AJA 50+ (Active Jewish Adults) is an independent, non-profit volunteer-driven organization for the 50+ population.
Established in 2001, AJA 50+ was created as an organization to meet the needs of mature adults in the Jewish Community. Run by its members, AJA 50+ provides year round programming and social networking.
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.
Our members include singles, couples, Jews, and non-Jews, those affiliated with synagogues and the Jewish Community, as well as those who have no Jewish affiliation. Some of our members have lived in Ottawa most of their lives, while others are newcomers to the city.
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. You do not need to be Jewish to become a member and participate in our wide variety of programs.
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 2019-20 board.
We invite you to join us for interesting, educational programs and the opportunity to develop new friendships and social connections through our AJA 50+ community.