Events @ Temple

Purim Celebration

March 9 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Following 7:00 pm Megillah Reading (approx. 8:00 pm)

Cost: (pay at the door)
$5 per person (Temple member)
$10 per person (non member)

Scotch Whiskey Tasting

Purim is a time for rejoicing. A playful holiday, which is usually focussed on our children. But sometimes adults deserve our own celebrations.

In conjunction with Temple’s traditional Purim Party, we are holding our second annual Scotch Whiskey Tasting.

Those interested in this curated tasting, led by Temple member, Rick Garber, will sample an assortment of whiskeys, exploring the variety of flavours and styles from across Scotland: the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside, Islay and more!

Dress up in your Purim best / wear your kilt (yes, kosher Jewish kilts are marketed in Scotland), and enjoy imbibing. Light snacks will accompany the beverages.

Age 19 and over please and consider a designated driver as we will be consuming between 2 and 3 ounces of alcohol.

Please RSVP to the office by phone 613-224-1802 or email to reception@templeisraelottawa.com before March 1 to give us an idea how many we should expect.

Purim - Aladdin

Past Events

The Knitting Pilgrim

The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring actor and knitter Kirk Dunn, is a multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge hand-knitted panels that look like stained glass windows, to explore the connection amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

The panels, which look like tapestries, took Kirk 15 years to knit, and are part of his hope to create conversation around the rise of populism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and fear of the ‘other.’ The show speaks to our need to practice empathy (especially interfaith empathy) and to enter into complex conversations, that aren’t black and white, about why people struggle to get along in the world today.

A Critic’s Pick at the Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton Fringes, one of Top Ten Shows to See in May 2019 by NOW Magazine, 5 out of 5 Stars from Mooney on Theatre, and 6 out of 5 stars from CFMU radio, the show was presented by Temple Israel and All Saints’ Anglican Church, Westboro at Temple Israel, on Dec 2.

The Knitting Pilgrim featuring Kirk Dunn
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The Knitting Pilgrim featuring Kirk Dunn
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