This past September marked 20 years since the opening of the new Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC) in the Joseph and Rose Ages Family Building on the Jewish Community Campus. It’s hard to believe that it has been that long since the move from Chapel Street.
The SJCC is a flexible and multi-use facility. It is a hub for athletics, Jewish preschool, summer camp, swimming lessons, therapeutic classes, seniors’ activities, Ottawa’s only kosher café, and a formidable array of educational programs such as the Florence Melton School. Most days the SJCC is open from 6 am to 10 pm, where you’ll see early fitness enthusiasts and Ganon preschoolers, as well as people attending aqua-fit and fitness programs, the Greenberg Families Library, afterschool programs for Ottawa Jewish Community School students, and evening classes and lectures. Our building is home to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, and other Jewish community organizations, and the major centre for community-wide events. [Read more…]