Jewish Ottawa

Long-time director of social work at Hillel Lodge set to retire

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Joanna Abrams is preparing to retire on July 31 after 34 years of service as director of social work, programs and support services at the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ottawa’s Jewish long-term care home for the aged.

Abrams, then a mother of…

Emerging Generation names co-chairs for 2021 Annual Campaign

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

For the first time, the Emerging Generation division of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 2021 Annual Campaign will be co-chaired by two couples rather than individuals. The co-chairs are Adam Zaret and Jodi Weinstein, who are married, and an engaged couple,…



Condolences are extended to the families of:

Gayle Bahar

Rhoda Bodnoff

Dorothy Browns

Helen Flesher

Jeremy Goldstein

Erika Kramer

Morris Schnitzer

Carol-Sue Shapiro

Sandra Shapiro Goldman

Elizabeth Szirtes

Ruth Viner

Cynthia Yankoo

Sela Zecler

May their memory be a…

Jewish Federation of Ottawa holds AGM online

“It’s at this moment that we realize the power of being organized… You were there to respond when this crisis happened because you [already] were there,” said Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, during the annual general meeting of the Jewish Fed…

Remarks from Sharon and David Appotive, Shem Tov Award recipients

Due to the online nature of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual General Meeting, the community award recipients were unable to make acceptance speeches. Here are the remarks of Sharon and David Appotive, recipients of the Shem Tov Community Volunteer Award.

Thank you for honouring us wit…