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Quick Calendar
for Nov 17 - Dec 7
Nov 17 - SJCC, Parents virtual meet-up
Nov 18 - CBB of Ottawa, Virtual Info Session
Nov 19 - SJCC, Israeli Innovations
Nov 19, 20, 21, Dec 2 - Greenberg Family Libraries, Book Festival in Your Living Room
Nov 20, 21 - KBI, Self-Care Shabbat
Nov 21 - PJ and OJCS, Havdalah Under the Stars
Nov 22 - JET,
Jewish Women's Network event
Nov 29 - Temple Israel, Books and Bagels
Dec 2 - Federation, Chanukah Cooking with Chef Solomonov
Dec 6 - JNF, Negev Event
Dec 7 - CJPAC, Year in Review
Federation Events
Coming Soon!
December 13 - PJ Library Sing Along
December 15 - EG Chanukah Dough Ball
Stay tuned for our Chanukah Community Listing
to be available soon!
menorah chanukah
Online synagogue resources: Please visit here and check under "spiritual" for links to various congregations' online programs.
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Jewish Ottawa Helps – Visit our Facebook page, for both the helpers and those who require a hand. Please take a look, join the group, and invite others to join here.
Are you interested in making a difference in the Ottawa Jewish community?
Do you have a particular skill? Check out Federation's Volunteer Centre here.
For more information, contact Anne Read by email or 613-798-4696 x355
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Ottawa Jewish Archives
Do you have family photographs you're willing to share? If so, contact the Ottawa Jewish Archives at
Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Kosher food in Ottawa 
In light of yesterday's Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut announcement, Federation is pleased to share this link to the Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut’s website where you can get a better understanding of their role in the community and find listings of kosher establishments and products, including everything from bread to beverages. The site also explains their licensing and fees. 
Holocaust Education Month
Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend programming conducted as a part of Holocaust Education Month. Federation has curated a list of special events and workshops including academic talks, readings, Second Generation, survivor testimony, film and ongoing virtual exhibits. Visit our listing here also visit our Shoah page
Chanukah Cooking with Chef Michael Solomonov
December 2
7:45 pm Ottawa Pre-Show Schmooze & Prizes
8 pm Chanukah Cooking Demonstration
You are invited to a special Chanukah cooking demonstration with James Beard award-winning chef Michael Solomonov. 
The Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Soloway JCC are proud to participate in this event, along with our North American Federation partners and thanks to our friends at the Federation of Greater Portland.
Special thanks to our digital events sponsor GGFL.
Register here for the event by Dec 1 at noon and have your name entered in the draw to win one of three books by Chef Solomonov The winners will be announced at a pre-show schmooze where we can chat, discuss recipes and catch up before we join the cooking demonstration! Free event.
Emerging Generation
EG Chanukah Dough Ball
December 15
8 pm
Members of our young professionals division are invited to learn to make sufganiyot (doughnuts) and connect for a casual evening of fun. The event is free of charge, and pre-registration is required. We will share a list of ingredients so you can pour yourself a glass of wine, and follow along to make your own batch of sufganiyot!
Please register here by Monday, Dec. 14, at 1 pm.
Special thanks to our digital events sponsor GGFL.
Co-chairs: Myra Wein and Micah Sienna
Contact Sarah Beutel at 613-798-4696
PJ Library, Soloway JCC and Ganon Preschool
Celebrate Chanukah!
Available Now!
Chanukah Craft Kits keep your children busy with holiday recipes, crafts and activity ideas for all eight nights! Kits are $5, and available for purchase while supplies last. Kits may be picked up by pre-arranged appointment, or on December 6 from 11:30 - 12:30 pm outside the Soloway JCC.
December 13
11 am
Join PJ Library families, Soloway JCC and Ganon online for a Chanukah Story and Sing Along. (15 min. in length)
Details and Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Please register by December 11 at noon.
Visit here to purchase the Chanukah Craft Kit and/or to register for the Chanukah Story and Sing Along.
For more info, contact Anne Read at 613-798-4696 x355 or
Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Order your Chanukah Tribute Cards today!
For a minimum $18 donation, you can send someone you care about greetings during the festival of lights. Visit here
Contact Nathaniel at 613-798-4696 x274 or
Community Events in alphabetic order by organization name
Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
Virtual Info Session!
November 18
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Interested in learning more about sending your kids to CBBO!? Join us for a virtual info session on Zoom with directors, current parents, staff & campers!
Contact Jill Doctor at 514-947-5433 or
Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Year in Review with The Herle Burly
December 7
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Join us on Zoom for a fun, engaging and special year-end CJPAC event featuring The Herle Burly podcast! David Herle, Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid are not to be missed, as they look back on Canadian politics in 2020 and beyond, and where they think we’re headed next year.
Contact Rachel Iskov at
Greenberg Families Library
Book Festival in Your Living Room Series
An evening with Michael J. Fox
November 19
8-9 pm
Join actor, comedian, author, film producer, and activist Michael J. Fox via Zoom for a discussion about his new book, "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Morality."
A chat with Mimi Lemay
November 20
2 - 3 pm
Join author Mimi Lemay via Zoom as she recounts her memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. 
An evening with Rachel Bloom
November 21
8 - 9 pm
Join actress and author Rachel Bloom via Zoom as she discusses her book "I Want to be Where the Normal People are."
In a collection of laugh-out-loud funny essays, Rachel writes about everything from her love of Disney, OCD and depression, weirdness, and Spanx.
An evening with Ina Garten
December 2
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Join Ina Garten via Zoom as she dishes up some delicious conversation with comedian and author Michael Ian Black. The two will discuss Ina’s latest, "Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook," which features a collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favourite home cook!
For Book Festival info, contact Carlie MacPherson at 613-798-9818 x245 or or visit
Sponsor: National JCC Literary Consortium
Jewish Women's Network
A Capital Exchange - From Ottawa to Jerusalem
November 22
1 - 2 pm
Join us for an exciting cultural exchange over Zoom! Hear about Jewish life in Ottawa, Canada and cultural life in Jerusalem. Enjoy performances from each side of the ocean.
Featuring Ottawa Comedian and JET educator Danielle (Devorah) Altonaga and Jerusalem resident Sarah Leah Rodin, olah from Ottawa.
Smile and laugh as we take you through the beauty of Ottawa and the uniqueness of Jerusalem. Free / for women only
Kehillat Beth Israel
Self-Care Shabbat Day 1
November 20
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with special talk: Accessing Community Resources for Self-Care.
Self-Care Shabbat Day 2
November 21
9:30 am - Morning Services with special talk: Looking out for Yourself, with Rabbi Kenter
1:00 pm - Mindfulness & Meditation, with Rabbi Zuker
2:00 pm - Torah Study: Shabbat as Self-Care, with Rabbi Kenter
4:30 pm - Ending Shabbat with Songs for the Soul, with Cantor Green
Please register by Thursday, November 19
Soloway JCC
Family Life parents virtual meet up
November 17
10:30 - 11:10 am
Meet other parents of young children in informal chat to discuss quarantine parenting challenges.
Israeli Innovations
November 19
7 - 8 pm
The activity will introduce participants to Israeli inventions, strengthen their connection to Israel. Brought to you by Vered Israel in partnership with JNF, Embassy of Israel in Canada and CICF.
For the events above, please email Ella at for the Zoom invite.
Get inspired for the holidays with the Chanukah Gift Guide! While the SJCC is not able to host an actual Chanukah Gift Fair this year, they still want to give our regular Chanukah Gift Fair vendors an opportunity to showcase their Chanukah gift ideas and give you a place to find everything you need to make this holiday special.
Temple Israel
Books and Bagels via Zoom
Nov 29
10 - 11:30 am
"I am Forbidden" by Anouk Markovits will be reviewed by Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg.
From the central European countryside just before
the Second World War to Paris, to contemporary Brooklyn, “I am Forbidden” brings to life four generations of one Satmar family.
Meeting ID: 999 0394 7671
Contact Lily Cox at
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November 26 for our December 1 issue.
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