Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

CONDOLENCES

Condolences are extended to the families of:

Randy Lynn Meltzer

David Shore

May their memory be a blessing always.

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Ontario adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

An order in council approved on Monday (October 26) by the cabinet of the Ontario government has declared, “the Government of Ontario adopts and recognizes the Working Definition of Antisemitism, as adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance…

YidLife Crisis to star in online event for Annual Campaign

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

YidLife Crisis, created by and starring Eli Batalion as Leizer and Jamie Elman as Chaimie, began as a web series in 2014 about two Yiddish-speaking friends in Montreal who would meet over food in Mile End, the city’s old Jewish neighbourhood that’s now a m…

CONDOLENCES

Condolences are extended to the families of:

Phyllis Cleiman

Marle D’Amico

Rachel “Rae” Freedman

Esthel Huniu

Zina Ilvitsky

Ruth Nadler

Denise Paroli

Zelda Shore

Dave Smith

May their memory be a blessing always.

The Condolence Column is offered as a public service to the com…

Canada’s Jewish federations join together for online Rosh Hashanah party

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

It’s been a tradition for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa to kick off the New Year – and the Annual Campaign – with a major event shortly before Rosh Hashanah featuring prominent speakers or entertainers.

A year ago, for example, a sold-out Algonquin Co…