Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims remembered on Yom Hazikaron

Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism remembered on Yom Hazikaron

By Matthew Horwood

“We gather here on this difficult day to remember those who have fallen in defence of the state of Israel,” said Jonathan Ben-Choreen Freedman, an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veteran and …

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein prepares to retire

Rabbi Howard Finkelstein plans to make aliyah to Israel once he retires as dean of Judaic studies at the Ottawa Jewish Community School and as spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Tikvah.

Elly Gotz to tell his powerful story on Yom HaShoah

Holocaust survivor Elly Gotz spent four years as a teenage slave labourer at Dachau. (Hasnain Dattu)

Kidney transplant recipient and donor both doing well

Rabbi Deborah Zuker and David Uzan spend time together while recovering from surgeries performed February 21 at the Ottawa Hospital. Uzan was the recipient of a kidney donated by Rabbi Zuker.

Limmud Ottawa: The Bible to Bernstein, reconciliation to immigration

Singer Adam Moscoe and pianist Evelyn Greenberg perform a Leonard Bernstein song.