Foundation News

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

Community coming together

Campaign event speakers share powerful messages of unity

Last week's Annual Campaign event, Raise your Voice for CommUNITY, combined musical entertainment and the message that our community can do amazing things when we work together.

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa spoke with volunteers a…

Canvassers share energy, optimism in efforts to support Jewish Ottawa

Are you waiting for the phone to ring, or are you the one dialing out? This fall about 160 general canvassers are lighting up phone lines as they reach out to both new and established donors who show their generosity in support of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 2022 Annual Campaign.


Giving back to community and how Federation is “here for good”

By Josh Engel

Karen Palayew and I were asked recently “why are we volunteering our time to lead the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign?” We both thought about our reasons and struggled for days to answer what seemed to be a straightforward question. In the end, it is simple…

Federation is Here for Good

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is Here for Good. We are here for our community’s recovery and Security 
Last year, Jewish Ottawa successfully navigated a crisis and ensured the choices we made safeguarded the vibrancy of our Jewish future. 
We protected our community during th…

Planning for the future with the Life and Legacy initiative

By Angelica Haggert

In February 2020, 14 local Jewish organizations made a commitment to work together to support the future of the Ottawa Jewish community. A year into the four-year plan, The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation launching of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Life and Legac…