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Jewish Life


The Naomi Bulka Community Mikvah is a beautiful, private, well maintained Mikvah that is open by appointment to all members of Ottawa’s Jewish community.

Evening appointments for Taharat Mishpacha or a bridal immersion can be made through the SJCC phone system, which directs to a mikvah specific booking system.

To learn more about the Naomi Bulka Community Mikvah, including how to access the mikvah, what to bring and what will take place at the mikvah, please download the PDF booklet by clicking the attachment below.

You may also visit jccottawa.com/our-facility/naomi-bulka-community-mikvah/

Eruvs in Ottawa

Ottawa has several kosher eruvim that allow Shomer Shabbas Jews to carry within their neighbourhoods. There is a “City Wide” eruv, that covers a large percentage of the city, and also three smaller, neighbourhood specific Eruvim.


The City-Wide Eruv

The City-Wide Eruv was established by Rabbi Reuven Bulka and encompasses a large percentage of the city. This eruv covers downtown, the Glebe and Alta Vista, and stretches to the border of Orleans in the east and Nepean in the West. Note that the northern border of this eruv is the Ottawa River. Rabbi Scher, of Congregation Machzikei Hadas, now oversees this eruv.

Jewish Community Centre

Ottawa’s Jewish community centre is truly the centre of the community’s life.  Whether for sports leagues, classes, community events, or a bite to eat, there is always a reason to be going to the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.  The Soloway JCC also offers exceptional aftercare programming for students of OJCS and Ganon, and a hugely popular summer camp. Click the button below to visit their website and learn more!

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Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Through their collaborative community planning process and their Annual Campaign, the Federation raises and allocates funds to provide life-saving, life-changing and life-enhancing experiences for Jews in Ottawa and around the globe.

The Federation works to translate Jewish values into social action through four pillars: building, educating, helping and supporting.

Choose Ottawa is in fact, a beneficiary of a 2019 Jewish Federation of Ottawa Innovation Grant.

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