Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Jewish community participates in Capital Pride

Members of the Jewish community gather, August 25, before marching in the Capital Pride Parade. (Matthew Horwood)

Jewish Experience Microgrants create funding opportunities

Rabbi Idan Scher of Congregation Machzikei Hadas leads the blessings at a pre-Shabbat dinner, July 12, at the home of Gail and Dan Pfeffer in Gatineau. The dinner, for Jews living in Gatineau, was supported by a Jewish Experience Microgrant from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.

Laughs galore at Federation’s 2020 Annual Campaign Kickoff

Comedian Elon Gold performs at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa 2020 Annual Campaign Kickoff, September 10, at Algonquin Commons Theatre. (Wellington Imagery)

Meet Hila Beldoch and Snir Dachboach: Ottawa’s new shinshinim

Newly arrived Israeli Shinshinim Snir Dachboach (left) and Hila Beldoch enjoy a moment in the sun outside the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, August 29. (Matthew Horwood)

Ottawa renames park in honour of Rabbi Bulka

Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, rabbi emeritus of Congregation Machzikei Hadas, served as spiritual leader of the shul from 1967 until 2015. (Ashley Fraser)