Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

CHW ‘phantom tea’ to honour Laurence Wall

By Ruth Kahane Goldberg for CHW Ottawa

CBC Radio newscaster Laurence Wall is the honoree of the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) 2020 Spring Tea in Ottawa. The tea, scheduled for Sunday, June 7, will now be a “phantom tea” because the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from gathering together. H…

A salute to Na’amat: Israel’s largest women’s movement

By Rosalie Schwartz, Na’amat Ottawa Aviva Chapter

This article on the history of Na’amat, internationally and in Ottawa, was written in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 and the 70th anniversary of Na’amat’s Ottawa Jewish Telephone Directory in 2020.

Pioneer Wom…

New accessible playground to be built on the Jewish Community Campus

By Pamela Rosenberg, Soloway Jewish Community Centre

Thanks to a generous $127,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the collaboration of many campus partners, a new accessible play area is in the works for the area behind the Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS) that will giv…

Allan Shefrin becomes SJCC board chair

(From left) Ben Karp Soloway JCC Volunteer Service Award recipient Sabina Wasserlauf; Grossman-Klein Teen Leadership Award recipients Max Rosenberg and Sabrina Silverstone; and incoming SJCC Board Chair Allan Shefrin gather at the SJCC AGM, January 29. (Alex Sarna)