Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Minister of children, community and social services visits Tamir

Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod with members of the Tamir Neshama Choir, February 8. (Matthew Horwood)

Remembering beloved librarian Estelle Backman

Librarians Estelle Backman (right) and Donna Guttman in the Greenberg Families Library at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, circa 1998. (Courtesy of Ottawa Jewish Archives)

‘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.