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Quick Calendar for
September 1 - October 1

Sept. 4 - CBTO, Back to School with confidence

Sept. 5 - CBTO, Israel BBQ & Carnival

Sept. 5 - KBI, Help Dig a Pollinator Garden

Sept. 7 - PJ Library, Good Night, Ottawa Newcomer Event

Sept. 9 - CMH, David Shentow Memorial Shabbat

Sept. 9 - ORH, Teddy Bear Shabbat with Rabbi Zuker

Sept. 10 - ORH, Machaneh Shabbat

Sept. 11 - KBI, Help Plant a Pollinator Garden

Sept. 11 - KBI, Launch Event

Sept. 11 - OTC, Ottawa Kosher BBQ

Sept. 11 - SJCC, Zoom about Janusz Korczak

Sept. 11 - Renaming ceremony: David Shentow Memorial Park

Sept. 11 - CMH, High Holiday Apple Picking

Sept. 12 - JNF, Ottawa on the Rocks Scotch Tasting

Sept. 12 - JET, Best. Year. Ever.

Sept. 13 - JFS, AGM

Sept. 14,21 - SJCC, Cheers to Art Part 1

Sept. 15 - SJCC, The Challah Prince

Sept. 17 - ORH, Selihot Service - Preparing to change

Sept. 17, 18 - CBBO, Camp Tours

Sept. 18 - SJCC, Israeli House Apple Picking

Sept. 18 - Na'amat Canada Ottawa, Celebrating 70 years

Sept. 18 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels

Sept. 19 - JYG, Pride Club with Morah Jenny

Sept. 19 - OJHS, Photo Trivia Night

Sept. 24 - JYG, Dungeons and Dragons

Sept. 26 - JET, Rosh Hashana Highlights

Sept. 28 - SJCC, PaintNite Fundraiser
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PJ Library
Good Night, Ottawa - Newcomers Event
September 7
6 - 7:30 pm
Are you new to Ottawa's Jewish community? Join us for a fun family event. Cupcake decorating, story time, snacks/refreshments and Ottawa-themed activity stations such as a water table with boats like our famous Rideau Canal! Contact Emily at
Soloway JCC, Social Hall
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
Special Event
Commemorative Naming Ceremony
David Shentow Memorial Park
September 11
12 pm
David Shentow (April 29, 1925 – June 12, 2017) was a survivor of the Holocaust who dedicated his life to educating others about the dangers of Holocaust denial, hatred, intolerance, and racism.
Rain or shine at 25 Sherbourne Rd., formerly Tilbury Park
CBB of Ottawa
Camp Tours!
September 17, 18
10 am - 5 pm
It is never too to plan for Summer 2023! Book a tour for your family and friends and find out what the buzz is all about! Limited spots available. 
Contact Associate Director, Jill Doctor at
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Go Back to School with Confidence: Communicating for Israel
September 4
10 am - 9 pm
Join CBTO and NCSY for a day of Israel advocacy for parents and teens. Parents are invited for a morning advocacy sessions with a light breakfast and coffee at 10 am. Then, at 6 pm teens are invited to join us. Chill and grill at the fire pit at 7 pm.
Contact Aryeh Kravetz at

Israel BBQ & Carnival
September 5
4 - 6 pm
Start this fall and the new school year off feeling good, confident, and proud to support Israel! Join CBTO for an Israel themed Labour Day BBQ featuring blow ups, a rock wall, cotton candy, and more! Cost: $18
Sign up at
15 Chartwell Ave.
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
David Shentow Memorial Shabbat
September 9
7 - 9 pm
Join us for an uplifting Community Gourmet Friday Night Dinner with special guest Rabbi Avi Baumol of JCC Kralow.
2310 Virginia Drive
Contact Chelsea O'Keefe at

High Holiday Apple Picking
September 11
10 - noon
Join us at Log Cabin Orchard! Enjoy the petting zoo, shofar blowing with Rabbi Scher, and a great apple crop. 
6121 Cabin Rd., Osgoode
Contact Sari Zelenietz at
JET Women's Network 
Best. Year. Ever.
September 12
7:30 - 9 pm
Back by popular demand, join us on Zoom with the dynamic Ellie Bass! Look back. Get real. Make a plan for the coming year. Includes a virtual workbook and delicious refreshments. Learn more about Ellie at

Rosh Hashanah Highlights
September 26
11 - noon
In partnership with Congregation Beit Tikvah, we offer Rosh Hashanah Highlights - a short service that hits the peak RH experiences. Join us for inspiring explanations and meaningful melodies in this brief, fun and educational service!
15 Chartwell Avenue
Contact Sierra Cwinn at
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
Annual General Meeting
September 13 
7 - 8 pm
Join us online to hear about our impact in your community!
To register:
Contact David Dern at
Ottawa on the Rocks Scotch Tasting
September 12
7:30 - 10 pm
Proceeds from this evening’s event will be directed to the JNF Ottawa Negev Gala 2022, honouring community leader Ron Prehogan. This year’s project is a collaboration between Hebrew University and University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute as they work together to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Cost $125 
Ottawa Torah Centre
111 Lamplighters Dr
Contact Ilana Albert-Novick at
Kehillat Beth Israel
Help Build a Pollinator Garden 
September 5, 9 am - 3 pm • Dig Day! 
September 11, 1-3 pm • Planting Day!
We're greening up our BEE-utiful congregation by planting a garden at KBI that will attract and sustain bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds, many of which have suffered from loss of habitat, misuse of chemicals, and other environmental challenges.

September 11
3 - 8 pm
Join the party with fun for the whole family! Enjoy Monkey Rock concerts for kids and a classic rock concert for adults. Climb aboard a fire truck, ambulance, mail truck, police car, construction vehicles — plus mini putt, carnival games, and inflatables!
Contact Rena Garshowitz at
Na’amat Canada Ottawa
Celebrating 70 years of the Ottawa Jewish Directory
September 18
2 - 4 pm
Na’amat invites you to celebrate 70 years of the Ottawa Jewish Directory via Zoom, as we recognize the directory’s founders and their families, and all those who have supported us over the past many years.
Register here by September 14.
For more information: or call 613-788-2913.
Ottawa Jewish Historical Society
Photo Trivia Night
September 18
7:30 - 9 pm
Join us for another evening of fun filled photo trivia! We'll put your knowledge to the test and see if you recognize the people, places! Photo submissions are welcome. This Zoom event is free and open to all.
Register at or contact Teigan Goldsmith at 613-798-9818 x264
Or Haneshamah
Teddy Bear Shabbat with Rabbi Zuker
September 9
7 - 9 pm
Join Rabbi Zuker for Teddy Bear Shabbat. We’ll welcome Shabbat with a kid-friendly dinner, songs, stories, and Kiddush!

Machaneh Shabbat
September 10 - June
9:30 - 11 am
Using experience-based learning, Machaneh Shabbat meets Saturday mornings for Shacharit Shabbat-inspired sing-alongs, Hebrew Through Movement learning, hands-on crafts and activities, and exploration of our Torah stories!

Selihot Service - Preparing to Change
September 17   
8 - 10 pm  
Join in person or via Zoom, with four other Reconstructionist communities for Selihot. Following havdallah, liturgist and poet Trisha Arlin will guide us through reflections in preparation for the Days of Awe. We conclude with the sounding of the shofar.
For the full High Holiday schedule at ORH please visit our website
Worship Hall, 30 Cleary 
Ottawa Torah Centre
Ottawa Kosher BBQ Cook-off and Festival
September 11
10 am - 9 pm
The annual Kosher BBQ competition and food festival is back! Featuring a food court, BBQ competition, Kids Zone and more! Supported by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa MicroGRANT.
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Soloway JCC
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Biblical Women: Emerging from the Margins through Midrash
September 8
Thursdays until November 10
10:30 am - 12 pm
SJCC Melton School Ottawa on Zoom.
In this 10-lesson course, learners will delve into classical and modern midrash, exploring some of the major female figures of the Bible, and gaining multiple perspectives on their characters, relationships, and choices. Instructor: Rabbi Debra Eisenman
Contact Sue Potechin at

Janusz Korczak through the lives of Leon Gluzman and Israeli Children Today
September 11
1 - 2:30 pm
Please join us on Zoom for an afternoon of discovery. We will learn of the impact Janusz Korczak had on Leon Gluzman's young life in Poland as Korczak's pupil and ward in "his" orphanage until Leon came to Ottawa in 1930. Register here
Contact Sue Potechin at

Cheers to Art!
September 14 and 21, October 19 and 26
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join us for 4 weeks of clever creations and friendly faces in person. From basket-weaving to book art, enjoy a glass (or two). Create, have fun and bring a friend! No skills required. Fee includes supplies and refreshments. Must be 19+. In partnership with the Greenberg Families Library. Supported by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa MicroGRANT.
Instructor: Carlie MacPherson
Contact Sue Potechin at

The Challah Prince
September 15
6-8 pm
Not your average challah bake! Israel's Challah Prince brings his unique art to Ottawa. Learn how to create a beautiful Magen David out of challah dough in this fun, family-friendly workshop suitable for children in grade 4 and up and adults of all ages. Supported by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa MicroGRANT.
Cost: $18 per child / $25 per adult 

Annual Israeli House Apple Picking
September 18
12:30 - 2:30 pm
Hebrew speakers, please join us at Mountain Orchard. Pick your own apples, and have fun with friends. Hay rides, kids activities, corn maze. Free admission. Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Education Centre, SJCC
RSVP by September 15 Fundraiser with Joyce of Art Creative Magic!
September 28
6:30 - 8:30
Get out, mingle, and have a laugh. Heads up — this is not an art class. You’ll learn a few tricks with step-by-step instructions, but this is far from serious. We’re in the fun business! $45 includes refreshments. Contact Sue Potechin at
Temple Israel
Books and Bagels by Zoom
September 18
10 - 11:30 am
No Better Home?: "Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging by David Koffman will be reviewed by Michael Kent. This book begins with an audacious question: Has there ever been a better home for Jews than Canada?" His review will be followed by a Q and A session. All are welcome. No registration necessary.
Contact Lily Cox at

Jewish Youth Group 
Pride Club with Morah Jenny
September 19
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Whether you're LGBTQ+ or an ally, come hang with some like-minded folks, eat some junk food and have a blast — this is a monthly meetup!
Youth Lounge of Temple Israel,
1301 Prince of Wales Drive

Jewish Youth Group 
Dungeons and Dragons
September 24
4 - 6:15 pm
Interested in D&D (5e) or already a fan? Join Morah Jenny every month to create an awesome fantasy character, roll some dice, beat the odds and go on an epic quest that may or may not be appropriately Jewishly themed! 
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
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