Two Exciting Programs with Speaker Ben M. Freedman

08 Feb @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Two Exciting Programs with Speaker Ben M. Freedman at Temple Israel – Wed. Feb 8th

Ben FreedmanA Jewish leader, a Jewish thinker, and a Jewish educator, Ben M. Freeman is the author of Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride. He is an internationally renowned gay Jewish author, and educator focusing on Jewish identity and historical and contemporary Jew-hatred. A Holocaust scholar for over fifteen years, Ben came to prominence during the Corbyn Labour Jew-hate crisis and quickly became one of his generation’s leading Jewish thinkers and voices against anti-Jewish racism.

6:00 – Pizza Gathering With Youth and Parents: Our teens are at the forefront today in their schools combatting both anti Semitism and anti Zionist sentiments. Let’s have a conversation about proudly affirming our Judaism at large and serving as an advocate for Progressive Zionism. Both High school students and their parents are invited to this inclusive conversation of identity and the soul.

7:30 – Jewish Queer and Allies Wine and Cheese: Are we Queer Jews or Jewish Queers? How do our various identities mesh in sometimes fabulous sometimes conflicting ways? How do we navigate Queer spaces as Progressive Zionists? Let’s explore together with Ben and let’s get to know one another as Ottawa Queer Jews. All welcome to this inclusive and safe space.

We’re thrilled to partner alongside the Jewish Federation of Ottawa for these programs.


6pm Youth

7:30 pm