Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

AGMs mark community achievements, honour leadership, and volunteers

June has been a month of celebration with a return to in-person Annual General Meetings for both the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa as each celebrated the year’s accomplishments, recognized the impact of community leaders and volunteers, and shared g…

Volunteers help Ukrainians in Ottawa

More than 100 days ago, Russian forces launched a war against Ukraine and millions of Ukrainians were forced to flee  — with some seeking safety here in Ottawa. Working quickly, Jewish Family Services (JFS), with funding from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, put their resettlement service…

Grade 8 students celebrate resilience, school successes

After two years of COVID-cancelled events, our Jewish day schools Grade 8 students are finally able to celebrate their successful school years with graduation trips and ceremonies. 

“I am so proud of our students and our families and our school for their grit and resilience as we, again,…

Community Inclusion Coordinator begins work this summer

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa in partnership with Tamir, Jewish Family Services (JFS), and the Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN) will be taking a giant step forward on the journey to make our community more inclusive of people with disabilities.

Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19…

Community-wide B’nei Mitzvah Party acknowledges accomplishments

After two long years of pandemic-postponed celebrations, young people in Grades 7 to 9  in Ottawa will finally have a chance to celebrate their B'nei Mitzvahs at a special community-wide party on June 12 hosted by Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), supported by the Soloway JCC and Jewish Federatio…