Creative Connections

An integral part of AJA 50+, Creative Connections is an exciting, unique, weekly Jewish social and recreational program. It offers a social and communal atmosphere to make new friendships and maintain personal connections with others through shared interests and learning.

Join us as we connect creatively

Creative Connections meets in-person programming each Tuesday at the JCC. Many of the program ideas are generated from the members themselves and on occasion, members are encouraged to take the lead on programs in areas of their interest or expertise.

Creative Connections is the only day out program in Ottawa with consistent Jewish content; Jewish holidays are celebrated, Jewish learning takes place with invited scholars as presenters, and Jewish film and music are integral parts of the programming. Creative Connections is not a drop-in program; registration is required.

Participants need to be able to provide their own self-care.


Membership in AJA 50+ is required to register for Creative Connections. To become a member, click here. Membership with AJA 50+ is $60 a year (Sept-Aug).

The fee for each 12 week session is $70. This includes a weekly hot lunch.

Transportation is provided where required and provided at a cost to the participants.

Financial assistance is available as needed. Contact Sheila Osterer at to discuss individual needs in private.


For more information on Creative Connections and to see if this program is right for you, contact or 613-286-3336