The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is proud to be celebrating 50 years of service to our community. We will be celebrating the founders, leaders and donors who have contributed to shape and support Foundation.

Visit this page regularly for new monthly installments of stories, archival images, and special moments in our history.


February 2021 - In Depth Feature on Hillel Lodge (to come)

March 2021 - Featured Fund Holder Interview (to come)

April 2021 - In Depth Feature on the Soloway JCC (to come)

May 2021 - Behind the Scenes - our professional team, committees and volunteers (to come)

June 2021 - In Depth with Torah Day School Of Ottawa

July 2021 - Foundation by the numbers

August 2021 - In Depth with Tamir

September 2021 - Interview with Founder Bernie Shinder

October 2021 - In Depth with Jewish Family Services

November 2021 - Foundation Chairs in Review

December 2021 - In Depth with the Ottawa Jewish Community School

Thank you to all artists who answered our call to celebrate Foundation's 50th Anniversary with new Tribute cards!

We hope you enjoy the winning submissions, which will be available for purchase in 2021.
Send a Tribute card to someone you care about here

Left to right:
“The Twelve Tribes” by Stephanie Moore

“Tulip and Branches” photographed by Barbara Legowski

“Apples and Potted Plant” by Rachel Benmergui

“Menorah” by Floralove Katz

“Seder Plate” by Rayna Gorber

David Loeb  (President of Va’ad Ha’ir and OJCF) presenting a plaque to Maureen and Henry Molot 1981. Hillel Academy Endowment Fund


The Ottawa Jewish Archives
Coming in 2021, The Ottawa Jewish Archives will be a sharing a special 'Treasure Chest' of unmarked, found photos - and your help identifying people and places will be appreciated! We need your input!

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