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

Jewish Olympian goes from Ottawa hockey to playing for China

Community member and hockey aficionado Irv Osterer shares the unusual tale of how a Jewish Olympian, who’s first international hockey experience was in Ottawa, ended up playing for China in the recent Beijing Games.

When the National Hockey League decided to withdraw from the Beijing Olym…

Painful symbols on our city streets; Learn how Federation responded

By David Sachs

These are difficult times for the Jewish community.

Just three weeks ago, we were traumatized by the synagogue hostage-taking in Texas. Two weeks ago, no sooner did we finish the mourner's kaddish at Ottawa's International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony than we watched o…

A bright future for Jewish life in the UAE

By Tamara Fathi and Amichai Wise

In mid-November, we had the immense privilege to travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of a cultural bridge-building delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Jewish Diplomatic Corps. The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps is the flagship program of…

AJA 50+: Jewish Ottawa’s best-kept secret?

AJA 50+ board member Eric Vernon shares what this critical community organization really represents to Jewish Ottawa.

The fall session of AJA 50+ is in full swing and planning is underway for the winter semester’s programming. Wait, what is AJA 50+, you ask? It’s Active Jewish Adults 50…

Latkes with a twist

Apple Potato Latkes -  a traditional latke with a twist

By Cindy Feingold

My childhood memory of latkes is bittersweet. My mom made the most delicious latkes. Thin, lacy, and very crispy at the edges, they were held together with the bare minimum of egg and matzoh meal. She served them wi…