Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Creative Connections: ‘You meet new people'

Jay Kassirer and Rita Finnigan, with Patsy Royer at the keyboard, lead a singalong session for Creative Connections, November 5. (Matthew Horwood)

Film celebrates ‘special relationship’ of Greek and Jewish communities

(From left) Steven and Doris Ramphos, who presented the film, “Life Will Smile,” in Ottawa with Steven Priovolos, the film’s producer, and their daughter, Paulina Ramphos, who was the MC for the evening.

‘Be very grateful to live in Canada,’ says Holocaust survivor

Fred Fiksel, in his room at Hillel Lodge, recalls living on minimal food rations while working as a slave labourer during the Second World War. (Matthew Horwood)

Strawberry Blonde Bakery is now kosher

“The response [to becoming kosher] has been amazing, more than I expected,” says Strawberry Blonde Bakery owner Jacqui Okum.

Sharon and David Appotive honoured at JNF Negev Dinner

(From left) Ryan Appotive, Yoni Appotive, Negev Dinner Chair Jeff Miller, Jaye Appotive, Honorees David and Sharon Appotive (holding the certificateof honour), Brody Appotive, Negev Dinner Honorary Chair Hartley Stern, JNF Ottawa Executive Director Lynda Taller-Wakter, and JNF Ottawa Board…