Jewish Ottawa

Local news and updates on the Jewish community of Ottawa.

In honour of our mothers

Photo: Madelaine Werier was cheered on by her mother and stepmother, shown together,  when she took part in a marathon.




As part of a special Mother's Day feature, the Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin asked community members to share stories about the advice, wisdom, and lessons impa…

Ongoing uncertainties of COVID have been challenging for teens

Resilience and adaptability in the face of stress and, well, pure, simple boredom. For many teens, this is life during COVID.

For Grade 12 student Oren Gorber, the pandemic has meant his final year of high school is missing all the events he was looking forward to, from movie nights and spo…

Hidden histories: Liberation 75, The Light of Days focus on untold stories

For both Marilyn Sinclair, founder of the worldwide Liberation 75 event, and Judy Battalion, author of The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance, their journeys to their successes were years in the making.

Sinclair started organizing Liberation 75, which is an event dedicat…

Climate action is part of our Jewish responsibility

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection and there’s a lot to do as a Jewish community to help the environment.

“First and foremost, there’s a lot of Jewish history in relation to environmentalism in a broad sense,” says Rabbi…

"Yoms" capture our sense of community

Photo: Israeli children celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut in pre-COVID days.


Jewish Ottawa is getting set to celebrate Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut to express our solidarity with the state of Israel and to strengthen our alliance with our Jewish homeland with a variety of online events.…