Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Community wishes Refuah Shlema to Rabbi Bulka

‘Refuah Shlema’ (Get well soon) the strongest cry at prayer rally for Rabbi Bulka

“A rabbi’s rabbi,” - Rabbi Mark Dratch

By Angelica Haggert

Even before the worldwide prayer rally for Rabbi Reuven Bulka began, the comments section of the webcast was filled with thank yous and we…

KBI members protest oppression of Uyghurs in China

By Phil Kretzmar

This year, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, members of Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI) demonstrated every weekday afternoon opposite the Chinese embassy on St. Patrick Street on behalf of the oppressed and persecuted Uyghur population of China. After Yom Kippur, we decide…


Condolences are extended to the families of:

Lester Aronson

Barry Baker

Brian Dwoskin

Anna Leviant

Carol Weidman

May their memory be a blessing always.

The Condolence Column is offered as a public service to the community. There is no charge. For listing in this column, please call 61…

Federation distributes masks and hand sanitizer

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Thanks to a large donation of face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer from Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa distributed the supplies to Jewish social service agencies, schools and congregations – as well as to several social…

Israeli dancing in the park

Ottawa’s Israeli dancing group has been gathering weekly in Laroche Park. This photo (click on the photo to see full resolution) shows the group on November 17.

“We are well wrapped up and very well distanced, and have absolutely loved dancing outdoors. We plan to continue to do so unt…