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To inquire about membership or to arrange to join, please contact our membership coordinator by sending an email to or by phoning us at 613-239-4988.
We have three membership categories: Full, Student and Associate.


Full Membership

Full membership is based on family households and includes all children under age 23. We offer new members a discount from our usual membership donation. New member donations for 2018-19 are:
One-Adult Household Two-Adult Household
$495 $990
Note that we offer a further reduction to households who enroll their children in our Machaneh Shabbat (Shabbat Camp) program for children. Go to the Machaneh Shabbat webpage for further information.
Also note that we will apply any High Holy Day visitor donations to a full membership if you wish to join after trying us out during the holidays.
New to Ottawa? Not currently a member of another Ottawa congregation? Were you a member of OrH or another congregation more than three years ago? OrH is a participating in the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Jewish Jumpstart program, which will subsidize your membership up to 75% of the regular annual donation rate. This is a substantial savings over our already-reduced new member rates. Learn more here.
OrH Full Members receive a 20% discount on a first-time membership to the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC). Note to current JCC members seeking a reciprocal discount on first-year OrH membership: The first-year member donation rates above reflect a discount of more than 25% off our regular member donation rates. We do not add an additional discount onto the already discounted first-year rate. 


Student Membership

Students attending a secondary or post-secondary education program are eligible for student membership. Student members pay $36 for the



Associate Membership

Associate membership is only available to members of other Ottawa congregations or those who live more than 100 km from Ottawa. Associate membership does NOT include high holy day services and associate members cannot vote at congregational meetings. The cost is $99 per adult.
Or Haneshamah will adjust its membership donation rates in case of financial need. Please contact our membership coordinator at We keep all inquiries confidential.
All member donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
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