Jewish Ottawa

Creative connections: Meeting new people

Jay Kassirer and Rita Finnigan, with Patsy Royer at the keyboard, lead a singalong session for Creative Connections, November 5. (Matthew Horwood) Gloria Schwartz leads a ‘Gentle Gym’ workout for older seniors during Creative Connections’ day of activities, November 5. (Matthew Horwood)

Creative Connections: ‘You meet new people'

Jay Kassirer and Rita Finnigan, with Patsy Royer at the keyboard, lead a singalong session for Creative Connections, November 5. (Matthew Horwood)

Film celebrates ‘special relationship’ of Greek and Jewish communities

(From left) Steven and Doris Ramphos, who presented the film, “Life Will Smile,” in Ottawa with Steven Priovolos, the film’s producer, and their daughter, Paulina Ramphos, who was the MC for the evening.

‘Be very grateful to live in Canada,’ says Holocaust survivor

Fred Fiksel, in his room at Hillel Lodge, recalls living on minimal food rations while working as a slave labourer during the Second World War. (Matthew Horwood)

Strawberry Blonde Bakery is now kosher

“The response [to becoming kosher] has been amazing, more than I expected,” says Strawberry Blonde Bakery owner Jacqui Okum.