Love to sing? Join the Chai Choir

July 2017
Wendy Schneider

If you want to live a long, healthy life, there’s a place for you in Jewish Social Services’ Chai Choir. Singing in a choir has been associated with a myriad of physical and mental health benefits, a statement with which Chai Choir members, many of whom are …

2017 Shem Tov Awards

July 2017

A spirit of unity and community pride were on full display at Federation’s Annual General Meeting on May 25, with the handing out of Shem Tov Community Volunteer Awards. Two posthumous awards were handed out to family members of the late Marvin Caplan and the late Ryan Lobb.

Encore Entrepreneurs

July 2017
Wendy Schneider

Amy Back and Debby Stroud on the joys of a midlife career change

Amy Back started her business Computer Help for Adults two years ago, after recognizing that her senior citizen friends had nowhere to turn when seeking computer help. “I real…

Return of the millennials

Millennials are the largest generational group in Hamilton, according to the Hamilton Spectator. Among them are Jewish millennials, reversing a long-time trend that has seen young people from our community leave for university, never to return.

Immigrant stories: Alma's story

As a child, Alma Arguello’s parents were forced to flee Honduras and leave their four children in the care of a grandparent. It would be two years before the children were reunited with their parents in Canada and discovered their Jewish heritage.