Jewish Ottawa

SJCC presents virtual Yom Hazikaron ceremony

In lieu of being able to hold its traditional Yom Hazikaron ceremony marking Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre has posted several brief videos on its website meant to comprise a virtual observance of the occasion. Yom Ha…

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – marked online

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

With all community gatherings suspended during the ongoing period of physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa could not be held as usual on April 20. Instead, Federation j…



Condolences are extended to the families of:

Ami (Arieh-Michael) Blumenthal

Evelyn May Dubinsky

Norma Moscovitz, Montreal (Mother of Jason Moscovitz)

Michael Penso

Judy Prizant, Montreal (Mother of Harry Prizant)

Bernard Ratner, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota (Father of Devor…

Remembering Ruth Soloway 1915-2020

Ruth Soloway, with her late husband Hyman Soloway, a well-known figure in Ottawa’s Jewish community and beyond, passed away on March 23 at age 104. She is remembered in this article by her son, Lawrence Soloway.

My mother Ruth Soloway was born on July 3,1915, the third child of Samuel and…

Caring for the vulnerable a top priority

Agencies and organizations that serve the vulnerable in the Jewish community are rising to the challenge of meeting their clients’ enhanced needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Louise Rachlis reports.

‘As a health care facility looking after vulnerable seniors, we have had to restrict acce…