Jewish Ottawa

Mitzvah Day: ‘My favourite day of the year’

Ottawa Redblacks mascot Big Joe shares a moment with a group of Mitzvah Day participants, February 2, at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. (Howard Sandler)

Rekindling memories of special life experiences

Residents enjoy the life-like mechanical pets in the park-like Comfort Therapy room at Hillel Lodge. (Louise Rachlis)

‘Inclusion enthusiasts’ JOIN together to create positive change

(From left) Ruchama Uzan, Madeleine Hill Werier and Rabbi Deborah Zuker founded JOIN to advocate for the inclusion of special needs children in Jewish community life.

It is easy for memories to fade into nothing

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter tells his story at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day program, Jan. 27, at Library and Archives Canada. (Dana Simpson)

Ottawa Police reinstates Hate Crimes Section

The National Holocaust Monument was defaced with thrown eggs on January 29. The incident occurred just two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ottawa Police were called to the scene and are investigating the incident as a hate crime.