Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Community comes together to support Ukraine refugees

In an incredible display of community unity and compassion close to 200 people expressed the sentiment: “Hineni, here I am” by joining a workshop last week hosted by Jewish Family Services (JFS) and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to learn how they can help Ukraine refugees.

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Ukraine update and how you can help

The situation in Ukraine is creating devastating humanitarian consequences for millions, and is quickly becoming one of the largest refugee crises of this century. The Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Jewish Family Services are appealing to community members who can lend their time and energy…

New community award recognizes outstanding professionals

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is excited to launch a new award that recognizes an outstanding professional in the community. 

The Jewish Communal Professional Leadership Award seeks to recognize a person who is dedicated to advancing an exceptional quality of Jewish life in Ottawa. Nomin…

Learning about Inuit with First Peoples Group

The Ottawa Jewish community was welcomed last week to the second of three Indigenous Awareness Training sessions by Charlotte Qamaniq, who introduced herself in Inuktitut, the Inuit language.

“Unfortunately because of how dominant English is I nearly lost my language growing up,” she sa…

Through the numbers: Jewish Federations on the ground in Ukraine

Intensive fighting continues between Russia and Ukraine, while millions of Ukrainians, including tens of thousands of Jews, are still attempting to flee the country.

In just three weeks since the fighting began, with the support of generous donors in Ottawa and across North America, our net…