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

‘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…

Wallenberg 110: Judith Weiszmann remembered

By Irv Osterer 

As an applied design teacher and philatelist, I’ve always appreciated the artwork on our stamps. When Canada Post announced that it was joining a number of countries in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birth with a commemorative stamp, I naturall…

Celebrating Ottawa’s Maccabiah athletes

Photo: Returning athlete Alex Manuel at the last Maccabiah

By Mitch Miller

Ottawa’s Jewish community will be well represented at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel this July.

Sometimes referred to as the Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah has been welcoming Jewish athletes to the Holy Land since…

Acting Jewishly in a multifaith setting

In 2002, long before the general public recognized the growing affordable housing crisis that is apparent today, a few far-sighted individuals from Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Ottawa came together to create Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI).

They eventually pooled personal…

Passover recipes from our community

The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin is pleased to share this Passover recipe section with special submissions from two of our community food writers, Alyce Baker and Cindy Feingold.



Passover cheese blintzes
By Alyce Baker

Like many others, our family has reduced their intake of meat. Of…