Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Jewish women in Ottawa to celebrate International Women’s Day

(From left) Organizers Shlomit Jacobson, Hen Amiel Tomer and Shira Alon Musafi are working to connect Israeli women in Ottawa with the wider Jewish community and have organized an International Women’s Day celebration taking place at the SJCC on March 7.

Mitzvah Day: ‘My favourite day of the year’

Ottawa Redblacks mascot Big Joe shares a moment with a group of Mitzvah Day participants, February 2, at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. (Howard Sandler)

Rekindling memories of special life experiences

Residents enjoy the life-like mechanical pets in the park-like Comfort Therapy room at Hillel Lodge. (Louise Rachlis)

‘Inclusion enthusiasts’ JOIN together to create positive change

(From left) Ruchama Uzan, Madeleine Hill Werier and Rabbi Deborah Zuker founded JOIN to advocate for the inclusion of special needs children in Jewish community life.

It is easy for memories to fade into nothing

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter tells his story at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day program, Jan. 27, at Library and Archives Canada. (Dana Simpson)