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

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…

Remembrance Day - a community yizkor

By Victor Rabinovitch


Thursday, November 11, will mark the high point in the annual ceremonies that honour the tens of thousands of Canadians who lost their lives in national military service. Remembrance Day first began in 1919, at a time when Canada and other allied countries were dea…

Celebrate Jewish Book Month with one of these recommended titles

By Carlie MacPherson

November is Jewish Book Month! This month we continue on the 90-year tradition of celebrating our rich textual heritage. Jewish Book Month began in 1925, when a librarian from Boston named Fanny Goldstein set up a display of Judaic books outside of her library to showca…