Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Removing barriers to the on-ramp

Best-selling author Daniel Tammet will be keynote speaker at the opening event of “Pushing the Boundaries: Disability, Inclusion and the Ottawa Jewish Community,” April 2, at Kehillat Beth Israel. (Melody Nelson)

‘Now the fun and the hard work begins’

Jewish Federation of Ottawa President and CEO Andrea Freedman (Peter Waiser)

A doctor and a rabbi walked into Federation…

Karen Palayew becomes co-chair of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign after five years as Ottawa chair of March of the Living.

Minister of children, community and social services visits Tamir

Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod with members of the Tamir Neshama Choir, February 8. (Matthew Horwood)

Remembering beloved librarian Estelle Backman

Librarians Estelle Backman (right) and Donna Guttman in the Greenberg Families Library at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, circa 1998. (Courtesy of Ottawa Jewish Archives)