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. Read more about Efrat in our Case for Community.
Israel on Campus
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 Anne or call 613-798-4696 x355. 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. more
Canada Israel Experience (CIE)
CIE is Canada's very experienced trip organizer for educational tours to Israel. CIE is dedicated to maintaining the highest educational, logistical, safety and security standards on its 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel program. more.
JWRP Women’s Trip to Israel
Jewish Federation of Ottawa is proud to be partnering with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Leadership Israel Advocacy
There are more than 8,000 kilometers between Ottawa and Jerusalem, but this program can show you where they intersect. Join a select group of young Jewish professionals from across Canada as they learn more about the federal political process. 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