The Jewish community in Ottawa has been blessed by the efforts of many dedicated individuals who work to enhance Jewish life. Each of these individuals is a hero in that they selflessly seek to do for others.
On February 17, Ottawa lost a quiet hero when Estelle Backman z”l, died suddenly, at home, at age 74.
Estelle loved books. She also loved her community. Estelle served as Jewish community librarian for more than 20 years, until her retirement at the end of 2014. [Read more…]