Ottawa Jewish Life 2016-11-08T03:42:55+00:00

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

The central hub of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa aims to create a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Ottawa.  Hillel Ottawa is a proud program and agency of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Our relationship gives us access to expert advice, special opportunities and operational support.

Contact the Jewish Federation of Ottawa at (613)-798-4696


Soloway Jewish Community Centre JCC

The Soloway Jewish Community Centre is an excellent sports and recreation facility with a well equipped gym, fitness centre and indoor saltwater pool and outdoor pool. As an athletic facility it offers daily fitness classes, drop in sports, and organized men’s and women’s sports leagues. As a community centre, it hosts various social and cultural activities and programs for the whole community. It also houses a great kosher restaurant, the United Kosher Deli.

Contact the JCC at (613) 798-9818.www.jccottawa.com


Loblaws at College Square (Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road) has the largest selection of kosher food in Ottawa. It includes meat, deli, groceries, dairy, baked goods, and holiday foods, open 24 hours.  Tel: 613-723-3200.

Rideau Bakery (1666 Bank Street and 384 Rideau Street) bakes the best challah in the free world, and it is also known for its wide assortment of cakes, pastries, bagels, and breads.  Tel: 613-789-1019 (Rideau Street ); or 613-737-3355 (Bank Street).

Babi’s Cafe (21 Nadolny Sachs Private) Located at the JCC in the west end. Kosher dairy-parve restaurant and cafe. Serving baked goods, salads, paninis, coffee, protein shakes and bars etc. Tel: (613) 790-6564 babis.ca

Ottawa Bagel Shop (1321 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON)  the bagel shop serves up fresh Montreal style bagels and sells some kosher groceries and Jewish necessities such as Hanukkah candles. [the deli section is not necessarily kosher]  Tel: 613-722-8753, http://www.bagelshop.ca/ 

Delivery: J&R Kosher www.facebook.com/jandrkosher and www.jrkosher.com


Ottawa is home to many congregations; of varying levels of observance and engagement, we’re sure you’ll like at least one of them!  Email director@hillelottawa.ca to inquire as to which congregation meets your spiritual needs.