Agency News

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Back to basics for back to school with Hillel

Hillel Ottawa strives to go back to basics for the coming semester, ensuring fun safe spaces for university students amid the rise in antisemitism — both online and on campus.

Hillel Ottawa’s team, under the leadership of Director Sasha Kathron, along with Chair Dorothy Stern, and stude…

“Treasures” of the Ottawa Jewish Archives celebrate identity, culture

Archives provide evidence of activities and tell us more about individuals and institutions, they tell us the stories that make us who we are. They increase our sense of identity and understanding of our culture.

It’s because of that idea that more than 50 people tuned in for the Ottawa J…

87th annual AGM focuses on community, and an optimistic future

Enjoy videos of appreciation from award winners

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 87th Annual General Meeting, held last week, was a time of celebration, acknowledging the last 15 months of challenges and the great work done by so many in the community.

Outgoing Chair Michael Polowin del…

Bite-size acts of kindness for first-ever Mitzvah Days of Summer

If you’ve been in the Ottawa Jewish community for a while, you know about the big Mitzvah Day usually held in February. With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, that wasn’t possible this year — so the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has come up with a new version of the day to engage famil…

OJCF 50th annual general meeting

After a year like no other, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held their 50th annual general meeting last week, celebrating five decades of success, announcing grant and scholarship recipients, as well as looking back at past chairs — and of course, looking ahead to the future.

The v…