Federation is a proud partner in funding the hydrotherapy pool which assists those with special needs in Mevo’ot HaHermon, Israel.


Federation has a special connection to Israel and to Jewish people around the globe.

Through unique, innovative programs administered by the Jewish Federations of North America and our overseas partners, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)   and  Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) , the Federation is able to bring life-saving and life-sustaining care to Jews in more than 65 countries throughout the world. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is our advocacy partner that guides our national policies and positions on a range of issues.

From social action missions and scholarships to partnership programs, Federation strives to establish a vibrant connection between Ottawa and Israel, helping people forge a fulfilling and supportive relationship with our Jewish homeland.


Photo: Federation is a proud partner in funding the hydrotherapy pool in Mevo’ot HaHermon, Israel, which assists those with special needs. 


Israel on Campus

Hillel Ottawa has a dedicated team of passionate students that serve as the official voice for Israel on our city's university and college campuses. 

Hillel's Israel on Campus (IOC) prepares student leaders for engaging in Israel advocacy by providing the training and tools needed to promote Israel and answer common criticisms. 


Partnership 2Gether
This program is based on a shared belief in Am Echad (one people), and pairs seven Canadian communities with five Galilee Panhandle development towns and councils. The Partnership maintains a two-fold mandate: to strengthen the relationship between Jewish communities in Canada and Israel, and to improve the living standards of Galilee Panhandle residents. more

March of the Living
Thousands of Jewish teens from countries around the world share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, when they march the three-kilometer distance separating Auschwitz from Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built by the Nazis during the Second World War. For more information email Sarah Beutelmore

MOMENTUM Women’s Trip to Israel

Jewish Federation of Ottawa is proud to be partnering with a group that seeks to inspire women to transform themselves, transform their families and their communities by bringing women on a nine-day journey through Israel. Contact sbeutel@jewishottawa.com. more

Masa Israel Journey 
Masa Israel Journey connects you to study abroad, career development and volunteer programs in Israel, and provides grants and scholarships to help make the experience possible. Find the program that is right for you!

The Israel Innovation Internship
This internship is a three-month program open to college and university students from Canada. It provides internship placements in leading clean–tech and high–tech companies and organizations in the private and public sector in Israel, including: medicine, media, social work, politics, education, engineering, computer science, business etc. more

Taglit Birthright Israel 

Birthright Israel offers the gift of a FREE, educational, 10 – day peer group trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 32. The trip allows participants to meet new friends and make connections to Israel, its people, and the Jewish community. A bus group is formed of 40 participants from Canada, 8 Israeli peers, 2 staff members and a Tour Educator. Contact Sasha Kathron at sasha@hillelottawa.ca