Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Federation’s new antisemitism web page helps advocates, provides resources

As Canadians, we are fortunate to live in one of the most free and tolerant countries in the world, with layers of institutional protection for minority and religious life. 

Yet, we still experience antisemitism.

That’s why the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has created a new web page and…

Life & Legacy initiative achieves $100K incentive

Hundreds of people in the Jewish community have stepped up, signing letters of intent to support the organizations they care most about as part of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation’s Life & Legacy initiative. This means Ottawa has met the program's annual goal and will receive a $100…

Summer in the city: A Jewish day trip in Ottawa

Summer is here — so let’s celebrate! We’ve put together a “staycation” day in Ottawa for you to explore places related to the Jewish community — perfect for family visiting or getting out of the house with the kids. 

Strawberry Blonde

Start your day by packing a treats from St…

AGMs mark community achievements, honour leadership, and volunteers

June has been a month of celebration with a return to in-person Annual General Meetings for both the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa as each celebrated the year’s accomplishments, recognized the impact of community leaders and volunteers, and shared g…

Grade 8 students celebrate resilience, school successes

After two years of COVID-cancelled events, our Jewish day schools Grade 8 students are finally able to celebrate their successful school years with graduation trips and ceremonies. 

“I am so proud of our students and our families and our school for their grit and resilience as we, again,…