Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Jewish community reflects for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To honour the memory of the six million Jewish children, women, and men murdered by the Nazis, the United Nations designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), in 2005. There are many community events taking place for IHRD this year in Ottawa, including lighting up bu…

PJ Library reaches new milestones, creates lasting impact

Across the national capital region, more than 800 children are provided with free Jewish-themed books through the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s PJ Library program. 

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a North American Jewish non-profit organization based in Agawam…

Welcoming the stranger — a story of dramatic rescue

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa was honoured to recently present a J-Fellows' interactive online event with Lewis Retik, Jacques Shore, C.M., Dr. Farouq Samim, and Bram Bregman, which shared, for the first time, the amazing and heroic work of Operation Abraham and the daring rescue of vulner…

Advocating against antisemitism into 2023

As we head into 2023, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa continues to advocate passionately against antisemitism, the latest example being the concerning situation at Sir Robert Borden High School at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

“We continue to have conversations at every level…

Greenberg Families Library revitalized with Makerspace project

There’s a new Makerspace at the Greenberg Families Library — and they’re launching a series of Demo Sundays this January to kick the initiative off. 

“Libraries are quickly evolving to become more than just books on a shelf. They are adapting with the use of technology, like Makers…