Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

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…

$100K gift made to Tamir Foundation in honour of former Ottawa resident

By Risa Plotnick

Tamir Foundation is thrilled to announce that the M.B. Lewis Charitable Foundation, a Washington DC based family philanthropy, has presented Tamir with a generous gift of $100,000 US. The gift is made in loving memory of Bessie C. and Phillip Lewis. Bessie Lewis (nee Carda…

Empowering women to create social change

The Women’s Collective Philanthropy Program (WCPP) granted $2,000 to Jewish Family Services of Ottawa for their Shalom Bayit program. The funding was used to provide technology and a safe virtual support space for their clients. From left to right, Lynne Oreck-Wener (WCPP founder and execu…