Emerging Generation

The Emerging Gen is a special division of the Federation aimed at young adults under 40.


We develop exciting and innovative programs that allow young people to meet and mingle and develop their professional contacts. There are social events, workshops to hone skills and to network, mentorships, grant programs, Social Action Missions to Israel, and much more.

Meet the new Campaign co-chairs of the Emerging Gen

We are honoured to introduce ourselves as the Emerging Generation (EG) campaign co-chairs for 2020-2021. As co-chairs we hope to inspire you to increase your involvement in Jewish Ottawa, and to take on leadership roles within the community.

Our profession is our day job but strengthening the Jewish community is our passion. Without the support of our peers, our community cannot, and will not, survive. We would be thrilled to connect with any community member individually. Feel free to reach out to us through Lindsay Newman, Interim Annual Campaign Manager with feedback or questions.


Jonathon Greenberg & Elyssa Nassi
Jodi Weinstein & Adam Zaret

Get to know us on our bio page.

Jewish Experience Microgrants are now available!

Do you have a great idea that brings people in the Ottawa Jewish community together?
Does your idea connect people, meet a unique need, or fill a gap in our Jewish community?
Get $2,500 to make it happen!
These new grants of up to $2,500 are the seed money to help individuals or organizations fuel their Jewish ideas. Thanks to your generous donations to the Annual Campaign, Jewish Experience Microgrants are now available as part of the Jewish Superhighway!
Federation will provide grants to fund ideas that create events & activities that build affiliation & inspire Jewish identity! We want to help you create your Jewish journey!

For more information, examples of past successful projects and for how to apply, visit here.

Emerging Generation Fundraising Division
For just 50 cents a day, you can help support exciting and innovative young adult programs such as the Social Action Mission to Israel, jnet, Young Women’s Leadership Council, Birthright, and campus life through Hillel Ottawa. Make a difference in our community.  DONATE    

The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is a donor recognition program for individuals’ ages 25 to 45 who make a minimum gift of $1000 to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign. BGS was founded upon three principles: Recognition, Education and Motivation. For more information, please email Lindsay Newman or call (613) 798-4696 ext. 272.

Hillel Ottawa is the centre for Jewish Campus Life for Jewish students attending Carleton University, the University ofHillel Ottawa Ottawa and Algonquin College. Its mission is to enhance the lives of students regardless of religious affiliation and level of observance. Info: director@hillelottawa.com or visit.

The Rohr Chabad Student Network (CSN) is dedicated to providing university students with a strong connection to Judaism. Programs include Lunch and Learn, Shabbat dinners, Sinai Scholars, trips, student aid, community service, holiday meals and programs. CSN serves the needs of Jewish students at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College.

The highlight of the Glebe Shul experience is Friday night, when we gather for spirited services and delicious home-cooked Shabbat dinners. We generally meet every other week. RSVP: glebeshul@gmail.com or visit us at glebeshul.com


Social Action Mission – Israel    
Next dates to be determined.

Have fun and give back! Grad students and young professionals between the ages of 22 and 35 embark on a social action project in Northern Israel.  more   

Taglit Birthright Israel 
This program provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. It sends thousands of young Jews from around the world to Israel. more