Quick Calendar for

February 1 - 29


February - JNF Ottawa, Telethon in support of Israel


Feb 2 - Federation, Gathering at Qatar Embassy


Feb 3 - OrH, Introduction to Leyning


Feb 3 - Young Adults, Poutine and Punch 


Feb 4 - SJCC, Hebrew Stand Up Comedy


Feb 4 - Vigil & March for the Hostages


Feb 9 - CJX (Glebe Shul) Shabbat Dinner


Feb 9 - OrH, Freylekh Friday


Feb 11 - Adath Shalom - Ethics and AI on Zoom


Feb 11 - ORH, Craft 'n' Schmooze


Feb 13 - PJ Library, Babies and Bagels @School


Feb 17 - OrH, Introduction to Leyning


Feb 23 - Temple Israel, Family Fun


Feb 23 - CJX (Glebe Shul) Shabbat Dinner


Feb 24 - OTC, Fire and Soul for Young Adults


Feb 25 - Adath Shalom, Jews of Jamaica


Feb 25 - CBT, Kol Miriam Women's Choir


Feb 25 - PJOW, celebrating Black History Month


Feb 27 - SJCC, Hebrew Idioms Session #2


Feb 27 - PJ Library, Babies and Bagels@ Home


Feb 29 - Federation, Black Jewish Excellence

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Federation Events

Peaceful Gathering at the Embassy of Qatar

February 2

11 am

Community members are welcome to gather outside the Qatari Embassy to encourage their diplomatic attempts to free Israeli hostages.  

The program will last approximately 30 minutes, and include prayers for Israel and the hostages, songs and speakers.

Please plan your own transportation and parking.

150 Metcalfe St.

Contact jgreen@jewishottawa.com

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month

JDAIM is proud to present

three webinars:

February 6 at 2 pm:

Loving Our Own Bones: A Conversation with Rabbi Julia Watts Belser

February 15 at 1:30 pm:

Celebrating Jewish and Disabled Creativity During JDAIM

February 28 at 4 pm:

Private Sneak Peak and Conversation: THIRTEEN

More information


Planting Seeds of Hope

February 8 & 22

2 - 4 pm

Join Tamir as we plant wildflower seeds to support diversity of the garden and the community. Open to all.

Hosted by Rabbi Nir Koren, Tamir. 

Register with Jodi Green at jgreen@jewishottawa.com

Soloway JCC lobby

21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Black Jewish Excellence

February 29 7 pm

Please stay tuned for more information about a panel discussion celebrating Black Jewish Excellence. On Zoom.

PJ Library

Babies and Bagels @ School

February 13

9:30 am - 11 am

Parents and babies will love this interactive and musical program at Ottawa Jewish Community School. It promises to be a great opportunity for fun, learning, and connecting with other babies and parents. Register here


Babies and Bagels @ Home

February 27

9:30 am - 11 am

Indulge in treats while your little ones explore a world of fun with various toys. It is a great chance for parents and babies to connect, learn, and grow together. Register here


PJ Our Way Tween Advisory Board

February 25

For our fourth PJOW session, celebrating Black History Month, we're delving into the fascinating culture of Jewish Ethiopians. We'll begin with an informative mini-lesson highlighting their unique traditions and history in honour of this special month. Then, we'll engage in the traditional craft of basket weaving, a significant part of Ethiopian culture, alongside other surprises. 

Contact: mreznik@jccottawa.com

Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name

Adath Shalom Congregation

Rabbi David Kay Discusses Jewish Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

February 11

11 am - 12:15 pm

This adult education session on Zoom will discuss how Jewish law and tradition can guide us in the age of artificial intelligence and machine learning.


The Jews of Jamaica

February 25 pm

11 am - 12:15 pm

In this Adult Education program on Zoom, Rivka Campbell will discuss the origins, rich history, and lasting impact of the Jewish community of Jamaica. Rivka Campbell is the Executive Director of Toronto's Beth Tikvah Congregation.


For both events, contact Paul Adler at psadler@psadler.com

CJX (Glebe Shul)

Shabbat Dinner

February 9, 23

7 - 10 pm

Young adults in Ottawa are invited to join the Gotlibs for a delicious, home-cooked Shabbat dinner!

Contact Rabbi Steven Gotlib at sgotlib@jetottawa.ca

Broadview Ave.

Congregation Beit Tikvah

February 25

Nourishing Concert by Kol Miriam Women's Choir

4 - 5:30 pm

Women and girls are invited to enjoy an hour of inspiring choral music and gentle movement. Come together and elevate your spirits at this winter concert with Hebrew repertoire. Music director Leslie Bricker and accompanist Aviva Lightstone. Treat yourself to nourishment for the spirit! Suggested donation $10 per person, $20 per family (cash or e-transfer)

RSVP & e-transfer: kolmiriamchoir@gmail.com

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Super Bowl Party

February 11

6:30 pm

Kickoff Kindness Week and tackle hunger.

Join Ottawa's largest kosher Super Bowl Party and help us fill the shelves at the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank.

Pre-registration cost: $50

2310 Virginia Dr.

Register here

JNF Ottawa

February

Representatives will be calling the community to raise money to support Kibbutz Kissufim and Kibbutz Bei'ri, which were brutally attacked and destroyed on October 7. Nationally, JNF Canada is rebuilding daycares and youth facilities, and planting a memorial forest. Consider a $1 or $2 for every person massacred. Am Israel Chai. Together we are stronger and will rebuild Israel.

Donate online here

Poutine and Punch for Young Professionals

February 3

7:30 - 11 pm

Join us for Havdalah and a poutine Malava Malka (the traditional post-Shabbat meal). This is a free event open to Jewish young professionals and their partners. Enjoy fresh and hot poutine, refreshing punch, and great company.

RSVP to rabbimkent@gmail.com for the exact address.

Near Baseline and Greenbank Rd.

Ottawa Torah Centre

Fire & Soul: Young Adults Saturday Night Social

February 24

8 - 10:30 pm

Jewish young adults are invited for a Havdalah and social. Enjoy great food, great company and lots of fun.

111 Lamplighters Dr.

Contact Rabbi Leibel Blum at leibel@theotc.org

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Jewish Reconstructionist Community

Introduction to Leyning

February 3 and 17

1 - 3 pm

Shabbat Limmud Mini-Series

Leyning is the beautiful art of chanting from the Torah and an ingenious system of melodic notation. Learn the principles of the cantillation system and practice the most common tropes with Shira after kiddush. You don't need any musical experience.

If you're not able to attend the first session, please email rituals@orh.ca.

Register here


Freylekh Friday

February 9

5:30 pm - Teddy Bear Shabbat with Rabbi Zuker 

6 pm - Potluck 

7:15 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat

8:15 pm - Guest speaker: Jennifer Cherniack

"World’s Okayest Artist: A frank conversation about art, parenting, and overcoming perfectionism"

Register here


Craft 'n' Schmooze

February 11

2 - 4 pm

Do you knit, macrame, sew, embroider, crochet, weave, or practice another cool crafting hobby? Come along and craft for the afternoon. Bring a current crafting/yarn/hobby project, or come to learn something new. All skill levels are welcome!

Register here


All events at 30 Cleary Ave.

Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Miki Geva Stand up Comedy (Hebrew)

February 4

8 pm

Miki Geva is an Israeli stand-up comedy artist. A multi-talented comedian, he is well-known for his great performances as an actor, impressionist and singer.

Tickets: $55


Hebrew Idioms Better left Untranslated - Session #2

February 27

10:30 - 11:20 am

"la'asot shminiot ba'avir" "le'echol sratim" and much more. Every language has special phrases that use imagery, metaphor, and often humor to communicate something other than their literal meanings. Hebrew is no different, and learning idioms in this language is a fantastic way to greatly develop your understanding.

Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Education Centre

21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Contact Ella Dagan at edagan@jccottawa.com

Temple Israel

Family Fun

February 23

5:30 - 6 pm

TGIS, Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat! Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8) are invited to help us make warmth with song, stories and games. We’ll also speak about our responsibility to share kindness and caring for those in need. Pizza dinner to follow.

Register here

Vigil and March for the Release of Hostages

February 4

12 - 3 pm

Bring them home! The vigil will begin at Parliament Hill and participants will march to the Embassy of Qatar, 150 Metcalfe St. Speakers, prayers, and songs.

Organized by members of the Montreal Jewish community.

shanasaper@yahoo.com

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