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Make-ahead Passover side dish

Passover is three weeks away. That’s right – just three weeks away. This is a holiday that requires preparations, from cleaning and shopping and preparing for the seder. For this reason, finding delicious recipes you can prepare ahead can feel life-saving.

To help you plan, the Ottawa …

Ottawa welcomes first Jewish Sens player since 1993

Hockey aficionado Irv Osterer shares a history of Ottawa’s Jewish professional hockey players as he welcomes newly acquired defenceman Jakob Chychrun.

The Ottawa Senators hockey team recently acquired defenceman Jakob Chychrun, who is a dual American-Canadian citizen of Ukrainian and Jewi…

How an Ottawa Rabbi brought joy to Ukrainian Jews at Chanukah

Photo: A Ukraine woman showed Rabbi Mendelsohn a piece of bread she had saved. It was the last morsel of food she and her son had in their home for three days and yet each refused to eat it begging the other one to have it instead. She saved it as a trophy of love and devotion. 


It …

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…