Ottawa Modern Jewish School

Our Goal

For 60 years, Ottawa Modern Jewish School (OMJS) established itself in Ottawa as the non-affiliated, supplemental school offering quality Jewish education for Kindergarten to Grade 7.

As a non-affiliated supplemental school, OMJS attracts a variety of families from the Ottawa Jewish community, including non-religious/affiliated and mixed religious families.

Our Programs

OMJS connects children with their Jewish roots and cultural heritage by focusing on all aspects of Jewish life and culture such as Hebrew language, history and bible studies, Jewish values, and a variety of community driven activities that embrace Chesed, Tikkun Olam and Tzedekah.

jewish identity

Jewish Identity

OMJS celebrates the diversity of Jewish identity with all our families and students.

jewish holidays


Enjoy the festivities that comprise holidays from A to Z from minor to major in a fun and creative way.

Jewish History

Patriarchs, Matriarchs, and Pirates… Jewish History at OMJS covers biblical history to the Holocaust, Israel and everything in between.

Israel Current Events

Israel and Current Events

Learn about our vibrant homeland of Israel through stories, song, dance and visits from Israeli friends.

Arts and Culture

Jewish Art and Music

From Israeli dance to family trees, OMJS uses music and art to foster a life-long love of Judaism, bring a smile to our student’s faces, and have them leave with a song in their heart.

Modern Hebrew

Modern Hebrew

Learning Hebrew unites all Jewish people to each other all over the world. OMJS is proud to use the Torah Aura Hebrew learning curriculum to teach those critical decoding skills and support our synagogue skills program.

Being Jewish Program

What does it mean to live a “Jewish” life? This program explores the customs and rituals of Jewish Life.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

A new program where students create and lead their own, unique  group ceremony.

Financial Aid

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) is proud to launch a two-year tuition incentive program to ensure Jewish education is accessible to everyone. For families who are enrolling students for the first time in supplementary schools in the fall of 2023 JFO will cover $500 of the tuition in the first year and $250 in the second year. This incentive is for all families raising Jewish children. Click here to find out more.

Contact us

(613) 798-9818 ext. 234
Jodi Green, Principal,

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

OMJS is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa