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

Marking 75 years of independence

 A special message from Dr. Ronen Hoffman, Ambassador of Israel to Canada, on the occasion of Israel’s 75th anniversary
Dear friends of the Ottawa Jewish community, and Friends of the State of Israel,
Our homeland, its residents and citizens as well as its friends and supporters…

Campuses are on front lines of antisemitism

The Network of Engaged Canadian Academics (NECA), made up of concerned Canadian academics who see an urgent need for faculty to join together in the face of an ever-shifting terrain of antisemitism on campuses, explains in this column about the rise of antisemitism and how their network is…

Teen's winning essay on inclusion

Every February for Jewish Disability Inclusion and Awareness Month (JDAIM), the Jewish Ottawa Inclusion Network (JOIN)  invites teens and children to submit entries related to different themes of inclusion. These can be written, artwork, videos, or audio files and all ages and abilities a…

Passover meringues and breakfast soufflé

More delicious Passover recipes from local cooking expert Alyce Baker.



  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • Melted bittersweet chocolate


Turn oven to 225 F
Line 2 baking sheets with pa…

Thoughts on Returning From Israel

Photo: Since 1988, “Women of the Wall” has fought for women's right to pray collectively and aloud with Torah scrolls, tallitot, and tefillin at the Kotel. The women in Rabbi Mikelberg's group were blocked from approaching the wall but did their best to pray. 


In this column by …