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Election Roundtable — Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

Two candidates from the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party spoke at an election roundtable event on May 17, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa in partnership with CIJA. All local candidates were invited to attend. 

Both candidates, incumbent Jeremy Roberts for Ottawa West-Nepean…

Election roundtable — Liberal Party

Six candidates from the Ontario Liberal Party joined a roundtable event on May 18, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa in partnership with CIJA. Candidates spoke about the importance of including the fight against antisemitism in the anti-racism umbrella, as well as how critical cultur…

Election Roundtable — Green Party

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa, along with our advocacy partner the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, (CIJA), welcomed four Green Party candidates to a roundtable discussion Monday, May 16, in the lead up to the Ontario election on June 2. All local candidates were invited to participat…

Election Roundtable — New Democratic Party of Ontario

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa and advocacy partner The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) began a series of election roundtable discussions on Monday, May 16, with two candidates from the New Democratic Party of Ontario. All local candidates were invited to participate.

Joined by…

‘Just write’: New memoir on Rabbi Simes released

A new book on “Rolling Rabbi” Simes is inspiring the Ottawa Jewish community — and took author Shaindel Simes by surprise. 

Rabbi Yehuda Simes Z”L, Ottawa’s “Rolling Rabbi,” died in 2017 — nearly seven years after he was paralyzed and left a quadriplegic after a car acciden…