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Social Services

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

About JFS

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS) is a full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area – located at 2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 300. They offer more than 65 programs and services to children, youth, adults and seniors, be they individuals, couples, families or groups.


In the spirit of “Tikkun Olam,” their mission is to strengthen Jewish individual, family and communal life, and to strengthen individual, family and communal life in the greater Ottawa community. The mission is accomplished through direct social service, partnership, and advocacy.
JFS offers counselling services, a walk-in counselling clinic, Jewish support programs, senior, settlement support and more...!

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Visit the JFS website for more information: www.jfsottawa.com

Ten Yad of Ottawa

Ten Yad of Ottawa has a specific mandate: to address the needs of an individual or family faced with an acute situation. Offering a variety of services, Ten Yad provide support to families in need, stocked kosher pantries in Ottawa hospitals, bikkur cholim, holiday and shabbat transportation to hospitals (not ambulance worthy), tehilim recitation. Click the button below to learn more!



Tamir is a Hebrew word that means ‘tree’ or “to stand tall”. As an organization, Tamir is proud to stand tall, be strongly rooted in the community, and most importantly, provide support to those around us who need it most.

Providing Support
Tamir provides support for persons with developmental disabilities in a Jewish environment and to members of the community at large.
Residential Services
Residential services provide group home living, a respite care program, and supported independent living and outreach services for people living on their own.
Day Services
Day services include an employment support program and a recreation/life skills program.
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Hillel Lodge

Hillel Lodge is committed to meeting the needs of seniors who can no longer live independently, by providing residential long-term care and other support services in a traditional Jewish environment.
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Ottawa Kosher Food Bank

Ottawa Kosher Food Bank
The Ottawa Kosher Food Bank (OKFB), which is located inside of Kehillat Beth Israel synagogue, 1400 Coldrey Ave, Ottawa, is dedicated to providing Kosher food to Ottawa families who are in need.

The OKFB is run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers. Privacy is deeply and fully respected.