Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Climate action is part of our Jewish responsibility

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection and there’s a lot to do as a Jewish community to help the environment.

“First and foremost, there’s a lot of Jewish history in relation to environmentalism in a broad sense,” says Rabbi…

"Yoms" capture our sense of community

Photo: Israeli children celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut in pre-COVID days.

 

Jewish Ottawa is getting set to celebrate Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut to express our solidarity with the state of Israel and to strengthen our alliance with our Jewish homeland with a variety of online events.…

Women, equality and COVID-19

It is not a new conversation: pay gaps along a gender division line in the workforce, or that women traditionally make more sacrifices to move up a career ladder. In fact, Statistics Canada data says that women only make 75 cents to every dollar that men make, and it usually takes 15.5 month…

Don’t let Shoah stories “sit on the shelf”

Jewish communities across Canada will come together on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. EST to commemorate Yom HaShoah 2021, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The virtual ceremony honouring the victims of the Shoah will pay tribute to Canada’s diverse community of Holocaust survivors.

Locally, the Sh…

Russian-speaking Jews more engaged with community thanks to Genesis grant

Since the second week of January, Hillel Ottawa has been connecting with a unique group of individuals -- Russian-speaking Jewish students.

A grant from Genesis Philanthropy Group -- an international philanthropy organization that focuses on Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews world…