Canada’s Rally for the Jewish People
This rally is an opportunity to unite in our nation’s capital for Israel, the hostages, and the Jewish people. As hateful incidents continue across the country and our safety is threatened, we need to come together—now more than ever—to show our government that antisemitism has no place in Canada.
Monday, December 4, 1:30 pm, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Getting to Ottawa
Members can meet Temple President Phyllis Segal Denaburg at Little Victories Coffee Roasters at 44 Elgin St. at 12:45 pm. It is a roughly 5-minute walk from there to Parliament Hill. Our Muster Point on Parliament Hill is the War Memorial. We will be meeting there at 1:00 pm. Once on Parliament Hill, please look for the Holy Blossom banner and meet up with the group that came on the bus!
Drive: Take the 401 East for approximately four hours before taking Highway 416 right into the city. There are several parking garages near the rally. For a detailed list, click here.
Fly: Flights leave from Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport, a 20-minute car ride to Parliament Hill.
Train: VIA Rail Canada leaves Union Station downtown and takes you to Ottawa Train Station, a 10-minute car ride to Parliament Hill.
Signs prepared by Holy Blossom Temple are available for pick-up at Holy Blossom Temple at the front desk. We have a limited number, so only one per person. You can pick them up before Monday at the front desk or make your own!
Travelling with the Holy Blossom Temple UJA Bus
Bus registration is now closed
The UJA Bus DOES NOT LEAVE FROM HOLY BLOSSOM TEMPLE!
Time of bus pick-up: 7:00 am sharp on December 4th
Location of bus pick-up: Promenade Mall in Thornhill
Parking at the Promenade: There will be a designated area in the parking lot at the mall to leave your car, with plenty of free spots available
Time of bus drop-off: Between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, depending on traffic, at the same location as pick-up
Meals are not provided. Please bring your own ‘brown bag lunch’ and water. The bus will make one stop en route each way for food and washrooms.
The UJA has sent an email with a link to join our Bus WhatsApp Group! If you are registered to be on the bus with us through the UJA please join the WhatsApp group! If you registered and did not receive the link, please email Rabbi Kaye at [email protected].
For all of those joining us in Ottawa
Please dress appropriately for the weather! It will be colder in Ottawa, and we will be outside for approximately 2 hours.
We have been assured that no graphic videos from October 7th will be shown on the screens, but testimony from survivors and families of victims will be shared. Please bring BOTH Canadian and Israeli flags to demonstrate our pride.
Make your own flyers and signs or use one of ours! Signs will be available at Holy Blossom soon.