Quick Calendar for
Sept. 27 - Oct. 31

Ongoing: Tamir survey

Now to October 1 - JMG, Annual Genizah Burial

September 30 - Federation, National Truth and Reconciliation Day commemoration event

September 30 - KBI, Remembering Rabbi Bulka z"l

October 3 - CBB, Camp Tours

October 3 - Temple Israel, Jewish-Indigenous Relations Presentation

October 3 - JNF, Cleaning the Capital

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

October 27 - Federation Annual Campaign Event;
"Raise Your Voice for CommUNITY!"
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
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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 lnewman@jewishottawa.com
Chag Sameach!
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 are delighted to invite you the Annual Campaign virtual event,
Raise Your Voice for CommUNITY! 
Choir! Choir! Choir! will then entertain us with equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building; everyone has a ball and feels great! The duo takes a non-traditional approach — the audience is the choir! Check them out on Youtube here.
The National Truth and Reconciliation Day - Symbolic Gesture or Systemic Change?
September 30
9 am
On September 30, the National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is taking active steps to honour First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people who are survivors of Federal and religious policies of assimilation. 

Federation is honoured to have Bob Watts lead a commemoration entitled: “The National Truth and Reconciliation Day - Symbolic Gesture or Systemic Change?”
Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
Camp Tours
October 3
10 am - 5 pm
It's never too early to start planning for summer 2022! Find out what all the buzz is about and book your private tour today.
Contact Associate Director, Jill Doctor to book your time and for more information at 613-244-9210 or jill@cbbottawa.com
JNF Ottawa
Cleaning the Capital
October 3
1 - 3 pm
Honour World Clean-Up Day by rolling up your sleeves and cleaning our city!
JNF Canada is all about helping our environment, and there is no better way to do that than starting in your own backyard. We invite you and your family and friends to focus on your street, a local park, or a spot close to you and help clean up Ottawa. Or join a group at one of our three locations across the city! Rabbi Bulka's Kindness Park in Alta Vista, The Jewish Community Campus and Clarke Fields Park in Barrhaven.
Contact Ilana Albert-Novick at 613-216-8670 or ilana.novick@jnf.ca
Jewish Memorial Gardens
Annual Genizah Burial
Until October 1
We will be accepting boxes (limit three per household.) All Shaimos (religious items) must be in sealed cardboard boxes so they can be easily stacked. Box size should NOT exceed 3'x 2' and weigh more than 20 lbs. For a list of what can and can't be buried, click here. Boxed Shaimos may be dropped off at the specially marked area at the Jewish Memorial Gardens Osgoode cemetery, 6549 Herberts Corners Road Greely.
Kehillat Beth Israel
Remembering Rabbi Bulka z"l Sukkot, Multifaith Housing Initiative
September 30
7 - 8 pm
Join Rabbis Kenter, Garten, Scher, and community leaders to make the link between Sukkot, homelessness and Rabbi Reven Bulka's z"l effort to build a kinder world. What does Torah tell us about our responsibility to those who lack decent housing? How does Multifaith Housing reflect and amplify Jewish values in providing housing to those in need? Please register to receive the Zoom link at  www.kehillatbethisrael.com/sukkot-2021
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 jenny.roberge@gmail.com
Soloway JCC
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Beginning September 23, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to access the SJCC. Get all the details here.
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 https://api.legerweb.com/disabilities2021.  

Temple Israel
Jewish-Indigenous Relations Presentation on Zoom
October 3
10 -11:30 am
"Shared Narratives of Hardships, United Hope for Healing"
Presentation by Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) band member of Shawanaga First Nation Reserve located in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario, and Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel.
On the surface, the collective narratives of the Jewish people and the Indigenous people differ greatly. However, both peoples share commonalities in their commitment to peoplehood, spirituality and investment in the land. This journey of healing can be fostered in tandem. Rabbi Mikelberg, a grandchild of Holocaust Survivors and Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe (Ojibway) band member of Shawanaga First Nation, will reflect on their shared conversations as keepers of their families’ stories as a means to build bridges and to heal wounds of the past.
FREE. To register and receive the Zoom link please contact Cathy Loves at 613-224-1802 or cathy@templeisraelottawa.com 
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October 14 for our October 19 issue.
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