Agency News

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Online hate has gone viral during COVID-19

by Judy Zelikovitz

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been confronted by two viruses: COVID-19 and, in its wake, the rampant spread of online hate. 

As much of the world has been forced indoors, our time on the internet using social media has increased, which has advantages. We…

Soloway Jewish Community Centre - Annual General Meeting

The Soloway Jewish Community Centre held its Annual General Meeting, virtually, on Tuesday April 6 thanking outgoing board members, welcoming new ones and recognizing two Jewish community leaders of the future.

Miriam “Mimi” Braiter and Benjamin Shapiro (who happen to be first cousins),…

Mental health needs heighten during pandemic

Isolation. Loneliness. Uncertainty. Job loss. Loss of support systems like daycare. The list of stress factors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is long.

Canadians report a 20 per cent decline in how they rate their well-being, according to Stats Canada. Locally, a recent report by t…

J-Fellows program supports, encourages young professionals

Since 2018, the J-Fellows program has been supporting and encouraging young Jewish professionals in Ottawa through skill development, mentorship and opportunities for collaborative action. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has continued in a virtual realm, focusing on a speakers’ s…

Tribute card artists “excited” for opportunity to showcase their work

By Angelica Haggert

Honoured. Delighted. Pleased. 

That’s how the artists whose works now grace the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation’s Special 50th Anniversary Tribute Card series said they feel about their art being chosen. 

Tribute cards are a way for people to feel connected --…