About AJA 50+

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

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.

About AJA 50+, Members and the organization

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 and beyond. Established in 2001, AJA 50+ was created 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 members include people from all walks of life: 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. And some don’t reside in Ottawa, but rather join us remotely. We have about 400 members ranging in age from 50 to 99. Membership is open to anyone aged 50 and older, and includes people from all walks of life.

An email newsletter is sent out weekly to update current members. All programs for the current and future month are set out, and registration links are included for online registration.

Programs are held during daytime hours, Monday through Friday.

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2022- 23 Highlights (click for dropdown)

ping pong
History of Jews in Ukraine
East Coast Artists
Holocaust Memorial
Newpaper Ads for Yom Tov
Tour of Canadian Mint
Evelyn Lazare
Rob Lutes Rock and Roll
Rob Lutes Canadian Songs
Rob Lutes -70S Singer-Songwriters

Evelyn Lazare
Nordic Walking
Rob Lutes Canadian Songs
Film Discussion
Arthur Szyk
Touch of Klez
Humane Society
Walk through Little Italy

Impressionist Music: Debussy
NGC General Ideas
Screening of West Side Story
Apps for Seniors
Cartoon/Comic Workshop
Ida’s Salon
Rob Lutes 70s singer-songwriters
Book of Chronicles
CC 20 celebration
Researching Paternal Roots
She is an Astronomer
Impressionist Music: Ravel

Sunset Singers
December Trivia
NGC Movement members
NGC Movement non members
Chanukkah Ads
Canadian War Museum
Chanukkah Party
Tour of Supreme Court of Canada
I’ll Have What She’s Having: NY Historical Society

Amy Schneider
Ten pin bowling
Funny Girls
Israeli Dance Demonstration
Understanding Uyghurs
Glass Art
Salem Witch Trials
Magic with Chris Pilsworth
Lutes Country Music
Sharing the Music
Visual Safari
Film Club
ping pong

Haddon Hall
Great Canadian Art Fraud
Lutes Artists Choice
Humour, Magic & Medicine
Memory & Aging
Art of Samuel Bak
Spy Museum
Love, Romance, etc

Voting Systems
Super Funny Jewish Men
Lutes Caribbean
Temple’s Sugar Bush

Jewish Women Collectors
Jewish Dublin
Cooking at Stirling

Jewish Majorca
Ottawa’s Tribute to Human Rights
Expo 67
Mid East Discussion Group
Art Institute of Chicago
Book Discussion Club
Downtown Walk with Marilyn Schwartz
New Car Tech and the Older Adult
Funny Jewish Men II
Stories behind the Songs:Lutes

Here Comes the Sun
Wonders of the Night Sky
Tour of Hummingbird Chocolate
Sunset Singers
Growing Up Jewish in Zimbabwe
Miller’s Farm

Sassoons – Jewish Museum
Juniper Farms
Tour of Merrickville

Visit Chelsea QC