Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

Camping chairs and bug spray: Friday evening service on the grass

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel

We put our chairs inside the orange circles, and spread out across the backyard of the Bayit, the house next door to Temple Israel.

It was Temple’s second outdoor service, on July 24, where the best seats in the house” are in the shade.

Rabbi Dan…

Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges fund donations

 

 

 

 

 

APPOTIVE FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Mazel Tov to:

Sharon and David Appotive on receiving the Shem Tov Award by Donna and Bernie Dolansky

DAPHNE AND STANLEY ARRON ENDOWMENT FUND

In Memory of:

Ruth Viner by Daphne Arron

ALYCE AND ALLAN BAKER FAMILY FUND

In Memory of:

Ann…

Saeideh Rajabzadeh is Temple Israel’s new choir director

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel

With the help of the liturgical choir, Saeideh Rajabzadeh, Temple Israel of Ottawa’s new choir director hopes, to bring “fantastic liturgical music and beautiful music-making” to the congregation at Temple Israel “in these difficult times of socia…

OJCS creates and delivers PPE to Hillel Lodge

By Jon Mitzmacher, Head of School, Ottawa Jewish Community School

In May, an Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS) parent and frontline healthcare professional, Dr. Joanne Tannebaum, came forward with an idea. A colleague of hers had worked out a design for 3D-printing face shields and “…

Florence Melton School a popular choice for adult Jewish learning

By Roslyn Wollock, Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Since becoming part of the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC)’s adult education programming in 2003, over 200 students have completed the two-year Florence Melton School’s core curriculum.

Developed at the Hebrew University of Je…