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 

Special Community-Wide Speaker Series

“Operation Abraham: Welcoming the Stranger"

Tueday, December 10 at 7 pm
"Operation Abraham was founded by a handful of concerned citizens of Canada and the United States who were suddenly engaged in an initial plight to rescue a family in Kabul. From there, the mission of Operation Abraham grew to help evacuate hundreds of victims from Afghanistan and assist in the resettlement of those desperate to seek freedom in other countries – including Canada."

Join us for an interactive, in-person evening with Jacques Shore and Lewis Retik, co-founders of Operation Abraham, and Dr. Farouq Samim, as they discuss the pivotal role Operation Abraham has played in saving the lives of the most vulnerable Afghans. 



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