Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Grade 8 students celebrate resilience, school successes

After two years of COVID-cancelled events, our Jewish day schools Grade 8 students are finally able to celebrate their successful school years with graduation trips and ceremonies. 

“I am so proud of our students and our families and our school for their grit and resilience as we, again,…

Community Inclusion Coordinator begins work this summer

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa in partnership with Tamir, Jewish Family Services (JFS), and the Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN) will be taking a giant step forward on the journey to make our community more inclusive of people with disabilities.

Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19…

Community-wide B’nei Mitzvah Party acknowledges accomplishments

After two long years of pandemic-postponed celebrations, young people in Grades 7 to 9  in Ottawa will finally have a chance to celebrate their B'nei Mitzvahs at a special community-wide party on June 12 hosted by Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI), supported by the Soloway JCC and Jewish Federatio…

Rabbi Bulka library a reflection of his life

“It was like a treasure hunt — we never knew what we’d find when we’d open up a box.” 

That’s how Stacy Goldstein refers to the massive task of unpacking, organizing and cataloging the library of 10,000 books left behind by Rabbi Reuven Bulka Z”L. 

“Rabbi Bulka was a very…

CBB welcomes campers of all abilities for Summer 2022

After years of welcoming all campers through their own accommodation plans, Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa has formalized the process to welcome children of all abilities to camp. 

“This is a new initiative with steps that we’re taking to be able to serve everyone, expanding our mission …