Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.



Condolences are extended to the families of:

Stella Beck

Eric Cohen

Frances Koffler Fogel, Israel (Mother of Shimon Koffler Fogel)

Nathan Godfrey, Toronto (Father of Arlene Godfrey)

Shirley Gossack

Brian Lingard

Murray Nadel, Montreal (Father of Ruth Shulman)

Murray John…

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa announces 2020 cancellation

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa (CBB) has announced it has cancelled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, based on the decisions of the Quebec and Ontario governments, we must cancel camp this season,” wrote CBB Director Cindy Presse…

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 …