Events & Services


Jewish Education through Torah (JET)

JET’s goal is to bring a wide variety of classes, programs, holiday events and more to Jews of all backgrounds. Whatever your interest, or level of knowledge/practice, we want you to feel inspired and connected to Jewish life!

  • JET Shana Tova Magnet Mailing: Volunteer and help us get our mailing ready for delivery (stuffing, sealing, labeling) so that people can receive their candlelighting times magnet, learn more about JET, and get involved! For more information call 613-695-4800 or email


  • Mishloach Manot Volunteers: Every year, we send out over 1000 food baskets to help our community celebrate Purim! Volunteers needed to help with the mailing (stuffing, sealing, labeling), packing and sorting 1100+ Mishloach Manot Food baskets! (Sunday before Purim), and driving /delivering Mishloach Manot in one or two neighborhoods around Ottawa (1 - 3 hours of your day). For more information call 613-695-4800 or email


  • JET Event Enhancement Volunteers - we really appreciate when our dedicated community members share their talents! Current needs include: photography, videos, set up and cleanup of events, and help with mailing. Other events we hold throughout the year need registration table help, children events/babysitting help, marketing help, etc. For more information call 613-695-4800 or email


Limmud Ottawa

Limmud Ottawa is a day-long festival of Big Tent Jewish learning, arts, culture and spirituality. It is part of a global movement inspired by the idea that when Jews from diverse backgrounds come together to celebrate and learn about everything Jewish, the entire community is enriched.


Limmud Ottawa is independent, pluralistic, multigenerational, volunteer run and inspired. It celebrates Jewish diversity and promotes inclusive communal engagement. Limmud is guided by a comprehensive list of values encouraging participation, empowerment, respect, mutual responsibility and religious inclusivity. We are committed to creating unique learning experiences, open to everyone interested in Jewish learning. Limmud is something we do together. Limmud Ottawa will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the SJCC.


If you want to help make the community you’ve been looking for join one of our teams: Program- Signage- Site and Logistics - Technology- Media- Outreach. For more information on Limmud core values, past programs, Limmud International, academic partners, community sponsorships -  go to our website  Have questions? Contact us at

Our promise: To take you one step further in your Jewish journey! L’hitraot B’Limmud!


Ottawa Chevra Kadisha

The Ottawa Chevra Kadisha welcomes inquiries from any adult male in the Jewish community interested in joining. For information on how to become a member, please call Issie Scarowsky at 613-729-4444.
Learn more about Chevra Kadisha here.


Ottawa Kosher Food Bank

Looking for volunteers to help out occasionally at distributions or help shelve products in between distributions. If you are interested please contact Dahlia at or call 613-728-3501 ext.235.

Have Questions?

We're here to help! For more information, contact Anne: 613-798-4698 x 355