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Beit Tikvah Congregation

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:; or visit
Sponsors: Canadian Hadassah-Wizo (CHW) Ottawa, Na'amat Canada, Congregation Beit Tikvah
Contact Marilyn Schwartz at or 613-828-4488
15 Chartwell Ave.


Shabbat Hagadol Meals at Beit Tikvah
Friday, April 7 at 8 pm
Saturday, April 8 at 12 pm

Let Beit Tikvah provide a beautiful and tasty Shabbat Meal (Friday night and Shabbat lunch). More details soon. Come for one or both meals.
Contact: at 613-222-5879
15 Chartwell Ave.


Chabad of Centrepointe

Passover Seders
Monday, April 10
Tuesday, April 11
7:15 - 10 pm

Gourmet Passover Dinner hosted by Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn
Interactive and inspiring Seder in a relaxed and warm atmosphere
Exquisite Kosher Wine. Cost each seder: $60/adult $20/child $150 per family
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at or 613-218-8505
23 Palisade St.

Chabad of Kanata

1st Night Seder
Monday, April 10
7:30 pm

You are invited to our community for the 1st night Seder; an elegant dinner, gourmet Israeli wine, home-made charoset & chazeret, interesting stories from the Rabbi and a special kids program with new illustrated Haggadah! For tickets, information and to RSVP by April 7, 2017 contact 613-668 2770 or email (Please arrive punctually, because of security of the complex we could keep doors open for the limited amount of time only! We don't want you to stand by the closed doors!)

Williams Court Condo Complex, 1175 Maritime Way, Kanata


Glebe Minyan
Passover Seders

Monday, April 10
Tuesday April 11
6 - 10 pm

Two Sephardi-style, kosher vegetarian Seders will be offered, with up to 24 guests each night. There will be gluten-free and regular matzah, lots of vegetable-based side dishes, vegan, nut-free and fresh vegetable options to accommodate many dietary needs. All food will be labeled.
Everyone is welcome, including families with children of all ages. A children’s table will be available and if other age-groups make a request a third table will be accommodated.

RSVP essential: Tickets may be purchased by dropping off cash or a cheque (Anna Maranta) to 1 - 64 Powell Avenue or by making a PayPal or e-transfer ( suggested contribution - $18 to $36/individual

*Accessibility Notes*
Physical - This is not a wheelchair accessible space. Our Seders will be held at the Quaker Meeting House in the dining hall, down a flight of stairs. Assistance can be provided up and down stairs with notice.

Transit - The location is within a few minutes walk of the #1 and # 7 bus routes with stops located on Bank Street.

Financial - All Glebe Minyan events are financially accessible. Although a ticket is required, we are a Pay-what-you-can community. No-one is turned away due to inability to make an offering.

Other - This is an alcohol-free event as the venue does not permit alcohol consumption on its premises.

Contact Anna Maranta at 613-867-5505 or
1 - 64 Powell Ave.

Jewish Family Services
Pre-order your Kosher-for-Passover meals

Thursday, March 23 to Friday, March 24
8 - 5 pm

Jewish Family Services is pleased to offer an assortment of frozen meat and pareve Kosher-for-Passover tv-dinner style meals, from our supplier in Toronto. Can be reheated in the oven or microwave, making them perfect for bringing to school or work during Chol Ha'moed. $12/meal. Can be picked up at the JFS office on Carling Ave. from April 5-10, or delivered to your home or office on Wednesday, April 5th. Deadline to order is 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 23rd. Call 613-722-2225, x315 or email for more information or to place your order.
301-2255 Carling Ave.


Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation

Passover University with Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Thursday, March 30
7 - 8:30 pm

Preparing for Passover goes beyond cooking and cleaning. Join Rabbi Eytan Kenter for the first of two sessions that will enrich the cuisine at your Seders and enhance your understanding of the meaning and purpose of Passover.
PASSOVER RECIPES: A tasting and testing
Free & open to the community.
Contact Rabbi Eytan Kenter at
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Passover for Picky Eaters: Family Brunch and Recipe Swap
Sunday, April 2
9:30 - 11 am  

Families with young children are invited to a brunch and recipe swap with KBI Kids!
9:30 - 10:00 AM - Family Brunch featuring kid-friendly food and mimosas for grown-ups!
10:00 - 11:00 AM - Activities for kids with our awesome babysitters and Passover Recipe Demo for adults.
Send us your favourite kid-friendly Passover recipes! Everyone leaves with a KBI Kids Passover Cookbook!
$10/family (members); $15/family (non-members)
RSVPs appreciated to; Send your recipes to Ariella at

Passover University with Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Thursday, April 6
7 - 8:30 pm

Preparing for Passover goes beyond cooking and cleaning. Join Rabbi Eytan Kenter for the second of two sessions that will enrich the cuisine at your Seders and enhance your understanding of the meaning and purpose of Passover.
SEDER INNOVATIONS: Creative ideas and activities to spice up your Seder
Free & open to the community.
Contact Rabbi Eytan Kenter at

Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 7
6 - 9 pm

You've already cleaned your house for Passover, why mess it up now? Join Kehillat Beth Israel for a casual, no-mess Shabbat dinner of cold cuts, sandwiches, and salads.
Members: $20/adult, $15/child
Non-Members: $25/adult, $20/child
BYOM - Bring Your Own Mevushal Wine
RSVPs appreciated no later than noon on March 31st to Susan Grossner at or 613-728-3501.

KBI Kids Chocolate Seder!
Sunday, April 9
1 - 3 pm
Kids in grades 1-7 are invited to join us for our most popular program of the year: our annual CHOCOLATE SEDER! Get in the Passover spirit at our mock seder where everything is made of chocolate!
$5/child - members and non-members welcome.
RSVPs required by April 5th to Emily at

Second Seder
Tuesday, April 11
7:15 - 10:15 pm 

Join Kehillat Beth Israel for a family-style, clergy-led second seder!
Members: $65/adult, $40/child
Non-Members: $70/adult, $45/child
RSVP Susan Grossner at or 613-728-3501


All events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.


Machzikei Hadas

Pre-Passover Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 7
6:30 - 9 pm

Take a break from the kitchen during the pre-Passover rush and enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner at Machzikei, catered by Creative Kosher Catering
6:30 - Kabbalat Shabbat
7:15 - Dinner

$15/child ages 6-12
$5/child ages 3-5
free for children ages 0-2

RSVP Alecia at or 613-521-9700. Register online at
2310 Virginia Dr.

Gourmet Passover Seder
Monday, April 10
7:30 - 10 pm

Join Rabbi Scher for a beautiful gourmet communal Seder on the first night of Passover. Catered by Creative Kosher. Reservations available for family tables.      
$40/children 6-12       
Contact: 613-521-9700 or
2310 Virginia Dr.



Or Haneshamah

Community Seder
Tuesday, April 11
6 - 8 pm

Join one of two OrH community potluck Seders, taking place concurrently on the second night of Passover:
• A community seder for families with children of all ages. Share the four cups and the four questions, enjoy the lively pace, a delicious meal, and all the familiar songs and customs. Led by OrH Educator Eliyanah Delicate
• A new OrH offering: an immersive, leisurely seder. Dig into the perennial yet relevant questions around freedom, liberation, and identity. Engage the ritual practices and texts, imbued with contemporary resonance. Led by Rabbi Liz
Registration will open to the wider community after April 2.
$30 adults, $15 children under 13. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints.
Contact or 613-239-4988
30 Cleary Ave.

Ottawa Torah Centre
Passover Seder
Monday, April 10
7:15 - 10:30 pm
Experience an inspiring traditional seder conducted in Hebrew and English in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Elegant venue, delicious dinner, traditional songs, stories, children's activities and Rabbi Blum's mystical and meaningful insights on the Haggadah. Hand-made Shmura Matzah, authentic Maror and home-made charoset.
Contact: Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or
111 Lamplighters Dr.  


PJ Library and Ottawa Talmud Torah
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 or 613-798-4696 x240
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Dr.



Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa
Passover Seder
Monday, April 10 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 11 at 9 pm
As Jews around the world will sit down with their extended families on these two nights to celebrate Passover, we invite all Jewish students and young professionals to sit down with your extended family of friends at the CSN for both Passover Seders.
Please register on our website here.
If you would like to invite someone who is not currently a member of the CSN, please message us.
For those of you who would like to order the Kosher for Passover meal plan, you can order it by clicking on the link above. Hope to see you there!
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at
Andaz Hotel, 325 Dalhousie St.


Temple Israel
Annual Chocolate Seder
Monday, April 3
6:30 - 8:30 pm  

Please join us for our annual Chocolate Seder for youth in Grades 6 - 12 at Temple Israel
RSVP to Sue Potechin at or

Sunday Adult Jewish Exploration
Sunday, April 9

10 - 11:30 am
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 or 613-224-1802

Second Night Seder
Tuesday, April 11
6 - 8 pm      
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