Photo spread: Chanukah 5775 around Ottawa

There were many Chanukah celebrations around Ottawa and we offer a selection of photos from some of them. Click on photos to see full resolution.

Bayshore Shopping Centre: A 9-foot menorah was lit and Chanukah refreshments served at Bayshore Shopping Centre, December 17, at an event organized by Ottawa Torah Centre.

Bayshore Shopping Centre: A 9-foot menorah was lit and Chanukah refreshments served at Bayshore Shopping Centre, December 17, at an event organized by Ottawa Torah Centre.

Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad: Rabbi Menachem M. Blum prepares to light candles for a menorah that had not been used for 75 years, December 16, at Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad. Susan Bloomfield (right) inherited the menorah from her great-uncle who received it as a gift for hiding a Jewish family in his attic in The Netherlands during the Holocaust.

Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad: Rabbi Menachem M. Blum prepares to light candles for a menorah that had not been used for 75 years, December 16, at Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad. Susan Bloomfield (right) inherited the menorah from her great-uncle who received it as a gift for hiding a Jewish family in his attic in The Netherlands during the Holocaust.

Merivale High School: Leiza Smith and NCSY Jewish Culture Club facilitator Gaby Scarowsky light candles at the Merivale High School Jewish Culture Club Chanukah Party, December 17.

Merivale High School: Leiza Smith and NCSY Jewish Culture Club facilitator Gaby Scarowsky light candles at the Merivale High School Jewish Culture Club Chanukah Party, December 17.

JET: JET/Sarah’s Tent volunteers pack Chanukah food hampers for Jewish families in need,

JET: JET/Sarah’s Tent volunteers pack Chanukah food hampers for Jewish families in need,

Chabad of Kanata: Rabbi Michoel Gershzon of Chabad of Kanata officiates at a public menorah lighting, December 21, at the Mlacak Community Centre in Kanata.

Chabad of Kanata: Rabbi Michoel Gershzon of Chabad of Kanata officiates at a public menorah lighting, December 21, at the Mlacak Community Centre in Kanata.

Parliament Hill: A pre-Chanukah celebration on Parliament Hill, December 2, was hosted by the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. (From left) MP Irwin Cotler, Richard Marceau, Kenney, Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, Shneur Bielak, MP Bob Dechert.

Parliament Hill: A pre-Chanukah celebration on Parliament Hill, December 2, was hosted by the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.
(From left) MP Irwin Cotler, Richard Marceau, Kenney, Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, Shneur Bielak, MP Bob Dechert.

Chabad of Centrepointe: Irene and Danny Brodt enjoy doughnuts at the Chabad of Centrepointe Chanukah Party, December 20, at Ben Franklin Place.

Chabad of Centrepointe: Irene and Danny Brodt enjoy doughnuts at the Chabad of Centrepointe Chanukah Party, December 20, at Ben Franklin Place.

Torah Academy: More than 130 people – students, teachers, parents, grandparents and friends – enjoy the annual Chanukah Luncheon, December 23, at Torah Academy.

Torah Academy: More than 130 people – students, teachers, parents, grandparents and friends – enjoy the annual Chanukah Luncheon, December 23, at Torah Academy.

Emerging Generation: Carli Fink and Ben Menka are among the many enjoying the Emerging Generation Chanukah Party, December 16, at @thespace.

Emerging Generation: Carli Fink and Ben Menka are among the many enjoying the Emerging Generation Chanukah Party, December 16, at @thespace.

Adath Shalom: Morris Schnitzer relates the miracles he experienced during the Shoah at Adath Shalom’s Music and Miracles Chanukah program, December 21, at OJCS.

Adath Shalom: Morris Schnitzer relates the miracles he experienced during the Shoah at Adath Shalom’s Music and Miracles Chanukah program, December 21, at OJCS.

Hillel Lodge and OJCS: Ottawa Jewish Community School students performed Chanukah songs for the residents of Hillel Lodge, December 18. Lodge resident David Silverman and Cantor Daniel Benlolo light the menorah as some of the students look on. (Photo: Issie Scarowsky)

Hillel Lodge and OJCS: Ottawa Jewish Community School students performed Chanukah songs for the residents of Hillel Lodge, December 18. Lodge resident David Silverman and Cantor Daniel Benlolo light the menorah as some of the students look on. (Photo: Issie Scarowsky)

Chabad Hebrew School: Chabad Hebrew School students and their families enjoy the Mad Science Fire & Ice Chanukah show, December 21, at Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad.

Chabad Hebrew School: Chabad Hebrew School students and their families enjoy the Mad Science Fire & Ice Chanukah show, December 21, at Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad.

Or Haneshamah: Sarah Waisvisz reads to some of the kids at the OrH Chanukah Party, December 19, at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa building.

Or Haneshamah: Sarah Waisvisz reads to some of the kids at the OrH Chanukah Party, December 19, at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa building.

Agudath Israel and PJ Library: Cantor Jeremy Burko (left) and Rabbi Barry Schlesinger lead Chanukah songs at the menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration, December 18, presented by Agudath Israel Congregation and PJ Library in the kosher department at Loblaws College Square.

Agudath Israel and PJ Library: Cantor Jeremy Burko (left) and Rabbi Barry Schlesinger lead Chanukah songs at the menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration, December 18, presented by Agudath Israel Congregation and PJ Library in the kosher department at Loblaws College Square.

Tamir: Cantor Daniel Benlolo assists participants in lighting the Chanukah candles at the Tamir Chanukah Party, December 17, at Beth Shalom. (Photo: Howard Sandler)

Tamir: Cantor Daniel Benlolo assists participants in lighting the Chanukah candles at the Tamir Chanukah Party, December 17, at Beth Shalom. (Photo: Howard Sandler)

Embassy of Israel: Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak hosted a Chanukah reception, December 22, at his residence. Foreign Minister John Baird lights the candles as the ambassador and Catherine Gosselin, deputy director, Trade and Negotiations Division, of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, look on. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Embassy of Israel: Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak hosted a Chanukah reception, December 22, at his residence. Foreign Minister John Baird lights the candles as the ambassador and Catherine Gosselin, deputy director, Trade and Negotiations Division, of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, look on. (Photo: Ulle Baum)

Sephardi Association: Children light the candles as Clemy Srour and Cantor Daniel Benlolo look on at the Sephardi Association of Ottawa Chanukah Party, December 20, at Shikun Oz. (Photo: Howard Sandler)

Sephardi Association: Children light the candles as Clemy Srour and Cantor Daniel Benlolo look on at the Sephardi Association of Ottawa Chanukah Party, December 20, at Shikun Oz. (Photo: Howard Sandler)

Ottawa City Hall: (From left) Rabbi Dovid Hayes, Mayor Jim Watson, Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka and Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky prepare to light the giant menorah outside Ottawa City Hall, December 16, at a menorah lighting organized by the Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa.

Ottawa City Hall: (From left) Rabbi Dovid Hayes, Mayor Jim Watson, Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka and Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky prepare to light the giant menorah outside Ottawa City Hall, December 16, at a menorah lighting organized by the Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa.

Chanukah music on Parliament Hill: Dominion Carillonneur Andrea McCrady (seated) performed a noontime program of Chanukah music, December 18, on the Peace Tower carillon. She was joined in her studio by (from left) John Rutherford; Embassy of Israel Deputy Head of Mission Shlomit Sufa; former Ottawa mayor Jackie Holzman; Cantor Daniel Benlolo; and Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak.

Chanukah music on Parliament Hill: Dominion Carillonneur Andrea McCrady (seated) performed a noontime program of Chanukah music, December 18, on the Peace Tower carillon. She was joined in her studio by (from left) John Rutherford; Embassy of Israel Deputy Head of Mission Shlomit Sufa; former Ottawa mayor Jackie Holzman; Cantor Daniel Benlolo; and Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak.

JET: Participants in the Sarah’s Tent program, a division of JET, enjoy their Chanukah party, December 17, at the home of Rabbi Yisroel and Rochel Goldbaum.

JET: Participants in the Sarah’s Tent program, a division of JET, enjoy their Chanukah party, December 17, at the home of Rabbi Yisroel and Rochel Goldbaum.

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