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Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

The pivot: How Ottawa Jewish day schools are finding a COVID silver lining

By Angelica Haggert

Even if you’re not a parent, the question of “in or out” when it comes to schools has dominated a lot of the last year. “In” usually means overall community life is going well (i.e., COVID infection rates are lower), but “out” can mean a period of extra str…

Jewish summer camps planning for a safe, successful summer

By Angelica Haggert

Ten for two. 

If you know what this means you are likely a “camp person” and understand that you spend 10 months of the year, dreaming about the two months you get to spend at Jewish residential camp. Last May, when the government announced that sleep away camps …

Introducing the new Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin

Welcome, dear readers, to the inaugural Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin!

This is your electronic newsletter, established by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, for the purpose of sharing local news and to inform, inspire, and connect our diverse Jewish community while building on the tradition and le…

Celebrating the Black Jewish experience

Photo: Tema Smith, director of professional development for 18Doors, will be speaking about what it is like to be leaders working inside the Jewish community who both are Black and Jewish.

By Angelica Haggert

Organizers of I am Jewish: Honouring Black Jewish Experiences, are looking forw…

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commemorating the Innocent Victims

Photo: Professor Yehuda Bauer, a world-renowned Israeli historian and Holocaust scholar.

By Sheila Hurtig Robertson and Marion Silver

Seventy-six years ago, on January 27th, 1945, troops of the Red Army entered Auschwitz concentration camp thereby liberating some 7,600 emaciated prisoners…