Purim 2018 Events in Ottawa

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

Sunday, February 18
Kehillet Beth Israel - Family Hamentashen Baking Party!
1 - 3 pm

Kids 6 and under and their parents, and older kids and their friends, are invited to our annual Hamentashen making event.
For only $5/family or child, you'll go home with a dozen delicious hamentashen!
Contact: rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com

Friday, February 23
Kehillet Beth Israel - Teddy Bear Shabbat - Get Ready for Purim!
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Parents and tots are invited to a special Teddy Bear Shabbat to help get ready for Purim! Costumes welcome of course! We'll enjoy a kid-friendly dinner, songs and prayers for Shabbat,
and a special Purim story! This program is free and open to everyone!
Contact: rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com

Sunday, February 25
Chabad of Centrepointe - Pre-Purim Mother Daughter Bake
6 - 7:30 pm

Special mother-daughter bonding, laughing and cooking together - bake, decorate and eat a dozen assorted flavors of hamantashen. Cost $5
Contact Bassy Mendelsohn at 613-618-3843 or rabbi@sympatico.ca
23 Palisade St.

Sunday, February 25
Soloway JCC - Presto Change-O Purim
10 am - noon

$10 per family, children under 2 frree
Meet JCC Summer Camps Directors and Staff. Purim treats after the show!
Contact Gail Lieff at 613-798-9818 x303 or glieff@jccottawa.com  
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.


Wednesday, February 28
Adath Shalom Congregation - Purim
6:45 - 9 pm

To maximize member participation, nine different people will read the Megillat Esther. We'll then have a costume parade, enjoy a Purimspiel and eat hamentashen.
31 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Wednesday, February 28
Chabad of Centrepointe - Purim Night Live @ Starbucks
6:15 - 8:15 pm

Come nnjoy an array of coffees, wraps, salads and pastries.
Megillah Reading, entertainment for adults and children and a Masquerade! Everyone in costume gets a prize! Cost $10
23 Palisade St.
Contact Bassy Mendelsohn at 613-618-3843 or bassy613@gmail.com



Wednesday, February 28
Chabad Student Network: Purim in the Wild West
7 - 10 pm

Totally FREE for students, grad students, & young professionals!
You are WANTED to join a Wild Western Style PURIM! Yee haw! Purim is on it's way, so saddle up your party horse and join Sheriff "Rabbi Chaim" in celebrating this awesome holiday at the wildest party the West has ever seen!
Megillah Reading | Mechanical Rodeo Bull (for the first time @ CHABAD!) | Caricaturist | WANTED Photo Booth | Cowbell Graggers to Boo Haman | Finest Western Themed Buffet including: Buffalo Wings, Spicy Fries, Hot Dogs, Chili & Hamantashen!
Bring your cowboy hats, boots, spurs and lasso for an unforgettable time. Themed costumes encouraged, yet all costumes welcome!
Open Bar for 19+ with valid ID ONLY!
Contact Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky at 613-601-7701 or rabbichaimb@gmail.com
University of Ottawa, 23 Sweetland

Wednesday, February 28
Glebe Shul Purim Party
7 - 10 pm  

If you are a Jewish Young Professional in Ottawa, you don't want to miss our Olympic themed Purim Party! We will read from the Megilla at 7pm, followed by hot food, an open bar and an awesome Purim celebration.
Cost is $15.
Impact Hub Ottawa, 123 Slater St., 6th Floor
Contact Rabbi Yoey Shaps at 613-413-4939 or glebeshul@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 28
Kehillet Beth Israel - Purim Carnival
5:30 - 9 pm

Everyone is invited to join us for our KBI “Superhero” Purim Carnival! Beginning at 5:30 p.m., we have activities and events for all ages! For Young Families – a yummy kid-friendly meal and then from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. age appropriate crafts, activities, and a fun Purim Shpiel. For Youth and Adults – a delicious Deli meal followed by exciting games; costume parade, Reading the Megillah; testing your trivia knowledge with Kahoot! And lots more for all!
There will be prizes! Desserts! Mishlo’ach Manot! Please visit or for further info: call the Shul office at 613-728-3501
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Wednesday, February 28
Temple Israel and TIRS Purim celebration for all ages!
4:30 - 9 pm  

The fun begins with our Program for Families at 4:30 pm appropriate for children from K - Grade 6. A Persian Purim Feast will be served at 6 pm by reservation. Adults $18/ Children $10. Choice of Shwarma or Felafel. The Ganzeh Megillah begins at 7 pm.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
RSVP to Cathy Loves at 613-224-1802 or reception@templeisraelottawa.com

Thursday, March 1
Congregation Machzikei Hadas - Purim at the OSCARS
5:30 - 11 pm  

Purim at the OSCARS!
Last Call Megillah Reading for Adults at 5 pm
Family Megillah Reading and Costume Parade at 5 pm
Elegant Candlelight Dinner Experience and Champagne Bar
Make your own Gragger led by Ottawa Talmud Torah
Hilarious Comedy Show for Kids of All Ages
Entertainment by Comic, Jon Steinberg, Star of CBC's "The Debaters"
Purim Award Ceremony MCed by Rabbi Scher and Jayson Taller.
Glamorous or Movie Theme Attire Requested
Ages 3-13 - $10
Student - $25
Adult - $36 Member/40 Non-Member
Tickets: Online on our website or by contacting the shul office office@cmhottawa.com http://cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr


Thursday, March 1
Ottawa Torah Centre's Purim at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory
5 - 9 pm
Welcome to a world of imagination...an entertaining event for adult and children alike.Don't miss this year's edition of OTC's annual Purim theme party.Featuring: Amazing Acrobatics Show by International Circus Performers, Special LED Show and Hair Chalking Artist
The non-stop fun also includes:
• Delicious Buffet Dinner
• Scrumptious Candy Bar (with servers for children)
• Delightful Chocolate Desserts
• Megillah Reading with Slide Show
• Chocolate Factory Masquerade (or costume of your choice
Cost $25
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or info@theotc.org
111 Lamplighters Dr.



Thursday, March 1
Beit Tikvah's Women's Megillah Reading
10:30 am - 12:10 pm  

Women and girls are invited to take part in Beit Tikvah's 15th annual Women's Megillah Reading by and for women. Come fulfill the mitzvah of hearing Megillat Esther on Purim day! Free of charge.
We will begin promptly at 10:30.
RSVP is appreciated for refreshment planning purposes to Katherine Moss at ottawamegillah@gmail.com
15 Chartwell Ave.




Friday, March 2
Chabad of Centrepointe Post Purim Friday Night Dinner
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Come and enjoy a delicious three course Shabbat Gourmet Dinner followed by a Purim Dessert Buffet.
Laugh away the night with local comedy talent.
Exciting supervised children's program.
$20 per adult $10 per child
23 Palisade St.
Contact Bassy Mendelsohn at 613-618-3843


Saturday, March 3
SJCC Israeli House Purim Masquerade
7:30 - 11:30 pm

Come in costume to celebrate Purim!
Adult (19+) Purim party - Music, dancing, wine, hamentashen, costume contest, games and prizes!
This year's theme - superheroes, movie and animated characters!
Cost $18
Contact Ella Dagan at 613-798-9818 or edagan@jccottawa.com
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.


Unity Teen Purim Party
Wednesday, February 28
6 - 8 pm

Join BBYO, C-Teen, FROSTY, NCSY/Torah High, and USY as we return to the Brass Monkey for a private party to celebrate Purim. This will be a fun filled evening of pool, music, kosher pizza and mocktails, and of course a megillah reading. This is a free event open to all Ottawa's Jewish teens grades 8 to 12 regardless of organizational memberships or affiliations. Visit Facebook
Sponsor: BBYO Ottawa, C-Teen, FROSTY, NCSY/Torah High, USY
Brass Monkey Pool Hall, 250 Greenbank Rd.
Contact Michael Kent at rabbimkent@gmail.com