Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Innovation grants create endless possibilities

Each year, Federation distributes donor dollars in the form of innovation grants for capacity building to reward innovation, creativity, and help to strengthen the capacity of organizations. Grants of up to $10,000 are available and in 2021, more than $39,000 was distributed.

Some of these …

#WeRemember campaign to light up city

This Thursday, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. To collectively mark this important occasion, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is participating in the World Jewish Congress’ We Remember photo initiative and landmark lighting campaign.

In Ottawa, this solemn day of re…

COVID-19 resources, guidance and encouragement

It’s not easy out there right now with COVID-19 restrictions and guidance changing almost daily, it can be hard to keep up. The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin has rounded up some of the most current advice while pediatrician Dr. Karen Palayew, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s outgoing Campa…

Community-delivered kosher soup to connect, soothe

Pictured: Adina Kravetz (left) and Aviva Rotenberg

Yes, there is soup for you!

Are you not feeling well, or do you know someone else under the weather? Then you might benefit from The Ottawa Kosher Soup Registry. This new initiative, created through a special partnership between the Ottawa…

Meet Dr. Ronen Hoffman: Israel's new ambassador to Canada

Israel's new ambassador to Canada has arrived in Ottawa, and he is ready to make his mark.

Ambassador Dr. Ronen Hoffman began his posting earlier this month by presenting his credentials to Governor-General Mary Simon.

Hoffman was appointed by the Israeli Minister of Foreign affairs in Jul…