Israeli Programs

Israel Programs

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.

Israeli House – Bayit Israeli

Israeli House was founded by the Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program in conjunction with the Embassy of Israel to provide Israelis and all Hebrew speaking members of the community a social and cultural outlet whereby participants can sing Hebrew songs, watch Hebrew films, listen to Hebrew guest speakers and celebrate Jewish holidays in a Hebrew environment.

Israeli House is a great place to meet other Israelis and chat in Hebrew. Our holiday celebrations have Israeli music and flavour. We have all the information about Israeli performers coming to Ottawa and Montreal. Join us and the 265 Ottawa families already involved in Israeli House.

Information about events and a schedule of the Israeli House meetings and celebrations are sent out via e-mail to all members. Membership is free.

To join Israeli House email distribution please contact Ella Dagan at

Upcoming Programs

Israeli House Purim Party

Come in costume and celebrate Purim masquerade with the Israelis.

Professional DJ, dancing, schmoozing, Babi’s hamentashen, l’haim, refreshments, games and awesome prizes

Saturday, March 23
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
$18 in advance • $23 at the door

Age 19+

Yom Ha Zikaron

Commemoration for the fallen soldiers and victims of terror – Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm

Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Celebrating 71 years of Israel Independence – Thursday, May 9

Beit Ha’am Journey

May 23 – 26

Annual Israeli Film Festival

June 2019


Shabbat Shalom kids drop-in with Mora Mali, Ganon and Family Life Centre

Friday mornings, for further info contact Ella Dagan at

Shira b’tzibur – Hebrew sing along meet ups at SJCC

Join us for an old Israeli tradition; a community erev shira b’tzibur, group sing along, featuring both traditional and Modern Hebrew songs.

Dates TBA Contact Ella Dagan at for details

Vered Hebrew Books Library

Contact Ella Dagan at to arrange book pick-ups/donations.

Winter time Hebrew Playgroup

Stay warm and bring your little ones to speak Hebrew with other Israelis.

Dates TBA.


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