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.

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…]

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Chanukah Celebrations

Enjoy these pictures from Chanukah celebrations around Ottawa.

More photos are also on display in the January 20, 2014 print edition, on pages 16, 20 and 29. Click on PDF or page-flip version to view.

(Please click on images to see full-sized photos.)

(From left) MP Irwin Cotler; Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney; Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, director of public affairs for the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch; Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair; and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, light the menorah on Parliament Hill, November 27.

(From left) MP Irwin Cotler; Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney; Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, director of public affairs for the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch; Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair; and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, light the menorah on Parliament Hill, November 27.

 

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