Welcome to Ottawa’s Jewish Community!

Ottawa’s growing Jewish community of 15,000 enjoys a rich heritage. At its heart is the Jewish Community Campus, located in the west end at Broadview and Kerr Avenues, home to Federation and to several of our agencies including the Soloway JCC.

Whether you are new to Ottawa, or looking for information about Ottawa Jewish life, we are here to help. 

Come in for a visit! We are happy to meet with you, tell you about our community and connect you to people and groups based on your interests. To set up a meeting or to speak to someone right away, please contact Lindsay at lgottheil@jewishottawa.com or call (613) 798-4696 x 355.  See below for some helpful resources.

Community Directory Looking for something specific and with a map view? Check out the community directory. All you have to do is type in a search query to find what you need. Visit the directory.

Social media groups: Get regular updates on the community events from the Federation's Facebook Page and bi-monthly E-News. (Sign up to received the E-News by email here.) Ottawa Jewish Parents  and the Ottawa Kosher Foodies  and Israelis in Ottawa, a great resource for Ottawa newcomers from Israel.

  • Jewish Life

    Find information about the Jewish community in Ottawa, our local paper, Synagogues, finding Kosher food and more.

  • Social Services

    There are a number of different agencies offering support to families in need.

  • Family and Kids

    Learn about the different programs for kids, information on Jewish Education, and connecting with families in Ottawa.

  • Youth/Teens

    Ottawa's Jewish youth connect in many ways, here are a few organizations to visit.

  • Retirees

    Information on programs available to stay active and social in your golden years.