Established in 1937 as “a force for constructive communal consciousness,” the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin communicates the messages of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its agencies, and, as the city’s only Jewish newspaper, aims to inform, inspire and enrich the lives of all members of this diverse community.

Federation committed to seeking out wide variety of views

Andrea Freedman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, discusses some of the steps that have been taken to engage the community and issues an invitation to participate in upcoming strategic planning consultations.

Moving to a new city, a new community and a new job, it was important for me to meet with as many people as possible over the past 10 months to help get oriented. Recognizing that, in a Jewish community of 15,000 people, there are limits to the number of individual meetings possible and, with a strong desire to gather insight from a diverse group of community members, I began sending out the following email: [Read more…]


Meet Rafael Barak, Israel’s new ambassador to Canada

Photo by Peter Waiser

Rafael Barak

The accomplished diplomat sat down with Bulletin Editor Michael Regenstreif at the Embassy of Israel in Ottawa to introduce himself to Ottawa’s Jewish community and to discuss priorities on his agenda and some of Israel’s major issues of concern.

The first week on the job was a busy one for Ambassador Rafael (Rafi) Barak, the State of Israel’s new representative in Canada. [Read more…]