Rideau Bakery closes its doors

A 2011 view of the Rideau Bakery storefront. (Flickr)
A 2011 view of the Rideau Bakery storefront. (Flickr)

A 2011 view of the Rideau Bakery storefront. (Flickr)

Baked goods on display in undated photo from Rideau Bakery’s Facebook page.

Baked goods on display in undated photo from Rideau Bakery’s Facebook page.

The news broke on the Ottawa Kosher Foodies Facebook group late on Friday afternoon (June 28) that Rideau Bakery had gone out of business.

An institution in Ottawa’s Jewish community – and well beyond – the kosher bakery was run by three generations of the Kardish family for almost nine decades and had two locations, on Rideau Street, in the neighbourhood where Ottawa’s Jewish community was once concentrated, and a second location on Bank Street in the Alta Vista area. Rideau Bakery also supplied breads and other baked goods to numerous other retail outlets in the Ottawa area. [Read more…]

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Ottawa studying proposal to rename park in honour of Rabbi Bulka

Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, spiritual leader of Congregation Machzikei Hadas since 1967, will become rabbi emeritus in 2015. (Photo: Ashley Fraser)

The City of Ottawa is studying a proposal to rename Featherston Park in honour of Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Machzikei Hadas. (Ashley Fraser)

The City of Ottawa’s Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting a public consultation on a proposal to rename Featherston Park as Rabbi Bulka Kindness Park.

The park is situated next to Congregation Machzikei Hadas in the Alta Vista neighbourhood. Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, now the congregation’s rabbi emeritus, served as spiritual leader of Machzikei Hadas from 1967 until 2015. [Read more…]

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