Foundation News

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

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…

Matching campaign motivates, inspires community

The 2023 Annual Campaign has received a generous influx of support aimed to boost donations from an anonymous donor, who will be matching all new gifts and any pledge increases up to $10,000 starting today as part of a special one-week funding drive.

“While donors have so far been genero…

And now we go forward: Annual Campaign 2023

The challenges have kept coming. From lockdown to reopening; from conflict in Israel to war in Ukraine; from economic pressures to rising inflation; from certainty to uncertainty again. 

Through days that tested our resolve, we did not waiver. And now we head into our Annual Campaign season…

EG chairs hope to strengthen bonds, engage broader community

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Emerging Generation Campaign team of co-chairs is looking forward to building connections, and engaging this demographic of community members in the upcoming year. 

Samantha Sigler and Shlomi Barkan, and new co-chair Jared Jenicek, are excited about meet…

A Campaign of pivots and gratitude

By Yudit Simmons

My first Annual Campaign with Jewish Federation of Ottawa has been an incredibly meaningful experience. As I reflect on my first year in Ottawa, I am impressed beyond words with the strong community presence that has been the catalyst of success for this year’s Campaign. …