When the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC) first opened its doors 18 years ago, I often came to swim laps in the pool. Most days, I was the only one swimming back and forth and could take up as many lanes as I wanted. But, it wasn’t long before the rest of the Jewish community, and the community at large, discovered this hidden gem tucked away on a side street off Carling and Broadview Avenues, and soon the pool, along with the rest of the building, was bustling with activity.
Whether you use the SJCC to exercise, learn, educate your children, celebrate Jewish holidays, or for a kibbitz, you quickly realize our facility is the ‘town centre’ of Ottawa’s Jewish community. It is a place where we can all gather and feel a sense of belonging while engaging in programs that enrich the experience of being Jewish. [Read more…]