Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

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…

Ganon preschool receives microgrant for outdoor classroom

You’ve likely heard of forest school, an outdoor education delivery model in which students visit natural spaces to learn various skills, and we’re sure you’re familiar with some of the benefits of outdoor learning, but did you know this exciting addition is coming to Ganon Preschool a…

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…