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Donations are a significant part of the funding for activities and rabbinic support in our community. You can direct your contribution to different areas of Or Haneshamah’s activity:

Donations in Support of Ongoing Congregational Operations

  • General Donations, which fund programming, rabbinic leadership, and essential administrative costs.
  • Donations in honour of, or in memory of, a person or event. All such donations are acknowledged through the Or Haneshamah card program, which sends notices of donation and a personalized message to a designated recipient.

Targeted Donations

  • Dedication of ritual objects and books. We are currently seeking donations of $54 for each new copy of our Machzor (high holiday prayer book). Donations will be recognized by bookplates that may be in honour of, or in memory of, a person or event.
  • The Gita (Tova) & Zwi Taub Memorial Fund, which provides the OrH community with funds for Jewish cultural and educational opportunities that align with Reconstructionist principles and values, and contribute to Jewish continuity.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. Donations that the Rabbi gives to people in need or to support charities the Rabbi deems important.

Donations to any of the above can be made through the OrH website by clicking on here.

Or Haneshamah Endowment Fund

  • Established in May 2016, the Endowment Fund is a pool of financial assets that is invested to provide a reliable and ongoing source of income for our community's activities. Annual payouts from the fund go into Or Haneshamah's general revenues.

Donations to the Endowment Funf can be made through the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) at or by telephone at 613-798-4696 ext 274.


Annual Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC)

  • OrH members and supporters who are federal employees or retirees may designate Or Haneshamah as a recipient of GCWCC donations during their annual campaign (September - December). All the information you need to do so (including OrH’s charitable registration number) can be found at:

Thank you for your generosity and support of OrH!

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