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January 7 - February 7
Jan 10 - KBI, Family Service and Shabbat Dinner
Jan 15 - Federation,
J-Fellows session 1
Jan 16 - SJCC, Winter Israeli Film Series
Jan 17 - KBI, 1Table Shabbat Dinner for Single Parents
Jan 19 - Musica Ebraica, Choir Concert
Jan 21 - KBI, movie
Jan 24 - Temple Israel, TOTally Shabbat
Jan 27 - LAC, Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 31 - KBI, 1Table Shabbat Queer Jews
Feb 2 - Federation, Mitzvah Day
Feb 7 - KBI, 1Table Shabbat New Members
Recurring Events
Beit Tikvah
Mincha: Mon. through Thurs. until Feb 27
1 - 1:30 pm
Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Beginners and experienced players welcome. Bring sets and cards if you have them. $2 per session.
Teddy Bear Shabbat
Schedule varies
Kindly RSVP Rabbi Zuker
Tot Shabbat
Twice per month on Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Family Service
For familes with children aged 5-10.
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Second Wednesday of every month, 7 - 8:30 pm
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Women's Torah Study
Join Rabbi Zuker at her home on Wednesday's 7 pm. near Rosh Chodesh
Contact Rabbi Zuker
Kol Miriam Choir
for Women
Weekly on Tuesdays Oct. 29 to June 9, 2020.
7 - 8:30 pm
Hillel Lodge, 10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Motzei Shabbat Video Torah Lecture
7 - 8:30 pm
weekly until April 25
Text to confirm the event
Guf Va’Nefesh – Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Classes
7:30 - 9 pm monthly on 1st Wednesday.
30 Cleary Ave. Room 5
Contact: 613-862-6592 or
Ottawa Israeli Dance
Tuesdays at OJCS gym
6:30 - 10 pm
$5 pay at the door
JBaby Oneg Shabbat at Hillel Lodge
First Friday of the month 10:30 am
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
Thank You to our Corporate Partners
Jewish Federation of Ottawa Events
International Holocaust Remembrance Day NEW!
January 27
7- 8:30 pm
Join the community at the Library Archives Canada to hear keynote speaker Pinchas Gutter, the first Holocaust survivor to be immortalized in an interactive three-dimensional projection in the USC Shoah Foundation’s New Dimensions in Testimony. Event partners: The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) Carleton University; The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA); Jewish Federation of Ottawa; Library Archives Canada (LAC); Wallenberg Citation Initiative. March of the Living Canada is also participating. Admission is free, however kindly RSVP as places are limited.
Library of Archives Canada
395 Wellington St.,
More info contact Carol at
Mitzvah Day NEW!
February 2
8:30 - 12 pm
Event Chairs Mike Klein and Leslie Feldman
Join Jewish Federation of Ottawa for a day of doing good together!
Mitzvah Day is about teaching our children, and experiencing for ourselves, the value and importance of one person helping another. It is about hands-on Judaism and making our community better together! 
This year, there are more than 12 family-fun activities that highlight the theme of "Better Together" and explore the mitzvot of helping the sick and hungry, passing on Jewish traditions, Jewish learning, and more.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Anne Read at 613-798-4696 x 355
Contact Tanya Poirier at 613-798-4696 x241
Register by visiting
SJCC • 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Join J-Fellows!
J-Fellows is a leadership development program for young adults created to inspire the next generation of community leaders, co-chaired by Arielle Kreisman and Simone Davis. 
We have assembled an extraordinary line up for J-fellows 2020. 
Our interactive sessions will provide leadership and professional skill development, as well as opportunities to network and engage in and with the broader Jewish community.
Enhance your professional and lay leadership skills, join J-Fellows today!
Sessions are free, with pre-registration required. 
Session 1 - “Personality Poker”, Wednesday, Jan. 15
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Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation
Buy Tribute cards online at or contact Nathaniel at 613-798-4696 x274 or 
Community Events
Kehillat Beth Israel
Family Service & Shabbat Dinner NEW!
January 10
6 - 7:30 pm
A welcoming, abridged, family-friendly service & casual dairy dinner. For kids aged 4-10 and their parents/caregivers. Cost is $36/family.
1Table Shabbat Dinner Single Parents NEW!
January 17
7 - 9 pm
Join with old and new friends for a casual and fun Friday night dinner. Cost is $25 per person and babysitting subsidies are available. Register here
Those Who Remained - Movie Screening Event NEW!
January 21
7 - 9 pm
Those Who Remained reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary. Subtitled.
1Table Shabbat Dinner Queer Jews NEW!
Jan 31
7 - 9 pm
Join with old and new friends for a casual Friday night dinner. Cost is $25 per person. Register here
1Table Shabbat Dinner New Members NEW!
February 7
7 - 9 pm
Join with old and new friends for a casual Friday night dinner. Cost is $25 per person.
Unless otherwise noted, events take place at
1400 Coldrey Ave.
Contact Rabbi Zuker for more information on all events.
Liberation75 NEW!
May 31 - June 2, 2020
Liberation75 is the largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust. This Toronto event will explore the past, present, and future of Holocaust education and remembrance through captivating discussions and presentations, interactive workshops, survivor testimony, films, artistic and musical performances, unique exhibits, ground-breaking technology, community dine-around dinners and more.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. West
Musica Ebraica Choir Concert NEW!
January 19
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Musica Ebraica Choir sings Jewish music — 500 years of folklore, psalms and musical magic, including Mendelssohn, Gershwin, and Persian songs performed by our conductor, Saeideh Rajabzadeh. 
Tickets at or at the door.
Regular admission: $20 
Students, and children 12 and under: $10  
Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave
Contact Toby Yan at 613-224-4560 or
Soloway JCC
Winter Israeli Film Series
7 pm
Film series with short talk by Orly Erlich, Consul at the Israeli Embassy in Ottawa and Ohad Kaynar, Charge d’affaires, Deputy Head of Mission.
January 16: Turn left at the end of the world
February 19: Zero Motivation
March 19: Peace after Marriage
Doors open at 6:40
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC, The Embassy of Israel, CICF
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Temple Israel
TOTally Shabbat
Jan 24
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Every month on the 4th Friday until June 26
Please join us on the 4th Friday of every month for this multi-generational program for families with children under 6. Music, movement and stories with Rabbi Mikelberg and Morah Sue. Enjoy our many Shabbat themes from 5:30 - 6:00 pm followed by a pasta or pizza dinner. Families are welcome to stay for the Kabbalat Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 pm.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Contact: Sue Potechin at 613-864-8156 or
Women's Tour to Israel
"Celebrating Women’s Voices” is scheduled for May 17-27, 2020
An array of opportunities for women to learn and be inspired are on the agenda, including
• three days in and around Tel Aviv;
• travel to the Negev to visit the Culinary Queens of Yeroham, a social project where women invite people into their homes to enjoy ethnic delicacies, and a visit to Lakiya Negev Bedouin Weaving, established as an income generation project for Bedouin women in the Negev; 
• six nights in Jerusalem with a Shabbat celebration with Women of the Wall prior to Rosh Chodesh at the Kotel, and a Knesset visit. Hear a panel of experts discuss Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli perspectives on political and social issues and visit the Jerusalem Museum of Tolerance. Visit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre and have dinner at Shalva, the Association for Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.
There will also be time for visiting markets, galleries, shopping and relaxing experiences.
Information: Paula Agulnik at or Yaffa Greenbaum at
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January 16 for the January 21 issue.
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