Agency News

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Limmud Ottawa 2020 to offer speakers from near and far

Hinda Packard and Nancy Kaplan, authors of Can(am)asta: The Official Handbook will discuss the history of canasta and lead the play at a canasta demonstration station at Limmud Ottawa 2020.

Proposals now being accepted for new fund to care for the vulnerable

By Kevin Barwin, Chair

Grants and Evaluation Committee

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Grants and Evaluation Committee will soon have the privilege of reviewing grant applications for a new Federation initiative: the Fund to Ensure Care for the Vulnerable. …

Ottawa Kosher Food Bank: Uniting through tzedakah

Mitzvah Day volunteers make hamantaschen at Hillel Lodge for Ottawa Kosher Food Bank clients, February 2.

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)

A new Life & Legacy Initiative

Deciding today on what to leave in the future

By Victor Rabinovitch, Board Member

Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Imagine the largest meeting room at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC) on the evening of January 8, packed with 60 activists and leaders from 14 community organizations, w…