Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

‘Piece’ and joy abounds at Hillel Lodge with collaborative artwork

Residents at the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge worked on a collaborative art piece during 10 weekly art therapy sessions this spring and summer, and finally put their creation on display in August. 

The mixed-media work included fabric, clay, and collage and was inspired by Mo…

Cherry New Year: Rosh Hashanah recipes

Happy Cherry New Year: Our thanks to E-Bulletin contributor Alyce Baker's for these Rosh Hashanah recipes and photos.



Brisket is synonymous with Rosh Hashanah. Here’s a new take on an old standby!

  • 1 6 lb. Brisket
  • 1 can sour cherries drained
  • 1 pkg dried onion sou…

Ottawa teacher honoured with teacher’s union equity activism award

Jewish community member and teacher Lisa Levitan is the recipient of the 2022 Anti-Racist and Equity Activism Award from the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, representing 85,000 Ontario Educators (ETFO). 

This annual award recognizes an ETFO member or group of members for thei…

Pride celebrations return after two years with Shabbat dinner

Pride Shabbat is back! This wonderful event, held in partnership with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Kehillat Beth Israel, Temple Israel, and CJPAC, celebrates our diverse and inclusive community and allows Jewish Ottawa to build allyship with L…

Jews remain most targeted religious group in 2021

New data shows Jews remain the religious group most targeted by hate crimes. 

Locally, 2021 data from Ottawa Police Service show that hate crime motivation against Jews is up 60 per cent, with 64 reported incidents. In total, local hate crimes are up 43.6 per cent, to 280 incidents from 18…