Jewish Education in Ottawa

Jewish Federation of Ottawa is dedicated to strengthening and promoting quality Jewish education through its support of day and supplemental schools. In 2017/18, Federation provided over $900,000 in funding to Jewish schools in Ottawa. 

From elementary schools to after-school and weekend programs, when it comes to Jewish education in Ottawa, there is a place for everyone!

Click here for a downloadable pdf with all Jewish Ottawa educational options, summaries and contact info.


Day Schools


Sunday and After School Jewish Programs

Why choose Jewish education for my child?

Jewish Values. Learn and live Jewish concepts such as tikkun olam (repairing the world), chesed (loving- kindness) and tzedakah (charity and righteousness). Jewish education fosters a Jewish values system and helps children develop a strong Jewish identity.

Jewish friends & community. Connect to an extensive and supportive peer community. Connect your family in a most meaningful way.

More celebrations! Have fun celebrating and embracing Jewish life while learning about the joyful aspects of being Jewish.

Jewish literacy. Exposure to Jewish history, Hebrew language, Jewish tradition, beliefs and practices and more.

Does Jewish education make a difference?

The answer is YES! Studies show that the more Jewish education a child receives, the more likely it is that he or she will lead an active Jewish life as an adult.

Research shows that children who participate in Jewish educational programs score higher on almost all forms of Jewish identity than those who receive no Jewish education. (The Impact of Jewish Education on Adults’ Jewish Identity, National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001.)


of day-school students for 7-12 years, married another Jewish person.