Purim 2017 Events in Ottawa

Events are listed vertically in columns, first by date, then alphabetically be event title.

Childrens' Purim Program at Temple Israel
Saturday, March 11
4:30 - 7 pm

Join us at 4:30 pm for a children's program with activity stations which will be followed by an abbreviated Megillah reading at 5:30 pm. Pizza dinner at 6:15 pm ($5 per person). RSVP required.
Contact Catherine Loves at cathy@templeisraelottawa.ca or 613-224-1802
Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.


EG and KBI Disney Purim
Saturday, March 11
8 - 11 pm

Emerging Generation and KBI present a Disney Purim you won't soon forget! Cost $10
Contact Ariel Fainer at afainer@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 ext.240
Eggspectations, 171 Bank St.


Glebe Shul Purim Party
Saturday, March 11
8 pm - Megilla Reading
8:30 pm - Purim Party

Celebrate Purim in second-hand style with Ottawa's finest young professionals! Dig up some treasures from your local Value Village or from deep within your closet for our Thrift Shop themed party! Good friends, hot food and an open bar are just a few things to look forward to at the Glebe Shul Purim party!
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Contact: Yoey Shaps at glebeshul@gmail.com
Avalon Studios 738A Bank St.


Israeli House Purim Masquerade Party
Saturday, March 11
7:30 - 11 pm  

Come in costume to celebrate Purim - Israeli style
Music, wine, hamentashen, costume contest, games and prizes!
Admission $15
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, Soloway JCC, JFS
Contact: Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.


Purim at Or Haneshamah!
Saturday, March 11
6:30 – Havdallah and making the Mishloach Manot
7:00 – Reading of the Megillah – Collection of Matanot L’Evyonim & Food Bank contributions
7:45 – Costume Parade and prizes for Best Costumes and Best Hamantaschen
8:00 – Singing and Merrymaking

Celebrate Purim at Or Haneshamah: Ottawa’s DECONSTRUCTIONIST Community!
Join the community that NEVER wants its own BUILDING in our seriously silly, tasty, and fabulously-garbed Erev Purim. Together, we’ll make and distribute Mishlo’ach Manot -- traditional goody baskets -- hear Megilat Esther in our traditionally-untraditional mixture of English, Hebrew and Silly, collect donations for the Kosher Food Bank, parade our costumes, taste-test Hamentashen and hand out fabulous prizes for Best Costumes and Best Hamentashen, and raise our voices in OrH harmony. So costume-up, bake and bring a batch of Hamentashen to compete or to share, and bring spare change for our collection of Matanot L’Evyonim (gifts for those in need). All are welcome!
Contact: info@orh.ca or 613-239-4988
30 Cleary Ave.


Purim Night Fever at KBI!
Saturday, March 11
5:00 pm - Mincha
5:30 pm - Persian dinner by David Smith (please see below for prices)
6:30 pm - Maariv, Megillah reading & Mishloach Manot-making
7:45 pm - Dessert and 70s dance

Join Kehillat Beth Israel in your best retro attire for a 70s-themed Purim! One night, so many options - pick what works for you!
Contact: Susan Grossner at susan@kehillatbethisrael.com or 613-728-3501
1400 Coldrey Ave.


OTC's Purim In NYC!
Sunday, March 12
4 - 9 pm

Join Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad for it's 20th annual themed Purim party. The non-stop fun for adults and children alike includes: Amazing Aerial Silk and Trapeze Show on Broadway. Special workshop for children (4:30 - 5:30 pm). Learn & try the great circus art of trapeze. Face painting in Central Park. Delicious Buffet Dinner. Treat yourself to NYC delicacies on the Lower East-Side. Get your picture taken with Statue of Liberty. Megillah Reading with Slide Show in Times Square. L’Chaims in the village. NYC Masquerade (or costume of your choice). Cost $25
Contact: Rabbi Blum at rabbi@theotc.org or 613-843-7770
111 Lamplighters Dr.


Paw Patrol Purim Party at Young Israel of Ottawa
Sunday, March 12
4:30 pm Megillah reading
5:00 pm Seudah and party

Music! Popcorn! Giant Games! Prizes!
Come and have your picture taken with characters from Paw Patrol!
$18/person, $72.00/family
RSVP to shaynakahane@hotmail.com
Contact Miriam Tanger-Friedman at yandm613@gmail.com or 613-724-8590
627 Kirkwood Ave.





Purim in Israel at Chabad of Centrepointe
Sunday, March 12
10 - noon

Show your solidarity with the IDF as we celebrate Purim in Israel.
Megillah Reading, delicious Israeli buffet breakfast in Jerusalem's David Citadel Hotel, taste a selection of Israeli wines in Carmel, squeeze your orange juice in Jaffa, visit the Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary, have your picture taken at the Western Wall, design your own sand art in Eilat, decorate cards for IDF Soldiers, enjoy Israeli music and dance, receive a prize if you dress up as an IDF soldier or in any other costume.
$18 per adult $10 per child
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca or 613-218-8505
100 Constellation Cres.


Purim in the Shtetl!
Sunday, March 12
Kids Costume Parade and Last Call Megillah reading - 4:30 pm
Dinner & Party - 5 - 8 pm

Come celebrate Purim AT Machzikei Hadas with an incredible Shtetl feast!
Featuring the world famous mentalist duo, The Evasons!
Shtetl Tavern with Ottawa's North of 7 Craft Distillery and Open Bar
Kids entertainment with Bricks4Kidz
Contact Michael Goldstein at mgoldstein@cmhottawa.com or 613-521-9700
2310 Virginia Dr.