J-Fellows • Speaker Series

J-Fellows, Federation’s young leadership development program, is positioned to engage, educate and empower those in their mid-20s to early 40s to take the lead in the Ottawa Jewish community. 
The focus of our 2022 J-Fellows Speaker Series is on the application of core Jewish values - like chesed (loving-kindness), tzedakah (justice and philanthropic giving), kol echad (inclusion and dignity for all) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), in our professions. 
Our J-Fellows 2022 Co-Chairs are Amanda Shore & Isaac Bushewsky 

Speaker Series Session 2:

“Reproductive Technology and Inclusive Jewish Families"
Tueday, My 10 at 7 pm
Our guest speakers are Dr. Doron Shmorgun, a fertility specialist and leader in the field of reproductive technology, and Rabbi Deborah Zuker, Associate Rabbi of Kehillat Beth Israel, who benefited from reproductive technology to have her children.


Young professionals in their late 20s to early 40s who are either newly involved, or who do not currently hold leadership positions in the Ottawa Jewish community.

Program outcomes:

• Acquire new skill sets for agile leadership
• Build individual capacity and leadership skills
• Build Jewish community
• Access service opportunities in Jewish Ottawa organizations
• Understand and apply leadership principles and practices

For more information about J-Fellows or leadership opportunities, contact our Director of Community Collaboration, Anne Read by calling 613-798-4696 x355 or email aread@jewishottawa.com