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May 6, 2024
Yom HaShoah
May 13, 2024
Yom HaZikaron
May 14, 2024
Yom Ha'atzmaut
May 26, 2024
Lag B'Omer
May

1 2024

All Minds Matter

12:00AM - 11:00PM  

 

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
All Minds Matter and YOU can make a difference!

As few as 20% of kids and their families …

May

2 2024

Chanting & Chocolate Thursday, May 2

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Ottawa Baha'i Centre
211 McArthur Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1L 6P6

 

Come join the the Chanting & Chocolate Band – Corinne Baumgarten, Aditi Magdalena and Lorne Mallin – for an…

May

3 2024

CJX (Glebe Shul) Shabbat Dinner

7:00PM - 11:00PM  

The Gotlibs' House
888 Broadview Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 2M5

 

Join other Jewish young adults for a homecooked Shabbat dinner with the Gotlibs!

May

3 2024

"The Cemetery Club", by Ivan Menchell

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

Osgoode Community Centre
5660 Osgoode Main Street
Ottawa, ON

 

The play is a bittersweet comedy about three Jewish widows, Doris, Lucille, and Ida. They have been close friends…

May

5 2024

Queering Ritual Adornment: Craft Your Own Tallis!

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

This workshop will be an opportunity to get your hands tied up in our traditions! Come and engage in hiddur mitzvah,…

May

5 2024

Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Commemoration

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Soloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Ottawa, ON K2A1R9

 

Untold Stories: Yom HaShoah Commemoration with Mariette Doduck, Author of 'A Childhood Unspoken'

Join us for a profo…

May

6 2024

 

This year, Yom HaShoah will pay tribute to the 80th anniversary of the deportation of 440,000 Jews from Hungary from…

May

6 2024

Financial security and abuse prevention for your child with disabilities

5:30PM - 7:00PM  

Soloway JCC Board Room
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ontario, ON K2A 1R9

 

Join representatives from OPEN Collaboration for Cognitive Accessibility to focus on the urgent need to address the r…

May

6 2024

'Reckonings'--special screening and discussion (free event)

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Israel
1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON

 

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, Reckonings recounts the tense negotiations between Jewish and G…

May

6 2024

JET Women's Network Counting Up? Count Me In! with Ellie Bass

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Virtual event on Zoom

 

JET Women's Network is excited to welcome back Jewish Educator & Professional Mentor and Coach, Ellie Bass, for a 5-s…

May

7 2024

Wellness Workshop 2024

6:00PM - 8:30PM  

Soloway Jewish Community Centre
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

 

Doors will open for dinner at 6pm. Our guests will have a chance to mingle and meet our speakers who will begin…

May

7 2024

One Life Movie with Winton descendent Q&A, post film

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Bytowne Cinema
325 RIDEAU STREET
OTTAWA, ON K1N 5Y4

 

Special screening of the film, One Life, the story of Nicolas Winton followed by Q&A with Claire Speed, whose mother…

May

7 2024

Malca Pass Book Group Meeting

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Maureen Kaell
70 Beaver Ridge
Ottawa, ON K2E 6E4

 

- review and discussion of "The Postcard" by Anne Berest

-at KBI Synagogue, 1400 Coldrey Ave.

-all welcome, even if you…

May

8 2024

OAA takes action

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

 

Register to be told the location. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13SRRRUrIqqj1ftkkFCwdSt1y8Lq8vTDWkj1bygrYOtI/edit

May

10 2024

Freylekh Friday

5:30PM - 9:00PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

Freylekh Fridays is a monthly, multigenerational Shabbat evening, complete with a family-friendly Teddy Bear…

May

10 2024

Teddy Bear Shabbat

5:30PM - 6:30PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

Welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Zuker in this family-friendly event. Sing Shabbat songs and enjoy snacks and cupcakes
This…

May

11 2024

Machaneh Shabbat (aka Shabbat Camp) Open House!

9:40AM - 12:30PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

Come and check out Or Haneshamah's Machaneh Shabbat Family Education program. This will be a camp-style, hands-on lea…

May

11 2024

The Amazing Shabbat Race

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

Chabad of Centrepointe (Sir Guy Carleton)
55 Centrepointe Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2G 5L4

 

Join this amazing new Shabbat adventure racing across the globe! Jam packed challenges, treasures, road blocks, route…

May

11 2024

Canadian Centennial Choir

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

 

"Red & White" concert presenting Srul Irving Glick's "Triumph of the Spirit" and a wide-ranging program of Canadian m…

May

11 2024

Young Adults Havdalah and Taco party

7:30PM - 11:30PM  



Nepean, ON k2h 7a6

 

Join us for a casual Havdalah and Taco party. Open to all Jewish Young Adults (20s & 30s) and their partners. Enjoy…

May

12 2024

Craft'n'Schmooze

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

Do you knit, macrame, sew, embroider, crochet, weave, or practice another crafting hobby? Come along, schmooze, and c…

May

12 2024

Yom haZikaron

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

SJCC

 

Join us for a community-wide Yom haZikaron ceremony in remembrance of the fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Add…

May

14 2024

Synagogue Life After October 7

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

 

What has Hamas wrought? Israeli and Diaspora Jews have spoken of significant changes in attitude about Zionism and se…

May

14 2024

OrH Jam Session

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2A 4A1

 

When was the last time you picked up that instrument? When was the last time you played with other musicians? Join ex…

May

16 2024

Give to Get Art Auction 2024

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Axa Thambi
Ottawa Art Gallery, 10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
ON

 

Here are the event details: OAG Art Auction | Ottawa Art Gallery (oaggao.ca)

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 5:30…

May

17 2024

CJX (Glebe Shul) Shabbat Dinner

7:00PM - 11:00PM  

The Gotlibs' House
888 Broadview Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 2M5

 

Join other Jewish young adults for a homecooked Shabbat dinner with the Gotlibs!

May

18 2024

The Omer: What are we counting? Why are we counting?

9:45AM - 1:30PM  

Ottawa Jewish Community School chapel
31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, K2A 1R9

 

Adath Shalom Congregation Adult Education event following Shabbat morning services and a Kiddush/lunch, Rabbi Deborah…

May

22 2024

Inquiring Minds Want to Grow

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Westboro Books
314 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7G1

 

Join us for an exclusive speaking engagement that promises not just to enlighten but to transform. Register by…

May

24 2024

Fun Family Shabbat

5:30PM - 6:45PM  

Temple Israel Ottawa
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON

 

Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8 years old) are invited to join Rabbi Mikelberg for a fun filled celebration of song…

May

25 2024

The Amazing Shabbat Race

10:30AM - 12:30PM  

Chabad of Centrepointe (Sir Guy Carleton)
55 Centrepointe Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2G 5L4

 

Join this amazing new Shabbat adventure racing across the globe! Jam packed challenges, treasures, road blocks, route…

May

25 2024

LAG Ba'OMER BONFIRE

9:45PM - 11:00PM  

RABBI MICHOEL GERSHZON
PARK between Kanata and Moode Drive
Ottawa, ON K2K 2X8

 

Chabad of Kanata invites you to a LAG BAOMER bonfire!
FEATURING A FIRE SHOW
May 25 @ 9:45pm, location in Kanata upon …

May

26 2024

Lag Baomer Unity Walk for Israel

10:30AM - 2:30PM  

Ottawa Jewish Community Campus - Field next to OJCS
31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9

 

Join us for a community-wide Lag Baomer celebration & Unity Walk for Israel featuring Israeli Sensation, Nissim Black…

May

26 2024

75 th Anniversary - Current families party

3:30PM - 6:30PM  

Jon Mitzmacher
31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A1R9

 

Current families at OJCS celebrate the schools 75th anniversary with a BBQ / Carnival on OJCS site.

May

26 2024

CJX Lag B'Omer BBQ

5:30PM - 9:30PM  

 

Bring in Summer in Style With a Gourmet BBQ for Young Professionals

May

26 2024

Jewish Mentch Club Lag Ba'omer and Social

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Chabad of Wellington West
166 Huron Ave N.
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0W4

 

Enjoy a Men's night out with a BBQ, Live Music, open-bar, and more as we celebrate Lag Ba'omer.

May

26 2024

Kosher Stand Up by Ilya Axelrod

8:00PM - 10:00PM  

SJCC

 

Ilya runs the Israeli Comedy Club;
- the artist twice became the winner of the show "Make a comedian laugh," including…

May

27 2024

JET Women's Network Counting Up? Count Me In! with Ellie Bass

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

Virtual event on Zoom

 

JET Women's Network is excited to welcome back Jewish Educator & Professional Mentor and Coach, Ellie Bass, for a 5-s…

May

28 2024

The Byward Market: The History of Jewish Life and Business

7:00PM - 9:00PM  



Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

 

The Byward Market: The History of Jewish Life and Business

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Machzike…

May

28 2024

Three Days in October

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Kehillat Beth Israel
1400 Coldrey Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7P9

 

Three Days In October provides a panoramic wide view of the unfolding events in southern Israel during the October 7 …

May

29 2024

A special Babies & Bagels with Dr. Palayew

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

SJCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A1R9

 

Join us for Babies & Bagels with Dr. Karen Palayew for a talk about on child development, milestones, parenting tips,…

May

29 2024

Machzikei Cooks For Ten Yad

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H7B6

 

Every year Ten Yad of Ottawa supports the Ottawa Jewish Community by sending out hundreds of delicious meals during t…

May

31 2024

PJ Pre-Shabbat Dinner

5:30PM - 7:15PM  

Machzikei Hadas
2310 Virginia Dr
Ottawa, ON K1H 6S2

 

Join PJ Library and Machzikei Hadas for a heartwarming Pre-Shabbat dinner this Friday evening, hosted at Machzikei. I…

May

31 2024

PRIDE SHABBAT

5:30PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Israel Ottawa
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa,

 

Pride Event- Wear your rainbow clothing and bring colourful flags . Join us for an amazing evening!.
Special Guests: …

May

31 2024

Young Adults Happy Hour & Shabbat Dinner

6:30PM - 9:30PM  

Ottawa Torah Centre
111 Lamplighters Dr.
ottawa, ON k2j0c2

 

Join Chabad Young Professionals at OTC for a young adults Spring Happy Hour and Shabbat dinner!
Cocktails & Hors d'o…