Voices

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

Leaving a legacy with your life insurance, a conversation with Lyon Hamburg

There’s a way to leave a legacy that you may not have thought about — by way of a life insurance policy for yourself purchased through a professional corporation.

“I’ve been active in the community all my life and I felt like I wanted some continuity to go on through a legacy gift,…

The Kindertransport: Saving Jewish children from certain death

By Marion Silver 

Imagine that you are the child bravely saying, “Good-bye, Mommy. Good-bye, Daddy,” not knowing when you would see them again. Imagine that you are the parent saying goodbye to the child, not knowing if you would see them again. That was the plight of more than 10,000 …

‘Unveiling’ grief, loss and the trial process: Interview with Ruth Markel

By Andrea Freedman

On July 19, 2014, Dan Markel, from Toronto, a brilliant Harvard-educated law professor, and father of two young boys, was murdered in his driveway in Tallahassee, Florida. In 2016, the first arrests were made in this murder-for-hire case. Two of the assailants were convic…

Wallenberg 110: Judith Weiszmann remembered

By Irv Osterer 

As an applied design teacher and philatelist, I’ve always appreciated the artwork on our stamps. When Canada Post announced that it was joining a number of countries in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birth with a commemorative stamp, I naturall…

Celebrating Ottawa’s Maccabiah athletes

Photo: Returning athlete Alex Manuel at the last Maccabiah

By Mitch Miller

Ottawa’s Jewish community will be well represented at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel this July.

Sometimes referred to as the Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah has been welcoming Jewish athletes to the Holy Land since…