Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

ISO: Jewish Singles Over 60

With the help of a microGRANT from the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and the Soloway JCC, Janice Pleet and Jan Jones are solving a gap in Jewish Ottawa’s programmatic offerings by launching Ottawa Jewish Singles 60+.

According to the National Institute on Aging, “Estimates suggest that 1…

How to report campus antisemitism and connect with the Jewish community

By David Sachs 
While most Jewish students experience a welcoming, secure, and rich campus environment, post-secondary campuses have become a flashpoint for antisemitism. Modern antisemitism is pushed by lecturers in misleading and demonizing discussions on Israel; anti-Israel protests…

The Greenberg Families Library has gone digital

By Carlie MacPherson
The Greenberg Families Library (GFL) has been working hard to make the collection as inclusive and accessible as possible and is so excited to announce that Libby is now available to Soloway JCC and Greenberg Families Library members! 
Libby is a free app that…

Planting seeds of hope

Tu B’Shevat is today! It is a festival that marks one of the four new years on the Jewish calendar. It has a long and ancient history and is an important marker for Jewish farmers in Israel. The Torah tells us in Vayikra 19:23, “When you enter the land [of Israel] and plant any tree for …

Strengthening security measures on the Jewish Community Campus

By Rena Garshowitz

Following the occurrences on October 7 and the surge in antisemitism, our community is grappling with increased anxiety and uncertainty. The unfolding global events in both the Middle East and diaspora communities evoke a range of emotions and fears that impact us collect…