Join the global movement  in Ottawa


Jews from all over the world are coming together to experience one complete Shabbat together.



Here is how you can get involved:

Women's Challah Bake at the SJCC

Join thousands of women and girls (12+) around the world in the mitzvah of making challah at 7 pm on October 25, 2018 at Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave. more

Tickets $18 available here!



Share Your Community Events

To mark the Shabbat Project synagogues and organizations around Ottawa are hosting a variety of events and programs. Suggest your event here.

See all community events here.


What is the Shabbat Project? 


The Shabbat Project is a global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together through uniting over our shared heritage: Shabbat. The initiative was first introduced in South Africa in 2013, and has since spread across the Jewish world. Shabbat Project is about: accessing the experience of celebrating Shabbat, together, as Jews around the world. The inspiring gift that Shabbat is – both for ourselves and our families – emerges only when we live out Shabbat practically, in a real and experiential way.​


On the Shabbat of October 26-27, 2018 Ottawa will be participating in the Shabbat Project in our community!


Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday and ends at nightfall the following evening. Here are some tools to help you unlock the magic of keeping Shabbat.


Visit here for more on the Shabbat Project.