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

A friendship that continues to fill my heart and nurture my soul

Leiba Metz shares how the rabbi’s powerful impact influenced her entire life and how he will always be a beautiful shining light.

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replac…

Craving a salty snack? Try the new kosher Doritos

One of the main non-kosher ingredients that causes issues with many items like chips and Doritos is cheese. The problem there is the rennet, which most commonly is from a meat source and thus makes the cheese made with it unkosher.

So when the kosher Doritos started popping up at Loblaws an…

Inclusion changed with COVID

by Risa Plotnick

Our community has been talking about the need and value of including all members of the Jewish community for years. Amazing steps have been taken and regular progress has been made. Shelly Christensen visited our community, Jewish Federation of Ottawa awarded grants to the …

Pushing back against antisemitism

By Judy Zelikovitz

The last three weeks or so have been a trying time for the Jewish community both in and out of Israel.

An 11-day onslaught of terrorist missiles sent thousands to bomb-shelters or to their building stairways while the Iron Dome swatted an astounding 90% of the missiles f…

Updates from two former Ottawa Shinshinim

From Liam Afota:

Hi Ottawa Jewish community! First of all, I want to say that I really miss all of you and I hope to see you all soon!

Israel now is dealing with a really complicated situation; on one hand the renewed conflict between Israel and Hamas, and, on the other hand, the increasin…