Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

‘We Remember’: International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration

Guests attending the International Holocaust Remembrance Day event at Library and Archives Canada, January 27, hold signs reading “We Remember.” (CIJA/Facebook)

‘Tree of Kindness’ blooms at Mitzvah Day

(From left) Jewish Federation of Ottawa President and CEO Andrea Freedman; Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod; Annual Campaign Co-Chair Karen Palayew; and Ottawa Deputy Mayor Lisa Dudas braided challahs for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank to help launch…

Ottawa student Jordan Geist leads Hillel Waterloo

Jordan Geist hopes to secure funding to build a Jewish student centre in Waterloo.

Team Jonah: bar mitzvah project still going strong

Since 2016, Jonah Sohmer has sent more than 60 bags of hockey equipment to Israel and another 50 to other countries. (Mitch Miller)

Library and Archives Canada acquires book from Hitler’s personal collection

Michael Kent Library and Archives Michael Kent, curator of the Jacob M. Lowry Collection at Library and Archives Canada, unveils Statistik, Presse und Organisationen des Judentums in den Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada, a book once owned by Hitler, January 23, 2019.