Jewish Ottawa

Remarks from Adina Libin, Freiman Family Young Leadership Award recipient

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 Adina Libin, recipient of the Freiman Family Young Leadership Award and the Lawrence Greenberg Young Leadership …

Remarks from Student Leadership 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 Daniel Kuhnreich and Cara Lebenzon, recipients of the Student Leadership Award.

Thank you to the Jewish Federat…

Donation provides matching funds to Federation emergency campaign

Peter Nicholson explains his firm’s tax strategy to maximize charitable giving and why he – as a non-Jew – supports Ottawa’s Jewish community.

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Peter Nicholson, founder and president of Foundation WCPD, has made a $36,000 donation to the Jewish Federat…

Helen Saipe looks forward to her 106th birthday

By Marcia Saipe

My mother, Helen Saipe, will be 106 years old in September, and is looking forward to another birthday. Helen was born and raised in Ottawa where she has lived her entire life. Her husband, Roy Saipe, whom she married in 1941, became the face of Dworkin Furs on Rideau Street…

Interfaith leaders gather online to denounce racism

Ottawa religious and civic leaders hold interfaith Zoom gathering in solidarity against racism

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

“The cause which brings us here tonight is an absolutely essential cause,” said Rabbi Reuven Bulka. “We, in Ottawa, are blessed to have a community in which a…