JEWISH
OTTAWA

Jewish Ottawa

 JEWISH
OTTAWA

 

 
  Canada's fourth largest
  Jewish community
 
 
Ottawa shuls (synagogues)
  1. Adath Shalom Congregation
  2. Agudath Israel Congregation
  3. Chabad of Centrepointe
  4. Congregation Beth Shalom
  5. Congregation Beit Tikvah
  6. Congregation Machzikei Hadas
  7. Hillel Lodge Synagogue
  8. Jewish Ottawa South (Chabad)
  9. KOLLEL OF OTTAWA
  10. Ohev Yisroel
  11. Ottawa Chevra Kadisha
  12. Ottawa Reconstructionist Havura
  13. Ottawa Torah Center Chabad
  14. Russian Jewish Chabad House
  15. Temple Israel (Reform)
  16. Young Israel of Ottawa

 

Schools
Grade 1 Torah Academy 5767.
Certified Kosher Places
(Ottawa Vaad HaKashrut)
Fruitplate from TishaBeav 5769.
Mikvah Information
Mikvewaters illuminated
Jewish Campus Life
Logo of HillelLogo Carleton.

Adath Jeshurun in 2001 (after it was sold to the Seventh Day Adventists). Photo: Vogt-Moykopf
The 1904 built Adath Jeshurun.
 
 

Moshe Kraus kindles the first channukka light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 
 

 

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Vaad Ha'ir (called Jewish Federation of Ottawa)
 

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Basic Information
 
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Programs and Services of the Jewish Community Centre (JCC)
Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
Candle Lighting Times
   

Chabad Student Network
Logo of the Chabad Student Network
Jewish Holidays
The Tosher Rebbe waving the Arba Minim

Halachic Times Calculator
for Ottawa
 
 
Mohel
Zuckerbrodt-Bris in the Kollel 5769.

The Esras Torah Luach
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Adath Shalom Congregation (Conservative)

Adath Shalom Congregation

31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2A 1R9 Map

 

Telephone: (613) 240-4564

Web Site: http://www.adath-shalom.ca/
E-mail: webmaster@adath-shalom.ca

No. of Members :   90 families
No Mikveh

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Agudath Israel Congregation (Conservative)

Agudath Israel Congregation

1400 Coldrey Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1Z 7P9 Map

Rabbi: Charles Popky
rebcharlie@agudathisrael.net

Telephone:(613) 728-3501
Fax: (613) 728-4468

Web Site: http://www.agudathisrael.net/
E-mail: terry.barbara@agudathisrael.net

No. of Members :   803 families
No Mikveh


Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Chabad of Centrepointe

Chabad of Centrepoint Congregation

261 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2G 6E8 Map

Rabbi: Chaim Mendelsohn
Rabbi@ChabadCentrepointe.com

Telephone: (613) 594-4900
Fax : (613) 224-5041

Web Site: http://www.chabadcentrepointe.com/
E-mail: Bassy@ChabadCentrepointe.com

No. of Members :
No Mikveh

 

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Congregation Beth Shalom downtown (Traditional-conservative)

Congregation Beth Shalom

151 Chapel Street
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1N 7Y2 Map

Interim Rabbi (since the departure of Rabbi Gary D. Kessler) : Arnold Fine
 

Telephone: (613) 789-3501

Web Site: http://www.bethshalom.ca
E-mail: info@bethshalom.ca

No. of Members : 500 families
Mikveh on premises but not operational at this time.


Main entrance on Chapel Street
Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Congregation Beit Tikvah (former Beth Shalom West) (Orthodox)

Congregation Beit Tikvah

15 Chartwell Avenue
Nepean, ON
Zip/Postal : K2G 4K3 Map

Rabbi: Howard Finkelstein

Telephone:(613) 723-1800

Fax: (613) 723-6567

Web Site: http://www.cbto.org/
E-mail: shul@cbto.org

No Mikveh


Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Congregation Machzikei Hadas (Orthodox)

Congregation Machzikei Hadas

2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1H 6S2 Map

Rabbi: Reuven Bulka
rbulka@machzikeihadas.com

Telephone:(613) 521-9700
Fax: (613) 521-0067

Web Site: http://www.machzikeihadas.com/
E-mail: office@machzikeihadas.com

No. of Members :   350 families
No Mikveh


Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Hillel Lodge Synagogue (Orthodox)

Hillel Lodge Synagogue

10 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2A 4G7 Map

Rabbi: Levi Teitelbaum

Telephone: (613) 728-3900

Web Site: no
E-mail: hillel@hillel-ltc.com

Mikveh: yes (in the Jewish Community Center next door)


Rear entrance seen from the parking lot at the JCC
Photo: Vogt-Moykopf
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Jewish Ottawa South (Chabad)

Riverside South Congregation


Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal :  K1V 1W6          Map

Contact:
info@jewishottawasouth.com

Telephone: no contact by phone
 

Web Site: http://www.jewishottawasouth.com/index.html
Contact: http://www.jewishottawasouth.com/contact_us.html

No Mikveh

 

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Kollel of Ottawa -

Centre for Jewish Education 

 

Hachnasat-Sefer Torah 5769

The Dedication of a new Torah Scroll on June 1, 2009. The Sefer Torah was completed in the JCC and then walked to the Kollel.

 
Kollel of Ottawa

Davening Times

1762 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2A 2H7 Map

Roshei Kollel: Yonah A. Burr
and Binyomin Holland

kollelottawa@bellnet.ca

Telephone: (613) 729-4368

Web Site: http://www.kollelottawa.org
E-mail: kollelottawa@bellnet.ca

Mikveh: yes (in the Jewish Community Center next door)

 
  Weekdays:
 
Shacharis
Sundays
7:15 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Mincha 2:45 p.m.
Ma'ariv 9:45 p.m.

 

 


Main entrance on Carling
Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Ohev Yisroel (Orthodox)

Congregation Ohev Yisroel

516 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1N 8G3 Map

Contact: Dr. Heshel Teitelbaum
heshel@science.uottawa.ca

Telephone: (613) 321-6200 or (613) 565-6194

Web Site: http://ohevyisroel.blogspot.com/
E-mail: ohevyisroel@gmail.com

No Mikveh


Entrance on Rideau Street
Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Ottawa Chevra Kadisha

Ottawa Chevra Kadisha

1771 Cuba Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1G 1L7 Map

Telephone:(613) 526-9192
Fax: (613) 728-5701

 

 

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Ottawa Reconstructionist Havura (ORH)

Ottawa Reconstructionist Havura

Suite 136, 99 Fifth Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1S 5P5 Map

Contact: Sheryl Luxenburg, Chair

Telephone: (613) 239-4988

Web Site: http://www.orh.ca/index.htm
E-mail: info@orh.ca

No. of Members :    families
No Mikveh

 

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Ottawa Torah Center Chabad (Orthodox)

Congregation Ottawa Center Chabad

3023 Cedarview Road
Nepean, ON
Zip/Postal : K2J 4A8 Map

Rabbi: Menachem Blum
mendelbl@aol.com

Telephone: (613) 823-0866
Fax: (613) 823-7540 

Web Site:http://www.ottawatorahcenter.com/
E-mail: mendelbl@aol.com

No Mikveh

 

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Russian Jewish Chabad House

Chabad of Kanata Congregation

15 Hansen Ave
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2K 2L9  Map

Rabbi: Michoel Gershzon

Telephone: (613) 668-2770

Web Site: http://lubavitch.com/centers/result.html?mid=3555

 

No. of Members :
No Mikveh

 

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Temple Israel (Reform)

Temple Israel (Reform)

1301 Prince Of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2C 1N2 Map

Rabbi: Steven H. Garten
rabbi@templeisraelottawa.ca

Telephone:(613) 224-1802
Fax: (613) 224-0707

Web Site: http://www.templeisraelottawa.ca/
E-mail: execdir@templeisraelottawa.ca

No. of Members :   365 families
No Mikveh

 

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Young Israel Of Ottawa (Orthodox)

Young Israel Of Ottawa

627 Kirkwood Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1Z 5X5 Map

Rabbi Ari Galandauer:
Shevat 5768 (Jan. 08): Former Rabbi Mordechai Berger left Ottawa after 31 years of serving the Jewish community to Melbourne, Australia. He accepted the job as a school principal. Rabbi Simcha Zev Baum from the Kollel of Ottawa became the Interim successor to R. Berger until the shul elected its new Rabbi.
read the story!

New President: Alan Williams
(replacing Morris Kimmel)

Telephone:(613) 722-8394

Web Site: http://www.ottmall.com/yi/ or
http://www.youngisrael.ottawa.on.ca/

E-mail: yngisr@youngisrael.ottawa.on.ca

Mikveh: yes


Main entrance on Kirkwood
Photo: Vogt-Moykopf

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Eruv Hotline

E r u v Hotline

2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1H 6S2 Map

Telephone:(613) 521-3773
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Schools

Akiva Evening High

31 Nadolny Sachs Private Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2A 1R9 Map


Telephone:(613) 722-8827
Fax: (613) 792-3500
Email: ottawaakivahigh@yahoo.ca

Web Site: none

Hillel Academy

31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON (JCC)
Zip/Postal : K2A 1R9 Map


Telephone:(613) 722-0020
Fax: (613) 722-7346
Email: yrhs@yrhs.ca

Web Site: www.hillelacademy.ca

Maimonides School (Cheder Rambam) Orthodox (Lubavitch affiliated)

Lower Level
31 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON (JCC)  Map

Mailing Address:
308-1411A Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal :  K1Z 1A7 Map


Telephone:(613) 820-9484
Fax: (613) 820-0029

Web Site: http://www.rambam.ca/

Ottawa Modern Jewish School (OMJS)

31 Nadolny Sachs Private Ave.
Ottawa, ON (JCC)
Zip/Postal : K2A 1R9 Map


Telephone:(613) 722-6657
Fax: (613) 722-7346
Email: mlerson@rogers.com

Web Site: http://www.omjs.ca

Ottawa Talmud Torah Afternoon School

31 Nadolny Sachs Private Ave.
Ottawa, ON (JCC)
Zip/Postal : K2A 1R9 Map


Telephone:(613) 722-8827
Fax: (613) 792-3500
Email: ottas@magma.ca

Web Site: http://www.ottas.ca

Ottawa Torah Institute High School for Boys Orthodox

151 Chapel St.
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1N 7J2 Map


Telephone:(613) 244-9119

Web Site: http://www.ottawatorah.org/oti.html

Star of David Hebrew School  

2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1H 6S2 Map


Telephone:(613) 733-6168
Email: itchheb@aol.com

Web Site: http://www.starofdavidhebrewschool.com/index.html

Yitzhak Rabin Highschool

31 Nadolny Sachs Private Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario (JCC)
K2A 1R9
Zip/Postal : K2G 1W2 Map


Telephone:(613) 727-0420
Fax: (613) 727-0460
Email: yrhs@yrhs.ca

Web Site: www.yrhs.ca

Machon Sarah High School for girls Orthodox

1400 Coldrey Ave.
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K1Z 7P9 Map


Telephone:(613) 729-4172

Web Site: http://www.ottawatorah.org/mshs.html

Temple Israel Religious School
 

1301 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2C 1N2 Map


Telephone:(613) 224-3133
Fax: (613) 224-0707
Email: school@templeisraelottawa.ca

Web Site: http://www.templeisraelottawa.ca/education/school.html

Torah Academy of Ottawa Orthodox

1119 Lazard St.
Ottawa, ON
Zip/Postal : K2C 2R5 Map



Telephone:(613) 274-0110
Fax: (613) 274-0025
Email: office@torahacademy.ca

Web Site: http://www.vogt-moykopf.com/torahacademy/index.html

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Certified Kosher Places

by Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut, Jewish Community Council/ Vaad Ha’ir, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1R9. (613) 782-3836; Fax: (613) 728-6550; Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum, Director of Kashrut.

E-mail:rabbi@ovhkosher.org
Web Site: www.ovhkosher.org
 

 

Look for this Hechsher!

A member of the Association for Kashrut Organizations (AKO)

As of this date the following organizations hold licence with the Ottawa Vaad HaKashrut.  Names in the middle denote contact.  A * next to the company name denotes that organization is located  at or in proximity of the Jewish Community Campus of Ottawa.


Kosher Caterers:

  • Creative Kosher Catering by David Smith 788-2713 David Smith
  • United Kosher Catering  722-9983 Yudi Chein, Phil Bronsther

Please look for table cards assuring that the function you are eating at is
under supervision.


Kosher Hotels:

  • Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa 241-7700 Kathryn Davis

Please look for table cards assuring that the function is catered Kosher.


Kosher Bakeries:

  • Rideau Bakery-Bank Street 737-3356 Louis Kardish
  • Rideau Bakery-Rideau Street 789-1019 David Kardish

Please look for our licence certificate to assure that these firms retain
our supervision.


Kosher Restaurants:

  • Rideau Bakery Breakfast Bar 789-1019
  • *Sobcov Cafe 728-3900 Yudi Chein

Please look for our licence certificate to assure that these firms retain
our supervision.


Kosher Butcher Shop and Grocery Store :

  • Loblaws College Square 723-3200 ext. 7
  • Montreal Kosher


Community Organizations under OVH supervision:

  • *Soloway JCC 798-9818
  • *Early Beginnings Multicultural Day Care 722-5157
  • *Hillel Lodge 728-3900

Commercial Accounts:

  • Berg en Dal Honey Ent. 459-2794                             Tijs Bellaar-Spruyt
  • C & J Houkayem Honey Bars Inc. 834-8064             Claude Houkayem
  • Camp B'Nai Brith 228-8495                                      Morley Mason
  • Camp Ramah 416-789-3970                                     Dennis Maister
  • Classic Party Rentals 514-270-1133                          Thomas Grosz 
  • Fleish Meat Processors Inc. 416-991-0203                Mani Diena
  • Kafia Coffee International Limited 728-1337              George Rizk
  • Lazar Yitzchok, Lazar Gourmet 416-636-7730           Sylvia Bielak
  • Menchman Foods 321-1113                                       Michael Wright
  • Ottawa Bagel Shop 722-8753                                    Vincent Piazza
  • Ottawa Valley Grain Products, Inc., 613-432-3614     Ron Wilson 
  • Ottawa Pita 745-0992                                                Fadi Mohtar
  • Rush Creek Winery 519-773-5432                             Kim Flintoft 

All commercial account products must bear a OVH logo on packaging in order to be considered Kosher.

 
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Mikvah Information

There are 2 Mikva'oth in Ottawa. The older one is Chabad affiliated and located next to the Young Israel of Ottawa Congregation on its left side (call 613-722-8394 to leave a message). The other one belongs to the Vaad Ha'Ir and is located in the Jewish Community Centre -JCC- (call 613-798-9818, extension 287, to leave a message on the answering machine). The Mikwah in the Jewish Community Centre is located at 21 Nadolny Sachs Private in the back of the building (see map). For more information: The Mikvah in the Young Israel used to be open for both, women and men. For the time being it can be only used by men. Consequently the JCC-Mikvah is the only fully operational Mikvah in town. It opens its door for men solely on Erev Rosh Hashana and on Erev Yom Kippur. Both mikvaoth are equipped with everything needed in preparation for immersion, including towels. If you have questions, ask your Rabbi for further information.
         
The Mikvah Yisroel on Kirkwood Avenue next to the Young Israel.   Inside the Mikvah. Entrance of the Naomi Bulka Community Mikvah. Inside the Mikvah  
Photos: Vogt-Moykopf
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Candle Lighting Times - Ottawa

Tishrei 5769 (Sept. 2008 - Sept. 2009)

* indicates Yom Tov (Light candels after this time)

Sep. 29 6:26* Jan. 16 4:25 May 22 8:12      
Sep. 30 7:28* Jan. 23 4:34 May 28 8:18*      
Oct. 3 6:19 Jan. 30 4:44 May 29 8:19*
Oct. 8 6:09* Feb. 6 4:54 June 5 8:25
Oct. 10 6:06 Feb. 13 5:05 June 12 8:30
Oct. 13 6:00* Feb. 20 5:15 June 19 8:33
Oct. 14 7:03* Feb. 27 5:25 June 26 8:34
Oct. 17 5:53 Mar. 6 5:34 July 3 8:34
Oct. 20 5:48* Mar. 13 6:44 July 10 8:31
Oct. 21 6:51* Mar. 20 6:53 July 17 8:27      
Oct. 24 5:42 Mar. 27 7:02 July 24 8:20
Oct. 31 5:31 Apr. 3 7:11 July 31 8:12
Nov. 7 4:21 Apr. 8 7:17* Aug. 7 8:03      
Nov. 14 4:13 Apr. 9 8:24* Aug. 14 7:53      
Nov. 21 4:07 Apr. 10 7:20 Aug. 21 7:41      
Nov. 28 4:02 Apr. 14 7:25* Aug. 28 7:29
Dec. 5 3:59 Apr. 15 8:31* Sep. 4 7:16
Dec. 12 3:59 Apr. 17 7:29 Sep. 11 7:03
Dec. 19 4:01 Apr. 24 7:38 Sep. 18 6:50*
Dec. 26 4:04 May 1 7:47 Sep. 19 7:52*
Jan. 2 4:10 May 8 7:55  
Jan. 9 4:17 May 15 8:04  

Candle lighting times prepared by JET (Jewish Education through Torah)

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The Ezrat-Torah-Luach

LUACH

 Further sources for Jewish Calendar Tools: hebcal.com

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Jewish Holidays

Year 5769 / 2008-2009

Yom Tov/Holiday

Hebrew Date

English Date

Rosh Hashana (2 days)
Melacha* is prohibited

Tishrei 1-2, 5769

September 29, 2008 -
October 1, 2008

Fast of Gedalia
Melacha* is permitted

Tishrei 3, 5769

October 2, 2008

Yom Kippur
Melacha* is prohibited

Tishrei 10, 5769

October 9, 2008

Succos (6 days)
Melacha* is prohibited
on the first 2 days

Tishrei 15-20, 5769

October 14, 2008 -
October 20, 2008

Hoshana Rabba
Melacha* is permitted

Tishrei 21, 5769

October 20, 2008

Shemini Atzeres
Melacha* is prohibited

Tishrei 22, 5769

October 21, 2008

Simchas Torah
Melacha* is prohibited

Tishrei 23, 5769

October 22, 2008

Chanuka (8 days)
Melacha* is permitted

Kislev 25 - Teves 2, 5769

December 22, 2008 -
December 29, 2008

Fast of 10th of Teves
Melacha* is permitted

Teves 10, 5769

January 6, 2009

Tu B'Shvat
Melacha* is permitted

Shvat 15, 5769

February 9, 2009

Fast of Esther
Melacha* is permitted

Adar II 13, 5769

March 9, 2009

Purim
Melacha* is permitted

Adar II 14, 5769

March 10, 2009

Passover (8 days)
Melacha* is prohibited
on first and last 2 days

Nissan 15-22, 5769

April 9 - 16, 2009

Holocaust Day
Melacha* is permitted

Nissan 27, 5769

April, 21, 2009

Israel Independence Day
Melacha* is permitted

Iyar 5, 5769

May 8, 2009

Lag B'Omer
Melacha* is permitted

Iyar 18, 5769

May 12 , 2009

Yom Yerushalayim
Melacha* is permitted

Iyar 28, 5769

May 22, 2009

Shavuos (2 days)
Melacha* is prohibited

Sivan 6-7, 5769

May 29-30, 2009

Fast of 17th of Tamuz
Melacha* is permitted

Tamuz 17, 5769

July 9, 2009

Fast of Tisha B'Av
Melacha* is permitted

Av 9, 5769

July 30, 2009

* Melacha - (lit: constructive work) activities prohibited by Torah Law on the Sabbath and Holidays.

  The Links are leading to the Webpages of torah.org which provided the basic model for this calendar.

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