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Updates

April 1, 2021

Due to the recent announcement by the Ontario Provincial Government, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre must, unfortunately, close its doors. The Centre will close on Thursday, April 1 at 8:00 pm and remain closed during the mandated 28-day lockdown.
We encourage everyone to please stay home and follow all of the recent measures that have been put in place so that we may, in the near future, come back to the Soloway JCC.
  • Memberships will not be put on hold during this time but instead will be extended at your time of renewal. Please email Patrice pberdowski@jccottawa.com to have your membership extended. Phone messages will not be checked regularly.
  • The Greenberg Families Library will continue to offer curbside pick-up. Please contact library@jccottawa.com to make arrangements.
  • The Ganon Preschool will remain open during this time.
  • After School Care will continue, March Break Camp (April 12-16) is cancelled.
Stay Connected with SJCC Virtual Programs
A variety of our most popular Group Fitness Classes will be available virtually on Zoom starting on Wednesday, April 7. The schedule will be available at jccottawa.com in the coming days. Staying active during these difficult times is important and our virtual classes are a great opportunity to not only keep you fit, but also to connect socially and safely with your SJCC friends.
Book Festival in Your Living Room continues into April with authors Brooke Baldwin, Daniel Lee, and Tovah Feldshuh. Find more information and purchase tickets here.
The SJCC Cultural & Educational Department presents Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah with Dr. Barry Dov Walfish on April 14 and Jewish Music in Jewish Canada with Professor Hernan Tesler-Mabé on April 15. More information on these programs is available here.
A special virtual memorial tribute in honor of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, will be available on April 14 followed on April 15 with a roster of Yom Ha’atzmaut activities on our website.
Please check your inbox and jccottawa.com regularly to stay updated on what’s happening at the Soloway JCC. And, if you know someone who is not receiving our email updates, and would like to, please click here to easily add their information to our list.
We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to the SJCC soon.
If you have questions or concerns please contact SJCC President/COO Barry Sohn, barry.sohn@jccottawa.com
Stay safe.

February 18, 2021

We’re so happy to see you at the Soloway JCC!

Now that we have been open for a couple of days we want to update you on a few things.

Group Fitness Classes, including SpinFit and Aquafit, will resume on Monday, February 22. Reserve your spot starting on Friday, February 19 at 9:00 am. Find the class schedule here.

Booking times for Group Fitness Classes will revert to Thursdays at 4:00 pm starting on February 25.

Lap Swim reservations open at midnight and you can book two days in advance. Please do not make back-to-back reservations or, more than one per day and give everyone the chance to enjoy our pool.

Fitness Centre reservations are ongoing.

The Fitness Centre, Group Fitness Classes and the Pool are available by reservation only.

In order to make a reservation, you must have an active SJCC Membership. If you have questions about your membership, please contact Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski pberdowski@jccottawa.com.

Don’t Forget!

  • Masks must be worn in all areas of the SJCC including change rooms and washrooms. Masks are optional while exercising.
  • Please remain physically distanced from others in the SJCC
  • Change Rooms are open with limited lockers available for use.
  • Towels and locks are not available. Please bring your own.
  • Fitness areas and change rooms will be sanitized and fogged throughout the day
  • Please DO NOT come to the SJCC if you are feeling unwell.

We hope that you have enjoyed our virtual fitness programs during this closure. When our Group Fitness Classes restart in person, we will no longer offer live-streaming classes but you will be able to find the recordings here.

To schedule a visit to The Greenberg Families Library email library@jccottawa.com.

All Cultural & Educational Programs will continue to be offered online.

If you have questions or concerns about our re-opening please contact SJCC President/COO, Barry Sohn, bsohn@jccottawa.com

February 12, 2021

We are getting ready to welcome you back to the Soloway JCC!

Our doors will open on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 am.

The Fitness Centre and Pool will be available by reservation only.

Lap swim reservations will be open Monday, February 15 at 12:00 pm. Start booking your Fitness Centre workouts on Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00 pm. Please make your reservation online before coming to the SJCC.

Group Fitness Classes will resume on Monday, February 22. Reserve your spot starting on Friday, February 19 at 9:00 am.

In order to make a reservation, you must have an active SJCC Membership. If you have questions about your membership, please contact Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski pberdowski@jccottawa.com.

Important Details

  • Masks must be worn in all areas of the SJCC including change rooms and washrooms. You may remove your mask while exercising.
  • Please remain physically distanced from others in the SJCC
  • Change Rooms are open with limited lockers available for use.
  • Towels and locks are not available. Please bring your own.
  • Fitness areas and change rooms will be sanitized and fogged throughout the day
  • Please DO NOT come to the SJCC if you are feeling unwell.

We hope that you have enjoyed our virtual programs during this closure. Once our Group Fitness Classes restart in person we will no longer be offering live streaming classes. All other virtual classes like Cultural & Educational Programs will continue to be offered online.

If you have questions or concerns about our re-opening please contact SJCC President/COO, Barry Sohn, bsohn@jccottawa.com

Stay Safe
We look forward to seeing you back at the Soloway JCC.

January 13, 2021

I hope you’re all staying well. It’s been 10 months since we first closed the JCC as a result of the pandemic. We’ve had several starts and stops during this period, and based on the decision to declare a state of emergency in Ontario effective Thursday, January 14, the earliest we can reopen our facilities to members is Thursday, February 11.

It’s disheartening yet our collective goal must be to stay healthy and get this virus under control. I know several people who have had COVID-19, and it is nothing short of a nightmare. I urge you all to stay safe and abide by the guidelines set by government. As much as we are inconvenienced, these guidelines are designed to help us all stay safe.

Although we have been disrupted in our ability to be the foundation to so many of you for wellness, both physically and mentally, the JCC continues to offer a wide array of programs online and live via Zoom. During this latest shutdown we are offering 25 live fitness classes each week plus links on our website to many pre-recorded fitness classes. Thanks to Carla Gencher, Ryan Armitage, and their team of talented instructors for their efforts in providing these wonderful classes.

We continue to offer cultural and educational programs online such as 21st Century Israeli Literature, Astronomy 101-Understanding the Night Sky, Behind the Headlines, and Jewish Music in Jewish Canada to name just a few. We have participated in author talks with JCC’s in Toronto, Atlanta, and Montreal. We continue to drive our Jewish mission and connection to Israel with programs like The Israeli Film Festival and The Western Walls Tour, a live 3D tour from Jerusalem. Roslyn Wollock and Ella Dagan have been outstanding in searching for and delivering unique and interesting programs.

We strive to continue to serve you even if our doors are closed. Our Ganon preschool remains open to serve the educational, developmental, and child care needs of families with young children.

Remember to visit jccottawa.com often for updates on programs and other important information related to the JCC. If someone you know is not receiving communications from the JCC and would like to be added to our email list, please click here to add a name or update an email address.

We are committed to keeping you busy during these challenging times.

Stay healthy and remember that jccottawa.com is your continued link to the many wonderful programs we continue to offer.

Warm Regards,

Barry Sohn
President/COO
bsohn@jccottawa.com

December 22, 2020

Due to the recent announcement by the Ontario Provincial Government, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre must, unfortunately, close its doors. The Centre will close on December 24 at 4:00 pm and remain closed during the mandated 28-day lockdown.

We encourage everyone to please stay home and follow all of the recent measures that have been put in place so that we may, in the near future, come back to the Soloway JCC.

Memberships will not be put on hold during this time but instead will be extended at your time of renewal. Please email Patrice pberdowski@jccottawa.com to have your membership extended.
In the meantime, there are several ways to keep engaged with a variety of virtual programs taking place over the next few months at the SJCC.

Book Festival in Your Living Room continues into January with author Erica Katz on January 14. On January 17 it’s cookbook author chef Lisa Lillien with a live cooking demo and on January 27 Scott Turow discusses The Last Trial. Find more information and purchase tickets here.

The SJCC Cultural & Educational Department has a full roster of programs designed to be experienced from the comfort of your homes such as Searching for Meaning in Midrash with Rabbi Steven Garten and Twenty-First-Century Israeli Literature with Professor Gefen Bar-On Santor. Scott Ship brings us Astronomy 101 – Understanding the Night Sky, Dr. Elliott Tepper is back with a look Behind the Headlines and Chef Ilan Dagan takes us into the kitchen for a cooking demonstration. More information is available here.

Find fitness videos from your favorite SJCC instructors here.
Please check your inbox and our website regularly to stay updated on what’s happening at the Soloway JCC.

We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back to the SJCC soon.

If you have questions or concerns please contact SJCC President/COO Barry Sohn, bsohn@jccottawa.com

Stay safe.