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Israeli Programs

Israel Programs
What’s this? If you see this icon it means that this is a virtual course and the department manager will provide further information closer to the start of the course.

Contact: Ella Dagan
613-798-9818 x243

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.

Vered Hebrew Books Library

Contact Ella to arrange book pick-ups/donations

Winter Israeli Film Series Virtual Edition

In partnership with Embassy of Israel in Canada, Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, SJCC and CICF

Abulele Opening Film, Thursday, January 21 – Sunday, January 24
Israeli Family Film (2015, Adventure, Animation, Family)

Adam, a ten year-old, meets Abulele, a huge, friendly, invisible ancient monster. Soon the two become best friends. But when a government Special Forces unit arrives to capture Abulele, Adam will have to put his own past behind him in order to save his friend, learning along the way that when you really love someone, you’re never really alone.

Watch the film — FREE — through a special Ottawa Israeli Film Series link.

How to Watch

When the link is available Thursday, January 21:

  • Click the link
  • Log in or sign up to Vimeo
  • Click “continue”, and then “Watch Now”
  • Enjoy the film! 72 hour streaming period. Watch on TV, mobile or tablet

More films coming soon!

Tu B’Shvat Celebration with Israeli Dance Troupe Mayumana

In partnership with Department for Diaspora Affairs of The World Zionist Organization 

Join us for an Israeli Tu B’Shvat celebration with the famous dance troupe, Mayumana.

Friday, January 28 at 1pm
RSVP here.

The Seder will be conducted in Hebrew.

Tu B’Shvat Family Fun!

In partnerships with Vered Israel, SJCC, JNF Canada
Thursday, January 28, 5:00 pm

Tu B’Shvat is also known as Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot, (literally ‘New Year of the Trees’). In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. Join Israeli JNF Education Shlicha, Yifat Bear Miller for some Tu B’Shvah Family Fun.

Email Ella, for the Zoom invitation.

Virtual Meet-Up for Parents of Young Children

Tuesday, January 26, 10:30 am

Join the discussion with other young families who are managing the same challenges as you.

Email Ella for the Zoom invitation