2022 Community Events are listed vertically by date


Temple Israel
Family Fun - Chanukah
December 2 • 5:30 - 6 pm
Let’s prepare with song, stories and love focused on our Festival of Lights. Our youngest of friends (ages 3-8) will parade around like brave Maccabees, explore the concept of miracles, and of course there will be yummy treats fried in oil. Pizza dinner to follow. 
1301 Prince of Wales Dr
4th Annual Rabbi Bulka Chanukah Toy Drive
December 7- 23
Bring joy, and love to children affected by loss, illness and challenges.
You may donate online, buy a gift card, or deliver a new gift to one of our drop-off locations:
Soloway JCC, OJSC, Loblaws College Square, Torah Day School and Machzikei Hadas.
Chabad of Centrepointe 
Pre-Chanukah Friday Night
December 9 • 
5 - 8 pm
Join us for a delicious three-course dinner with all the Chanukah trimmings!
23 Palisade St.
RSVP to: Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca
Jewish Youth Group 
Chanukah High-jinx Hangout!
December 11 • 5 - 7 pm
Come and hang out with fellow preteens, play some Chanukah games, decorate cookies and watch a dated and hilarious muppet movie.
Temple Israel Ottawa, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Contact Jenny Burns at jyg@templeisraelottawa.ca
Soloway JCC
The Art of Chanukah
December 13 • 1 - 2:30 pm
Join Nancy Kotz of Jewish Art Education for this first ever Canadian Zoom presentation of artworks related to the miracle of the oil and the re-dedication of the Holy Temple. Illuminated manuscripts, etchings, woodcuts, photographs, paintings, metal and glass art objects from many centuries. 
Contact Sue Potechin at spotechin@jccottawa.com
Floralove & Friends Holiday Concert
December 13 • 7:30 - 9:30 pm
A wonderful celebration of sing-along holiday, Chanukah, “theme” songs, an homage to 2022, to Ukraine and brilliant musicians.
Featured singers: Floralove Katz, Ruth Gottlieb Katz, Luba Kolomycky, and the Kolizhanky Ukrainian Women’s Choir
Instrumentalists: Pianist, Jean Desmarais; Violinists: Rohan Balakrishnan and Ilene Spencer.
Cost $35 • Tickets
National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square
Federation's Emerging Gen
Chanukah Ball
December 17 • 7:30 pm
The Ball is back! Young adults under 40 are invited to celebrate! Featuring a performance by Adrianna Exposee, DJ, games, cookie decorating and more! Round up your friends and get your tickets - early bird rate will apply until Dec. 9.
PJ Library
Chanukah Celebration
December 18 • 10 - noon
Join PJ Library and the Soloway JCC's Ganon Pre-School for a Chanukah celebration. Fun for the whole family - special musical guests Junkyard Symphony! $10 / per family
Contact Gail Lieff at glieff@jccottawa.com
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Let it Glow: Family Chanukah Party at Machzikei!
December 18 pm • 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Join the families of Congregation Machzikei Hadas to celebrate the first night of Chanukah! We will make cards for our families and the residents of Hillel Lodge, have a glow stick dance party featuring Machzikei's own Dr. Dreidels Dance Pack, enjoy a tasty Chanukah dinner, and light the first Chanukah candle with Rabbi Scher! Cost $25
2310 Virginia Dr.
Contact Sari Zelenietz at sari@cmhottawa.com
Eco-Chanukah Party
December 18 • 5:30 - 8 pm
Chanukah is a holiday all about conservation! As the story goes, oil enough to keep a menorah lit in the Temple lasted eight days.
At this fun-filled eco-Chanukah party, families will learn songs and hear Yiddishkeit stories on conservation: Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman and Just Enough is Plenty by Barbara Goldin. Families will play eco games, participate in Oceanwise’s Great Plastic Challenge and make beautiful Chanukah gifts from eco-friendly materials inspired by Teva Learning Center activities. (Plus dancing and latkes!)
30 Cleary
Family Chanukah Celebration
December 18 • 6:30 - 8 pm
Attention all OJCS families: celebrate Chanukah with OJCS students, parents, and faculty!
We look forward to seeing you! A Chanukah treat will be served.
31 Nadolny Sachs
Contact Jenn at j.greenberg@theojcs.ca
Tamir and others
Community Chanukah Party!!
December 18 • 2 - 3:30 pm
Join Tamir, Soloway JCC, JFS, Hillel Lodge, and OMJS for a community Chanukah party!
Spin the dreidel, eat latkes and donuts, do Mitzvah projects, arts and crafts. Dance to music from Touch of Klez. It's a party for everyone! The venue is accessible. Please let Jodi know if you require accommodations.
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Chabad of Wellington West
Public Menorah Lighting at Parkdale Park
December 19
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Join us for a Public Menorah Lighting with City Dignitaries at the Parkdale Park, directly opposite the Parkdale market. Enjoy special video presentations on giant screens and free Chanukah packages. There will also be a gelt drop for the kids. Sponsored by a Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrant
Contact Rabbi Moshe Caytak at jewishwellingtonwest@gmail.com
Chanukah Party
December 19 • 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Join Rabbi Zischa and Lauren Shaps, Rabbi Michael and Danielle Altonaga and Sierra Cwinn for donuts, latkes, l'chaims and more!
Glebe Shul 
Chanukah Party
December 22 • 7:30 - 10:30 pm
The annual Chanukah Party is back with sufganiyot, drinks, and a good time with other Jewish young professionals. Hang with old friends and meet some new ones in a night that is sure to be fun and memorable.
Contact Michael Altonaga at glebeshul@jetottawa.com
Location TBD
Cost $18
Chabad of Centrepointe
Chanukah Saturday Night Live
Dec 24
6:30- 8:30 pm
Featuring a delicious Chinese buffet dinner, an exciting Jewish movie, Menorah lighting, Chanukah treats, crafts & more! 
23 Palisade St.
Congregation Beit Tikvah
"Simply Tsfat" Chanukah Concert
December 25 • 6 - 8 pm
Join us as we celebrate the climax and culmination of Chanukah and connect with Israel with a concert from "Simply Tsfat." Featuring three musicians who bring the energy and spirit of Breslov to life from their home in the mystical city of Tsfat, the home of Kabalah, this concert will get your heart pumping, your hands clapping, and top off your Chanukah! Come light the last candle on the menorah and enjoy some Chanukah treats at this community celebration!
Contact Aryeh Kravetz at rabbi@cbto.org
15 Chartwell Ave.
A Ripple Effect 
Chanukah Toy Truck
Dec 25 and 26
9 am - 7 pm
A Ripple Effect's Chanukah musical toy truck will be delivering Chanukah treats & awesome toys collected from our toy drive to children affected by loss, illness, and disability across Ottawa. To request a visit please email rabbi@sympatico.ca