AJA 50+ (Active Jewish Adults) is an independent, non-profit volunteer-driven organization for the 50+ population.

We have about 400 members with a range of ages from 50 to 99. Our membership includes people from all walks of life. Membership is open to anyone aged 50 and older.

Our purpose is to provide a range of cultural, recreational, social, and educational programs designed to meet the needs of the 50+ population in the Ottawa Jewish Community. Programs are held during daytime hours, Monday through Friday.

A program guide, designed and produced by our members, comes out 3 times a year with a wide variety of programs intended to offer something for everyone. Our three yearly program sessions, which offer continuous and new seasonal programs, are January-April, May-August and September-December.  Programming runs 52 weeks a year.

We are governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.
Click here for a list of the 2016-17 board.

The working committees include Program, Finance, Volunteers, Membership and Publicity.
All members are invited to participate on committees in areas of their interest.

We aim to be a voice for the 50+ Jewish population in the areas of seniors’ housing, transportation, health and wellness, and to collaborate with other organizations in the areas of common interest to the 50+ population in Ottawa.  We do extensive programming ourselves but also inform members about programs of interest to the 50+ population sponsored by community agencies and other organizations. We are a member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa.

Watch our 10 minute video made in celebration of our Tenth Anniversary which describes
the past, present and future of AJA 50+.