Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

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…

Congregation Beth Shalom Legacy Fund supports community at large

Since 2015, the Congregation Beth Shalom Legacy Fund has been providing support for Ottawa Jewish community projects, big and small. 

From funding for the Hillel Ottawa Israel Advocacy Coordinator for university campuses to programs for the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (C…

Stepping into the mess — Self-Care ‘First Aid’ program free for women

What do you do when you’re a single mom with three kids and it feels like your life has fallen apart? Step into the mess — at least, that’s what Jen Perzow did and what she now recommends as part of her coaching program and workshop series. 

“About 15 years ago or so, my family and…

Adrianna Exposée to bring ‘light, love and sparkles’ to EG Chanukah Ball

It will be all shimmer at this year’s Emerging Gen Chanukah Ball, thanks to a headliner performance from drag queen Adrianna Exposée. 

Exposée, who was Miss Capital Pride 2019, has been performing since 2017, with their first drag experience as part of an English class final assignment…

Federation launches Faces of Jewish Ottawa project

To showcase and celebrate our community, The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is launching a new project, Faces of Jewish Ottawa. Through submitted stories and photos, Federation hopes to share the triumphs, tribulations and experiences of diverse community members. 

The idea was developed duri…