Village Café at the SJCC, will be open for take-out only as
of January 4th 2022
Order online or in person and enjoy delicious meals. Check their updated menu at 
Quick Calendar for
Jan 5 - February 10

Jan 11 - KBI, Intro to Judaism course

Jan 12 - Federation, Grant-Writing Workshop part 1

Jan 13 - SJCC, 6 Plays in 6 Weeks

Jan 13 - SJCC Hebrew for Beginners Level 2

Jan 13 - SJCC, Abraham Accords

Jan 13 - KBI, Leading Lights Speaker Series with Amy Skopp Cooper

Jan 16 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels

Jan 17 - Machzikei, Tu B'Shvat Zoom event

Jan 18 - SJCC, St. John Jewish Historical Museum Zoom event

Jan 18 - SJCC, Proportional Representation presentation

Jan 19 - Rainbow Maccabees

Jan 19 - Federation, Grant Writing Workshop part 2

Jan 19 - SJCC and Melton, History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jan 20 - Israeli Film Series

Jan 20 - Tamir, Differentiated Teaching

Jan 27 - Tamir, Inclusive Learning
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Jewish Federation of Ottawa events
Grant-Writing Workshop
Part 1: January 12
Part 2: January 19
9:30 - 11:30 am
Hone your grant-writing skills in this two-part series presented by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. The sessions will be led by Darren Levine, grant and proposal writer, social innovator and leadership educator, on Zoom. All are welcome. Cost $25
Information: Sarah Beutel at
Job Opportunity!
Jewish Federation of Ottawa is seeking a creative and community-minded individual for a brand new role – Community Inclusion Coordinator, responsible for leading the development of a culture of inclusion of people with disabilities within the Jewish community.  
Part-time, two-year contract (12-15 hours/week).
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
Kehillat Beth Israel
Miller Introduction to Judaism Course
Weekly, starting January 11
7 - 8:15 pm
Come as you are, whether you're re-discovering your heritage, connecting with your partner, or considering conversion. We are eager to join you on your journey and together explore the wisdom, depth, and joy of Jewish living.
This course is every Tuesday for 16 weeks.

Leading Lights of the Conservative Movement Series
January 13
7pm - 8pm
This is the second session in a series of talks from leaders in the Conservative movement. In this session, Amy Skopp Cooper, National Director of Camp Ramah, discusses her role as the head of the Conservative movement’s international camping program. This is an online program.
Contact Rabbi Eytan Kenter for more info.
Rainbow Maccabees:
The LGBTQ+ Jews Leading the Fight Against Jew-Hate
January 19
7:30 - 9 pm
An incredible number of our boldest and most effective fighters against antisemitism are LGBTQ+. By taking on their own political and cultural 'homes', some activists have been subject to attacks and threats, and yet they have continued their work at great personal cost.
An online panel discussion featuring educators, writers, and activists Ben Freeman, Eve Barlow and Blake Flayton, moderated by writer David Sachs, sharing their experiences, what brought them into their work and approach, and their unique and powerful ideas and tactics.
Contact David Sachs at
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Celebrate Tu B'Shvat with Machzikei and Genvironment
January 17
5:30 - 6:15 pm
Join us on zoom for an interactive, exciting Tu B'Shvat Program! Learn about Tu B'Shvat and the deep connection between Judaism and environmentalism with Rabbi Scher, and then plant your very own seed garden with Emily Litvak of Genvironment. For ages 3 and up.
Sign up here to receive the planting package and some Tu B'Shvat treats! The zoom link will be email to you at upon registration. Cost $10
Contact Sari Zelenietz at
Soloway JCC

Please note that due to the latest public health orders, the SJCC is closed until January 26. While you are staying home and safe, the SJCC will continue to keep members active and engaged with new Cultural & Educational Programs starting this month.

The Greenberg Families Library will offer curbside pick-up; please contact the library at for more information. 

Virtual Fitness classes will begin in the coming days and the schedule will be available at soon. Please email Health & Wellness Director, Carla Gencher for more information.

In the meantime. stay up to date by signing up for emails.
Read more about our COVID policies here.

6 Plays in 6 Weeks
January 13 - February 17
1:30 - 3 pm
We will read and analyze six great plays from ancient times to the 20th century: Euripides’ Trojan Women, Shakespeare’s Othello, Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekov’s The Cheery Orchard and Shaw’s Pygmalion. The texts of the plays are freely available on the Internet. We will discuss the plays in their historical, literary and dramatic contexts, as well as in terms of their enduring relevance to the present day.
M $150 / NM $165; Instructor: Gefen Bar-On Santor
Contact Sue Potechin at

Hebrew for Beginners Level 2
January 13 - March 3
1:30 - 3 pm
A continuation of Level 1, participants will practice their conversational Hebrew weekly with some minimal reading. You will develop better control of your Hebrew vocabulary and focus on comprehension and pronunciation, expanded greetings, numbers (regular and ordinal), conjugations in present tense and more. M $150 / NM $165; on Zoom.
Contact instructor Ella at to register.

K’lal Yisrael: Embracing Small Jewish Communities of Canada
January 18
1 - 2:30 pm
St. John Jewish Historical Museum (on Zoom) with Katherine Biggs-Craft, Executive Director and Curator. The first in a series; how the Saint John Jewish community came to be — from the arrival of British cigar makers in 1858, through immigration from Eastern Europe in the 1890s through the 1920s, and the arrival of Holocaust survivors in the late 1940s. We will look at the role of the synagogue, participation in organizational activity, growth of businesses, military service, family, and community life.
Contact Sue Potechin at

Proportional Representation (SJCC presentation)
January 18
7:30 - 8:30 pm
This presentation will present the merits of our current first-past-the-post voting system and proportional representation. PR is used in the majority of democracies around the world, including Israel. Presented by Peter Black.
Contact Sue Potechin at

Beyond Borders: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
January 19 - March 23
10 - 11:30 am
In this 10-session Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning course, we will examine maps, media documents, original speeches and the famous "Balfour Declaration" with new eyes, as we study the roots of the conflict between Jews and Arabs over the modern State of Israel. The material is designed to encourage discussion and debate, challenging learners to appreciate the basis of the claims made by all sides.
Instructor: Angus Smith; On Zoom; Cost is $237 US
Contact Sue Potechin at

Israeli Winter Film Series
January 20, February 24, March 24
7 - 9 pm
Enjoy Israeli films this winter in partnership with the Embassy of Israel, Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC and CICF. Please stay tuned for further details.
Contact Ella Dagan at
Motivation and Differentiated Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom
January 20
7 - 9 pm
For professionals, educators, and teachers: In this one-hour webinar, learn about inclusion and the different aspects of making an inclusive classroom successful. Discover different methods of motivating and promoting differentiated learning to help meet the needs of all students in your classroom.

Inclusive Learning in the Classroom
January 27
7 - 9 pm
In this one-hour webinar, participants will continue to learn about inclusive learning in the classroom. Learn about different motivational systems that can be implemented classroom-wide along with strategies, tips and tricks to create the optimal learning environment. The webinar will also discuss different assessment/teaching tools that can be used to promote learning for all children. This webinar is geared towards professionals working in a classroom/classroom-like environment.

Contact Jodi Green at
Temple Israel
Books and Bagels - The Light of Days
January 16
10 - 11:30 am
“The Light of Days” by Judy Batalion will be reviewed by Gerald Halpern. This book is “a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters — a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now."
Contact Lily Cox at
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