May 9, 2023 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa
How do we make everyone feel welcome and included?

Are Jews all one race? The answer is a hard “no.” Jewish people come in every colour and hail from all over the world. The short film Periphery, to be shown May 11 to mark Jewish Heritage Month, explores the ethnic diversity of the Jewish community. We had a chance to sit down with Akilah Allen-Silverstein, co-founder of No Silence on Race and a production assistant on the film.

On the Shoulders of Giants: New podcast celebrates the history of Federation

The Ottawa Jewish Archives launches Episode 6 of their podcast 613Archives in time for Jewish Heritage Month, sharing the history of one of Ottawa’s oldest Jewish organizations: The Jewish Federation of Ottawa. “Many people don’t realize that Federation wasn’t established in 2003, that it’s actually almost 90 years old,” said Teigan Goldsmith, archivist.

Meet our new staff: Making an impact through word and deed

The Communications team at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa is growing. Jodi Green was recently hired to fill the new role of Communications and Advocacy Specialist. To help introduce her and share the vision for this new position, Jodi chatted with Community Relations and Antisemitism Specialist, David Sachs, to share her ideas and goals.

An inspiring volunteer: 'You get back what you put in'

Ellie Greenberg is a dedicated philanthropist and long-time volunteer in the Jewish community. Danielle Altonaga, of JET, sat down for a candid talk with her about Jewish life, giving back, and some of her favourite memories.

Voices: Israel at 75 trip
was a journey of learning

A group of 26 Ottawans joined Jewish communities across Canada for a historic trip to Israel to mark its 75th anniversary. Ottawa trip participant Peter Waiser shares his recollection of what he calls his most meaningful trip to Israel. 

Shavuot – Let's celebrate all things dairy

On Shavuot, Jews customarily celebrate by eating dairy foods. To help mark the upcoming holiday, here is a family favourite recipe for blueberry cheesecake based on one by the popular Jewish cooking maven Noreen Gilletz.

Marking life's milestones
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