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Mental health needs heighten during pandemic

Isolation. Loneliness. Uncertainty. Job loss. Loss of support systems like daycare. The list of stress factors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is long.

Canadians report a 20 per cent decline in how they rate their well-being, according to Stats Canada. Locally, a recent report by t…

J-Fellows program supports, encourages young professionals

Since 2018, the J-Fellows program has been supporting and encouraging young Jewish professionals in Ottawa through skill development, mentorship and opportunities for collaborative action. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has continued in a virtual realm, focusing on a speakers’ s…

Tribute card artists “excited” for opportunity to showcase their work

By Angelica Haggert

Honoured. Delighted. Pleased. 

That’s how the artists whose works now grace the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation’s Special 50th Anniversary Tribute Card series said they feel about their art being chosen. 

Tribute cards are a way for people to feel connected --…

G.J. Cooper award winners -- where are they now?

First awarded in 2005, the distinguished George Joseph Cooper Scholarship, currently valued at approximately $18,000, has helped multiple members of Ottawa’s Jewish community go on to do great things. Angelica Haggert, of the Ottawa Jewish-E-Bulletin, caught up with several past scholarshi…

Ottawa Jewish Archives finding success online despite pandemic challenges

By Angelica Haggert

Archives are witnesses to the past, providing a tangible history of the community — and the Ottawa Jewish Archives’ collection includes family, business congregation and organization materials to preserve the Ottawa Jewish community’s lived experiences. 

The Arch…