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Tribute card artists “excited” for opportunity to showcase their work

By Angelica Haggert

Honoured. Delighted. Pleased. 

That’s how the artists whose works now grace the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation’s Special 50th Anniversary Tribute Card series said they feel about their art being chosen. 

Tribute cards are a way for people to feel connected --…

G.J. Cooper award winners -- where are they now?

First awarded in 2005, the distinguished George Joseph Cooper Scholarship, currently valued at approximately $18,000, has helped multiple members of Ottawa’s Jewish community go on to do great things. Angelica Haggert, of the Ottawa Jewish-E-Bulletin, caught up with several past scholarshi…

Ottawa Jewish Archives finding success online despite pandemic challenges

By Angelica Haggert

Archives are witnesses to the past, providing a tangible history of the community — and the Ottawa Jewish Archives’ collection includes family, business congregation and organization materials to preserve the Ottawa Jewish community’s lived experiences. 

The Arch…

Inclusivity in the Jewish community

By Risa Plotnick and Jodi Green

Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) represents an annual opportunity to renew our commitment, as a Jewish Community, to remove all barriers to accessibility (physical, social, technological, attitudinal) and to be inclusive to everyone l…

Partnership 2Gether: Connecting Israel and Canada

By Barbara Crook – Partnership 2Gether

I did not find my 2020 Chanukah miracle at a party, in a synagogue, or even in my latke-scented kitchen.

In fact, I was alone in my house when it happened. Alone – except for 100 other individuals and families from across Canada and the Upper Gali…