Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Election roundtable: The NDP

NDP candidates Angela MacEwen (Ottawa Centre) and Sean Devine (Nepean) spoke to the Ottawa Jewish community last week to discuss the NDP platform and the concerns of the community, including addressing the housing crisis, Holocaust education initiatives and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction…

Election roundtable: The Conservatives

With a party platform and plan focused on economic recovery, Conservative candidates Matt Triemstra (Nepean) and Carol Clemenhagen, (Ottawa Centre), spoke to the Ottawa Jewish community last week about their priorities — and how they’d meet the needs of Jews in Ottawa.

A key section of …

Election roundtable: The Green Party

With an educator and a health practitioner as Green Party candidates for Ottawa, the discussion with  David Stibbe (Ottawa-West Nepean) and Jennifer Purdy (Kanata-Carleton) covered a lot of topics, including adding Holocaust education to curriculums, combatting online hate and media distor…

Election roundtable: The Liberal Party

The Liberal candidates for the upcoming election spoke last week with the Ottawa Jewish community, focusing primarily on peace, knowing our history and education. Yasir Naqvi, (Ottawa Centre), and Anita Vandenbeld, (Ottawa West), both participated in the conversation, and Chandra Arya, (Nepe…

Adding significance to the Holocaust Monument with a Babi Yar Commemoration

The long wait for a national Holocaust memorial ended in 2017 with the official unveiling of the impressive monument on Sept. 27, 2017. Called the “Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival,” the National Holocaust Monument, located across from the Canadian War Museum at the corners of Well…