’Atzmaut Flag Raising Ceremony
11 am

Flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, Marion Dewar Square, 110 Laurier Ave., to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. A bus will be leaving from the SJCC at 10:30 am to take people to the event.
To reserve spot on the bus, please contact Ella Dagan at or call
613-798-9818, x243.

April 19
Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community-wide Celebration

5 - 9 pm
Community-wide celebration of Israel Independence Day! Children’s entertainment and activities with Israeli Shinshinim and Canadian Friends of Hebrew U. Arts and crafts, inflatables and games. Live music with Shlomo Haviv Band. Delicious Israeli food at Babi’s - cash only. Free of charge, everyone welcome.
Sponsors: SJCC, Vered Israel, Federation  
Contact Ella Dagan at 


May 3
Chief Rabbi of Israel visit to Ottawa - “Israel at 70: A Proud Past, A Bright Future”
8 pm

No Charge
Contact info: 613-521-9700, or visit
Congregation Machzikei Hadas, 2310 Virginia Dr.

May 11 - May 21
Israeli Embassy sponsored act at Tulip Festival

Details to come


June 17
Israeli comedian Shachar Chasson

7:30 pm
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans
Presented by SJCC and the Vered Israel Program

June 21 - July 1
Israeli Embassy sponsored acts at Jazzfest

• Rotem Sivan Trio Thursday, June 21, 8:00 pm, National Arts Centre
• Marsh Dondurma Saturday, June 23, 10:30 pm, Tartan Homes Stage, Lisgar Field
• Greilsammer Sunday, June 24, 10:30 pm, Tartan Homes Stage, Lisgar Field
Tickets and info at

July 12
Tzofim Israeli Friendship Caravan Concert

Community wide concert!
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating over 40 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America!
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC
SJCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

July 30
Israeli Embassy sponsored act at Chamberfest
Ariel Quartet , Dominion-Chalmers United Church  
Tickets and info at