Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Sarah Caspi is new executive director at Jewish Family Services

Jewish values and the concept of tikkun olam are very important to Jewish Family Services of Ottawa, says Sarah Caspi, the agency’s new executive director.

Shem Tov Award: Charles Schachnow

“I just want to make a difference,” says Charles Schachnow, who will receive the 2019 Shem Tov Community Volunteer Award.

Ottawa celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Dancers celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut, May 9, at the SJCC. (Howard Sandler)

Yom HaShoah commemoration: Elly Gotz warns young people to be vigilant

Holocaust survivor Elly Gotz (right) tells journalist Stephanie Levitz about Jewish life in Lithuania before the Second World War at Ottawa’s Yom HaShoah commemoration, May 1, at the SJCC. (Howard Sandler)