613Archives is the podcast of the Ottawa Jewish Archives, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Its archivists tell the history of Ottawa's Jewish community through the use of its archives. Honouring the past is one of the 613 commandments or mitzvoth of Judaism. 613 is also the area code of Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, a city that hosts a vibrant historical Jewish community. 613 archives is where we dig into the shelves and drawers of the Ottawa Jewish Archives for stories that bring our past into the present.