Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Black Jewish Women – In their own words

In honour of Black History Month, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) are co-hosting an event to learn from Black Jewish Women about their experiences and challenges, and to celebrate their successes. 
 
The E-Bulletin spoke with Sheba Birh…

Welcoming Brittany Silver to the Federation team

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is thrilled to welcome Brittany Silver to the Community Building  Team. Silver is the new Community Engagement Specialist and will focus her work on young adults (formally called Emerging Generations), newcomers, and volunteers.

EB: What will be your primary…

Run for Their Lives – an international initiative for the hostages

Stacy Goldstein is a runner. She has been running for years and encourages others to become involved in the sport. After October 7, an international movement was launched to bring awareness to the hostages that were taken into Gaza.  It is called Run for Their Lives and groups around the wo…

The headlines of the times: service, education and an inclusive community

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. To commemorate this remarkable milestone, the Federation is embarking on a series of year-long initiatives about our shared journey. Among the initiatives will be monthly articles delving into our history, including col…

Educate away the hate: The Holocaust presented for public school educators

Jasmine Kranat grew up in London, England, and attended a Jewish Day School. For her the Holocaust was humanized and she had a deep connection to survivors, the history, and the impacts of antisemitism. This became further cemented when she was the victim of an antisemitic attack and was phy…