2018 Ottawa Community Events

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Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Break-Out Session with Pesha Kletenik
Saturday, May 19
10:20 am - 11:20 am  

Topic: Creating a Counterculture of  Respect
Pesha Kletenik is the incoming principal of Yeshiva Har Torah, a school of over 700 students, and currently the elementary school assistant principal and Grade 8 Gemara teacher for girls. She has been an AviChai fellow and holds a Masters of Science in School Psychology. Ms. Kletenik is a doctoral candidate at Hofstra University in the Learning and Teaching graduate studies department. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.
Located in the Beit Midrash
office@cmhottawa.com
http://cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Shavuot Parent & Child Learning
Saturday, May 19
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Want an opportunity to learn with your children? Join us for parent & child learning. Ages 6 & up. Ice cream included!
office@cmhottawa.com
http://cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.

 


Temple Israel
Shavuot Services
Saturday, May 19
6:15 - 8:15 pm

Shavuot Services with Yizkor and featuring the Temple Israel Liturgical Choir.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
templeisraelottawa.ca
Contact Catherine Loves at 613-224-1802 reception@templeisraelottawa.com
            
 

Multiple Synagogues
Kehillat Beth Israel, Or Haneshamah, and Temple Israel present
Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Healing Together
Saturday, May 19
9:30 - 10 pm - Ma'ariv Healing Service
10 - 10:45 pm - Breakout Study Sessions
10:45 - 11 pm - Refreshments and introduction to our joint Spiritual Care Training Program.

Shavuot learning and the launch of our joint Spiritual Care Training Program. Join us for an inspiring evening of prayer, learning, and the spirit of community service as we consider how we as a community can support one another in times of illness. For more information or to RSVP: rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation, 1400 Coldrey Ave.


Sleepless in Centrepointe
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20  
11 pm - 3 am  

Join Chabad of Centrepointe for a Shavuot all-nighter. Come learn with Rabbi Mendelsohn. Many topics including Jewish mysticism, Tanya and the Talmud. Special tradition dating back thousands of years. Delicious refreshments will be served. For men and women.
Contact Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca
or 613-618-3843
23 Palisade St.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Shavuot All Night Learning
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20  
11:45 pm - 4:15 am

All night learning with delicious fare catered by B’Tavon
What does the Torah say about Gun Control?
11:45 pm - A Text-Based Class on Gun Control in Judaism with Rabbi Bulka
1:15 am - Rabbi Shimon Fogel
2:15 am - The Lessons of Moshe Rabeinu's Erev Shavuot Mizbaeach and the Significance of the physical in the Giving of the Torah with Rabbi Moishele Fogel
Contact: 613-521-9700; office@cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.

 

Chabad of Centrepointe Shavuot Ice Cream Party
Sunday, May 20
10 am - 1 pm

Enjoy Shavuot morning services, followed by a delicious dairy Ice Cream Party, cheesecake bar, and a tasty dairy/pareve Kiddush. Experience the torah reading, and the annual traditional 'Ten Commandments' of Shavuot. All are invited. No charge. (Special Kids Program)
Contact Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca
or 613-618-3843
23 Palisade St.
 

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Shavuot at Machzikei with Scholar In Residence Pesha Kletenik
Sunday, May 20
8:45 am - 12:45 pm

Reading of the Ten Commandments: 10 am
Gourmet Dairy Lunch and Ice Cream Bar catered by B'tavon
Scholar In Residence Pesha Kletenik
Judaism: A Faith of Reason or Obedience?
See previous for more on Pesha Kletenik.
Contact: 613-521-9700; office@cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.

 

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Shavuot Kids Program
Sunday, May 20
10 - 11:45 am

Children’s Holiday Program with healthy snack time: 10 - 10:30 am
Shavuot Games (ages 4+) and Shavuot Story & Circle Time (ages 0-3): 10:30-11:45 am
Sinai Cupcake Decorating (ages 4+): 10:30-11 am, Kids Parade into Shul: 11:45 am  
Contact: 613-521-9700; office@cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.

 

Chabad Student Network
Shavout Dairy Buffet and Ice Cream Party at University of Ottawa
Sunday, May 20
11 am - 12:55 pm

Join us together with family and friends on the first day of Shavuot, for the reading of the 10 Commandments followed by a scrumptious Shavuot dairy feast. You will be treated to a special Ice Cream Party - Ten Commandments, Ten Toppings.
Hope to see you at 59 Sweetland Ave.
Contact: Chaim Boyarsky at 613-601-7701; rabbichaimb@chabadstudentnetwork.com

 

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
Tot Shavuot
Sunday, May 20
10:30 am - noon
As the congregation gathers to celebrate Shavuot, the tots will also celebrate! Join us in the playroom for this fun and interactive service where we will sing, pray, and learn all about the holiday of Shavuot! All are welcome to stay for the congregational kiddush at the end of services.
Contact: Deborah Zuker at rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
1400 Coldrey Ave.

 

 

 

Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad
Shavuot Celebration
Sunday, May 20
11 am - 1 pm

Bring all of your family and friends to celebrate the 3,330th anniversary of the great event at Sinai by hearing the Ten Commandments. Enjoy our famous delicious dairy kiddush; blintzes, pasta, salads, cheesecakes and more. Special children’s program and ice cream party! No charge. All are welcome!
Contact: Rabbi Blum at 613-843-7770; rabbi@theotc.org
111 Lamplighters Dr.

 

Chabad of Centrepointe Shavuot Garden Lunch
Monday, May 21
10 am - 2 pm

Friends and family are invited to Second day of Shavuot Holiday Morning Services followed by a community sit-down lunch with a delicious menu of elegant salads, tasty fish entree, hot dairy & pareve dishes, and beautiful fruit bar. Come enjoy the company of friends, family, a beautiful garden lunch, and outdoor activities for the kids.
(Suggestion donation 25$ per family before the holiday).
Contact Rabbi Chaim and Bassy Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca
or 613-618-3843
23 Palisade St.

 

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation
Cheesecake Baking
Monday, May 21
10:30 am - 12  

Calling all kids in grades 4-8! KBI kids and Kadima/USY invite you for a DELICIOUS Shavuot program. We'll make cheesecake together in the KBI kitchen. All are welcome. Free of charge. RSVP's are kindly requested via e-mail to rabbizuker@kehillatbethisrael.com
See you there!
1400 Coldrey Ave.

 

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Shavuot Happy Hour with Pesha Kletenik
Monday, May 21
5 - 6:30 pm

A fascinating text-based class on Megillat Rut • Summer drinks and appetizers in the back yard patio at the home of Rabbi Idan & Shifra Scher
See previous for more on Pesha Kletenik.
Contact: 613-521-9700; office@cmhottawa.com
2310 Virginia Dr.