Some Ottawa area events are in person (using Covid 19 protocols).   Other events have been changed to an online format.   Stay tuned and we'll update you as soon as we have additional information.  For more information - please send an email to 



The fall 2023 edition of the Ottawa Jewish Directory Community Resource Guide is available online.  The resource guide provides an ever-expansive reference section, articles with local flavour, some with humour and wit, a business section featuring our dedicated advertisers, profiles of local individuals, everything "Jewish Ottawa" and more, at one's fingertips. Proceeds from the Resource Guide will support the important work of Na'amat in Canada and in Israel. 

Read the digital copy of the OJD Resource Guide fall 2023 edition here.



Order your Ottawa Jewish Directory!

OJTD2021 Na'amat Canada Ottawa celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Ottawa Jewish Directory with the release of the 2021 edition in September 2021. Order your copy now, and the 2021 Directory will be delivered to you in Ottawa. Purchase price is $27.  For payment by credit card please click here.  To pay by interac e-transfer or cheque, please email, or for more info, call us at 613.788.2913.









Ottawa Mother Card 2017 Mother's Day Cards and Donation Cards

Every year we celebrate Mother's Day by selling cards to either honour or remember our loved ones. Whether you send a card to a mother, a grandmother, a friend or to someone you lost touch will bring a smile to their face and appreciate that your generosity will help a mother in Israel who is struggling to bring up her children.  Both Mother's Day cards and donation cards are very successful fundraising projects.




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School Supplies for Kids

Many children in the Ottawa area, whose families have been affected by violence and have fled to domestic  violence shelters, could be returning to school this fall with few or no resources to buy school supplies.  Na'amat Canada has stepped up to fill this need with our School Supplies for Kids project.  Danielle Schneiderman is  the program's chair for Ottawa. The Ottawa Community Foundation (OCF) and the Harry P. Ward Foundation have provided us with grants and we prepared and delivered to eight Ottawa shelters and Ottawa's Jewish Family Services a gift of new backpacks filled with the tools children need to enter school. 

To volunteer for this project, please contact 


Photographs taken at any virtual or in person event may be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print, online publications and on Social Media


Message from Na'amat Canada Ottawa Leadership

Na’amat Canada Ottawa is open to new members!

Na’amat Canada Ottawa has two active chapters, the Aviva Chapter of women in their 60’s and beyond, and the Otzma chapter with women in their 40’s and beyond. Both chapters meet throughout the year for a variety of interesting programs and activities.

Na’amat Canada Ottawa is led by the Na’amat Canada Ottawa Council, a group representing leadership from the two local chapters as well as other long-time local and national leaders. Council meets on a regular basis throughout the year to manage the local administration and to plan city-wide events.

With the current restrictions on in-person programming, we have had to use our creativity to schedule online meetings and events with the occasional socially-distanced outdoor get-together (in warmer months). A few times each summer or fall, a member has hosted a dessert or soup get-together which has been a welcome relief from Zoom meetings!

Some of our programming has included a book review each spring, led by one of our chapter members, who digs deep to research themes and lessons from each book. Our most recent book review, The Lost Shtetl by Max Gross, was held last June, and we will be reviewing "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig later this spring. Other recent programs have included a history of the Baron de Hirsch Agricultural Settlements in Western Canada and Argentina, Meet Eric Abramovitz, chief clarinet of the TSO and nephew of Toby Herscovitch, a joint program with Toby's chapter, Club Daroma of Toronto, and a viewing and discussion of a Rabbi Sacks' TED Talk about facing the future. In early May we enjoyed our annual post-Passover meal out, the first in 3 years, where we safely lunched on a covered patio. In June we were joined by Helen Rostoker and her husband David, as they talked about getting back to travelling.

Many more interesting and engaging programs are planned for each month.

After a pandemic-caused delay, we were finally able to publish our 70th anniversary issue of the Ottawa Jewish Directory last September. We used the extra time to confirm and update our listings so they are as up-to-date as possible.

We recently held an event honouring our 70 years of the Ottawa Jewish Directory. What an achievement! The directory has been an institution in the Ottawa Jewish community and it is thanks to the hard work of the founders, those who worked hard to produce the book, members of the community who bought it, and the many advertisers and supporters. 

An exciting year of programming has been planned, including topics about the plight of the Uyghurs, a talk by a mystery author, our annual Chanukah celebration, a review of the movie "Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story", getting to know Argentina, and more!

Through these challenging times, it is important to connect with members, even if it is virtually. We can enjoy togetherness in a safe way, and look forward to being together in person in the future.


Marian Lederman                                                                                                                                President                                                                                                                                        Na'amat Canada Ottawa


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Na'amat Canada Ottawa

Address: 84 - 1554 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7M4

Phone: (613) 788-2913