Microgrants: Between July 2021 and June 2022, Federation funded 44 unique programs through the Jewish Experience Microgrants program, allocating a total of $77,500 to agencies and individuals in support of creative initiatives that build Jewish life in Ottawa.
The PJ Library program is an important on-ramp on to the Jewish Superhighway. Annually, more than 800 children receive PJ Library books across the Ottawa area. This past year, we welcomed 153 new children to the program.
Enriched Jewish education and learning: There is something for every student through our day schools, Torah Day, and the Ottawa Jewish Community School, and the Ottawa Torah Institute/Machon Sarah; and our supplementary schools, Chabad Hebrew School, Ottawa Modern Jewish School, OTT@KBI, Temple Israel Religious School, and Torah High.
This past year, the five supplementary schools received a total of $105,473 in operating funding supporting 276 students, while the two day schools received $797,566 in operating funds, supporting 306 students.