Jewish Ottawa

Federation launches Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa has launched its Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience in order to meet increased needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting lockdown since mid-March, which has affected virtually all sectors of the comm…

Veterans Affairs Canada tells Alex Polowin’s story

Unable to hold in-person ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of The Netherlands on May 5 and the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day on May 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Veteran Affairs Canada has launched an initiative to tell veterans’ stories. Among t…

‘Always choose life,’ says cancer and traumatic brain injury survivor

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Jonathan Ross Goodman, a Montreal-based pharmaceutical entrepreneur and philanthropist, was the guest speaker, April 27, for an online event presented by the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation as part of its “Business Leaders” series. More than 50 people …

SJCC presents virtual Yom Hazikaron ceremony

In lieu of being able to hold its traditional Yom Hazikaron ceremony marking Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre has posted several brief videos on its website meant to comprise a virtual observance of the occasion. Yom Ha…

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – marked online

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

With all community gatherings suspended during the ongoing period of physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa could not be held as usual on April 20. Instead, Federation j…