Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Counsellors bring Israeli flavour to Camp B’nai Brith

(From left) Iris Fainberg, Liam Afota and Nitzan Haviv are three of the 17 young Israelis enjoying the summer while working as counsellors at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. (Matthew Horwood)

Elon Gold to headline Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign Kickoff

An observant Jew, Elon Gold says much of his humour is powered by his Judaism.

Volunteers have DNA swabbed at SJCC for possible stem cell donations

Jewish Federation of Ottawa Vice-President of Community Building Sarah Beutel (centre) with volunteers Joan Panich (left) and Robert Taylor of the Ottawa Chapter of the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society, who assisted Canadian Blood Services during the stem cell registry drive, July 24, at…

New Federation Chair calls for strengthening of Jewish education

Outgoing Federation Chair Hartley Stern receives tokens of appreciation for his service from Past-Chair Linda Kerzner at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa annual general meeting, June 19. (Howard Sandler)

Rabbi Zischa Shaps retires as executive director of Torah Day School

Despite retiring as executive director of Torah Day School of Ottawa, Rabbi Zischa Shaps remains actively involved in Jewish education for children and adults in Ottawa. (Matthew Horwood)