Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

AGM marks Board changing of the guard

Photo: Alice Retik and Gillian Presner

On June 16, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa will host its second virtual Annual General Meeting, which is the time when Federation not only honours the Community Service Winners, but marks a changing of the guard for the Board of Directors with two mem…

Introducing the newest member of the Development team

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa has a brand-new face – meet the new Campaign Manager, Yudit Simmons

Yudit Simmons’s foray into fundraising has been an unusual path.

Simmons and her husband Ze’ev moved to Ottawa in October 2020 and were married in a virtual ceremony recently by Rabbi …

Canadian Federations concerned by spike in antisemitic incidents

The following is a press release issued jointly across Canada on May 18, 2021.

Over the last 48 hours, there have been highly disturbing reports of antisemitism in communities across Canada. Jewish federations across Canada are an important hub of Jewish life in this country. As the leaders…

Sue Potechin eager to bring language and arts into SJCC programming

On March 30, Sue Potechin quietly stepped into her new role as the adult education and cultural program manager for the Soloway JCC, after years in teaching — in fact, she’s still operating as principal of Temple Israel Religious School (TIRS) until the end of June, to finish out what’…

Clean Speech programs brings attention to mindful communication

One month of mindfulness — could you do it?

The Clean Speech Ottawa program attempts to make it easier, with daily tips and guided video sessions to help. The community-wide education and awareness campaign is set out to unite people in the practice of Jewish mindful speech, to build a mo…