Voices

Focus on Fitness: Get outside and get active to deal with anxiety

By Gloria Schwartz

I’ve recently been experiencing some anxiety that I attribute to the constant media coverage about COVID-19. Whether I’m watching the news or other television programs, listening to my car radio or perusing social media, it’s COVID-19, 24/7. Many people are feeling …

From the Editor: COVID-19 now affects all of us

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

As I write, the world seems to be in a state of constant flux as COVID-19, the novel corona virus, spreads and governments, organizations, families and individuals take actions and precautions to slow the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its effects.

So mu…

Guest Column: A teacher on managing with kids at home during COVID-19

By Lisa Levitan

While this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, we need to remember that our adult reactions have a huge impact on our children.

Here are my suggestions on how you will keep your home as positive as possible during this difficult time:

  • Watch the News WITHOUT y…

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…