Reflecting on the nature of community as we approach Rosh Hashanah, Jewish Federation of Ottawa President and CEO Andrea Freedman calls for all of us to make more and deeper Jewish decisions.
The transition from summer to fall feels dramatic. Just as daylight hours diminish, the pace of life increases dramatically. As I write this article, the flood waters are slowly receding from Houston while we are still reeling from the ugliness of Charlottesville and watching the nuclear madness in North Korea. Here in Ottawa, I spent time in court attending the sentencing hearing of the young offender who caused such pain and fear last November with his hatred. Together with other community leaders, I have been meeting with local MPs and one of the critical issues we raise during our discussions is anti-Semitism and community security. [Read more…]