Agency News

Holocaust education petition addresses antisemitism

By Sheila Hurtig Robertson, CHES Committee Member

Art Leader, the son of Holocaust survivors and a member of the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES), was alarmed, and with reason.

In 2019, statistics reported by B’nai Brith Canada revealed that, for the fourth year in a…

Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges fund donations

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of August 1-31, 2020






Mazel tov to:

Gabe Wolinsky for his new baby boy by Leila Ages and family


Glebe Shul is ‘walking to Israel’

By Natasha Goodman for the Glebe Shul

The Glebe Shul has been taking on Olami’s Walk to Israel challenge to raise funds for our Jewish future. 

Each member of the team is walking or running to Israel in spirit, having promised to put in the miles together before Rosh Hashanah.

Walk t…

Cantorial student prepares for Temple Israel’s virtual services

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel

There are many unforgettable songs about Missouri, but it’s a unique year indeed when Temple Israel’s cantorial soloist will be singing High Holy Day tunes from Missouri.

At the time I’d planned a phone interview with cantorial student Daniel Geige…

Jewish Pastoral Care Training Program to be offered via Zoom

By Jane Gordon for Temple Israel, Or Haneshamah and Kehillat Beth Israel

Jewish pastoral care is rooted in Jewish values such as bikkur cholim (visiting the sick) and gemilut hasadim (deeds of loving-kindness).

In 2018, with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the first…