Welcome to J-Fellows

J-Fellows, Federation’s young leadership program, aims to prepare the next generation of Jewish leaders. Collectively, we support young professionals through skill development, mentorship and opportunities for collaborative action. 

J-Fellows is now harnessing the power of the virtual community, and has pivoted to an online platform.


With three focused and overarching goals: to learn, to lead and to contribute, you may opt in to programs that meet the needs of your personal leadership journey. 


Join with other young Jewish professionals in your community, to learn, understand, and apply the principles and practices of adaptive leadership. This year, take the lead

Co-chairs: Arielle Kreisman and Simone Davis

Our first virtual program is open for registration! 
Get more info here or through the "Speakers Series" link below.

Speaker Series

Learn the principles and practices of effective leadership from experts and engaging Jewish community leaders. 
Find out more 

New Roots Mentorship Program

Applicants are selected by key community members for direct mentorship and onboarding opportunities through meetings and information sessions over a 10 month period. 
Find out more 


Leading Labs

Got a great idea to build up your Jewish community? Join like-minded peers to develop solutions to a unique community-wide challenges in our leading labs. 
Find out more


Volunteer Now 

Contribute to your local community through volunteering.
Build skills and gain on-going experience. We'll get you started.
Find out more


To encourage participation, these programs are being offered free of charge. However, donations to our Annual Campaign are encouraged.
Please support Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Annual Campaign today.


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


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