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Chabad of Centrepointe

Friday, March 30
Saturday, March 31
7 - 10 pm

Annual warm, welcoming & delicious Passover Seder, filled with meaning & explanation...
We would love to have you join us to celebrate the Festival of Freedom, and enjoy friends, Shmurah Matzah, Kosher wines, and a Seder filled with inspiration for the body & soul.
Please pay in advance. All are welcome to attend (even if you cannot afford).
23 Palisade St.
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at 613-218-8505 or
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at or 613-218-8505
23 Palisade St.

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation

Ten Steps to More Manageable Passover Preparations
Thursday, March 22
7 - 8 pm

"Help! 10 Steps to More Manageable Passover Preparations"
To RSVP please contact: or call 613-728-3501 x222
A program of KBI Adult Education with Rabbi Kenter

Teddy Bear Shabbat - Passover Edition
Friday, March 23
5:30 - 7:30 pm  

Join the many Young Families making a home at KBI and making friends at our monthly Teddy Bear Shabbat! We start with a kid-friendly dinner (not kosher for passover), and then pray, sing, and enjoy Shabbat community together. This program is free and open to the community.
Contact Deborah Zuker,

A Chocolate Seder
Sunday, March 25
3:30 - 5:30 pm  
KBI Kids and Ottawa
Talmud Torah proudly present: A Chocolate Seder! Come learn about the Passover story and practice your seder skills at our fun, delicious Chocolate Seder! Open to Talmud Torah students as well as other children in grades k-7. Cost is $10/child. RSVP's are required no later than March 21st to or

All events take place at 1400 Coldrey Ave.

KBI Kids and Ottawa Talmud Torah
Proudly present: A Chocolate Seder!
Sunday, March 25
3:30 - 5:30 pm  

Come learn about the Passover story and practice your seder skills at our fun, delicious Chocolate Seder! Open to Talmud Torah students as well as other children in grades k-7. Cost is $10/child.
RSVP's are required no later than March 21st to or

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Uplifting Pre-Pesach Dinner and Musical Experience featuring Jason Rosenblatt
Friday, March 23
Services: 6:15 pm
Dinner: 7 - 8:15 pm

Jason Rosenblatt: Composer, producer, vocalist, pianist, and harmonica player. Jason is the lead of Montreal based band Shtreiml, which offers a high octane mix of not so traditional Eastern-European Jewish and Turkish music. Combined with a keen story-telling ability, this promises to be a very special night.
Member: $40
Non-Member: $45
Student: $25
Ages 11-15: $20
Ages 5-10: $10
Catered by Creative Kosher Catering
Babysitting will be available.


Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Pre-Pesah Shabbat Luncheon
Saturday, March 24
11:30 am - 1:30 pm  

The Pre-Pesah Shabbat Luncheon
Leave the cooking and coordination to Machzikei! Enjoy a sit down Kiddush lunch and Zemirot led by Jason Rosenblatt.
$10/Child ages 3-12
Free for children ages 0-2
View the full menu by visiting out Facebook at
Catered by Creative Kosher. Register online or by contacting the shul office.


Community Hametz Burning & S’mores!
Friday, March 30
9:30 - 11 am  

Join us as we burn our Hametz and enjoy roasting Kosher for Passover marshmallows around the bonfire. Please note that only edible Hametz wrapped in paper can be burned on the fire. Please do not bring Hametz in plastic bags.
For all ages / Free
Located in the Machzikei Parking lot.


Community Gourmet Passover Seder
Friday, March 30
7:20 pm

Sprinkled with meaningful insights and unforgettable stories, beautiful songs and a whole lot of fun for all ages, join Rabbi and Shifra Scher for a luxurious and gourmet Seder on the first night of Passover at Machzikei Hadas.
Adults: $65
Children 5 and up: $40
Family Tables available upon request
RSVP online or by contacting the shul office


Kids' Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31
3:30 - 5 pm

Join us for a crazy, interactive and kid friendly Seder! Lots of songs and fun for everyone and yummy snacks too. Come and see the kids shine!
All ages l 5/Child, $15/Family
Located in the Machzikei Hadas Upper Foyer

For all events, register online or contact the shul office at 613-521-9700 or
2310 Virginia Dr.



Or Haneshamah

Annual Community Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31
6 - 9 pm

We will again be holding two concurrent Seders, both at the Unitarian building, 30 Cleary Ave.
• A community Seder geared for families with children of all ages but open to anyone who would like a shorter Seder of about an hour. Share the four cups and the four questions, enjoy the lively pace, a delicious meal, and all the familiar songs and customs.
• An immersive, leisurely seder, led by Rabbi Liz Bolton. Dig into the perennial yet relevant questions around freedom, liberation, and identity. Engage the ritual practices and texts, imbued with contemporary resonance.
Registration is open now to OrH members and affiliates. Registration opens to the broader Ottawa community on March 13.
Both Seders are potluck events. OrH will supply table dressings, gefilte fish, matzot, non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea and wine. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 13 (free for those under 4) until Wednesday, March 21; $30 for adults and $15 for children thereafter. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints; to discuss, contact Details and registration at

30 Cleary Ave.
613-239-4988 or

Ottawa Torah Centre
Passover Seder Hosted by Rabbi & Dina Blum
Friday, March 30
7 - 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. A meaningful experience for children and adults alike. Cost $60
111 Lamplighters Dr.



Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa
Passover Seder
Friday, March 30
7 - 9 pm

Join us for a friendly interactive and inspiring Seder with delicious gourmet food, selection of kosher wines, and inspiring Passover insights.
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at
Chabad House, 59 Sweetland



Sephardi Association of Ottawa
Mimouna Celebration
Sunday, April 8
2 - 5 pm

Come enjoy Moroccan delicacies and Sephardi music in this post-Passover celebration of friendship and unity.
Soloway Jewish Community Centre,
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Isaac Nahon-Serfaty at


Temple Israel
Erev Passover Service
Friday, March 30
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Enjoy hearing the Temple Israel Liturgical Choir


Second Night Family Seder
Saturday, March 31
6 - 8 pm  

Rabbi Morais will lead us in an interactive, participatory second night Seder, full of activities, games and wonderful Passover music. 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! Adults $60; Children 7-12 $40; children under 6 free. Bring your own wine. RSVP with payment by Thursday March 22, 2018.

7th day Passover Service
Friday, April 6
10:15 am - 12:15 pm 

Enjoy hearing the Temple Israel Liturgical Choir


For all events:

1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
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