Sitting down with a few new Jews in the Order of Canada

From left: Olga Korper, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Jane Heyman and Cara Tannenbaum. (Supplied photos)

Of the 135 recent appointees to the Order of Canada, at least 20 are Jewish. The recipients come from diverse fields of medicine, the arts, community activism and religion. For this week’s episode of Bonjour Chai, The CJN’s weekly current affairs podcast, we’ve invited four on for one-on-one interviews to discuss their lives and careers: Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl, Cara Tannenbaum, Jane Heyman and Olga Korper.

Plus, a talk with Rabbi Daniel Korobkin about his commentary on the Chaim Walder controversy—and the hosts catch up after the winter vacation.

What we talked about:

  • Read about the full list of Jewish Order of Canada recipients at
  • Read Rabbi Korobkin’s editorial at


Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Ilana Zackon and David Sklar. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andre Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Find more great Jewish podcasts at