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

The Na’amat Ottawa Jewish Directory celebrates 70 years

By Marilyn Schwartz, Marian Lederman and Judy Field

This year’s Ottawa Jewish Directory (OJD) is dedicated to you, our supporters! As the OJD marks an incredible 70 years in our community, we reflect back on its long and successful history in our Ottawa Jewish community.

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A unique take on traditional honey and apples

I'm not a fan of traditional Rosh Hashanah honey cake. I find it too cloyingly sweet. I wanted to find a way of incorporating both apples and honey into a dessert. I came up with this Ombre Apple-Honey Galette. A galette is a free form tart. Perfect for those who don't want to fuss with pies…

To live is to give: A poem for Rabbi Bulka

Rabbi Chaim Boyarsky wrote the following poem to Rabbi Bulka when he was first diagnosed. The Ottawa Jewish Bulletin wanted to share it with the community, with Rabbi Boyarsky's permission. 




Dear Rabbi Bulka,


The news this past week, we are trying to digest

Knowing you a…

A letter from camp: Counsellor shares his CBB summer experience

Photo: CIT Jake Berman shares a fun moment with camper Georgia Slack.


People often say “home is where the heart is.” Home doesn’t have to be somewhere you live, but where you feel like you are truly at home. Camp has always been an extremely special place for me. I always feel li…

'Saving lives is the pre-eminent kindness we do for others'

Leslie Kaufman shares how the rabbi taught her the importance of saving lives when he put out a call to help save hers.

Pikuach Nefesh. Saving a life. It is our obligation, as Jews, to do so. Leviticus 19:16 tells us “Neither shall you stand by the blood of your neighbour.” Rabbi Reuven…