Agency News

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An inspiring volunteer: You get back what you put in

Ellie Greenberg is a dedicated philanthropist and long-time volunteer in Ottawa, especially in the Jewish community. Danielle Altonaga, of JET, sat down for a candid talk with her about Jewish life, giving back, and some of her favourite memories. The interview will leave you inspired, and e…

SJCC recognizes outstanding volunteers, teen leaders

By Pamela Rosenberg 

The Soloway JCC is a vibrant and active community centre at the heart of Ottawa’s Jewish community. Each year, at its AGM, the SJCC honours outstanding community volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support the centre and its programs. These…

SJCC's Melton School shows how smaller cities can do big things

Cutline: SJCC Adult Education and Cultural Program Manager, Sue Potechin was  in Louisville, Kentucky last month for a Melton International Directors Conference where the SJCC's Ottawa Melton School was recognized with The Florence Melton Award for Outstanding Achievement and Exemplary Pra…

Tamir launches youth programs to tackle needs, long waitlist

Long known for delivering amazing programs for adults, Tamir has expanded its mandate and is launching youth programs beginning this month.  

“There was an extraordinary waitlist (for youth programs) created by the pandemic,” said Risa Plotnik, executive director of Tamir, in referenc…

Jewish Ottawa not immune to food insecurity

Food insecurity can be anything from worrying about having money to buy food, compromising food quality, or not eating enough by cutting the size of meals or skipping them together — and it’s something the team at Jewish Family Services (JFS) sees all too often. 

“It’s absolutely a…