Voices

Submissions from members of our community. (Archived columns from Bulletin columnists).

Acting Jewishly in a multifaith setting

In 2002, long before the general public recognized the growing affordable housing crisis that is apparent today, a few far-sighted individuals from Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Ottawa came together to create Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI).

They eventually pooled personal…

Passover recipes from our community

The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin is pleased to share this Passover recipe section with special submissions from two of our community food writers, Alyce Baker and Cindy Feingold.

 

 

Passover cheese blintzes
By Alyce Baker

Like many others, our family has reduced their intake of meat. Of…

Celebrating Andrea Freedman's leadership, contributions

Federation CEO Andrea Freedman leads by example. Here she is in a photo from the height of the COVID pandemic helping to hand out masks to various Ottawa organizations.

Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Ian Sherman shares a special work anniversary message…

Ottawan shares fears for family in Ukraine

Worrying about her family in Ukraine, Ottawan Olga Streltchenko starts each day calling family members to make sure they are all accounted for. Among them are her cousin in Kyiv whose family sleeps in their basement, and her elderly uncle who is too frail to get to the bomb shelter. None of …

CHES: Committing to assist a family trapped in Afghanistan

By Sheila Hurtig Robertson

Photo: Sophia Mirzayee

Most Canadians do not know any Afghanis. We are, however, all too familiar with their country’s ongoing tragedies, including the current humanitarian catastrophe, which is well catalogued by the world’s media and social agencies. As the…