Annual Campaign

Giving to the Annual Campaign fuels the whole community

Your gift cares for the more vulnerable 
Together we provide a safety net to care for the well-being of our most vulnerable community members. The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge cares for our seniors; Tamir supports our loved ones who have special needs; and Jewish Family Services offers many levels of help, including counselling, financial aid, and food security.

Your gift ensures our children learn what it means to be Jewish
We are strengthening and promoting quality Jewish education. Federation provides financial assistance to three Jewish day schools and five after-school and Sunday school programs. Ottawa families have educational choices and can find the best way for their children to meaningfully connect to Jewish learning.

Your gift builds community and protects our institutions
Federation funds communal organizations that nurture our collective values and practices and sustain our culture. At the heart of our community is the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, (SJCC). Another important community-building agency is Hillel Ottawa, which provides a familiar and comfortable space for university students.

To understand the needs of the 2021 Annual Campaign, please read our Case for Community here

This year, our efforts are being led by Josh Engel, Chair of Annual Campaign, and Dr. Karen Palayew. Read more about them here

  • 2021 Annual Campaign Video

    Across our community, at home and around the world, many of our brothers and sisters are struggling. Please take a few moments to watch this heartfelt "Dear New Year - Wishes for Rosh Hashanah" video that has struck a chord with many viewers.

  • Emergency Campaign

    Please donate today to The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s $2.7M Emergency Campaign for Community Resilience and help fuel our community's renewal and recovery from this crisis.

  • Case for Community

    This report celebrates and shares some of the successes we achieved together as we urge you to help maintain this vision of a thriving Jewish Superhighway through a donation to the Annual Campaign.

  • Donate to 2021 Annual Campaign

    When you give to Federation, you ensure that the entire Jewish community is supported. This is the power of the collective. This is the result of your generosity. This is why we ask you to please renew your pledge to the 2021 Annual Campaign.