• Meet our new team member - Brittany Silver

• Foundation grants and scholarships

• Greenberg Families Library goes digital

• Gardening has health benefits for all people

February 8, 2024 • Jewish Federation of Ottawa

Run for Their Lives – a global initiative for hostages

After Oct. 7, an international movement was launched to bring awareness to the hostages that were taken into Gaza. It is called Run for Their Lives and groups around the world meet weekly to walk or run for about 18 minutes to let the families of the hostages know that the world is with them.

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Welcoming Brittany Silver to the Federation team

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa is thrilled to welcome Brittany Silver to the Community Building team. "While on my own Jewish journey, I lived in Israel for a year and did community work where I met Jews from all over the world. It opened my eyes to the diversity of the Jewish community, all the unique needs, and the effort it takes to keep ... moving forward."

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Foundation grants, scholarships recognize leadership and philanthropy

The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is proud to offer scholarships and grants along with philanthropic programs with the shared purpose of benefiting our community. The various awards, presented yearly at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, are meant to enhance the work of individuals or organizations in our community and to grow Jewish leadership and scholarship.

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The Greenberg Families Library has gone digital with new Libby app

The Greenberg Families Library (GFL) is excited to announce that Libby is now available to Soloway JCC and Greenberg Families Library members! Librarian Carlie MacPherson explains that Libby is a free app that allows readers to enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from the library.

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Voices: sprouting a vision of an accessible Jewish community garden

Madelaine Werier shares how there is a link between access to safe green spaces and human health benefits. What makes a community garden successful? Equity and accessibility! For Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), she explains how to grow a stronger community.

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Marking life's milestones

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of February 1, 2024.

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