Jewish Ottawa

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‘Unity out of diversity’: Join Federation for Indigenous awareness training

In a direct response to the 92nd call to action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has invited the community to participate in a customized and comprehensive Indigenous awareness training program facilitated by the First Peoples …

KBI, Talmud Torah join forces to expand Jewish education resources

The boards of Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI) and Ottawa Talmud Torah Afternoon School (OTT) have agreed in principle to join the two organizations to expand on the educational opportunities provided by the school and to enrich the synagogue’'s services to the community. 

It’s a conversatio…

Justice Abella encourages J-Fellows to live Jewishness out loud

Members of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s J-Fellows program, which aims to engage and prepare the next generation of Jewish leaders, enjoyed a unique opportunity last week to join a Q & A with the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, the first Jewish woman appointed to the Supr…

Reb Yanko “Jack” Minuk not your ‘regular shmo’

Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum is hoping to train a new generation in the mold of “Reb” Yankel “Jack” Minuk, as Minuk makes Aliyah after overseeing kashrut in Ottawa for the last 30 years.

“He’s not your regular shmo,” said Rabbi Teitlebaum, the director of the Ottawa Vaad HaKashrut, …

Women's Collective celebrates 10th anniversary

The Women's Collective Philanthropy Program (WCPP), a program of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, celebrates its 10-year anniversary with another round of funding — and a call for fresh ideas to join the committee — perfectly timed for International Women’s Day.

At its 10-year …