Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

Social work “requires a bit of faith": highlighting JFS

The Time is Right for Social Work — that’s this year’s theme for Social Work Month. One of the fastest growing professions in North America, the need for social workers is greatly outpacing the profession’s ability to fill the ranks of these compassionate and hard-working essential s…

The Soloway JCC recognizes youth leaders while welcoming new Board chair

Photo: Julia Silverstone and Morgan Shusterman, SJCC award winners.

By Pamela Rosenberg

The Soloway JCC is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Board Chair Jack Shinder along with awards for outstanding community members at their virtual Annual General Meeting on March 7.


Accessible Siddur to include pictograms, audio tracks

What better time to release an accessible Siddur than Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month?

Jodi Green, the coordinator of Judaic outreach and inclusion at Tamir, just finished editing a draft of a new Siddur — the Jewish prayer book, which contains the entire Jewish liturgy us…

Jewish Family Services grateful for community commitment

Many Jewish agencies extend beyond just helping the Ottawa Jewish community — and a perfect example of this is Jewish Family Services, (JFS), which offers 65 different programs and services to the people of Ottawa.

“A lot of the funding we get is from provincial or federal sources with …

Foundation funding helps support Tamir's Judaic programming 

Just as the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, one of its largest beneficiary agencies, is also observing a milestone year. Tamir, which opened in 1985 as a residence for just three people, is now marking 36 years of assisting people to live their best life.