Campaign News

News and updates about the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Annual Campaign, the funding drive that fuels our community.

Recognizing community leadership and philanthropy

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is proud to offer scholarships and grants along with philanthropic programs with the shared purpose of benefiting our community. The awards, presented yearly at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, are meant to enhance the work of individuals or o…

The B’nai Mitzvah Club launches a life of giving

Many B’nai Mitzvah programs have a Mitzvah or community service project as part of the learning. After all, giving back, giving Tzedakah is an integral part of Jewish practice. For many young teens, these projects are a one-time effort. They feel good about what they have contributed but m…

Foundation supports our Jewish needs now, into the future

By Micah Garten
 
The war in Israel and the current rise in antisemitism reminds us how uncertain the world can be. In Jewish Ottawa, we are fortunate that during challenging times, donors step up to address special unforeseen need. However, there is also the ongoing “regular” needs f…

What does Campaign 2023 have in store?

In the last edition of the E-Bulletin, we outlined the numerous and varied roles that the Jewish Federation of Ottawa plays in our community. We hope you had a chance to read it. Now that September is upon us, the Federation embarks on its Annual Campaign to raise the funds needed to support…

Gary Viner steps into Annual Campaign co-chair role for 2024

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is excited to welcome Gary Viner, an outstanding community leader, to the helm of the Annual Campaign for 2024 where he will volunteer alongside current co-chair Evelyn Silverman as outgoing co-chair Josh Engel ends his two-year term.

An Ottawa native, and Un…