Quick Calendar for February 16 - March 31

Feb 16 - JDAIM, Mobilizing Canadians for Inclusion

Feb 16 - SJCC, Challenges of Quarantine Parenting

Feb 17 - NCSY, Family Learn and Earn

Feb 17 - 21, SJCC, Israeli film

Feb 18 - OJHS, Jewish Ottawa's War Effort

Feb 21 - EG, Dress-Up Purim with Broadway Workout

Feb 21 - Adath Shalom, "Hidden" Additions to Book of Esther

Feb 21 - A Ripple Effect and Tamir, "If Mamma (or Papa) Ain't Happy..."

Feb 21 - CBTO - Visual Tour of Shilo

Feb 21 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels

Feb 24 - Federation, Honouring Black Jewish History Broadcast Event

Feb 24 - Greenberg Family Libraries, An Evening with Bill Gates

Feb 28 - KBI, Deep Dive into Davening

Feb 28 - CBB, Movin' & Groovin'

Feb 28 - CBB Virtual Info Session

Mar 2 - OJCS, Annual Rabbi Simes Z"l Yom lynn

Mar 3 - Foundation, Speaker, Naomi Azrieli

Mar 4 - Federation - J-Fellows Speaker Series Session 2

Mar 4 - Greenberg Family Libraries, An Evening with Walter Isaacson

Mar 14 - Federation Women's Philanthropy Event

Mar 14 - Limmud, Jewish Canadian Poets

Mar 16 - Federation, Passover Cooking event

Mar 21 - Greenberg Family Libraries, A chat with Lisa Scottoline

Mar 21 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels

Mar 31 - Foundation, A Conversation with Mark Wilf and Roger Greenberg
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Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Mobilizing Canadians for Inclusion
February 16 - TODAY!
3 - 4 pm
Together, we can change lives.
We will welcome the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion for an interactive discussion on Disability Inclusion in Canada.
And don't forget to Join the Conversation here,
Contact Sarah Beutel sbeutel@jewishottawa.com
I am Jewish: Honouring Black Jewish Experiences
February 24
8 - 9 pm
Join in this broadcast celebration presented by Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, the Israeli Embassy in Canada, Jewish Affairs for Israel, Congregation Machzikei Hadas, Temple Israel and hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Register here
J-Fellows Speaker Series: Jewish Women Leaders and the Power of Resilience
Session 2, March 4
7 - 8 pm
Young professionals are invited to join three local Jewish women leaders who have overcome the gender gap, as they discuss the role of resilience in developing thriving Jewish community organizations. Find out more about the speakers and details HERE
Contact Anne Read at aread@jewishottawa.com
Federation Women's Philanthropy Event
Save the date!
March 14 at 5 pm
Contact Tanya Poirier at tpoirier@jewishottawa.com
Passover Cooking Demonstration with
Michael Solomonov
March 16
7:40 pm Ottawa Pre-Show Schmooze & Prizes 
8 pm Passover Cooking Demonstration
Presented by Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Soloway JCC, with thanks to the Federation of Greater Portland. Register and your name will be entered in the draw for one of three books by Chef Solomonov. Winners will be announced at a pre-show schmooze; join the conversation, discuss recipes and catch up before we join the cooking demonstration! Thank you to our digital events sponsor GGFL.
Contact Tanya Poirier at tpoirier@jewishottawa.com
Emerging Generation
Sunday Schvitz Dress-Up Purim with Broadway Workout
February 21
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Young adults are invited to dress up and limber up with Broadway Workout! Dance captain Alex Smith-Eivemark, will lead us in a Broadway musical number - a chance to let your inner star shine! Submit a photo of yourself in your favourite Purim costume - past or present - to Lindsay Newman at lnewman@jewishottawa.com to be entered to win a prize for Best Costume, and stick around for a post-workout schmooze!
Sponsor: GGFL
Contact Lindsay Newman at 613-983-1926
The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation -
Speaker Series in March
Naomi Azrieli
Chair and CEO of The Azrieli Foundation "A Family Legacy of Philanthropy and Resiliency"
March 3
4 pm

“NFL meets CFL and so much more” 
A conversation between Mark Wilf (Minnesota Vikings) and Roger Greenberg (Ottawa Redblacks)
March 31
4 pm
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
Adath Shalom Congregation
David Brooks Presents “Hidden” Additions to the Book of Esther
February 21
2 - 3 pm
The Book of Esther has always been controversial. Even today one has to wonder about King Ahashuveros and his treatment of Queen Vashti. Zoom event.
Contact: Sherill Besser at 613-986-2803 or president@adath-shalom.ca to receive Zoom information.
A Ripple Effect and Tamir 
"If Mama (or Papa) Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy: Building A Positive Home Environment during Covid"
February 21
7:30 - 8:30 pm
This event is specifically designed to advise families with children with a variety of disabilities, but advice will be relevant to anyone struggling with chaos at home during COVID. Dr. David Lazerson, Ph.D. has been educating, inspiring, and changing people's lives for over 30 years as an author, musician, and a conflict resolution specialist.
This is a joint program of A Ripple Effect and Tamir in honour of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)
Email rabbi@sympatico.ca to RSVP and receive Zoom information.
Movin' & Groovin' with CBB!
February 28
1 - 1:30 pm
Too cold outside? Want to let loose and have some fun? Join us for a fun dance session led by Lianna Krantzberg! Nothing like getting your CBB groove on.

CBBO Virtual Info Session
February 28 1:30 - 2 pm
Thinking about signing up your child for camp this summer? Want to learn more about CBB of Ottawa and our NEW ONE WEEK SESSION? Join us for a virtual info session to see what the magic of CBB is all about! ZOOM link:
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Visual Tour of Shiloh with Tour Guide Shulie Mishkin
February 21
10:30 - 11:30 am
Enjoy exploring Israel from the comfort of your home as professional tour guide and dynamic speaker Shulie Mishkin takes us on a Zoom tour of the ancient city of Shiloh. Price is 14$, you can register here.
Contact Avi Brodsky at brodskyavi@gmail.com
Kehillat Beth Israel
Deep Dive into Davening - Shabbat Musaf
February 28
10 - 10:45 am
weekly until May 23
Over 10 sessions, explore the prayers of the “additional service” of Shabbat with Cantor Green. A close look at the prayers’ highlights, origins, melodies, spiritual opportunities, motions and gestures, and more, with room for Q&A each week. No sessions March 28, April 4 & April 16. Please register by February 22. Free to KBI members. Register here
$20 suggested donation for non-members.
Contact Cantor Jason Green at cantor@kehillatbethisrael.com
Limmud Ottawa 
An Online Anthology of Jewish Canadian Poets: Chapter I 
March 14
2 - 3:30 pm
This free online Zoom event will be curated by Seymour Mayne. 
Sponsor: Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program University of Ottawa
NCSY Family Learn & Earn
February 17
7 - 8 pm
Learn as a family, connect with staff and advisors and then faceoff in a family Kahoot!
Contact David Rotenberg at rabbidave@ncsy.ca
Ottawa Jewish Community School
Annual Rabbi Simes Z"L Yom Iyun
March 2
9 - 11 am
Different presentations taking place at OJCS.
Contact Jenn Greenberg at 613-722-0020 x345 or j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society (OJHS)
Jewish Ottawa's War Effort and
the Community's Military Contribution
February 18
7 pm
Zoom event presented by well-known author Ellin Bessner.
No charge, simply RSVP to ojhsoc@gmail.com
Soloway JCC

Family Life Centre - Challenges of Quarantine Parenting
February 16
10:30 - 11:15 am
Family Life - an informal Zoom discussion on challenges of quarantine parenting. edagan@jccottawa.com

Israeli Winter Film Festival: "90-minute war"
Feb 17 - 21
In this sharp-edged political mockumentary, a century of intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine is going to be settled once and for all... on the soccer field.
Sponsors: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, CICF

Book Festival in Your Living Room 
An Evening With Bill Gates
February 24
8 pm
Kristen Welker, co-anchor “Weekend Today” and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, will be interviewing Gates on his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. 
$36 US includes book - info and register here.

An evening with Walter Isaacson
March 4
8 pm
The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. $11 US and includes an option to purchase The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.

A chat with Lisa Scottoline
March 21
8 - 9 pm
Lisa Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of 33 novels. She has over 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in 35 countries. Join Lisa as she discusses her new book, Eternal.
$6 US and includes an option to purchase the book

Sponsor: The Greenberg Families Library in concert with the National JCC Literary Consortium
Contact Carlie MacPherson at 613-869-0743 or library@jccottawa.com
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Temple Israel
Books and Bagels via Zoom
February 21 
10 - 11:30 am
Mark Holzman will review
Nights of Awe by Harri Nykänen
This book introduces us to Detective Ariel Kafka, a Jewish detective in the Finnish police force. It combines Jewish themes with the traditions of Nordic crime fiction. 
By Zoom here or by telephone 1-647-0558
No registration required

Books and Bagels via Zoom
March 21
10 - 11:30 am
Allan Silburt will review The Blessing and the Curse: Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century by Adam Kirsch. An erudite and accessible survey of Jewish life and culture in the 20th century, as reflected in seminal texts.
Kirsch surveys four themes that shaped the 20th century in Jewish literature and culture: Europe, America, Israel, and the endeavour to reimagine Judaism as a modern faith.
By Zoom here or by telephone 1-647-0558
No registration required
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