November is Holocaust Education Month
Please visit our website for a listing of community events here.
Quick Calendar for
Oct. 20 - Nov. 19

Ongoing: Tamir survey

October 20 - SJCC, "Gender and Equality in Canadian Batei Din"

October 21 - Shabbat Project, Challah Bake

October 22 - KBI, Teddy Bear Shabbat

October 23 - Shabbat Project, Community Lunch and Community Havdallah

October 24 - Limmud Ottawa, the Jewish Poems of Irving Layton

October 24 - KBI, Kids Zoom Magic Show

October 24 - OJCS Parents, Beer Tasting

October 27 - Federation Annual Campaign Event;
"Raise Your Voice for CommUNITY!"

November 1 - SJCC, Basic Spanish

November 2 - OTC, Outsmarting Antisemitism

November 7 - Temple Israel, Jewish Indigenous Relations

November 8 - Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, "Stars Without a Heaven"

November 14 - SJCC, Annual Chanukah Gift Fair

November 10 and 16 - State of Israel Bonds, Virtual New York City

November 18 - Tamir, 36th Double Chai Anniversary Celebration
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Call to Action:
EG Canvassers 
Consider the satisfaction that comes from raising much-needed funds for our community agencies. If you can spare 2-3 hours this fall to meet-at-a-distance, Zoom, call, email or text, please volunteer to canvass for the EG Annual Campaign. Training will be provided. 
Contact Lindsay at
Jewish Federation of Ottawa events
2022 Annual Campaign Event
"Raise Your Voice for CommUNITY!"
Wednesday, October 27
7:30 pm
Federation and our event co-chairs, the Kershman/Wasserlauf family, invite you to join us for our 2022 Annual Campaign virtual event, Raise Your Voice for CommUNITY! 

Choir! Choir! Choir! will entertain us with equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building; everyone will have a ball and feel great! You will get the opportunity to sing along and BE the choir! Check them out on Youtube here. FREE virtual event.
In Honour of Holocaust Education Month
Stars Without a Heaven – Children in the Holocaust
November 8
8 pm
The Shoah Committee of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa invites you to join us for a narrated, virtual tour of the exhibit Stars Without a Heaven – Children of Holocaust, with special guest, and preeminent visual storytellers of Yad VaShem. This exhibition is dedicated to the unique stories of children during the Holocaust. During a period when Jewish communities underwent social and familial upheaval, children living in this reality essentially lost their childhood. The drawings, poems, letters and toys displayed in this exhibition demonstrate the unique capacity of children to hold on to the forces of life, creativity, imagination, and optimism, despite facing dire circumstances.
A mobile printed exhibit of Stars Without a Heaven will be showcased at the Greenberg Families Library Nov. 1- 8, and will circulate in local Ottawa high schools throughout the month.
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
The Shabbat Project 
The 2021 Shabbat Project is coming to Ottawa in a big way! A community initiative presented by JET (with Congregation Beit Tikvah, Congregation Machzikei Hadas, and NCSY) will include days of activities for the whole family — in-person!

October 21, 7:30 - 9 pm
Challah Bake for those 12 years and older. 
Cost: $10. At CMH, 2310 Virginia Dr.

October 23, 11:30 - 1 pm
Community Lunch in CBTO's outdoor tent at 15 Chartwell Ave.
$18 adults / $10 kids / $54 family

October 23, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Community Havdallah with music, refreshments and a craft for children in CBTO's outdoor tent at 15 Chartwell Ave. FREE.

Kehillat Beth Israel
Kids Zoom Magic Show (K-grade 4)
October 24
1 - 1:45 pm
Join us for a performance by Professional Magician, Monsieur Magic (Jonathan Levy). There will be lots of fun and laughter as the show includes colourful and interactive magic tricks, and a ventriloquism skit with Wally the Turtle!
Zoom spots are limited! $5 - register today
Contact Laura Dimitroff at 613-712-5904 or

Teddy Bear Shabbat
October 22
5:30 - 7 pm
Join Rabbi Deborah Zuker for a TOT-friendly and COVID-safe dinner and service with songs and stories. All stuffed animals welcome! Please register to attend
Limmud Ottawa
Irving Layton: The Jewish Poems
October 24
2 - 3:30 pm
A unique retrospect on Canada's most iconic and prolific Jewish writer, Irving Layton. The session will focus on Jewish-themed poems, Montreal at the time of the birth of the State of Israel and influences on his persona. Seymour Mayne will delve into Layton's life and creativity. We also hear intimate perspectives from Max Layton, Irving Layton's son. The selected poems hold attention today as we encounter the resurgence of anti-Semitism reflected in assaults on Jews, and offensive vehemence against Israel. Free event - Registration mandatory
Contact Jenny Roberge at
OJCS Parents
Beer Tasting
October 24
7 - 9 pm
Adults - join us for a beer tasting at
Shillow Brewery for only $10! 
1458 Cyrville Rd, Gloucester
Contact Staci Zemlak-Kenter at 613-722-0020 ext.378
Ottawa Torah Centre
Outsmarting Antisemitism
November 2, weekly until November 23
7 - 8:30 pm
Join Rabbi Blum for a four-part course on the absurdity of antisemitism and how to beat it with purpose, positivity, and pride. This course is offered in-person and on Zoom. Cost: $90
Contact Rabbi Blum at or 613-843-7770
111 Lamplighters Drive
Soloway JCC
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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to access the SJCC.

A Woman's Space?
Gender and Equality in Canadian Batei Din
October 20
10 - 11:30 am
In honour of Women's History Month, Professors Deidre Butler and Betina Appel Kuzmarov invite you to enter the world of the Beit Din through their ethnographic interviews with Canadian divorcing women and men, activists and rabbis. Hear them speak about their different relationships to this uniquely Jewish space and their experience of Jewish divorce in Canada.
Register with Sue at to receive the Zoom link.

Spanish for Beginners 1
Mondays starting November 1
Weekly until December 6
1 - 2 pm
Join Instructor Samantha Ruckenstein in your journey to learning Spanish! This Zoom course will teach you basic vocabulary and grammar for traveling through the Hispanic world. With a dash of history and a pinch of music culture, this class will be a recipe for success! Cost: $118M / $136NM
Contact Sue Potechin at or
613-798-9818 x254

Annual Chanukah Gift Fair
November 14
10 am - 4 pm
Your one stop shop for Chanukah gifts! 
Sponsor: Vered Israel, SJCC
State of Israel Bonds 
Virtual Event: A Day in New York City 
Part 1: November 10
Part 2: November 16
7:30 - 9 pm
Exploring how art endures yet is forever changing. Emphasis on Jewish content. Zoom session will involve an introduction to various destinations and highlight key features and artwork.
Sponsor: Canada Israel Securities Ltd. Woman's Division
Contact Marcia Cantor at 613-0792-1142
36th DOUBLE CHAI Anniversary Celebration
November 18
7 - 8:30 pm
The Tamir Foundation is celebrating its DOUBLE CHAI — 36 years of serving people with developmental disabilities in the Ottawa community and will be hosting a virtual celebration on November 18. 
Our participants have been working hard to showcase their talents to the community and we have some very special things planned! We hope you will join us!

We want to hear from you! 
Tamir is conducting an important survey that is intended to gather information about a variety of disabilities and needs and is reaching out to community members and organizations for their input. This survey should be shared with or taken by someone personally affected by a disability or have a family member who experiences a disability. The key objective is to develop a comprehensive perspective of people in our community with disabilities, their needs and wishes for the future. To have your voice heard and to contribute to the way Tamir offers services, please visit  
Temple Israel
Presentation in the Series on Jewish Indigenous Relations
November 7
10 - 11:30 am
Virtual presentation via Zoom by Dan Rubenstein and Nancy Dyson on their book "St. Michael's Residential School: Lament and Legacy"
To register contact Cathy Loves at or 613-224-1802
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