• Rosh Hashanah cooking traditions

• Meet the Hillel Ottawa Team

• CHES launches new program

• New JET Ottawa Rabbinic couple

September 12, 2023 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa

What are the priorities of

this year's Annual Campaign?

Now that September is upon us, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa embarks on its Annual Campaign to raise the funds needed to support our community and to ensure everyone has access to meaningful Jewish experiences.

Evelyn Silverman and Gary Viner are this year’s Campaign co-chairs. As they explain, there is personal passion and commitment going into their work.

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A cook sometimes reveals their secrets: Rosh Hashanah cooking traditions

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, there is a chance to find inspiration from the past; not the biblical past, but the more recent past. What sources inspire the recipes we make every year? What smells do we invite into our homes that remind us of this special time of year and fill us with nostalgia?

The E-bulletin asked local community members from where their inspirations come.

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Hillel Ottawa welcomes new leadership with lots of ideas for a busy school year

“Your Jewish home away from home.” 

That is the motto of Hillel Ottawa, an organization that is part of an international network of Hillels that supports Jewish students on college and university campuses around the world. In Ottawa, Hillel primarily works with students at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Algonquin College. Hillel Ottawa is thrilled to introduce Jamie Sweigman and Oren Baray.

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CHES launches program to support descendants of Holocaust survivors 

The goal of Through Their Eyes, which has received a Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Jewish Journeys grant, is to support the descendants of survivors through the process of researching, writing, and preparing their narrative, explains Phil Emberley and Marion Silver.

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JET welcomes Rabbi Steven

and Ruth Gotlib to their team

“It’s a true honour and privilege for us to live in Canada’s beautiful capital,” the Gotlibs said, sharing that the events they've hosted "so far have been incredible and we’re so excited for CJX to serve as a place for people to come together and explore their Jewish identity amongst friends.”  

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Marking life's milestones

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of September 7, 2023.

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