Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

CBB summer of success proves just how much our kids need camp

By Dr. Benjamin Sohmer 

As Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa’s medical director, a board member, and the father of a camper and a counsellor, I look at camp through many different lenses but with one ultimate goal: a safe and healthy camp population. Now that summer 2021 is in the rear-view, …

Tamir launches community-wide disabilities survey

Following Tamir’s focus groups, held earlier this year with the aim to develop their strategic plan, Tamir is now inviting the Ottawa Jewish community to fill out their Ottawa Wide Community Disabilities Survey.

Tamir supports people living with disabilities through a broad range of thera…

Back to basics for back to school with Hillel

Hillel Ottawa strives to go back to basics for the coming semester, ensuring fun safe spaces for university students amid the rise in antisemitism — both online and on campus.

Hillel Ottawa’s team, under the leadership of Director Sasha Kathron, along with Chair Dorothy Stern, and stude…

“Treasures” of the Ottawa Jewish Archives celebrate identity, culture

Archives provide evidence of activities and tell us more about individuals and institutions, they tell us the stories that make us who we are. They increase our sense of identity and understanding of our culture.

It’s because of that idea that more than 50 people tuned in for the Ottawa J…

87th annual AGM focuses on community, and an optimistic future

Enjoy videos of appreciation from award winners

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 87th Annual General Meeting, held last week, was a time of celebration, acknowledging the last 15 months of challenges and the great work done by so many in the community.

Outgoing Chair Michael Polowin del…