Shavuot is June 12-13

Quick Calendar for

June 2 - June 30

June 2, 6, 9, 20 - SJCC, Annual Israeli Film Festival

June 2 - JFS, Inclusive Seniors Choir Concert

June 2 - OJCS, 75 years celebration

June 2 - Temple Israel, Musica Ebraica Choir: Hora shel Ora, Dance of Light

June 2, 9, 16, 23 - Jewish Wellington West, Jewish Medical Ethics - Decisions 

June 3, 10 - JET Women's Network, Counting Up? Count Me In!

June 5 - OJCF, AGM

June 5 - JET & CMH & CBTO, Yom Yerushalaim Music Event

June 8, 22 - Chabad of Centrepointe, Amazing Shabbat Race

June 6 - OTC, Women's Pre-Shavout Floral Workshop

June 7 - OrH, Freylekh Friday

June 7 - OrH, Temple Israel, Scholar In Residence

June 8 - Adath Shalom, speaker Ted Cohen

June 9 - PJ in the Park

June 9 - CHW Ottawa, Spring Tea

June 9 - CRIC, Joy of Faith

June 9 - OrH, Craft 'n' Schmooze

June 10 - OJCS, AGM

June 10 - MOL 2025, Info-session

June 11 - Adath Shalom, Tikun Layl Shavuot

June 15 - OrH, Tok 'n Torah

June 18 - KBI, 3 Days in October

June 19 - Federation, AGM

June 20 - Federation YA, HOTtawa Summer Party

June 21 - Temple Israel, Fun Family Shabbat

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Annual General Meeting and 90th Anniversary Celebration

June 19

Hors D’oeuvres & Drinks at 6:30 pm

Meeting at 7:15 pm

Join us for a memorable evening filled with festivities, and fun as we toast our incredible past and eagerly anticipate the bright future! Enjoy delicious appetizers, and a dessert reception. As well, join us in honouring the outstanding recipients of this year's Community Volunteer Awards. Register here

Social Hall at Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private

Contact Sabrina at

HOTtawa Summer Party

June 20

7 - 10 pm

Ottawa's Young Jewish Adults are invited to come celebrate summer at a downtown rooftop party! To welcome summer, let's eat, drink, and party! Earlybird (until June 10): Individual: $36

Couple: $62

Regular: $48 per person

Register here

150 Elgin Street


March of the Living 2025


June 10


High School students Grades 10 – 12, and their parents and guardians are invited to learn about this transformative trip to Poland and Israel. Students are chosen based upon emotional maturity and a desire for community engagement and education. The session will be hosted by MOL 2023 chaperones, Jenny Shinder and Jasmine Kranat.

Financial assistance is available for Ottawa participants.

Register here

PJ Library

PJ in the Park

June 9

10 am

Join us for a morning full of fun as we celebrate the mitzvah of being kind to animals. Meet and learn with The Zoo Crew! Free event In partnership with Ottawa Torah Centre, Temple Israel Religious School, Ottawa Modern Jewish School, and Ottawa Talmud Torah-Kehillat Beth Israel. 

Register here

Centrepointe Park, 260 Centrepointe Drive



June 16 - Surprise Sunday Event of PJ and Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS)


Babies & Bagels

June 26

9:30 - 11 am

Enjoy a special event with Robyn Aaron, MSW, RSW, who will talk about understanding your child's big emotions, how to foster a secure attachment with your baby, and tips on how to handle meltdowns. Register here Contact: Michael at


Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation 

Annual General Meeting

June 5

7 - 9 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the grant and scholarship award recipients and honour Incoming and Outgoing Board members. Guest Speaker: Mark Halpern, Certified Financial Planner CFP, TEP, MFA-P helping business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, and affluent families for 32 years. More info and download Meeting Materials here. Desserts and refreshments to be served.

Register here or RSVP by May 29 to Solange at

Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt.

Community Events in alphabetical order by organization name

Adath Shalom Congregation

Adult Education

"Long-term Care at Hillel Lodge in the Post-Pandemic World"

June 8

9:45 am - noon

Ted Cohen, Director, Hillel Lodge will deliver a Shabbat morning D'var Torah on how the Lodge is seeking to meet the needs of current and future residents in the post-Covid world.

Ottawa Jewish Community School, 31 Nadolny Sachs Private

Tikun Layl Shavuot

6:30P- 8:30 pm

A light meal will be followed by a discussion of Megillat Ruth (Love and Choice), a commemoration of the life of Rabbi Akiva, and a reading of 4 Went Up. We will daven Ma'ariv when the first 3 stars appear in the night sky.

RSVP by June 7 to 613 408-0805 or 613 726-7779.


Capital Region Interfaith Council 

Joy of Faith

June 9

3 - 5 pm 

Join faith communities across the city to explore their cultures, music, and foods.

Experience and celebrate the sharing of our faiths, traditions, and cultures. Watch musical, dance, or other presentations that highlight our diversity.

Light refreshments served.

Contact: Blandine at

The Haven Community Room

435 Via Verona Avenue, Suite 204

Chabad of Centrepointe 

The Amazing Shabbat Race

June 8 & June 22

10:30 am -12:15 pm

Join this amazing Shabbat adventure racing across the globe! Jam-packed challenges, treasures, roadblocks, routes & detours. Be a leader! Explore your love and connection to Judaism! Each week you will learn, work together, and laugh with new friends — get ready, get set, GO!

Ages 3-11. Includes prizes, snacks, and a drop-off option.

23 Palisade St.

Register here

Chabad of Jewish Wellington West

Jewish Medical Ethics - Decisions of Fate Course

June 2 for 4 weeks

7:30 - 9 pm

This course will equip students with tools to navigate Jewish traditions and perspectives of: experimental treatments, extending life, pregnancy questions, and caring for a body. Register here

166 Huron Ave. N. 

Contact: Rabbi Caytak at

Canadian Hadassah-Wizzo

CHW Ottawa Centre Spring Tea 

June 9

2-4 pm

Spring Tea honouring community leader Patsy Mallek Royer. Location will be disclosed after ticket purchase. To register, donate, and for further info visit.

Minimum donation $54

Jewish Heritage Trip to Spain

Join this community trip on September 9 - 23 for a trip to Gibraltar, Spain, and Tangier, Morocco, as we encounter one of the most important stories of the Jewish people. We will be joined by Rabbi and Shifra Scher and Moises Hassan-Amselem, who will be our guide throughout our trip. Register today!

Contact Randi Sherman at

JET Ottawa

JET Women's Network 

Counting Up? Count Me In! with Ellie Bass on Zoom

June 3, 10

7:30 - 8:30 pm

We are excited to welcome back Jewish Educator & Professional Mentor and Coach, Ellie Bass, for a five-session program leading up to Lag Ba'Omer, on Zoom.

Cost: $45 for all 5 classes or $10 per class

(If cost is prohibitive, please be in touch.)

Register here.

Yom Yerushalaim Music Event with JET & Machzikei Hadas & Beit Tikvah

June 5

7 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the Reunification of Jerusalem! Let's come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jerusalem. Music, food, and community unity! Special local musical guests.

Register by emailing

Contact Sierra Cwinn at

Jewish Family Services

Kol B'Yachad an inclusive Seniors Choir Concert

June 2

2 - 4 pm

Engaging in music has been shown to positively affect brain health and promote emotional and physical well being. Kol B'Yachad Choir is inclusive of seniors living with dementia, care partners, and volunteer senior participants. Please join in the joy of music.

Tickets, $20 for adults

Contact Iris Beer at

Children and students no charge.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas, 2310 Virginia Drive

Kehillat Beth Israel

Three Days in October

June 18

7 - 9 pm

Minute-by-minute exclusive documentation and intimate insights of Golani warriors who held the front line at the time of breach on October 7. Public figures, former IDF generals, a mother of a kidnaped by Hamas, a lone combat soldier, and other subjects produce a wide in-depth perspective on the course of Three days in October, that changed Israelis like never before, and hopefully never again. Cost $18. Register here

1400 Coldrey Ave.

Maccabi Canada

Athlete applications for the 22nd Maccabiah Games, July 2025, are OPEN! Find out more!


Ottawa Jewish Community School

75 Years of OJCS Teachers and Staff Celebration

June 2

1-3 pm

The wider community is invited to attend the dessert portion of the OJCS teachers and administration celebration. Free event.

RSVP appreciated to

Kehillat Beth Israel, 1400 Coldrey

Annual General Meeting June 10

6 - 6:45 pm

All are welcome to our Annual General Meeting.

Contact Ellie Kamil at

Or Haneshamah Ottawa's Reconstructionist Community

Freylekh Friday

June 7

5:30 pm - Join Morah Jenny for Teddy Bear Shabbat

6:30 pm - Potluck Shabbat Dinner 

7:30 pm - Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

8:15 pm - Guest Speaker Gary Barwin

Award-winning best-selling author Gary Barwin will share engaging excerpts from his literary works. He’ll also speak about how he addresses difficult subjects with humour and finds true emotion in the absurd. Register here

Monthly Craft'n'Schmooze

June 9

2 - 4 pm

Do you knit, macrame, sew, embroider, crochet, weave, or practice another crafting hobby? Come along, schmooze, and craft away the afternoon. Bring a current crafting/yarn/hobby project, or come to learn something new. All skill levels welcome!

Register here

Tok 'n Torah

June 15

7 - 9 pm

For thousands of years, mystics and spiritualists of all kinds have used mind-enhancing substances to elevate their experiences, from wine to plants and psychedelics. Led by Rabbi Zuker, in honour of Shavuot, we will gather to consume cannabis and study Torah together in search of insight and inspiration.

Register here

Ottawa Torah Centre

Women's Pre-Shavout Floral Workshop

June 6

7 - 8:30 pm

The talented Breanna from ‘Floral Reef Designs’ will teach and lead women to create your own beautiful floral centerpiece and enjoy cheesecake refreshments!

Register here

Contact Shterna Blum at

111 Lamplighters Dr.

Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Annual Israeli Film Festival

June 2: Supernova:The Music Festival Massacre

June 6: Children of Nobody

June 9: 7 Blessings

June 20: Running on Sand

7 - 9 pm doors open at 6:40 pm

All films in Hebrew with English subtitles

$15 per ticket, full time students (with ID) are free.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, cash only. Visit for full details and trailers.

Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Education Centre, SJCC, Embassy of Israel, CICF

Contact ella at

Temple Israel

Musica Ebraica Choir Concert: Hora shel Ora, Dance of Light

June 2

7 - 9 pm

Musical delights in Hebrew, English, Ladino and Yiddish. From lively hora dances to poignant love songs to songs of peace and hope, the music will delight and comfort our souls. Featuring guest soloist Cantor Jason Green and the KBI choir. Cost: $20

Contact: Visit:

Scholar In Residence

June 7

6:15 pm

We welcome Lisa Grushcow of Temple Emanu El Beth Shalom in Montreal for a shabbat of inspiration. Join us for Friday night teachings and Saturday Torah Study and services at 10:15 am.

Contact Raquel Black at

Fun Family Shabbat

June 21

5:30 - 6:45 pm

Our youngest of friends (ages 2-8 years old) are invited to join Rabbi Mikelberg for a fun-filled celebration of songs and stories.  For all events: 1301 Prince of Wales Drive

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