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Israeli 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.

Taru Time Israeli Music and TV Series

Wednesdays 1:00 PM EST | 10:00 AM PST

Israeli Music Series:

  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 8
  • January 5
  • February 16

Register here


Israeli TV Series:

  • October 13
  • November 2
  • December 15
  • January 19

Register here




Chanukah Gift Fair

Sunday, November 14

Get everything you need for Chanukah all in one place.

For vendor opportunities, email


Israeli Embassy Officials Lecture Series

with Col. Amiram Jakira, Defence Attache and Eli Lipshitz, Head of Public Diplomacy

October – December

  • From soldier to CEO; How military experiences in Israel shape career paths and the high-tech scene amongst Israeli young adults.
  • Inside Israel’s military intelligence
  • Israel and the Arab World; What has changed one year into the ‘Abraham Accords’

More information coming soon!


Israeli Slang Session with Ella

Thursday, October 14, 10:30 am

Join us for a little culture trip.

An eclectic mix of influences from Yiddish to Arabic can be found in modern Hebrew communication, especially in its slang. Learning slang is a great way to fit in with locals and develop a rapport: for anyone moving to Israel, or for those simply curious about colloquial Hebrew.


Meet-Up for Hebrew Speaking Youth (ages 12-14)

  • Sunday, September 12: Ages 12 – 14
  • Sunday September 26: Ages 15 – 17

Make new friends and enjoy delicious BBQ.

Spots are limited.

For more information and to register please email Julia at


Vered Hebrew Books Library

Contact Ella to arrange book pick-ups/donations