Purim 2019 Events in Ottawa

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

Kehillet Beth Israel
Teddy Bear Shabbat - Costume Party
March 15
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Tots and their teddy bear friends (and their parents/caregivers) are invited to a special Teddy Bear Shabbat for Purim! Dress in your favourite costume and join us for a kid-friendly dinner, tot-style service, stories, and dessert! Teddy Bear Shabbat is free and open to the community; sponsorships welcome.
Contact rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Soloway JCC
Community Wide Purim Carnival
March 17
10 am - 12 pm

Games, crafts, giant inflatables, hamentashen and juice. Fun for the whole family!
$5 per child
Contact Gail at glieff@jccottawa.com 
Soloway Jewish Community Centre
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Chabad Student Network: Masquerade Purim Party
March 20
8 - 11 pm

It's going to be a dramatic affair at Rohr CSN's Purim Masquerade party this year. Come in mask, costume and with big expectations to be blown away by TV celebrity mentalist Haim Goldenberg. Raise your glass and toast to life, to joy, and to celebration of Jewish survival at our open bar (19+ with ID). Surprises await you at the door and at our grand raffle at the evening's end.
This will be the Rohr CSN's first Purim at our all-new Finkelstein Chabad Jewish Centre. Until renovations are complete, space is limited, so be sure to RSVP early to reserve your spot!
Contact Chaim Boyarsky at rabbichaim@gmail.com
Finkelstien Chabad Jewish Centre, 254 Friel St.

Glebe Shul Purim Party
March 20
7:45 pm 
Doors Open
8 pm Megilla Reading
8:30 pm Purim Party
Celebrate Purim with Ottawa's Jewish Young Professionals! 
Cost: $15
Contact glebeshul@gmail.com 
More info at www.glebeshul.com
Soho Lisgar, 300 Lisgar St.

Chabad of Centrepointe
Purim in the Chocolate Factory
March 20
6:45-8:45 pm

Come join us for a fantastic Purim with a chocolate fondue fountain, Charlie’s chocolate hamantashen, Willy Wonka's dessert bar, costume masquerade, & win the Golden Ticket! Enjoy a show, sushi and much more!! Megillah reading for young and old.
23 Palisade St. 
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at 613-618-3843 or Rabbi@sympatico.ca

Kehillat Beth Israel Presents: Totally 80's Purim!
March 20
5:30 - 6 pm
Kids' Megillah Experience
6 - 7 pm 80's dance party & finger foods
7 - 8 pm Megillah reading and other Purim fun
8 pm dance party continues
Rena Garshowitz at rena@kehillatbethisrael.com 
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Teen Purim Party with JOY
March 20
6:30 - 8:45 pm

Join us for a free Purim party for Jewish teenagers in grades 8 through 12. This private party at the Brass Monkey Pool hall will include pool, music, pizza, mocktails, and a Megillah reading. This party is hosted by JOY, a joint project of Ottawa's various Jewish organizations serving Jewish teens and is intended to foster connections across Ottawa's Jewish community. This will be our fourth annual joint Purim Party.
Sponsors: J.O.Y. (Jewish Ottawa Youth), a joint project of A Ripple Effect, BBYO/JCC, C-Teen, FROSTY/NFTY, NCSY/Torah High, USY
The Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Rd.
Contact Michael Kent at rabbimkent@gmail.com 

Temple Israel Purim Party
March 20
4:30 - 10 pm

4:30 - 6 pm Purim Program for families
6 pm Shawarma/Felafel Dinner.
7 pm Megillah Trivia
8 pm Scotch Tasting (19+)
Join us for a variety of Purim Programs for all members of the family!
RSVP required to 613-224-1802 or reception@templeisraelottawa.com 
Cost: Adults - $18, children 13 and younger - $10.
See our website for more information.

CBTO 16th Annual Women's Megillah Reading
March 21
10:30 am - 12 pm

Women and girls are invited to take part in Beit Tikvah's 16th annual Women's Megillah Reading by and for women. Come fulfill the mitzvah of hearing Megillat Esther on Purim morning. Free of charge.
Light lunch. RSVP appreciated for planning purposes to 613-723-1800 or katherine.moss@sympatico.ca
18 Chartwell Ave. 

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Pirates at Purim - A Murder Mystery Seuda
March 21
5:30 - 8 pm

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa invites you to join us as we feast at the Purim seuda with an interactive twist - Pirate themed murder mystery!
Cost: kids 2-12 $10 | adults $36 | family maximum $85
Contact Elisheva Brantz at 613-723-1800 or shul@cbto.org 
15 Chartwell Ave.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Purim At Hogwarts
March 21

5 pm Last call Megillah reading & Family Megillah Reading & Costume Parade (Free for everyone, no tickets required)
5:30 pm Delicious Purim Feast and party in the Great Hall (Tickets required)
Entertainment: Imperio! Adults, be mesmerized by hypnotist & mentalist Buzz Collins in his internationally acclaimed show that has volunteers under his spell. Riddikulus! Kids ages 0-10 enjoy a hilarious Harry Potter themed magic show with magician Ian Quick. Accio Firebolt! Kids ages 7-15 can join the uOttawa Quidditch team for a real quidditch workshop, complete with drills and a real game!
CMH Member pre-sale tickets: March 3, 4 • General tickets:  March 5
Adult $40 / Student $25 / Child 5-12 $15 / Child 2-4 $5  / Child Under 2 Free
Register online at cmhottawa.com/events or call the office at 613-521-9700.
2310 Virginia Dr.

Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad's Greatest Purim
March 21
6 - 10 pm

Ladies & Gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for...Circus style Purim spectacular. Featuring: The Greatest Showman's Delicious Buffet Dinner, Barnum's Greatest Circus Acts, A Million Dreams of fun for adults and children alike. Megillah reading with slide show, 19th century masquerade (or any "This is me" costume of your choice. $30
Contact Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770 or info@theotc.org 
111 Lamplighters Dr. 

Young Israel of Ottawa Purim Escape Room!
March 21
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Help Esther escape from the palace!
Join us for lots of fun and games and a delicious Purim Seuda!
$25/person, half price for kids under 12, max $72/family
Limited space available, book your spot early! 
Contact Shayna at shaynakahane@hotmail.com 
1762 Carling Ave.

A Ripple Effect 
Post Purim Shabbat Dinner
March 22
6 - 8:30 pm

Local teens who want to be involved & Families who have been affected by any sort of challenge, join us for a shabbat of inclusion and friendship. A shabbat of laughter & fun. A shabbat with purim energy, costumes, entertainment & more!
Please contact Bassy Mendelsohn for location


Israeli House Adult Purim Party
March 23
7:30 - 11:30 pm

Come in costume and celebrate Purim masquerade with the Israelis.
Professional DJ, dancing, schmoozing, Babi's hamentashen, l'haim, refreshments, games and awesome prizes.
$18 in advance, $23 at the door 
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Contact Ella Dagan at 613-798-9818 ext 243 or edagan@jccottawa.com to reserve your tickets.
Sponsor: Soloway JCC, Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program

Young Professionals "Big Comfy" Purim Party
March 23
8 pm - 1 am

After five successful events, we are thrilled to be throwing our biggest event yet: a costume Purim Party for young professionals on the Saturday following Purim. We will have an open bar, a live band (“The Chocolate Hotpockets”), raffle prizes for online ticket sales, and hamentashen and other delicious treats! In honour of Purim, this event will also be a fundraiser for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank. We look forward to seeing many new faces. Early bird tickets are $15 until March 9. After that, tickets are $20.
Sponsors: JFO EG Grant, Edelson & Friedman Law LLP (Bar Sponsor), Moishe House without Walls, Shillow Beer
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts, 310 St Patrick St (Cumberland Entrance) 
Contact Leah Labib Vanessa Bacal ottawashabbatdinner@gmail.com