January 18, 2023 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa
Motion for equity coach passes unanimously at OCDSB meeting

After hours of debate and discussion, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board unanimously passed a motion last night to hire a full-time Jewish Equity Coach. The vote was met with applause from the public gallery, where some attendees wore T-shirts reading "End Jew Hatred" and held signs saying "Hatred is not Kosher." 

‘Jewish pride is a revolution’
— Ben Freeman to speak in Ottawa

Founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement, a Jewish leader, thinker, and educator, Ben M. Freeman is the author of Jewish Pride: Rebuilding a People and Reclaiming our Story: The Pursuit of Jewish Pride. He is coming to Ottawa on Feb. 7 to talk with our community.

Community set to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day

To honour the memory of the six million Jewish children, women, and men murdered by the Nazis, the UN designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day (IHRD), in 2005. There are several community events taking place for IHRD this year in Ottawa.

The legacy of the “Aptowitzer attitude”

After more than four decades of service to the Ottawa Jewish community, beloved Cantor David Aptowitzer Z”L leaves a legacy of kindness and caring as the community mourns his loss.

PJ Library reaches
new milestones

Across the national capital region, more than 800 children are provided with free Jewish-themed books through the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s PJ Library program. 

Quiz: Israeli cities and
what they are known for..

Can you tell us what these Israeli cities are known for?

Have ideas for other quizzes or crosswords? We want to hear from you! Email Angelica.

Marking life's milestones
The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of January 12, 2023.

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