Updates

SJCC is Open for our Community.

Days after this weekend’s intense storm, many in our city are still dealing with damage to their homes and loss of power.

The Soloway JCC is open and is here for anyone in need of a hot shower or a place to charge their electronic devices. Our Centre will be available daily from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm until power is restored.

Proof of vaccination and photo ID are required to enter the SJCC.

February 28, 2022

The Ontario Provincial Government is ending the proof of vaccine requirement as of Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

After careful consideration, we at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre have made the decision to continue with our proof of vaccination policy even after this date, and we will evaluate on a monthly basis.

The health and well-being of our members and staff is our top priority and, simply put, we feel this is the safest approach to take at this time.

With capacity restrictions now lifted we will continue to monitor our class sizes and adjust as we see fit. Masks must still be worn in all common areas of the building, including locker rooms, and we ask that you please do not come to the SJCC if you are not feeling well or are waiting for the results of a COVID test.

If you have not been back to the SJCC yet, now is the time! Contact Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski, pberdowski@jccottawa.com to get your membership re-started. There are plenty of great reasons to come back to the SJCC in person like Group Fitness Classes, our pool, the Greenberg Families Library and more. And, we still have several amazing virtual options as well like Purim in the Kitchen and Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning to name only a few.

If you have any questions or concerns about what’s happening at the SJCC, please contact President/COO, Barry Sohn, bsohn@jccottawa.com.

February 14, 2022

The Province of Ontario is lifting all capacity restrictions and as of Tuesday, February 22 we will be making some changes to our class sizes and registration procedures for Group Fitness Classes.

  • SpinFit will now have 13 bikes, registration will still be required and will open at 4:00 pm on Thursdays.
  • Vitality Plus and Aquafit will no longer require registration.
  • The fitness centre, gymnasium and pool will operate at 100% of capacity.

Our Health & Wellness Department will monitor class sizes and will adjust as needed. If you have questions or concerns about fitness at the SJCC please contact Health & Wellness Director, Carla Gencher, cgencher@jccottawa.com.

If you have not yet been back to the SJCC and are ready to get your membership started, please email Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski, pberdowski@jccottawa.com.

Find everything happening at the SJCC, both in-person and virtually, on our website including a screening of Israeli film, Aulcie, a virtual trip to Rishon Le-Zion, a Babysitting Course in March and our Annual General Meeting on March 7.

We will be in touch with more information about how the SJCC will operate as the province removes more restrictions.

Please note: We are closed for Family Day on Monday, February, 21

Starting this week, we will be open on Fridays until 5:00 pm.

Stay well and we look forward to seeing you soon at the SJCC!

January 21, 2022

The Province of Ontario has announced that they will be gradually easing restrictions and, as a result, The Soloway Jewish Community Centre will reopen on Monday, January 31.

We will operate at 50% capacity, just as we did before this most recent shutdown.

Registration will be required for some of our most popular classes like Aquawaves (20), Vitality Plus (12) and we will continue to have registration for SpinFit with a reduced capacity of 10 participants. Class registration will open online on Thursday, January 27 at 4:00 pm. We are working on the schedules now and will have them available on our website soon.

All other Group Fitness Classes, the Fitness Centre and the pool do not require advanced registration. Locker rooms will be open and steam room and saunas will be available with limited capacity.

The Greenberg Families Library will be open for in-person visits. Our After School Children’s Programs will start in February and anyone who previously registered for Private Swim Lessons or Advanced Aquatics Programs, which were delayed, will be hearing from our Aquatics Department soon with the new start dates.

The Village Café, inside the SJCC, will be open for take-out only as of January 31. Order online or in-person at the café and take your food to go. Check out their updated menu at www.dashingpinch.ca.

We will continue to enforce our vaccine policy, (members entering the building must show a proof of full vaccination). Masks must be worn in all areas of the centre including locker rooms and washrooms, but they may be removed during exercise, and we ask all members to please stay home if they are feeling unwell or, are awaiting results of a COVID test.

Please have your membership card ready for when our doors open on Monday, January 31 at 7:00 am.

January 4, 2022

We are disappointed to inform our members that due to the latest public health orders issued by the Province of Ontario, we must, once again, temporarily close beginning on Wednesday, January 5, and remain closed for the next 21 days.

While you are staying home and safe, we will continue to keep our members active and engaged with lots of new Cultural & Educational Programs starting this month. The Greenberg Families Library will offer curbside pick-up; please contact the library at library@jccottawa.com for more information.

Virtual Fitness classes will begin in the coming days and the schedule will be available at jccottawa.com soon. Please email Health & Wellness Director, Carla Gencher cgencher@jccottawa.com for more information.

The Ganon Preschool will continue to operate during our closure. All after-school programs will be postponed until further notice. Contact Gail Lieff for more details glieff@jccottawa.com.

SJCC Summer Camp registration begins online today for SJCC Members and Open Registration starts on Tuesday, January 11.

If you would like to extend the expiry date on your membership for the time we are closed, please email, Membership Director, Patrice Berdowski, pberdowski@jccottawa.com.

Visit jccottawa.com regularly and follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on what’s happening at the SJCC.

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

December 19, 2021

We are reaching out today to update you, our valued members, on how we will adjust to the latest measures put in place by Ottawa Public Health.

As you may be aware, Ottawa Public Health has ordered all fitness facilities to reduce capacity to 50% and go back to maintaining a two metre distance between participants.

Beginning on Monday, December 20, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre will require registration for some of our more popular classes such as Aquawaves (20), Vitality Plus (12) and we will continue to have registration for SpinFit with a reduced capacity of 10 participants.
We are happy to let you know that all other Group Fitness Classes, the Fitness Centre and the pool do not require advance registration at this time. Our locker rooms will remain open, Winter Break Camps are on, and all other programming planned for the next few weeks, will take place as planned.We will continue to enforce our vaccine policy, (all members entering the building must show a proof of full vaccination). Masks must be worn in all areas of the centre including locker rooms and washrooms, but they may be removed during exercise, and we ask all members to please stay home if they are feeling unwell or, are awaiting results of a COVID test.

Visit our website at jccottawa.com to see everything happening at the Soloway JCC over the next month, including virtual lectures, Cultural and Educational Programs for adults and much more.This has been a tough time for so many in our community and we encourage all of our members to continue to take advantage of everything the SJCC has to offer. Staying both physically and mentally active is more important than ever.

Please click here to register for a class.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at the Soloway JCC soon.