Voices

Federation Report: At Torah Day School we are ‘community’

By Rabbi Boruch Perton, Torah Day School of Ottawa

Torah Day School of Ottawa (TDSO) is more than a school that follows the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. TDSO is also more than a school that year-after-year produces academic results above the public and private school norms base…

Ideas and Impressions: ‘We missed Purim in Jerusalem’

By Jason Moscovitz

At the beginning, COVID-19 meant deciding whether to travel or not. For me and my partner there appeared to be only one answer, not to travel, although to the end we were heavily leaning the other way.

Almost every year since 2008, I have ended winter early by going to I…

From the Pulpit: We all beat with one proud Jewish heart and soul

By Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn, Chabad of Centrepointe

Although this “From the Pulpit” column appears in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin after Purim, I am writing it just a few days before this joyous festival. As such, I would like to devote this article to the timeless message of Purim.

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Modern Mishpocha: Standing up for each other – Having our WITS about us

By Jenny T. Burns

Every week we receive a school update from our kids’ principal. The other week, the update focused on a program that is being incorporated throughout the kindergarten to Grade 6 learning cycle. Called WITS, it brings together schools, families and communities to create s…

A View from the Bleachers: Achieving Jewish and democratic values

By Rabbi Steven Garten

The most recent election in Israel, the third in less than 12 months, offered a clear window into Israeli voting patterns. The voters’ preferences are ossified. The results of each election have changed very little. A small shift in votes provides an additional seat…