Looking to know more about living in Ottawa? Considering the move?
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About Us

There are so many reasons to love Ottawa.
We wanted more people to experience the joy of living here.

We are always here to chat!
Welcome

A Resource to help those looking for a warm Jewish Community.

Choose Ottawa is a resource to help people looking for a warm, livable Jewish community. We connect people to job opportunities, real estate options, and new friends in Ottawa. Our website is a place to learn about the Jewish schools, daycares, synagogues, social service agencies, and all the other pieces of Ottawa’s rich Jewish infrastructure. And our network of community liaisons is available to chat and tell you about their Jewish Ottawa experiences.

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Our Beginnings

We are a group of dedicated community members who had been hearing the same aspiration from many of our friends and family members living in other cities: “We wish to live in an affordable, warm, and active Jewish community!” they all said.  Here in Ottawa we know that this city has all of those features – and so much more.  That’s why we live here and that’s why we created Choose Ottawa to help others learn more about this wonderful city.

We love the Nation's Capital!

Ottawa offers all the amenities of Jewish communal life: wonderful Jewish schools, vibrant synagogues, an active Jewish Community Centre, and more – and a real estate market that offers far more value than in other large Canadian cities.

Reach Out to Us!

If you are looking to live in a place with a high quality of life and vibrant Jewish community, then please reach out. We would love to tell you more about why we all choose Ottawa, and why it might be the right choice for you too.

Choose Ottawa Committee

Our team:
  • Elana Aptowitzer
  • Bram Bregman
  • Rabbi Michael Goldstein
  • Dr. Stacy Goldstein
  • Evan Green
  • Cara Kaiserman
  • Aviva Rotenberg
  • Rabbi Gavriel Rudin
  • Rabbi Idan Scher
  • Tal Scher
Questions about moving?

Interested in a more detailed info session about Ottawa? Leave your email here and we will let you know when the next online session will be!

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A Shabbat Warm Welcome

Normally, we invite individuals and families who are interested in Ottawa to come join us for a Shabbat to experience the community for themselves! But Covid-19 has made travel and Shabbat hospitality more challenging so at this time we are only able to host families travelling from within Canada and, only once all stay-at-home orders have been lifted.

We hope that we are able to welcome you to our beautiful city by Summer of 2021!

Choose Ottawa is the beneficiary of a 2019 Jewish Federation of Ottawa Innovation Grant.