Purim 2024 Community Events

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

If you would like your event to appear here, please suggest it to our community calendar (using the "Suggest an Event" blue button) so that we can include it as soon as possible.

Adath Shalom Congregation

Preparing for Purim: Reading the Megillah with Modern Eyes
March 17
11 am - 12:15 pm

Adult Education Zoom event with Rabbi Deborah Zuker. We will read key passages in the Book of Esther and reflect on their meaning in a post-Oct. 7 world. On Zoom
Contact Paul Adler at psadler@psadler.com

Ottawa Torah Centre

Women's Artisan Hamantash Bake
March 18
7 - 9 pm

Join the OTC for a pre-Purim Artisan Hamantash Bake evening for women.
Discover your artisanal skills as we bake an array of sweet and savoury artisan Hamantashen, including lotus, halva, sundried tomato pesto and more! Gather together with friends and community for an enjoyable evening as we bake, learn about Purim and enjoy! Refreshments will be served. Cost: $20
111 Lamplighters Dr.
Contact Shterna Blum at shterna@theotc.org

Chabad of Wellington West

Jewish Mentch Club
March 20
8 pm

Chabad of Wellington West has launched a new Jewish Men’s Club that will serve as a social interaction group for Jewish men of all backgrounds, ages and affiliations. The club will offer social and educational events regularly throughout the year. The first event will be a pre-Purim event, filled with fun, delicious refreshments, fantastic scotch, and fascinating discussions and some Yiddish as well! Cost: $18. Location shared upon registration.
Contact Rabbi Moshe Caytak at jewishwellingtonwest@gmail.com
Register here

Temple Israel

Pre-Purim Family Fun
March 22
5:30 pm

Typically we wear our formal attire for Shabbat. Tonight we get to don costumes and in particular masks. Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8) are invited to join Rabbi Daniel and Student Cantor Ilana for a Purim and Shabbat celebration. There will be songs, stories, games and of course hamantaschen. Oh, and pizza for dinner too!
Register here

NCSY Youth Purim Event

Purim in Virtual Reality
March 23
8:45 - 10:30 pm

Featuring a Megillah reading, VR Gaming and refreshments
Cost $18
Contact rabbidave@ncsy
Register here
Sponsors: BBYO, JSU, KBI, Soloway JCC, Torah High and USY-JACCUSY
VR Adventure Zone - Merivale Mall

Or Haneshamah

Purim Under the Sea
March 23
7:30 - 9:30 pm

Wild, Whacky and Irreverent Ma’ariv Service
Wild, Whacky and Irreverent Megillah Reading
Wild, Whacky and Irreverent Purim Shpiel
Wild Whacky and Irreverent Sod Esther Mishloach Manot exchange!
BYOB/ BYOHamentaschen!
Our theme this year is UNDER THE SEA! Mermaids, starfish, puns (Molusk-hai anyone?), the bottom of the sea is the limit! 30 Cleary Avenue
 Register here

Temple Israel

Purim Spiel
March 23
5 - 6 pm

We will use "Queen" Taylor Swift’s biggest hits to tell the traditional Purim narrative with a modern lens. Our high school students are hard at work and will dazzle the young and the young at heart with this fun production that will include megillah readings too.
1301 Prince of Wales Dr

Temple Israel

Temple Israel’s Got Talent
March 23
7 - 9 pm

By Royal Decree, King Achashverosh requests your presence. Who is destined to win top prize as we dazzle with our unique skills? Whether in song, poetry, comedy or juggling, come share your talent with us in this fun-filled evening. Wear a mask and get ready for FUN. If you would like to showcase your talent, email hilleltaub@yahoo.ca or reception
Register here

Chabad of Centrepointe

Israeli themed Purim celebration & Megillah Reading
March 24
11 am - 1 pm

Featuring: an Israeli-themed brunch in Jerusalem, squeeze your own orange juice in Jaffa, costume contest, take your photo at the Western Wall, sand art in the Negev desert, entertaining show in Tel Aviv, skin care by the Dead Sea and dancing to Israeli music. Admission fee:
$15/adult, $10/child (3-13), $50/max per family
Contact Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn rabbi@sympatico.ca
23 Palisade St.
Register here

Chabad of Wellington West

Purim Under the Sea
March 24
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Dive into a spectacular Purim celebration like no other! Join us for an oceanic adventure filled with: an interactive Megillah reading and slide show, Mishloach Manot, a delectable sushi buffet dinner. Plunge into the depths of fun with an amazing bubble show! It's sure to be an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Don't miss the chance to make waves at Purim Under the Sea!
Sponsor: Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa
Hintonburg Community Centre
1064 Wellington St. W.
Register here

Congregation Beit Tkvah

21st Annual Women's Megillah Reading
March 24
10:30 - 11:45 am

Women and girls are invited to fulfill the mitzvah to hear Megillat Esther on Purim morning. By women, for women and girls only. Come in costume or come as you are. Light refreshments to follow.
Contact Katherine at ottawamegillah@gmail.com

Congregation Beit Tikvah

Rootin' Tootin' Purim
March 24
5 - 7 pm

Yeehaw! CBTO is turning into the Wild, Wild West this purim and it's
time to get your tickets for our Rootin' Tootin' Purim party!
Cost $40 15 Chartwell Ave.
Register here
Contact Michelle Kahn at programming@cbto.ca

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

Purim in the Promised Land: Party Like Arak Star
March 24
5 - 9 pm

Come for another amazing Purim celebration at Machzikei! Featuring a gourmet Israeli shuk dining experience, The Purim Stars Dance Troupe, Israeli Arak and Whisky Bar, and a Kids Krav Maga clinic.
Adults - $45
Teens - $25
Kids - $15
Toddlers/Babies - free
Register here
2310 Virginia Drive

Kehillat Beth Israel Congregation

Kids Purim Carnival
March 24
3 - 6 pm

Please join us for a family friendly Megillah reading followed by and afternoon of fun including bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, make your own mishloach manot and more! All are encouraged to attend in costume! Free for all KBI members and OTT families. All are welcome to attend with a $20 fee for non members.
Contact sasha@kehillatbethisrael.com
1400 Coldrey Avenue

Or Haneshamah

Family Purim Carnival and Drag Storytime: Featuring Boy Vey
March 24
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Join us for a family friendly, fun-filled afternoon! Drag storytime performance from Drag King Boy Vey! Carnival games created by our B’nei Mitzvah group, costume parade and Hamentaschen galore!
Boy Vey (he/they) is a 26-year-old disabled, Jewish non binary drag monarch who has been performing on the unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory of so-called Ottawa since 2019. Find out more at @official.boyvey & @disabilitydragcollective
Register here

Ottawa Torah Centre

OTC's Purim in the Shuk!
March 24
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join OTC in the Shuk sfor our annual Purim celebration!
Enjoy a delicious dinner as you journey through our shuk stands, feel the Shuk energy with lively Israeli music, experince the vibrancy of the shuk with buskers and street performers, savour Israeli wines, Kotel photo booth and more!
111 Lamplighters Dr
Contact Rabbi Mendel Blum at info@theotc.org

Soloway JCC Summer Camps

Purim Celebration & Magic Show
March 24
10 - 12 pm

Celebrate the holiday with an unforgettable performance by award winning magician Michael Bourada followed by a Megillah reading. There will be a costume parade, Purim treats and prizes!
Contact: Gail Lieff at glieff@jccottawa.com
21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.
Register here

Mada Community Centre

Mada's Purim Party
March 24
1 - 3 pm

Join us for a festive Purim celebration with Mada! Let's come together to spread joy and laughter this Purim! Come celebrate with us!
Admission is FREE, but reservation is required. Sign up here or call 613-968-3388.
See you there! #PurimCelebration #SpreadJoy
Mada community center
Westgate Mall 1309 Carling Ave. (East side parking lot, at the former Pet Valu. This is an exterior entrance.)