Jewish Ottawa

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Choir! Choir! Choir! turns the audience into the show

Imagine walking into a room and suddenly, you’ve joined a choir.

That’s how it works with Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop in event that began in Toronto and has since spread to special events across the globe — from Radio City Music Hall to right here in Ottawa.

Nobu Adilman and …

Resources for Indigenous education

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa has put together this list of resources, intended to be used on Sept. 30, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We encourage you to take time this day to reflect, educate yourself and honour the work of the Indigenous Peoples, on whose land we …

Shillow Beer ensures kosher drinkers can grab a pint

It’s almost a decade in the making, but Shillow Beer Co. — operated by Ben and Jamie Shillow — is up and running in Ottawa, complete with its Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) and Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut (OVH) designations.

Isn’t all beer kosher, you might ask? Jamie Shillow says that…

Commemorating truth and reconciliation

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Canada is marking the first national Truth and Reconciliation Day, a day of remembrance to recognize and commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools.

To mark this important day, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is honoured to have Bob Watts, former interi…

Election roundtable: An introduction

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa conducted election roundtables over the last two weeks, meeting with candidates from the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the NDP and the Green Party.

Each roundtable followed the same format with candidates being asked the same questions, before answer…