Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

The hidden power of language: Empowering Hebrew-speaking children and youth

By Inbal Marcovitch

Research shows that in Canada immigrants who feel a high sense of belonging to both their source country and Canada have the best measures of well-being. That connection can be through spending time with other immigrants, finding people to speak their native tongue with,…

Torah Day School welcomes new COO and Director of Learning Initiatives

A vision for academic excellence and engagement

This month, Torah Day School of Ottawa (TDSO) welcomes Dr. Amos Bitzan as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Learning Initiatives. He and his wife, Dr. Marina Zilbergerts, are excited to be moving to Ottawa from Toronto with their four ch…

Here comes the sun! It’s time for camp!

School ends this week, and the kids are ready for summer!  Amongst the most popular options for summer camp are the Soloway JCC Day Camps (SJCC), Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa Overnight Camp (CBB), and Camp Gan Israel Day Camp (CGI). All three camps offer a diverse range of programming and a…

Ottawa Israel film festival entertains, builds connections

The 20th edition of the Ottawa Israeli Film Festival hits the screen throughout the month of June at its new location, the Soloway JCC (SJCC).

More than just an opportunity to see award winning Israeli films, this annual event unites people of different backgrounds and political ideologie…

Jonathan Braun Z"L honoured with athletics centre named in his memory

By Pam Rosenberg 

In March 2020, the community lost a dear friend, mentor and beloved coach, Jon Braun. Now, three years later, he will be forever memorialized at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. 

Thanks to the generosity of community members, on Sunday, June 11 the Soloway JCC will …