The recent unveiling of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s superhighway plan for the future of Ottawa’s Jewish community is a welcome opportunity for us to grow in our quest for greater involvement in Jewish communal issues and projects. It is highly commendable that Federation is setting its sights on the future, and that is the M.O. of a successful venture which requires our support.
At the same time, there has to be a service road that parallels this highway – specifically in the area of Jewish outreach in order to enhance Jewish organizational affiliation and, equally if not more importantly, increased Jewish observance of the laws of the Torah and Talmud. Our future as a Jewish community is based on commitment founded on the principles of Jewish education that cuts across all ages from the very young to the adult community. [Read more…]