Welcome to J-Fellows

Each year, hundreds of young Jews in Ottawa are launching their professional lives and are seeking skills such as how to approach interviews, how to write a resume, how to stand out in one's chosen field, and more.


Federation’s J-Fellows program is here to help!

A unique excellence program 

J-Fellows is uniquely aimed at supporting young professionals through skill development and opportunities for collaborative action, with focused and overarching goals: to learn, to lead, and to contribute to your workplaces and community. In short: we seek to provide you with a hands-on experiential learning opportunity where you will develop and grow a lasting network.


The J-Fellows NEW Mentorship Program is open to professionals in all fields! (government, law, non-profit, etc.) and it is a four-month program (April to July 2023), which combines monthly speaker series on work and leadership, alongside monthly meetings with a mentor in your field. Participants are required to attend at least three out of four sessions to successfully complete the program. J-Fellows promotes community as a pillar of professional development and success.

Meet J-Fellows Chair, Myra Wein!

Myra Wein is a policy professional for the Government of Canada and an enthusiastic ambassador for the Ottawa Jewish community. Earning her Master's in Public Policy from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto in 2019, Myra is familiar with the challenges and opportunities of starting a new career in a new city. Prior to moving to Ottawa in 2019, Myra worked at Queen's Park in Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations for 3 years and in retail management for 8 years. Over the pandemic, as a proud Filipina-Jew, Myra was host of the Jews of Colour Canada virtual conversations and Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Schvitz Sundays series. Myra is looking forward to continuing to foster and grow the Ottawa Jewish community and bring like-minded professionals together in a holistic way which emphasizes equity and Tikkun Olam.

J-Fellows Speaker Series

Learn from esteemed speakers and professionals; acquire new skills and connect with like-minded peers.
Stay tuned for our next event!

J-Fellows NEW Mentorship Program

4 sessions over 3 months (April - June) led by a Jewish professional.

Mentorship Program Speaker Calendar

Sari CantorApril 19 NOW May 3 at 7 pm 
Akilah Allen Silverstein • May 11 at 5:30 pm
Linda Prizant • May 31 at 7 pm
Lisa Miller + photoshoot • June 15 at 7 pm

For more information about J-Fellows or leadership opportunities, contact Myra Wein at myra.wein@mail.utoronto.ca


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