Purim 2017 Events in Ottawa

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

Hamentashen Baking at Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Sunday, March 5
Noon - 5 pm

Come and bake Hamentashen! Each child will get to take some home. Younger kids are welcome with a parent.
Contact Elisheva Brantz at shul@cbto.org or 613-723-1800
15 Chartwell Ave.


Hamentashen making event for kids!
Sunday, March 5
10 am to noon

Only $5/child.
Come join us for gragger making and hamentashen baking!
All kids invited to Young Israel, choose your own hamentashen fillings!
RSVP to shaynakahane@hotmail.com
Contact Miriam Tanger- Friedman at 613-724-8590 or yandm613@gmail.com
Young Israel of Ottawa, 627 Kirkwood Ave.

Family Hamentashen Baking at Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
Sunday, March 5
1 - 3 pm

Young families are invited to join KBI Kids for our annual hamentashen baking party! Choose from 3 funky flavours: S'mores, Mediterranean, or Chocolate & Salted Caramel and make a dozen (or two) to take home just in time for Purim!
Open to the community - members and non-members welcome!
$5 / family - KBI members
$10 / family - non-members
RSVPs required to Emily Anzarouth at youth@kehillatbethisrael.com
1400 Coldrey Ave.


Beit Tikvah Teen Purim Bash
Saturday, March 11
8:20 - 10 pm

Come to Beit Tikvah for Pizza-tashen, learning, treasure hunt, and much more silly fun!
In the spirit of Purim, please bring a non-perishable item for the Kosher Food Bank.
Come in costume! Ages 13-18
Contact: shul@cbto.org
15 Chartwell Ave.

Chabad Student Network Presents: Purim in the Sixties
Saturday, March 11
8 - midnight

Come celebrate Purim in the 60's with Rohr Chabad Student Network
Join Chabad, for the Purim Party of the year - it will be unforgettable!
• LIVE 60'S music featuring DJ Jonny J. Abenaim
• Nifty games
• Far-out Purim feast - House Party 60's Buffet
• Twitch'n costumes - Come in 60's rags (costumes)
• L'chaims, Man!
• Tye-dye and more!
• Custom airbrushed t-shirts
• Open bar
Come show off that Purim spirit with your best costumes and get ready to stuff your face with Chabad’s famous schnitzel, falafel, hamentashens and so much more. You don’t want to miss this!
Megillah readings on the hour beginning at 8 pm
Event chairs: Lindsay Eiley & Sam Goodman
Planning team: Shayne Itzkovitz, Danielle Katz and Jonny J. Abenaim
Sponsor: David & Sheila Yunger
Sponsorship opportunities available.
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at 613-601-7701 or rabbichaimb@gmail.com
59 Sweetland Dr.


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
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 - Megillah 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 – Havdalah 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 Hamentashen
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 Mishloach 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 Casino Night
Saturday, March 11
7:30 pm

Reserve your tickets for the Purim Casino night, a truly Sephardic Purim celebration in Ottawa ♣ Traditional Sephardic Megillat Reading by Rabbi Yair Mordechai Tanger ♦ Poker, Roulette and Blackjack Tables ♠ Delicious food and refreshments will be served! ♥
Reserve your tickets by emailing to info@sephardiottawa.ca
Adults only. Space is limited.
Shikun Oz, 57 Bateman Dr.


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.


CBTO Women's Megillah Reading
Sunday, March 12
10:30 - 11:30 am  

Women and girls - come to the Megillah reading where you can hear a pin drop!
Beit Tikvah proudly presents Ottawa's 14th annual Women's Megillah Reading.
By women for women
Contact ottawamegillah@gmail.com or 613-723-1800
15 Chartwell Ave.


Community Wide Purim Carnival!
Sunday, March 12
9:30 am - noon

Costumes, Megillah reading, Purim treats and a Carnival in the SJCC gym
Sponsors: SJCC, Kehillat Beth Israel, Beit Tikvah, Machzikei Hadas, Or Haneshamah
Cost $5
Contact Gail Lieff at glieff@jccottawa.com or 613-798-9818 x303
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.


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.


Purim Seudah at Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Sunday, March 12
6 - 8 pm

Chinese Buffet with vegetarian dishes available, catered by Creative Kosher Catering
$25 per adult
$15 for children 13 and over
$75 per family (2 kids 12 and under)
RSVP by March 8 to Elisheva Brantz at shul@cbto.org or 613-723-1800
15 Chartwell Ave.