An enthusiastic delegation representing Ottawa’s Jewish community marched in this year’s Capital Pride Parade, August 26. Marchers included representatives of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Hillel Ottawa, the Embassy of Israel and several congregations.
The parade is part of the annual Capital Pride Festival which is meant to “create a space for celebration, advocacy and education for dozens of community groups” with more than 60 community events across the region. Among the community events were a Shabbat dinner at Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), co-sponsored by Federation, CIJA and KBI, attended by 115 people, and a Shabbat dinner at Temple Israel, attended by 60. [Read more…]