1. Some parts of this cassette are of poor quality.
2. Shalom Ottawa is sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of the Va'ad Ha'ir and the National Council of Jewish Women.
3. October 1991 Program: Dr. Maureen Molot is presented with a Golden Star Award for "Shalom Ottawa" which she intends to hang in the Vaad office. Footage of a community rally for Syrian Jews. Rabbi Reuven Bulka speaks about the plight of the estimated 4500 Jews who are not allowed to leave Syria. The Honourable Herb Gray speaks as well. Ed Fine interviews Rabbi Bulka who is co-chair of the Soviet and World Jewry Committee. Ed Fine speaks wth Dr. Maureen Malot about the Jewish community, the challenges and priorities including the finalizing of a site for a new Jewish Community Centre and operation Exodus.
November 1991 Program: Ed Fine and Marion Silver speak about a live show of singing and dancing called "Orot Hashchuna". Footage from the show is then shown. Philip Gennis (former host of Shalom Ottawa) speaks about Project Renewal in Israel which provides aid to depressed regions of Israel. Ottawa is twinned with four communities. Donna Klaiman is interviewed along with Sandra Kesselman-Hardy about a new program they have developed to visit the sick and train Paliative caregivers in Ottawa. The program ends with more footage of the Orot Hashchuna show.
December 1991 Program: Program opens with a sunset Chanuka ceremony on Parliament Hill. MP Herb Gray is present at the Mennorah lighting ceremony. Marion Silver speaks with Chabad House representative Rabbi Zirkin who organized the event. Ed Fine speaks with Ian Kagedan, Director of Government relations of B'nai B'rith Canada about the relevance of Chanukah to Jewish identity today. Marion Mayman and Donna Dolansky explain Haddasah - Wizo aid program to Ethiopian immigrant children. A children's fashion show held at Temple Israel is the next event covered by Ed Fine. He interviews children modelling clothes in the show. Children from Hillel Academy's Children Choir sing Chanukah songs at the Museum of Civilization.
February 1991 Program: Mike Silver interviews other children at a Purim celebration. Ed and Marion visit the "A Taste of Chocolate" show at the Skyline Hotel and talk to exhibitors and chocolate lovers. Dr. Ruth speaks to brides about sex, love and marriage at a seminar. She later speaks about the influence of her Jewish religion in her life. She said that becoming an orphan at the age of 10 made her serious about issues of family life at an early age. Rabbi Finkelstein joins Ed in the studio to talk about artificial insemination as a matter of Halacha (Jewish Law).
March 1992 Program: This is a Purim edition. Marion interviews Dr. Dina Sabbah about the Spanish expulsion of Jews and Sephardic traditions. Rabbi Finkelstein speaks about abortion with Ed Fine. Ian Kagedan speaks with Ed about anti-semitism and increased targetted, racist incidents in Ottawa over recent years. Ed visited seniors attending the Seniors Drop In Diner at the Jewish Community Centre. Ricky Baker, the co-ordinator of this program is interviewed.
April 1992 Program: Ed and Marion visit the Purim Carnival at the Jewish Community Centre. Mike Fine and friend Harrison Richard provide "A Kid's Eye View" segment with interviews of other children. Marion visits the Kardish family bakery and learns about the history of the family from Annie Kardish-Brozovsky. Ivan Glusic, a long-time employee and Lewis Kardish are also interviewed. Ari Van Mansum is interviewed by Marion about how he saved many Jews during the Holocaust. He felt he was doing his Christian duty and considers the people he saved as part of his family. He was honoured to be named a righteous gentile by the Jewish community. Marion also interviewed two hidden children who were brought up as Catholics during World War II. Genya Ben Ezra was hidden for 3 years in Poland and Paul Vet was sent away in 1942 from his home in Amsterdam.
May 1992 Program: The program starts with footage of a sedar held with Tamir Foundation residents and their families. Ed Fine covered an early rehearsal of the production "Chicago" where he interviews directors, cast and crew. Ann Frank in the World exhibit in the Canadian War Museum is seen along with speakers, readings from her diary and a choir. The program ends with footage of the arrival of Russian & Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel.
June 1992 Program: Rabbi Finkelstein speaks to Ed Fine about the Right to Die as it pertains to Halacha. Marion Silver interviews Ottawa Post of Jewish War Veteran Jack Nisenthal about his participation during the invasion of Dieppe and cracking German radar and disarming German communications. Ed Fine speaks with Rabbi Reuven Bulka about the future of Canada and Quebec separation.