Agency News

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Celebrating 50 years of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation has been supporting the Jewish community of Ottawa for 50 years and now has roughly $80 million under management with almost a thousand  individual funds disbursing annually to causes near and dear to its dedicated and generous donors.

In this special…

Ensuring a legacy of Jewish education

To mark their 50th anniversary, The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is celebrating their fund donors, and sharing their philanthropic motivation. In this feature, Rabbi Steven Garten shares his passion for adult Jewish education.

Rabbi Steven Garten has worked for the preservation of the…

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…