Quick Calendar for
April 20 - May 31

Apr 12 - JFNA, Jewish Changemakers Fellowship applications open

Apr 20 - Israel Bonds, "Red Sea Spies"

Apr 21 - KBI, Leading Lights of the Conservative Movement

Apr 21 - NCYMH, Say NO to Bullying Conference

Apr 22 - EG, J-Fellows Speakers Series "Ask the Rabbi"

Apr 29 - Bora Laskin Society, Conversation with Adam Dodek

May 4-9 - Liberation75

May 6, 13, 20, 27 - Federation, Book Discussion on "We are the Weather"

May 7 - EG, Candle Lighting with Tamir

May 9-12 - KBI, Women, Wisdom & Wellness

May 11 - Federation/Greenberg Libraries/Zelikovitz Centre, Author Talk
Call to Action:
EG Canvassers 
Consider the satisfaction that comes from raising much-needed funds for our community agencies. If you can spare 2-3 hours this fall to meet-at-a-distance, Zoom, call, email or text, please volunteer to canvass for the EG Annual Campaign. Training will be provided. 
Contact Lindsay at lnewman@jewishottawa.com
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Call to Action:
EG Canvassers 
Looking for purpose in uncertain times?
Consider the satisfaction that comes from raising much-needed funds for our community agencies.

The Annual Campaign brings people together through shared values and for the common good.

If you can spare 2-3 hours this fall to meet-at-a-distance, Zoom, call, email or text, please volunteer to canvass.

Training will be provided and your help will be sincerely appreciated. Please contact Lindsay Newman
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Do you have family photographs you're willing to share? If so, contact the Ottawa Jewish Archives at archives@jewishottawa.com
Online synagogue resources: Please visit here and check under "spiritual" for links to various congregations' online programs.
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Jewish Federation of Ottawa events
A Conversation with author Judy Batalion
"The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos"
May 11
7-8 pm
A cadre of Jewish women in Poland, some still in their teens, helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. Judy Batalion's new book, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture, brings these largely unknown stories to light. 
Sponsors: Soloway JCC Greenberg Families Library and the Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies
Moderated by Deirdre Butler, Associate Professor of Religion at Carleton University.
Jewish Takes on Climate Change: A Book Discussion on "We are the Weather"
Thursdays, May 6 - May 27, 2021
12 pm
Join a new four-part "lunch and learn" book discussion group and explore what three millennia of Jewish wisdom have to say about the central dilemma of our time - climate change. Together, we will read We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Starts at Breakfast by contemporary Jewish author Jonathan Safran Foer and discuss our role in mitigating climate change and repairing our world. This is a free event.
Contact: Anne Read at aread@jewishottawa.com
Emerging Generation
J-Fellows • Speakers Series
"Ask the Rabbi: Trust and Presence in the Face of Deep Uncertainty"
April 22
7 pm
Anxious? Unsure about our collective future? Join fellow young adults (mid-20s to early 40s) for an informal night of questions and discussion with local guest rabbis, Rabbi Eytan Kenter (Kehillat Beth Israel) and Rabbi Menachem Blum (Ottawa Torah Centre), as they share the highs and lows of leading through a pandemic, and discuss how to cultivate trust and steadfast presence in the face of uncertainty.
Contact: Anne Read at aread@jewishottawa.com
Partnership with Tamir: Candle Lighting for Shabbat
May 7
5:30 - 6 pm
Young adults are invited to join Tamir residents virtually to light candles, recite blessings and reflect on Shabbat together. Information on developmental disabilities and training will be provided. Volunteers will be encouraged to register for half-hour monthly Shabbats to build familiarity and rapport.
Register by email to Lindsay Newman at lnewman@jewishottawa.com
JFNA: Jewish Changemakers Fellowship for 20-24 year olds
April 21
12 pm: applications open
The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship is a three-week online global leadership development experience for aspiring Jewish leaders, looking for valuable career development, networking, and one of the best summers of their lives. Changemakers requires approximately 12 hours/week and pays a $350 stipend for those who complete the summer program requirements. Convenient timing fits into most summer schedules. Two sessions offered: June 7-24 and July 12-29. After the summer, Fellows have access to ongoing leadership opportunities and professional mentoring.
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
Bora Laskin Law Society
Anthony Julius in Conversation with Adam Dodek
April 29
12:30- 1:30 pm
We are pleased to present a discussion between Anthony Julius and U Ottawa Dean of Law Adam Dodek. Anthony is the Deputy Chairman of the global law firm Mishcon de Reya as well as a noted author and academic, currently holding the Chair in Law and Arts in the Faculty of Law, UCL. Anthony has written a number of books including, a history of English anti-Semitism, "Trials of the Diaspora". Among others, he is known for representing the late Princess Diana as well as Prof. Deborah Lipstadt in Irving v. Penguin Books Inc., as portrayed in the movie Denial.
RSVP required by April 27 to laskinsociety@gmail.com
Israel Bonds
Red Sea Spies - The True Story of Mossad's Fake Diving Report
April 20
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Hear the real-life events that inspired the Netflix hit movie! Meet Mossad Commander Dani Limor, who was behind the unbelievable and epic operation to rescue Ethiopian Jews and get them safely to Israel.
For more information and to RSVP: events@israelbonds.ca
Kehillat Beth Israel
Leading Lights of the Conservative Movement
April 21
7 - 8 pm
A series focused on the leaders and thinkers creating the future of the Conservative Movement.
With Speaker Cantor David Lipp, President, Cantors Assembly.

Women Wisdom & Wellness 2021
May 9 to May 12
Beginning on Mother's Day take some time for yourself. During this four-day virtual retreat, we will explore wellness, movement, creativity, feminism, and Torah in a supportive community. Register here
virtual | worldwide | free
May 4 to May 9
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation from the Holocaust.
Almost 100 programs including survivor testimony, discussions, films, concerts, exhibits, discussion groups, Holocaust survivor lounges, reunions and more. 
Free event.
National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health Conference
Say NO to Bullying Campaign
April 21
10 am - 7 pm
Let’s heal together! Registration fee of $2 will go to the opening of the NCYMH Safe Space in Ottawa on August 15, 2021! The 'Say No to Bullying, YES to Life' event already has over five thousand registrants. Virtual event.
Soloway JCC
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