Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Celebrating our connection to Israel through Partnership2Gether (P2G)

Jewish communities around the world are celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut, which begins tomorrow evening, making this week the ideal time to celebrate our local connection to Israel through the Partnership2Gether (P2G) program.

Through the Jewish Federation network, Ottawa, along with Vancouver,…

Ottawa's early Jewish community

In honour of Jewish Heritage Month, the E-Bulletin went to Ottawa Jewish Archives to learn more about Ottawa’s early Jewish community.

Did you know that we don’t know for certain who the first Jewish settler was in Ottawa? Many consider it to be Moses Bilsky, whose family was very invol…

‘The world still has much to learn’

This Yom HaShoah, the Jewish community and broader Ottawa community are invited to join in- person or via livestream, for an intergenerational commemoration held for the first time at the National Holocaust Memorial.

The service will take place on April 28 at 11 am and will honour and remem…

Collaborative, community events return for Yom Ha’atzmaut

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s PJ Library program has partnered with the Soloway JCC and Jewish National Fund of Canada to host a special in-person Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration for young families on May 1 at the SJCC.

“This is a hopeful moment for our community,” said Lindsay Newma…

Celebrating volunteers for National Volunteer Week

Volunteers are central to the success of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Without their generous commitment of energy and time, Federation would not be able to function. From the dedicated team of canvassers who raise funds for the Annual Campaign and the passionate and engaged members of Fe…