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

Remembering Cindy Engel Z"L

Former long-time Ottawa Jewish Bulletin editor, Michael Regenstreif, shares his memories of one of his predecessors at the Bulletin, Cynthia Nyman Engel Z"L.

Cynthia Nyman Engel, editor of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin from 1980 until 1992, passed away on January 10 at age 82 following a battl…

‘Jewish Indigenous relations through creative arts’ event at Temple Israel

An upcoming weekend of activities at Temple Israel, December 10 and 11, will focus on how creative arts contribute to reconciliation through a Jewish lens.

Since 2018, Temple Israel Ottawa’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force has been working in response to the call to action for faith g…

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…