Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

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.

Rabbi Deborah Zuker set to donate kidney to David Uzan

Rabbi-Deborah-Zuker-and-Dvid-Uzan-by-Matthew David Uzan (right) visits Rabbi Deborah Zuker, January 21. Rabbi Zuker will donate a kidney to Uzan, who suffers from IgA nephropathy and has been searching for living donor. (Matthew Horwood)

Barbara Farber and Lawrence Greenspon inducted into Order of Ottawa

Barbara Farber Order of Canada Order of Ottawa inductee Barbara Farber with Mayor Jim Watson (left) and Councillor Keith Egli at the induction ceremony, November 22, at Ottawa City Hall. (City of Ottawa)