Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.


Condolences are extended to the families of:

Leonora Allen

Josephine Fiksel

Veronica Ava (Vera) Grushman

Etta Karp

Joseph Levy

Fannie Markson

Seymour Mender

Arnon Miller

Gordon Roston

Anita Saslove

Stella Torontow

May their memory be a blessing always.

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Ottawa’s Jewish day schools prepare to reopen

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Ottawa’s Jewish day schools – the Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS) and Torah Day School of Ottawa, as well as the Orthodox high school, Ottawa Torah Institute (boys)/Machon Sarah (girls) – are in the midst of preparations to welcome students back to…

Long-time director of social work at Hillel Lodge set to retire

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Joanna Abrams is preparing to retire on July 31 after 34 years of service as director of social work, programs and support services at the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ottawa’s Jewish long-term care home for the aged.

Abrams, then a mother of…

Emerging Generation names co-chairs for 2021 Annual Campaign

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

For the first time, the Emerging Generation division of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 2021 Annual Campaign will be co-chaired by two couples rather than individuals. The co-chairs are Adam Zaret and Jodi Weinstein, who are married, and an engaged couple,…



Condolences are extended to the families of:

Gayle Bahar

Rhoda Bodnoff

Dorothy Browns

Helen Flesher

Jeremy Goldstein

Erika Kramer

Morris Schnitzer

Carol-Sue Shapiro

Sandra Shapiro Goldman

Elizabeth Szirtes

Ruth Viner

Cynthia Yankoo

Sela Zecler

May their memory be a…