Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

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 as of August 1-31, 2020






Mazel tov to:

Gabe Wolinsky for his new baby boy by Leila Ages and family


Glebe Shul is ‘walking to Israel’

By Natasha Goodman for the Glebe Shul

The Glebe Shul has been taking on Olami’s Walk to Israel challenge to raise funds for our Jewish future. 

Each member of the team is walking or running to Israel in spirit, having promised to put in the miles together before Rosh Hashanah.

Walk t…

Cantorial student prepares for Temple Israel’s virtual services

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel

There are many unforgettable songs about Missouri, but it’s a unique year indeed when Temple Israel’s cantorial soloist will be singing High Holy Day tunes from Missouri.

At the time I’d planned a phone interview with cantorial student Daniel Geige…

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…