Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Meet Rabbi Aryeh Kravetz, of Congregation Beit Tikvah

“I want people to live with an elevated sense of purpose … to share our energy and passion living as Jews and loving it.”

The last few years for English-teacher-turned-rabbi, Aryeh Kravetz, have been a bit of a whirlwind.

In 2017, Kravetz was living in Baltimore and teaching English …

A how-to: Backyard gardening in Ottawa

If you have ever felt a little envious when a neighbour dropped off cherry tomatoes from their backyard garden, maybe this year is the year to grow your own.

“But I can’t keep a houseplant alive,” you say. “I’ve killed cactuses!” I’m with you, but Ottawa Jewish community membe…

In honour of our mothers

Photo: Madelaine Werier was cheered on by her mother and stepmother, shown together,  when she took part in a marathon.




As part of a special Mother's Day feature, the Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin asked community members to share stories about the advice, wisdom, and lessons impa…

Ongoing uncertainties of COVID have been challenging for teens

Resilience and adaptability in the face of stress and, well, pure, simple boredom. For many teens, this is life during COVID.

For Grade 12 student Oren Gorber, the pandemic has meant his final year of high school is missing all the events he was looking forward to, from movie nights and spo…

Hidden histories: Liberation 75, The Light of Days focus on untold stories

For both Marilyn Sinclair, founder of the worldwide Liberation 75 event, and Judy Battalion, author of The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance, their journeys to their successes were years in the making.

Sinclair started organizing Liberation 75, which is an event dedicat…