Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

COVID-19 resources, guidance and encouragement

It’s not easy out there right now with COVID-19 restrictions and guidance changing almost daily, it can be hard to keep up. The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin has rounded up some of the most current advice while pediatrician Dr. Karen Palayew, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s outgoing Campa…

Community-delivered kosher soup to connect, soothe

Pictured: Adina Kravetz (left) and Aviva Rotenberg

Yes, there is soup for you!

Are you not feeling well, or do you know someone else under the weather? Then you might benefit from The Ottawa Kosher Soup Registry. This new initiative, created through a special partnership between the Ottawa…

Meet Dr. Ronen Hoffman: Israel's new ambassador to Canada

Israel's new ambassador to Canada has arrived in Ottawa, and he is ready to make his mark.

Ambassador Dr. Ronen Hoffman began his posting earlier this month by presenting his credentials to Governor-General Mary Simon.

Hoffman was appointed by the Israeli Minister of Foreign affairs in Jul…

Jewish kids get fun shot at hockey with new Shtick Handlers program

Moshe Goldstein (pictured) is excited to finally be able to play hockey.

Shabbat-observant youth will finally have a chance to take part in a classic Canadian form of recreation: hockey.

Ice rink schedules often mean that youth hockey leagues take place on weekend mornings, which means fam…

Youth climate movement chapter comes to Ottawa

The Jewish Youth Climate Movement is coming to Ottawa, as the first non-U.S. chapter of the organization takes root in the National Capital.

The Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM) was founded by Hazon, The Jewish Lab for Sustainability, in 2019. The organization is dedicated to mitigating…