• Tolerance talks

• Life & Legacy: Visionary Ventures

• The power of singing

• Yom Ha'Atzmaut recap

May 19, 2024 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Encampment at University of Ottawa:

A Hillel Ottawa perspective

The E-Bulletin met with Jamie Sweigman, Hillel Ottawa Director, to learn more about how the anti-Israel protest is affecting Jewish life on campus, and how Hillel Ottawa is supporting Jewish students through this difficult time.

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A rabbi and a doctor team up to teach against hatred and racism

During this time of increased antisemitism, Rabbi Menachem Blum and Dr. Aisha Sherazi are two community members who have been working for the past 14 years to break down stereotypes and help students see that there is more the unites us than divides.

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Life & Legacy Visionary Ventures

What would it be like to invite the eight Life & Legacy partner agencies to an evening of presentations in front of high-powered community members acting as judges, with an ask for financial support to generate new Life & Legacy donors? On April 11, 2024, five Life & Legacy agencies accepted this challenge made such presentations to a distinguished panel.

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The power of singing to create belonging

In remembrance of Yom Hashoah, the E-Bulletin met with a Holocaust survivor to hear her story of survival and thriving in our community. For Dora Goldman, it was through synagogue music that she found her place. Goldman and Cantor Jason Green have been working on recordings of Goldman’s favourite synagogue and Hungarian music from her youth.

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How JFS supports community

Learn more about the work of Jewish Family Services (JFS) in this agency submission by JFS Director of Development David Dern, who shares stories from people who have used and benefited from JFS's services. Here are two of their stories.

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Let's celebrate: A Yom Ha’Atzmaut recap

On May 14, the community came out to City Hall in force, to show their Jewish pride of and their support for the Jewish homeland. In spite of protestors, the community members gathered and celebrated with exuberance.

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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 May 16, 2024.

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