Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

Introducing the new Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin

Welcome, dear readers, to the inaugural Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin!

This is your electronic newsletter, established by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, for the purpose of sharing local news and to inform, inspire, and connect our diverse Jewish community while building on the tradition and le…

Celebrating the Black Jewish experience

Photo: Tema Smith, director of professional development for 18Doors, will be speaking about what it is like to be leaders working inside the Jewish community who both are Black and Jewish.

By Angelica Haggert

Organizers of I am Jewish: Honouring Black Jewish Experiences, are looking forw…

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commemorating the Innocent Victims

Photo: Professor Yehuda Bauer, a world-renowned Israeli historian and Holocaust scholar.

By Sheila Hurtig Robertson and Marion Silver

Seventy-six years ago, on January 27th, 1945, troops of the Red Army entered Auschwitz concentration camp thereby liberating some 7,600 emaciated prisoners…

Community wishes Refuah Shlema to Rabbi Bulka

‘Refuah Shlema’ (Get well soon) the strongest cry at prayer rally for Rabbi Bulka

“A rabbi’s rabbi,” - Rabbi Mark Dratch

By Angelica Haggert

Even before the worldwide prayer rally for Rabbi Reuven Bulka began, the comments section of the webcast was filled with thank yous and we…

KBI members protest oppression of Uyghurs in China

By Phil Kretzmar

This year, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, members of Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI) demonstrated every weekday afternoon opposite the Chinese embassy on St. Patrick Street on behalf of the oppressed and persecuted Uyghur population of China. After Yom Kippur, we decide…