Annual Campaign

The Federation’s Annual Campaign is the engine that drives our community.


One of the most significant ways the Jewish Federation of Ottawa makes a difference in Jewish lives is through our annual community-wide fundraising effort, the Annual Campaign.

It is with the help of our visionary and compassionate donors that the Federation can proudly pursue our mission of advancing and promoting an exceptional quality of Jewish life.

Indeed, a gift to the Annual Campaign has a far-reaching impact on the continued vibrancy of Ottawa's Jewish community. The funds raised power all our efforts and it is with your help that we succeed in ENRICHING LIVES.

To appreciate the full breadth of Federation's work, please read our Impact Report.

Please also understand that the Campaign is about more than raising money. It is about fulfilling the basic mitzvah of tzedakah – the commandment to act righteously. We consider every donation an act of faith – faith in the Federation system, faith in community and faith in the worldwide Jewish network and its ability to remain strong and vital.

Campaign events include Kickoff, Superweek (a multi-day telethon), Lion of Judah Dinner (part of the Women’s Campaign), Party with a Purpose (a new component of the Women’s Campaign) and our prestigious Golf Tournament.

This year, our efforts are being led by Dr. Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka, Chair of Annual Campaign, and Aviva Ben-Choreen, Chair of the Women’s Campaign. Visit  Women's Philanthropy, for more information on how Jewish women are sharing their strength and vision.

Annual Campaign 2019

The Jewish Superhighway is our vision for our community! Watch the video to learn more.

  • Donate today!

    The Annual Campaign is in full swing! Please make your gift today and help ensure the continued vibrancy of Ottawa's Jewish community - join us in enriching lives!
    Donate online, or call Jean Myers at 613-798-4696, Ext. 242.

Campaign Kickoff 

The Annual Campaign is launched each fall with a special community-wide event. This year we had a Lip-Sync Battle performance featuring community members. It was a unique and community-building event. Past events have featured documentary filmmaker and philanthropist Nancy Spielberg​, Fed Talks with speakers Marc Kielburger, Allison Josephs and comedian Jon Steinberg; Nobel Laureate Eli Weisel, Hollywood icon Henry Winkler, prime-time star Josh Malina, philanthropist Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's, and the late Joan Rivers.

Campaign canvassers
and volunteers are always needed!

Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of our Annual Campaign. They help the Federation reach out into the community, make connections and build relationships while successfully raising the funds that allow us to enrich lives. Contact Lindsay Newman at 613-798-4696 x272, to find out how you can get involved. 




Federation Golf Tournament 
In July, Federation hosts the National Capital Region’s premier golf tournament at the beautiful Rideau View Golf and Country Club. Each year, this sold-out event brings out hundreds of golfers for 18 holes, followed by a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and live auction. Sponsorship

The Case for Making a Gift for Federation 
Federation secures substantial resources for Jewish Ottawa based on a community-wide vision, uses its expertise and holistic community knowledge to optimize impact – including the ability to convene different actors to work together, and serves as crisis manager-in-chief. Without Federation, there would be isolated pockets of Jewish activity and services, but not a true community.

Read the complex and compelling story here.