Foundation News

News and updates about the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign, the funding drive that fuels our community.

Life & Legacy Visionary Ventures

What would it be like to invite the eight Life & Legacy partner agencies to an evening of presentations in front of high-powered community members acting as judges, with an ask for financial support to generate new Life & Legacy donors? 

Agencies would make a presentation on how they would…

Jewish day school graduates hold key to our Jewish future

Generations Trust endowment created to ensure Jewish education

According to Jack Wertheimer, a well-respected professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary: “The future health and vitality of American Jewish life requires a population of literate Jews, steeped in…

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…