October 27, 2022 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa
iWalk app and pre-iWalk tours will guide Holocaust Monument visitors 

The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) is developing a new smartphone app to help guide visitors at the National Holocaust Monument. Called iWalk, the app (available in 2024) will educate students, tourists, and officials about the reality of the Holocaust and its aftereffects through an interactive experience.

Federation welcomes (back)
Rena Garshowitz as VP of Operations

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is excited to welcome Rena Garshowitz back into the fold as the new Vice President of Operations. For the last five years, she’s been the executive director at Kehillat Beth Israel, overseeing all operations of the shul including finances and programming.


Photo exhibit tells story of how
Kindertransport saved Jewish children

Kindertransport began in December 1938, nine months before the outbreak of the Second World War, and ended in May 1940. Sanctioned by the British government, the Kindertransport saved Jewish children living in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia and offered them refuge in the United Kingdom.

Rise Up Ottawa! event celebrates Jewish culture, combat antisemitism

Award-winning teacher and activist Lisa Levitan has organized Rise Up Ottawa, a grassroots movement focused on combatting discrimination against Jews while celebrating Jewish culture and identity.

Voices: Leaving a legacy,
a conversation with donor Lyon Hamburg

There’s a way to leave a legacy that you may not have thought about — by way of an insurance policy for yourself as a personal corporation.


Quiz: Can you name these Holocaust Heroes?

November is Holocaust Education Month. In honour of the brave people who stood against Nazism, the E-Bulletin has created a quiz celebrating Holocaust heroes. Try your hand at this photo quiz!

Marking life's milestones
The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of October 20, 2022.

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