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Nov. 1 to Nov. 29

Nov. 2 - JET, Challah Bake

Nov. 2 - Bytowne, Film: Lunch at the Rideau

Nov. 3 - PJ Library, PJ Shabbat Party

Nov. 3 - CJX, Shabbat Dinner

Nov. 3 - OTC, Young Jewish Professionals Shabbat Dinner

Nov. 4 - Federation's Shoah Committee, A Night of Human Rights Insight with David Matas

Nov. 9 - SJCC, Book Launch

Nov. 13 - Carleton U., Ilse Koch on Trial

Nov. 14 - KBI, Malca Pass Book Club

Nov. 17 - CJX, Shabbat Dinner

Nov. 20 - OTC, Busy N Brooklyn Cooking Demo

Nov. 25 - PJ and CBTO, Musical Havdalah

Nov. 26 - SJCC, Annual Gift Fair

Nov. 29 - PJ Library, Babies and Bagels

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A Night of Human Rights Insight with David Matas

November 4

7 - 9 pm

Matas will deliver a powerful evening sharing how the Nuremberg Trials are even more relevant in light of the unprecedented crimes perpetrated against Israel. The event features the screening of "Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz," a compelling film that recounts the life of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, who passed away at the remarkable age of 103.

Register here.

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Help with letter writing, and communicating with various groups to ensure our community’s needs are heard.

Please fill in this form to help us identify your area of interest and we will reach out to you with a toolkit to support you in these efforts.

PJ Library

PJ Shabbat Party

November 3

10 - 11 am

It's very comforting to gather with others right now. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other families, play with your little one, grab a hot coffee, kvetch, get a chibbuk (hug), and celebrate Shabbat together. In partnership with Ottawa Jewish Community School

Library of OJCS, 31 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Register here

PJ Musical Havdalah, 

November 25

5:45 pm 

Bring your stuffies and come celebrate Havdallah with songs, music and stories. Yummy breakfast for dinner included.

in partnership with Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa

15 Chartwell Ave.

Register here

Babies and Bagels

November 29

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us monthly for fun, age-appropriate activities, bagels, coffee and great conversation in a home-setting. Especially for parents and babies 0-2 years of age. This month in Sittsville.

Register here

PJOW Tween Advisory Board

Calling all tweens!

This is a year-long FREE program that will meet monthly starting November 2023 on Sunday afternoons. Activities will focus on Jewish themes, team building, and leadership as well as allowing for social interactions to strengthen friendships and build community with other PJ Our Way young readers. For ages 8-12.

Contact Emily Litvack at elitvack@jewishottawa.com

Greenberg Families Library, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name

Bytowne Cinema

Ottawa Premiere - Lunch at the Rideau

November 2

7 - 9 pm

Calling all lovers of the Rideau Bakery! Lunch at the Rideau is a short documentary film that will take you back to the Rideau Bakery lunch counter, to its delicious soups, sandwiches and to the people who made it so great. 

Tickets: bytowne.ca - or at the Bytowne the night of. 

Free for under 12 years.

Sponsor: Ottawa Canadian Film Festival & Kublacom Pictures

325 Rideau Street

zelicovitz centre

Carleton University

Ilse Koch on Trial: Gender, Violence and Making the ‘Bitch of Buchenwald’

November 13

7 - 9 pm

Zoom webinar with Professor Tomaz Jardin on the story of Ilsa Koch who was condemned for her violation of accepted gender norms and “good womanly behavior.” Koch’s “sexual barbarism,” though treated as an emblem of the Third Reich’s depravity, ultimately obscured the bureaucratized terror of the Nazi state and hampered understanding of the Holocaust.

Register in advance for this webinar 

Contact Deidre Butler at jewish.studies@carleton.ca


Community Challah Bake

November 2

7 - 9 pm

A program of the Shabbat Project in support of Am Yisrael Chai. Join us in doing a mitzvah for Israel. In partnership with CBTO, OTC, CMH, NCSY, Chabad Lubavitch of Ottawa

Register here

Contact info@jetottawa.ca

CJX (Glebe Shul)

Shabbat Dinner

November 3, 17

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.

Kehillat Beth Israel

Malca Pass Book Group Meeting

November 14

7:30 - 9 pm

Review and discussion of "A Town Called Solace" by Mary Lawson. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

$5 • All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.


1400 Coldrey Ave.

Ottawa Torah Centre

Young Jewish Professionals Shabbat Dinner

November 3

6:45 - 10:45 pm

Join Rabbi Leibel and Shterna Blum for Shabbat. Enjoy an exquisite gourmet Shabbat dinner, sip and savour our curated wine selection and dessert bar!

Contact Rabbi Leibel Blum at leibel@theotc.org

RSVP here Cost $20 per adult / $36 per couple

Busy N Brooklyn Cooking Demo

November 20

7 - 9 pm

Join us for a women's cooking show and demo with renowned food writer, photographer and blogger, Chanie Apfelbaum of Busy N Brooklyn. Full menu cooking demo, Q&A's and book signing! $36 Register here

111 Lamplighters Dr.

Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Book Launch: Sara Vered Memoir

November 9

7-9 pm

"Among the Defenders of Israel, 1948 – A Personal Memoir: From British Mandate to Independence"

This book tells Sara Vered's story, from her birth in the aftermath of the Hebron massacre, to her childhood under the cloud of World War II and Rommel’s March Across Africa and her own experiences in the Battle for Jerusalem and the pivotal Negev Front. Register by email to edagan@jccottawa.com by November 7.

Annual Chanukah Gift Fair!

November 26

10 am - 2:30 pm

Get all your Chanukah gift shopping done, while supporting Israeli and local artists.

Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Education Centre, SJCC

For vendor opportunities, please contact edagan@jccottawa.com

21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

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