Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Meet Hila Beldoch and Snir Dachboach: Ottawa’s new shinshinim

Newly arrived Israeli Shinshinim Snir Dachboach (left) and Hila Beldoch enjoy a moment in the sun outside the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, August 29. (Matthew Horwood)

Ottawa renames park in honour of Rabbi Bulka

Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Machzikei Hadas, served as spiritual leader of the shul from 1967 until 2015. (Ashley Fraser)

Remembering Shirley Berman 1930-2019

Shirley Berman on vacation in the Florida Keys in 1996. (Courtesy of Ottawa Jewish Archives)

Avi Marcovitz: new head of Jewish studies at Ottawa Jewish Community School

Avi Marcovitz, the new head of Jewish studies at OJCS, is excited to return to Canada after stints in the United States and Israel.