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Jewish Youth Library
192 Switzer Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7H9


$100/entire course or $18/class
plus $20/student book  

Early bird: Register by Thursday, Nov 1st, 2018 and get the student book free.




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 Instructor: Devora Caytak



Larger Than Life

Weaving G‑d into the Details




 Hide & Peek

The Right To Privacy 

The Scandal swirling around Facebook & Cambridge Analytica has begun to usher in a new era for this once-ignored community of privacy re-searchers and developers. After years of largely disregarding their warnings about exactly what companies like Facebook were doing- that is, collecting enormous amounts of information on its users and making it available to third parties with little to no oversight- the general public suddenly seemed to care about what they were saying.

 Wednesday November 07, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Thursday November 08, 2018 at 9:00am



Carried Away

The Consumed Consumer 

In today's society, it is natural to be concerned about the rights of a consumer and less in vogue to worry about the interests of the vendor. In reality, However good or evil is done by all of us. Because so much of society focuses on consumer rights, too often, customers are absorbed in a sense of entitlement.

Do bargain hunting, taking advantage of vendor's liberal return policies, window shopping, and such constitute ethical shopping behaviors compatible with the Jewish value system? 


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:00am





The Pledge Fund

A Charitable Foundation  

 All men are not created equal- monetarily, that is. One of the ways we narrow the divide is through charity, a quintessential Jewish value. It is well established that Jews give to charitable causes in disproportionately high numbers in comparison to the general population. The uniqueness of Judaism lies not only in its emphasis on the deed of charity, But also in its fascinating perspective on philanthropy: charity is as much for the benefit of the benefactor as it is for the recipient. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:00am




With All Due Respect

Honoring Your Parents 

 Our parents provide us with life as well as a model for human relations. Thus, the Torah demands that we shower our parents with honor and respect. Living in the 'sandwich generation', which brings a host of its own issues to the fore, forces us to probe the parameters of our moral parental obligation. The Torah perspective on the why of honoring parents will provide much-needed clarity on how to get about doing so. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00am




Whistle While You Work

The Balancing Fact 

 Is wealth to be sought, or is a life of austerity and "happiness with one's lot" the Jewish ideal? G‑d could have showered us with wealth and made work superfluouos, but He specifically chose to make it a necessity, But how do we particularly as women- balance work with family, religion and other important areas of life? what is the spiritual perspective on work and wealth, and why is it such a central focus of our lives?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00 am




Cause & Effect

A Soul-ar Panel on Social Activism 

 In recent decades, many social causes have gained widespread popularity. Among them are a strong commitment to individual and  emplyoee rights, a just but compassionate criminal justice system, and a mandate to actively aid the disadvantaged. Is the Jewish version of tikun olam different from secular social activism? What are our responsibilities as Jews vis-a-vis another's welfare and dignity? How do i prioritize between important causes? 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:00 am




On Higher Ground

With Liberty and Justice for All 

 Our responsibilities don't end with our responsibilities to our fellow Jews and human beings. Other Torah Values include animal welfare, concern for conservation of wildlife, natural resources, and habitats, and the environment. what is our nation's spiritual mission vis-a-vis society? In addition to our social accountability, we are also charged to be "a light unto the nations."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:00 am


Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa        

192 Switzer Ave.

Ottawa, ON K1Z 7H9