Jewish Ottawa

Ottawa congregations to delay opening for at least two weeks

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Although Premier Doug Ford has announced that houses of worship in Ontario can begin to open at 30 per cent capacity beginning on Friday, June 12, all of Ottawa’s major Jewish congregations will not begin to hold religious services for at least two weeks. Th…

Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation holds AGM online

The community will emerge stronger and more cohesive from the crisis “as we work together to shape a better future,” predicts keynote speaker Ian Freedman, president of Joe Fresh.

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

For the first time on June 4, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held i…

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘seismic event,’ says Mitch Garber

Business and Montreal Jewish community leader discusses fundraising strategies during Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation online event

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Mitch Garber, a Montreal-based lawyer, entrepreneur, business executive and philanthropist, was the guest speaker, May 26, fo…



Condolences are extended to the families of:

Stella Beck

Eric Cohen

Frances Koffler Fogel, Israel (Mother of Shimon Koffler Fogel)

Nathan Godfrey, Toronto (Father of Arlene Godfrey)

Shirley Gossack

Brian Lingard

Murray Nadel, Montreal (Father of Ruth Shulman)

Murray John…

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa announces 2020 cancellation

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa (CBB) has announced it has cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, based on the decisions of the Quebec and Ontario governments, we must cancel camp this season,” wrote CBB Director Cindy Presse…