Voices

Submissions from members of our community. (Archived columns from Bulletin columnists).

Shavuot — Time for sweet and light dairy treats

By Alyce Baker

Seven weeks after Passover, the holiday of Shavuot shows up on our calendar. Historically it reminds us of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments. Scholars have presented various reasons for why we celebrate this holiday by consuming dairy products. Some say we eat dairy to symb…

Passover recipes from the community

WATCH VIDEO: View the steps to creating Cindy Feingold's family favourite, Marble Matzoh Crunch.

 

The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin is pleased to share this Passover recipe section with special submissions from two of our community food writers, Alyce Baker and Cindy Feingold.

 

Alyce Bak…

New online Limmud event March 14 to highlight Jewish Canadian poets

By Louise Rachlis, for Limmud Ottawa

Jewish Canadian poets will be front and centre March 14 in an inaugural online event.

“An Online Anthology of Jewish Canadian Poets - Chapter I” will be on Zoom from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The free event is being presented by Limmud Ottawa with the Ve…

Hillel Lodge: “The funding from Foundation helps us in everything we do”

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is proud to be celebrating 50 years of service to our community. To mark this milestone, the Foundation is sharing features about the agencies that make a difference to our lives. This submission focuses on the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge…

Morning minyan in a time of COVID

By Victor Rabinovitch

For many decades, a solid core of synagogue members at Agudath Israel (and in other Ottawa shuls) would keep up the daily morning minyan for shacharit, and then for mincha and maariv in the evening. At Agudath (which joined Beth Shalom a few years ago to become Kehilla…