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Jewish Pastoral Care Training Program to be offered via Zoom

By Jane Gordon for Temple Israel, Or Haneshamah and Kehillat Beth Israel

Jewish pastoral care is rooted in Jewish values such as bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) and gemilut hasadim (deeds of loving-kindness).

In 2018, with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the first…

Sharon Diamond appointed executive director at JNF Ottawa

By Lance Davis, CEO, JNF Canada

JNF Canada is delighted to share that we have hired Sharon Diamond to serve as executive director of the Ottawa and Atlantic Regions.

For the last 15 years, Sharon has been working in Ottawa’s non-profit sector, holding roles in fundraising and commun…

Hillel Lodge announces 2020 award recipients

Annual general meeting to be held online

By Arlene Rosenbloom, President of Hillel Lodge.

The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Thelma Steinman Direct Service Award and the Shalom Perel President’s Award of Merit.

The award reci…

Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges fund donations

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds for July 1-31, 2020






Mazel Tov to:

Arnold Finkelstein on his special birthday by Flo and Joel Morgan


Camping chairs and bug spray: Friday evening service on the grass

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel

We put our chairs inside the orange circles, and spread out across the backyard of the Bayit, the house next door to Temple Israel.

It was Temple’s second outdoor service, on July 24, where the best seats in the house” are in the shade.

Rabbi Dan…