Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Remembering Jon Braun, 1957-2020

Jon Braun, director of athletics, leagues and summer camps at the SJCC since 1988 was a beloved figure to the generations of children and adults whose lives he touched over the past 32 years.

By Pamela Rosenberg, Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Jon Braun passed away unexpectedly on March 9…

Federation announces new grants to help ensure care for the vulnerable

By Kevin Barwin, Grants and Evaluation Committee, Jewish Federation of Ottawa

‘No one left behind” is one of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s new strategic goals. Our vision is a community where everyone is welcome and has access to Jewish life. Now, with the approval of grants from …

‘All of us were created in God’s image’

On a visit to Ottawa during Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month, Ora Horn Prouser discussed lessons the Bible teaches on disability awareness and inclusion.

Andrea Freedman: ‘Think big and take bold actions’

Andrea Freedman discusses bold new initiatives to help ensure the future vitality of Jewish Ottawa.

Klez 13: Music and dancing in support of the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank

By Paul Adler and Irwin Brodo -- For Klez 13

Klez 13, the 13th annual klezmer show in support of the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank, will be held Sunday, April 5, 3 to 5 pm, at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC).

UPDATE (March 15): Klez 13 has been postponed until the fall. The new tentat…