• Purim is Coming!

• Teens have reason to celebrate

• On Federation's 90th: Andrea Freedman

• Jewish matchmaker comes to town

March 21, 2024 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Canada's Rabbi: New biography of Rabbi Reuven Bulka Z"L

Rikki Ash has always known her beloved grandfather was a special person. She knew that he had lived a life of purpose and made everyday count. In her new book, she shares insights into the legacy of "Canada's Rabbi."

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Scholarships created to honour the life of Adi Vital-Kaploun Z"L

Adi Vital-Kaploun was a brilliant, shining light, a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, athlete and a scholar. With two new scholarships, her family are striving to ensure she is remembered not for how she died, but how she lived.

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The vital importance of Federation,

then and now: Andrea Freedman

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. To commemorate this remarkable milestone, the Federation is embarking on a series of year-long initiatives about our shared journey. We are delighted to share this column from former president & CEO Andrea Freedman.

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Ottawa teens have reasons for JOY with latest youth programming

Every year, many of the local Jewish youth groups come together for a blockbuster event on Purim. The joint group calls themselves JOY (Jewish Ottawa Youth). Embarking on a mission to invigorate and empower the next generation of Jewish youth, Kehillat Beth Israel (KBI) and NCSY have strategically bolstered their programming teams.

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If Instagram existed in Shushan:

a Purim spiel for the age of social media

SHUSHAN, 14th Adar, 500 BCE: It's your go-to gal Dana Darvish, bringing you the inside scoop on what's shaping up to be the most epic plot twist since Moses parted the Red Sea! Let's kick off this tale with a royal scandal: Queen Vashti gets the boot from the palace after she joins the #MeToo movement.

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Jewish Matchmaker, Aleeza Ben Shalom, has a universal message

If you watch Netflix, you may have seen Aleeza Ben Shalom work her magic on “Jewish Matchmaking.” Whether you’re single, married for 50 years, Orthodox, secular, or anything in between, Aleeza has made her way into our hearts offering words of wisdom and guidance for creating and maintaining strong, healthy relationships.

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Marking life's milestones

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