Your Jewish Home Away From Home 

Hillel Ottawa’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel Ottawa’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment. Hillel Ottawa helps students to find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel Ottawa is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.

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Director of Hillel Ottawa - Jamie Sweigman

I am thrilled to introduce myself! Having been a student of the University of Ottawa and a resident of the Hillel House during its inaugural year, I experienced firsthand the transformative power of Hillel's mission. As an alumnus of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, I deeply understand the importance of fostering a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community on campus. I am honoured to be a part of Hillel Ottawa and am enthusiastic about guiding our Jewish leaders in achieving the goals we will set forth. Together, we will continue to create an engaging, welcoming, and dynamic environment for all Jewish students.
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Hillel Student Life & Advocacy Coordinator

Hello! My name is Oren. I was born and raised in Ottawa and I am currently finishing my degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Management at the University of Ottawa. Throughout my life, I have developed a deep passion for Jewish education, which has led me to actively engage with various organizations within the Jewish Community of Ottawa and on campus. I am super excited to be a part of Hillel Ottawa, and can’t wait to meet everyone soon! You can reach me at

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