The gymnasium will be unavailable as of Tuesday, May 23 for approximately one week while we redo the gym floor.

Israeli Programs

Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Program

The Vered families have established a special program to foster Israeli culture in Ottawa. The Vered Israel Cultural & Educational program presents concerts, lectures, and exhibitions in association with the Embassy of Israel, as well as other organizations.

Contact: Ella Dagan 613-798-9818 x243

Upcoming Programs


New program in Ottawa: A great leadership and social skills building opportunity for Hebrew-speaking children up to age 11. Pilot program begins on April 30.
Please note, prior knowledge of Hebrew language is required.

Yossi Gavni Canadian Tour

May 7 at 7:30pm
Soloway JCC, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Purchase tickets here

Yom Hazikaron

Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7:00pm

Commemorate Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror with a special film including messages from Ottawa’s Jewish community leaders and Israeli Embassy officials.

Yom Ha’Aztmaut Flag Raising Ceremony

2:30 pm at City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W

You are invited to attend this special flag-raising ceremony to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at City Hall on April 26 at 2:30 pm, hosted by the Embassy of Israel and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa in honour of Israel’s 75th anniversary

Join community members, political leaders and students in the courtyard behind City Hall.

Yom Ha’atzmaut

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Celebrating Israel at 75


Family Entertainment

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Lower level/Gymnasium

Bouncy castle, obstacle course, balloon artist and a Circus Workshop let by professional performers. Get silly in the BlueMonkey photobooth, get your face painted, be creative at the craft station and enjoy a book in the PJ library Storytime Zone.

The Future of Israel and Its Defenders – Film Screening (55 min.)

6:00 pm – Social Hall A

The Future of Israel and its Defenders is a new optimistic documentary that celebrates Zionism and turns conventional wisdom about Israel on its head.  As Israel reaches its 75th anniversary, the film challenges the hostile narrative by showcasing an Israel that is maturing and feeling stronger than ever (despite current challenges), particularly following the signing of the Abraham Accords. This is a film that will lift your spirit about Israel’s future and inspire and empower you to renew your commitment to the Jewish State.

In Partnership with Soloway JCC, The Vered Israel Cultural & Educational Centre and The Abraham Global Peace Initiative

Israeli Fare by Village Café

Enjoy a delicious menu of Israeli food

Combo One $6 – 1 slice of pizza, fries, drink

Combo Two $17 – Falafel Plate: falafel balls, pita, hummus, Israeli salad, pickle coins, coleslaw, harissa, drink

Combo Three $5 – Vegetables & Hummus

Combo Four $15 – Tunisian Sandwich, drink

Combo Five $3 – Dessert: choice of sugar cookie or cupcake

Debit and Credit only. No cash

Israeli Folk Dance Workshop, DJ

7:15 pm — Social Hall B & C

Get up and dance! Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with some authentic Israeli dance moves.

Plus, meet the people behind some important community agencies: Rise Up Ottawa, PJ Library, Jewish National Fund and the Ottawa Police Outreach & Diversity Unit.

Wave your Israeli flag have a picture taken with Ms. Israel!


Vered Hebrew Books Library

Contact Ella to arrange book pick-ups/donations