2023 Community Purim Events

Events are listed vertically in columns by date, then alphabetically by the organizer.

If you would like your event to appear, please suggest it to our community calendar first.

Pre-Purim Sommelier led Wine Tasting for young adults
4 March
7 - 11 pm

With support from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrants program, there will be pre-Purim wine tasting at the home of community member Michael Kent. Open to Jewish young adults (and their partners) in their 20s and 30s. Join us as a local sommelier teaches us about wine and offers tastings of a range of wines and cheeses. 
Kindly RSVP to rabbimkent@gmail.com for the address in Nepean.

A Ripple Effect 
Purim Family Fun Day
March 5
1:30 - 3:30 pm
A Ripple Effect families and teen volunteers will come together for a mini Purim carnival with exciting hands on stations to experience the Purim story & Purim traditions. Delicious party sandwiches, snacks & hamantashen will be served!
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn at rabbi@sympatico.ca
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Register here
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Purim Mitzvah Carnival
March 5
11 am - 1 pm
Join CBTO for a Purim Mitzvah Carnival!
Kids of all ages are invited to make mishloach manot and tzedakah boxes, design their own hamentashen, make a grogger, and enjoy some fun face painting! Don't forget to come in costume! Cost $10
15 Chartwell Ave.
Or Haneshamah
Esther, Jane and Greta: The Power of Koach
March 5 
3 - 4:30 pm
On Purim we celebrate Esther’s bravery and courage to speak the truth even though it was dangerous. In this S'viva Sababa workshop, amidst carnival games and costumes, we will look at other brave women in the environmental movement who have made waves, including Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Wangari Maathai, Winona Laduke and Greta Thunberg.
Soloway JCC 
Summer Camps Purim Carnival
March 5
10 am to noon
Celebrate Purim with carnival games, blow ups and yummy hamantachen in the SJCC gym. Put on your costume and celebrate Purim with blow-ups, carnival games, crafts, Purim treats and more! Be sure to bring running shoes and an item for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank.
In partnership with CBBO and Camp Gan Israel and Jewish Federation of Ottawa Microgrants
$15 / family
Register here
Chabad of Centrepointe
Purim Celebration
March 6
6:15 - 8:15 pm
Join Chabad of Centrepointe for a Purim celebration featuring fun family entertainment, a delicious buffet dinner, masquerade, prizes for every child in a costume, lively music, megillah reading & more!
Kindly RSVP at rabbi@sympatico.ca
23 Palisade St.
Chabad of Wellington West
Purim in Jerusalem
March 6
6:30 - 9 pm
This Purim, join an amazing party with great food, fun, entertainment and community! Open for all ages! Free! Enjoy a delicious Israeli style buffet, animated Megillah reading, an amazing show by Chris Pilsworth, Kotel photo booth, live music and treats. Dress up in your favorite costume to be entered into a raffle!
JET Ottawa
Young Adult Purim Party
March 6
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Megillah reading: 6:45 pm
Nosh and drinks: 7:15 pm
Join other Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s in dressing up, hearing Megillah Esther and eating Purim treats.
Orpheus Theatre, 17 Fairmont Ave.

Kehillat Beth Israel
Purim Under the Big Top

March 6
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively and unforgettable Purim celebration! The program includes a family-friendly Megillah reading, dinner, carnival, and circus performance! This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Purim with your community. Don't miss out on this exciting and joyous occasion! 
Full Megillah reading, which is free for all to attend, at 8 pm. 
Cost $50/ adult or $120/household
140 Coldrey Ave.
Register here

Temple Israel
A Very FROZEN Purim
March 6
6:45 - 7:30 pm
Let her go! Let her go! Join us as we celebrate Purim alongside Princesses Elsa, Anna and Esther! Of course Olaf the Snowman will be here too!
Temple Israel 
Purim Program - Travelling to Ancient Persia
March 6
7:30 - 9:30 pm
The story of Esther takes us to Shushan, traditionally associated with ancient Persia. Our very own Tina Ahava Azarin will enlighten us about the Jewish community of Iran as well as highlight Persian Purim customs. Join us for this more modern tale. We’ll even provide Persian treats alongside hamentashen!
1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Festive Purim Dinner with Evening Magic!
March 7
5:30 - 8:30 pm
CBTO is excited to celebrate Purim with a delicious dinner catered by CKC while enjoying some evening magic by Chris Pilsworth! Cost $40 
Contact Aryeh Kravetz at rabbi@cbto.ca
15 Chartwell Ave.

Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Women's Megillah Reading

March 7
10:30 - 11:45 am

CBTO proudly presents the 20th annual Women's Megillah Reading, by women, for women and girls only. Come fulfill the mitzvah to hear every word of Megillat Esther on Purim day.
Come in costume or come as you are!
Light refreshments to follow. shul@cbto.ca
For info, contact Katherine at ottawamegillah@gmail.com.
15 Chartwell Avenue

A Ripple Effect
Teen Purim Party
March 7
4:45 - 6:45 pm
Our Teen Purim Party features a megillah reading, a delicious dinner and non-stop Funhaven activities!
Funhaven, 1050 Baxter Rd.
Ottawa Torah Centre
A Moroccan Purim
March 7
5:45 - 9:30 pm
OTC's annual Purim theme party travels to Morocco this year, featuring authentic Moroccan cuisine, Henna artist, Megilah and entertainment for children and adults alike.
111 Lamplighters Drive
Contact: Rabbi Blum at rabbi@theotc.org

Congregation Machzikei Hadas
ALL-STAR Purim at Machzikei

March 7
4:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Don't miss the amazing All-Star Purim Party at Machzikei! Wear your favourite sports or team gear to get into the game spirit.
4:30 pm - Last Call Megillah Reading (Adults)
4:45 pm - Family Megillah Reading & Costume Parade
5:30 pm - Grand Purim Feast!
Other Highlights:
- Annual Purim Schtick Performance (top-secret until Game time!)
- Adults VIP Sports Bar
- Kids 6-16 - Compete for glory with Funlight Laser Tag!
- Kids 0-5 - Musical performance by youth performer Sophia Black!
Register at www.cmhottawa.com/events
2310 Virginia Drive