Emerging Generation

The Emerging Gen (or "EG") is a special division of the Federation aimed at young adults under 40. We develop exciting and innovative programs that allow young people to meet and mingle and develop their professional contacts. There are social events, workshops to hone skills and to network, grant programs, and much more.

Meet the Campaign Co-chairs of the Emerging Gen

We are honoured to introduce ourselves as the Emerging Generation (EG) campaign co-chairs for 2022- 2023. As co-chairs we hope to inspire you to increase your involvement in Jewish Ottawa, and to take on leadership roles within the community.

Our profession is our day job but strengthening the Jewish community is our passion. Without the support of our peers, our community cannot, and will not, survive. We would be thrilled to connect with any community member individually. Feel free to reach out to us through Sarah Beutel with feedback or questions.

Jared Jenicek, Samantha Sigler and Shlomi Barshan 
Get to know us on our bio page.

Interested in connecting with other young adults in Ottawa? Why not start with meeting our new Campaign Engagement Specialist, Michael Reznick?

Do you have a great idea that brings people in the Ottawa Jewish community together? Does your idea connect people, meet a unique need, or fill a gap in our Jewish community?
Get $2,500 to make it happen!
MicroGRANTs are the seed money to help individuals or organizations fuel their Jewish ideas. 
Federation will provide grants towards events & activities that build affiliation and inspire Jewish identity! We want to help you create your Jewish journey!

For more information, examples of past projects in the community and how to apply, visit here.

The Rohr Chabad Student Network (CSN) is dedicated to providing university students with a strong connection to Judaism. Programs include Lunch and Learn, Shabbat dinners, Sinai Scholars, trips, student aid, community service, holiday meals and programs. CSN serves the needs of Jewish students at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College.

Hillel Ottawa

Hillel Ottawa is the centre for Jewish Campus Life for Jewish students attending Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College. Its mission is to enhance the lives of students regardless of religious affiliation and level of observance. Info: director@hillelottawa.com or visit.


The highlight of the Glebe Shul experience is Friday night, when we gather for spirited services and delicious home-cooked Shabbat dinners. We generally meet every other week. RSVP: glebeshul@gmail.com or visit us at glebeshul.com


The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is a donor recognition program for individuals’ ages 25 to 45 who make a minimum gift of $1000 to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign. BGS was founded upon three principles: Recognition, Education and Motivation. For more information, please email Lindsay Newman or call (613) 798-4696 ext. 272.

Taglit Birthright Israel 
This program provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. It sends thousands of young Jews from around the world to Israel. more