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

Remembrance Day - a community yizkor

By Victor Rabinovitch


Thursday, November 11, will mark the high point in the annual ceremonies that honour the tens of thousands of Canadians who lost their lives in national military service. Remembrance Day first began in 1919, at a time when Canada and other allied countries were dea…

Celebrate Jewish Book Month with one of these recommended titles

By Carlie MacPherson

November is Jewish Book Month! This month we continue on the 90-year tradition of celebrating our rich textual heritage. Jewish Book Month began in 1925, when a librarian from Boston named Fanny Goldstein set up a display of Judaic books outside of her library to showca…

CHES remembrance virtual programs

By Dr. Art Leader

Acclaimed Actor Saul Rubinek headlines CHES Kristallnacht Commemoration

In a few short days, on November 9, supporters of CHES will have the exclusive opportunity to share in actor-writer-director Saul Rubinek’s performance of excerpts from his play, “All in the Telli…

Thoughts on Canada’s pandemic election

By: Richard Marceau, Vice-President, External Affairs, and General Counsel

If I were to sum up the 2021 Federal election in one word it would be: beige.

Elections matter. At 62.2 per cent participation, the 2021 Federal Election saw the fourth-lowest voter turnout in the past hundred years…

Rosh Hashanah greetings from our community rabbis

To help welcome the New Year, The Ottawa Jewish E-Bulletin asked our rabbis to share their thoughts and wishes for the upcoming year. 

We thank them for their thoughtful and meaningful messages and hope that you enjoy their insight. 

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, our sta…