Passover Community Events 2024

Events are listed chronologically then alphabetically in vertical columns.

Kehillat Beth Israel

Preparing the Modern Kitchen for Pesach
April 10
5 - 6 pm

Join Rabbi Adina Lewittes for a survey of Jewish laws and customs that guide our preparations for Pesach. Register here
1400 Coldrey Avenue

Temple Israel

Passover Family Fun
April 19
5:30 - 6 pm

Once we were enslaved, now we are free. Our youngest of friends (aged 2-8) are invited to explore the themes of Passover and Shabbat. We’ll build up our repertoire of seder music, we’ll take a look at the symbols of the festival, and we’ll imagine ourselves demanding freedom from the Pharaoh. We’ll enjoy an Italian matzah like bread, also known as pizza for dinner, after all, we need to get our chametz in before the holiday arrives. Register here
1301 Prince of Wales Dr

PJ Library and OJCS

April 21
1 - 3 pm

Celebrate Passover with fun for the entire family!
Activities for every age! For ages 3-6, five unique crafting stations including construct a Matzah house, create an afikoman cover, design your own seder plate, and much more! Adventurers (7-12 Years): Embark on the thrilling 'Race to Afikomen'! Solve intriguing puzzles and complete exciting tasks to uncover the hidden Afikomen. For the whole family: Snap memorable moments in our magnetic photo booth, enjoy endless snacks, and connect with new and familiar faces.
Join us for a Passover celebration filled with joy, creativity, and community spirit! Register here
Ottawa Jewish Community School
31 Nadolny Sachs Private

Chabad of Centrepointe

Passover Seder
First Seder: April 22 - 8 pm
Second Seder: April 23 - 8 pm

Join us for welcoming and meaningful Passover Seders led by Rabbi Chaim & Bassy Mendelsohn, featuring a gourmet Passover dinner, hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, a selection of Kosher wines, English & Hebrew readings, and more!
23 Palisade St.

Chabad of Wellington West

Passover Seder
April 22
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join our community Passover Seder as we celebrate the Holiday in the great company of family, friends and community! Enjoy a gourmet dinner, hand-baked Shmurah Matzah, beautiful insights, and much more!
All are welcome! No religious background needed.
Address will be shared upon RSVP
Contact Rabbi Moshe Caytak
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Ottawa MicroGrant

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Community-Wide Chametz Burning
April 22
10 - 11:30 am

Everyone is welcome to burn your chametz and roast marshmallows (kosher for Passover) around the bonfire! Free for everyone - no registration required.
Contact: Rabbi Goldstein
2310 Virginia Drive

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Community Gourmet Passover Seder
April 22
8 - 11 pm

Join us for the most uplifting, elegant, and luxurious evening of the year. With meaningful insights, unforgettable stories, and a whole lot of fun for all ages. Join Rabbi and Shifra Scher for a magnificent Seder on the first night of Passover. Register here
2310 Virginia Drive

Kehillat Beth Israel

First Night Community Seder
April 22
5:45 - 10 pm

All are welcome to our Community Seder on the first night of Pesach. $80 per person. RSVP by April 12th here
If finances are an issue, please contact Jeremy Rosenberg at
1400 Coldrey Ave.

Or Haneshamah

Choose Your Own Seder
April 22
6 - 9 pm

Pick the Seder that's right for you - both options will have potluck dinners.
Family Seder Program: Morah Jenny will touch on all the Seder highlights, complete with a Maggid skit and many songs. Activity sheets and fidgets will be available.
The Deep Dive Seder: Ritual Coordinator, Shira Weidenbaum, will guide us in deep conversation and debate. This Seder will flow at its own pace, exploring the rich offerings of the Haggadah every step of the way.
30 Cleary Ave. More info and register here

Ottawa Torah Centre

Passover Seder
April 22
8 - 10 pm

Join us for a Passover Seder with Rabbi and Dina Blum. Elegant Evening - Gourmet Passover Cuisine - Warm and inviting atmosphere - Shmura Matzah - Children's activities - Insrpiring insights - Songs
111 Lamplighters Dr
Contact Rabbi Mendel Blum at
Register here

Temple Israel

Community Seder
April 22
5:30 - 8:30 pm

At Temple Israel, we’re all family. Let’s come together as one to tell the story of the ancient Israelites leaving Egypt on their way to the Promised Land. This will be an all ages affair, both young and the young at heart, will find meaning in our songs, in our feast, and amongst our company.
Cost is: $90 per adult (Temple member), $118 (non member) $36 per child (7-12) (Temple members), $54 (non member) Register here
1301 Prince of Wales Dr. 


PJ Library
Passover is almost here!

Have we got a Haggadah for you!
Download your free copy of the PJ Library Family Haggadah to help you tell the story of Passover during the seder. This year, our Haggadah can be found in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian!