Funds raised through the Ezra Campaign support Jewish Families in Ottawa.
About the Ezra Campaign
Every year Jews around the world gather and celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles, eating latkes and spinning dreidels. We commemorate the small jar of oil that lasted eight days when it should have lasted one.
Those seven extra days was a small miracle. A gift of light and a reason to celebrate.
At JFS we also provide small miracles. This can be a bag of fresh fruit and vegetables for those struggling with high food prices. It’s extra financial support to help make ends meet. It’s supportive counselling when we are challenged by life events. It’s that hand up that helps us gather our strength, catch our breath, and get back on our feet.
Our Ezra Fund provides these small miracles.
THERE ARE NO JEWS IN OUR COMMUNITY LIVING IN POVERTY.
More than 1,200 Jews in Ottawa are living in Poverty. They may be our neighbours, friends, and family. They may be new immigrants here to make a fresh start, individuals struggling with mental health issues, seniors, Holocaust survivors, families with dual working parents, and single parent families.