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Genocides are a ‘universal experience,’ part of human history

A first-time initiative attracted 50 students to tune in to a panel discussion, hosted by Hillel Ottawa, to mark April as Genocide Awareness, Education, Condemnation and Prevention Month. Together with Hillel, this cross-cultural panel was put together by the Armenian Students' Association o…

SJCC’s success shows how Foundation donors help build a strong community

Speaking with community members of a certain vintage, one is regaled with stories of evenings and weekends spent at the Chapel Street Jewish Community Centre, today known as the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC). The stories are of life-long friendships, triumphant and defining sporting…

Online hate has gone viral during COVID-19

by Judy Zelikovitz

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been confronted by two viruses: COVID-19 and, in its wake, the rampant spread of online hate. 

As much of the world has been forced indoors, our time on the internet using social media has increased, which has advantages. We…

Soloway Jewish Community Centre - Annual General Meeting

The Soloway Jewish Community Centre held its Annual General Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday April 6 thanking outgoing board members, welcoming new ones and recognizing two Jewish community leaders of the future.

Miriam “Mimi” Braiter and Benjamin Shapiro (who happen to be first cousins),…

Mental health needs heighten during pandemic

Isolation. Loneliness. Uncertainty. Job loss. Loss of support systems like daycare. The list of stress factors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is long.

Canadians report a 20 per cent decline in how they rate their well-being, according to Stats Canada. Locally, a recent report by t…