Seniors Programs and Services

Food Security

Ottawa Kosher Foodbank
Please email Dahlia Milech at or phone 613-728-3501 x235.

Jewish Family Services 

  • NEW! JCART: Groceries to Your Door
    Grocery shopping and delivery program aimed at helping seniors to get their groceries and other essential items, including medications delivered right to their door. Available with the following stores: Loblaws, Real Canadian Super Store and Your Independent Grocer. At time of booking, a JFS Staff person will take your grocery order and the preferred location for grocery shop. A short intake will be done when initiating service along with credit card information. Book 4 days before desired delivery day.
    Cost $15 per order.
    Please email Ranit Braun at or phone 613-722-2225 x411.

  • Miriam’s Well
    Fresh fruits and vegetables are available on the last Monday of every month and distributed onsite at Kehillat Beth Israel. Available to low income Jewish seniors. A short intake will be done when initiating this service. This is a free service.
    Please email Shelley Rivier at or phone 613-722-2225 x323 

  • Kosher Meals on Wheels
    Click the button below to find menus and details.

    To order meals email Gilda Cohen at or phone 613-722-2225 x315 

Social Connection

AJA 50
AJA50+ aims to meet the needs of mature adults in the Jewish Community.
Click here for more information.

Soloway JCC Programming

The SJCC offer a wide variety of programs to make connections, stay fit and have some fun.

Greenberg Families Library / Email: or 613-798-9818 x245

Adult Education classes and lectures / Email: Roslyn Wollock at

Adult and Senior Fitness classes / Email: Carla Gencher at


Synagogues in Ottawa

Synagogues in Ottawa offer a wide variety of interesting programs and lectures, classes and religious services. Choose from a variety of congregations that best fits you and your level of observance.
 Click here for a list.

Jewish Family Services

 Learn more about senior support services.

  • Friendly Visits & Teleshalom: Due to COVID our Friendly Visiting programming is currently being offered by Zoom only. This program is available to isolated seniors who would benefit from more social connection. Our Friendly Visitor and Teleshalom programs are volunteer based with client matched with a screened and trained volunteer based on personal needs, experience, and where possible shared interests. A short intake with a social worker is required to access this program. This is a free service.
    Please email Iris Beer, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor at or phone 613-722-2225 x311
  • Binah - Adult Day Program for Jewish Seniors who are experiencing cognitive impairment: Due to COVID our Adult Day Program (ADP) is currently being offered through Zoom only. This program meets Monday mornings and Wednesday morning and afternoon. 
    Click the button below for details.
    Please email Ranit Braun at or 613-722-2225 x411

Health & Wellness

Hillel Lodge

Hillel Lodge is committed to meeting the needs of seniors who can no longer live independently, by providing residential long-term care and other support services in a traditional Jewish environment. Visit their website.

Ten Yad of Ottawa: Our mission is to help individuals and families within the Jewish community during life altering situations.

  • Sunshine Calls: Sunshine calls are friendly “phone” visits, generally taking place once a week. They are intended to help people keep in touch with someone outside their regular circle during this stressful COVID period, when we lack our normal interactions and may feel particularly isolated.
    Please email or phone 613-618-0485

Jewish Family Services

 Learn more about senior support services.

  • Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program: Provides outreach, advocacy, and spiritual care for Jewish residents living in non-Jewish care homes. These services are provided to Retirement Homes, Long-Term Care Homes, Hospitals, and Hospices as requested. We connect with Jewish residents through our Chaplaincy outreach and provide weekly Bikkur Cholim visits with our Chaplain.

Please email George Sladowski at or phone 613-722-2225 x350

  • Care for the Caregivers: A certified Dementia Consultant works with caregivers to help them understand the changes in the brain that affect their loved one, and provides guidance and techniques for how to effectively communicate and engage with them.

Please email Iris Beer, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor at or phone 613-722-2225 x311.

  • Seniors support and Case Management services:
    Counselling & Case Management: Comprehensive services available to Jewish seniors and their families. Cost: Fee for service, and a sliding scale is available.
    Click on the button below for more information.

    Please email Iris Beer, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor at​ or phone 613-722-2225 x311.


Transportation is available through Jewish Family Services for medical appointments Monday-Friday. Drives need to be booked one week prior. To book transportation, and for more info email Ranit Braun at or phone 613-722-2225 x411.
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