Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Meet Rabbi Gavriel Rudin: Young Israel of Ottawa welcomes spiritual leader

Rabbi Gavriel Rudin, the new spiritual leader of Young Israel of Ottawa

A great summer at Ottawa’s Jewish summer camps

Israeli counsellor Liam Afota, one of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 2018-2019 shinshinim (second from left), with a group of boys preparing to go boating at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. Ottawa Redblacks players Corey Tindal and Johnathan Rose play a game of touch football with…

Barbara Farber becomes honorary lieutenant-colonel of Cameron Highlanders

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Barbara Farber stands in front of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa regimental colours at the Cartier Square Drill Hall.

Counsellors bring Israeli flavour to Camp B’nai Brith

(From left) Iris Fainberg, Liam Afota and Nitzan Haviv are three of the 17 young Israelis enjoying the summer while working as counsellors at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. (Matthew Horwood)

Elon Gold to headline Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign Kickoff

An observant Jew, Elon Gold says much of his humour is powered by his Judaism.