Jewish Ottawa

Canada’s Jewish federations join together for online Rosh Hashanah party

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

It’s been a tradition for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to kick off the New Year – and the Annual Campaign – with a major event shortly before Rosh Hashanah featuring prominent speakers or entertainers.

A year ago, for example, a sold-out Algonquin Co…

Hillel Ottawa prepares for new academic year on campuses

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Hillel Ottawa – which serves Jewish students attending the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College – is preparing for a year unlike any other.

Among the changes this year is the appointment of Sa…

Remembering Seymour Mender

By Mitch Miller

Pirkei Avot teaches us the Crown of a Good Name is the most important crown to wear. Seymour Mender wore that Crown. Seymour Mender earned that Crown. On August 11, at the age of 67, our community lost a generous, selfless and kind person who was a loving husband, father, za…


Condolences are extended to the families of:

Leonora Allen

Josephine Fiksel

Veronica Ava (Vera) Grushman

Etta Karp

Joseph Levy

Fannie Markson

Seymour Mender

Arnon Miller

Gordon Roston

Anita Saslove

Stella Torontow

May their memory be a blessing always.

The Condolence Column is o…

Ottawa’s Jewish day schools prepare to reopen

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Ottawa’s Jewish day schools – the Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS) and Torah Day School of Ottawa, as well as the Orthodox high school, Ottawa Torah Institute (boys)/Machon Sarah (girls) – are in the midst of preparations to welcome students back to…