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Accessible Siddur to include pictograms, audio tracks

What better time to release an accessible Siddur than Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month?

Jodi Green, the coordinator of Judaic outreach and inclusion at Tamir, just finished editing a draft of a new Siddur — the Jewish prayer book, which contains the entire Jewish liturgy us…

Jewish Family Services grateful for community commitment

Many Jewish agencies extend beyond just helping the Ottawa Jewish community — and a perfect example of this is Jewish Family Services, (JFS), which offers 65 different programs and services to the people of Ottawa.

“A lot of the funding we get is from provincial or federal sources with …

Foundation funding helps support Tamir's Judaic programming 

Just as the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, one of its largest beneficiary agencies, is also observing a milestone year. Tamir, which opened in 1985 as a residence for just three people, is now marking 36 years of assisting people to live their best life.

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…