WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

As the representative body of the Winnipeg Jewish community, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg acts on behalf of the community and in support of the State of Israel and “Klal Yisrael”.  In accordance with Jewish values, Federation fosters and maintains a strong and united community in order to provide for the continuity, culture, religious practice, spirituality, survival, diversity and welfare of Jewish life in Winnipeg.

PRESIDENT & CEO MESSAGE

It was an exciting year for the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, filled with successes and challenges that would not have been possible to achieve and navigate without your support. It is with great pride and joy that we share the activities of our Federation with you, our generous community.

The prime focuses of the past year have been evaluation, strategy, and partnership.

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STAFF & BOARD

Elaine Goldstine, Chief Executive Officer

Carlos Benesdra, Chief Financial Officer

Shelley Faintuch, Community Relations Director

Florencia Katz, PJ Library Coordinator

Jessica Kerzner, Leadership Development Director

Linda Levesque, Campaign Associate

Madeline Lopez Ficher, Creative Director

Shana Menkis, Strategic Development Director

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COMBINED JEWISH APPEAL (CJA) CAMPAIGN

  • The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful year to-date. Raising over $5.86 million, the CJA made great strides in increasing support to the agencies and programs that ensure the vibrancy and sustainability of our community. With an...

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful year to-date. Raising over $5.86 million, the CJA made great strides in increasing support to the agencies and programs that ensure the vibrancy and sustainability of our community. With an...

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful year to-date. Raising over $5.86 million, the CJA made great strides in increasing support to the agencies and programs that ensure the vibr...

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful year to-date. Raising over $5.86 million, the CJA made great strides i...

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful year to-date. Raising over $5....

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) had its most successful ...

    The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA)...

    The Combined Jewish Ap...

  • The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign this year, raising over $1.5 million. Lion of Judah, women who commit $5,000 or more to the annual campaign, welcomed four new members and raised $996,251 this year. With an...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign this year, raising over $1.5 million. Lion of Judah, women who commit $5,000 or more to the annual campaign, welcomed four new members and raised $996,251 this year. With an...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign this year, raising over $1.5 million. Lion of Judah, women who commit $5,000 or more to the annual campaign, welcomed four new members and ...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign this year, raising over $1.5 million. Lion of Judah, women who commit...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign this year, raising over $1.5 ...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team led a successful campaign...

    The Women’s Philanthropy team ...

    The Women’s Philanth...

  • YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement programs in a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer, and social activities. YAD continued to make an impact on fundraising within the community, including over $330,000 raised by ...

    YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement programs in a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer, and social activities. YAD continued to make an impact on fundraising within the community, including over $330,000 raised by ...

    YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement programs in a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer, and social activities. YAD continued to make an impact on fundraising within the...

    YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement programs in a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer, and social...

    YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement programs in a variety of educat...

    YAD had a successful year of fundraising and engagement p...

    YAD had a successful year of fun...

    YAD had a successful y...

HEAR COMMUNITY MEMBERS' STORIES

  • I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passover Delivery hampers event and how it effected the way we perceive the needs of some of those in our community. We were walking down the hallway in ...

    I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passover Delivery hampers event and how it effected the way we perceive the needs of some of those in our community. We were walking down the hallway in ...

    I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passover Delivery hampers event and how it effected the way we perceive the needs of some of those in our community. We were walking down the hal...

    I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passover Delivery hampers event and how it effected the way we perceive the...

    I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passover Delivery hampers event and...

    I’ll never forget bringing our oldest son for the Passo...

    I’ll never forget bringing our...

    I’ll never forget br...

  • We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our daughter who was studying at Hebrew University. On the plane, we met Elaine and Ian Goldstine who were on their way to a Federation Solidarity Mission and ...

    We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our daughter who was studying at Hebrew University. On the plane, we met Elaine and Ian Goldstine who were on their way to a Federation Solidarity Mission and ...

    We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our daughter who was studying at Hebrew University. On the plane, we met Elaine and Ian Goldstine who were on their way to a Federation Solidarity ...

    We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our daughter who was studying at Hebrew University. On the plane, we met Elai...

    We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our daughter who was studying at Hebr...

    We made our first trip to Israel in 2001 to visit our dau...

    We made our first trip to Israel...

    We made our first trip...

  • Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an honour. I volunteer for many organizations because behind every opportunity there is the chance to learn, to grow, to produce, to meet people, and to think...

    Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an honour. I volunteer for many organizations because behind every opportunity there is the chance to learn, to grow, to produce, to meet people, and to think...

    Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an honour. I volunteer for many organizations because behind every opportunity there is the chance to learn, to grow, to produce, to meet peop...

    Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an honour. I volunteer for many organizations because behind every oppor...

    Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an honour. I volunteer for many ...

    Being a volunteer and contributing to our community is an...

    Being a volunteer and contributi...

    Being a volunteer and ...

COMMUNITY RELATIONS, PLANNING & GROWWINNIPEG

  • The Community Relations department continued its advocacy and collaborative activities to ensure the needs and concerns of the Jewish community are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. These objectives were achieved by hosting...

    The Community Relations department continued its advocacy and collaborative activities to ensure the needs and concerns of the Jewish community are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally. These objectives were achieved by hosting...

    The Community Relations department continued its advocacy and collaborative activities to ensure the needs and concerns of the Jewish community are recognized locally, nationally, and international...

    The Community Relations department continued its advocacy and collaborative activities to ensure the needs and concerns of the ...

    The Community Relations department continued its advocacy and collaborative activities ...

    The Community Relations department continued its advocacy...

    The Community Relations departme...

    The Community Relation...

  • In order to better serve the community and set long term goals for the Jewish Federation, Community Planning implemented a community needs review process. This year, we embarked on the first step of this process by initiating an engagement...

    In order to better serve the community and set long term goals for the Jewish Federation, Community Planning implemented a community needs review process. This year, we embarked on the first step of this process by initiating an engagement...

    In order to better serve the community and set long term goals for the Jewish Federation, Community Planning implemented a community needs review process. This year, we embarked on the first step o...

    In order to better serve the community and set long term goals for the Jewish Federation, Community Planning implemented a comm...

    In order to better serve the community and set long term goals for the Jewish Federatio...

    In order to better serve the community and set long term ...

    In order to better serve the com...

    In order to better ser...

  • The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recognized as a welcoming, vibrant, organized and developed destination for Jewish families. We received many immigration inquiries over the past year from Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recognized as a welcoming, vibrant, organized and developed destination for Jewish families. We received many immigration inquiries over the past year from Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Brazil...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recognized as a welcoming, vibrant, organized and developed destination for Jewish families. We received many immigration inquiries over the past ye...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recognized as a welcoming, vibrant, organized and developed destination for Je...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recognized as a welcoming, vibrant, or...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is internationally recogniz...

    The Winnipeg Jewish community is...

    The Winnipeg Jewish co...

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of people in various sectors of the community, hosting five public space events and a further four within the Jewish Community Centre. Each event was centered on enriching and...

    Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of people in various sectors of the community, hosting five public space events and a further four within the Jewish Community Centre. Each event was centered on enriching and...

    Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of people in various sectors of the community, hosting five public space events and a further four within the Jewish Community Centre. Each ev...

    Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of people in various sectors of the community, hosting five public space...

    Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of people in various sectors of ...

    Throughout the past year, Engagement reached thousands of...

    Throughout the past year, Engage...

    Throughout the past ye...

  • The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and connect families to the Jewish community. This year, the PJ Library readership increased by nearly 60 subscribers and hosted over 20 events, many in collaboration with community partners...

    The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and connect families to the Jewish community. This year, the PJ Library readership increased by nearly 60 subscribers and hosted over 20 events, many in collaboration with community partners...

    The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and connect families to the Jewish community. This year, the PJ Library readership increased by nearly 60 subscribers and hosted over 20 events,...

    The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and connect families to the Jewish community. This year, the PJ Library re...

    The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and connect families to the Jewish...

    The PJ Library program in Winnipeg continues to grow and ...

    The PJ Library program in Winnip...

    The PJ Library program...

  • Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and newly established at Red River College. Through advocacy and education, Hillel engaged the Jewish student populations across the city through local and national programming...

    Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and newly established at Red River College. Through advocacy and education, Hillel engaged the Jewish student populations across the city through local and national programming...

    Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and newly established at Red River College. Through advocacy and education, Hillel engaged the Jewish stu...

    Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, and newly established at Red River ...

    Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winni...

    Hillel continued its presence at the University of Manito...

    Hillel continued its presence at...

    Hillel continued its p...

  • Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that sends young adults on a ten day experience in Israel. Fifty...

    Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that sends young adults on a ten day experience in Israel. Fifty...

    Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that sends young adults on a ten day experience in Israel. Fifty...

    Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that sends young adults on a ten day experience in Israel. Fifty...

    Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that sends young adults on a ten da...

    Birthright is a Federation funded, national program that ...

    Birthright is a Federation funde...

    Birthright is a Federa...

  • Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of the Living (MOL). They joined hundreds of students from around...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of the Living (MOL). They joined hundreds of students from around...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of the Living (MOL). They joined hundreds of students from around...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of the Living (MOL). They joined hundreds of students from around...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of the Living (MOL). They joined h...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg participated in March of t...

    Sixteen students from Winnipeg p...

    Sixteen students from ...

  • The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, chaired by David Provinciano and Mark Chisick with 19 participants...

    The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, chaired by David Provinciano and Mark Chisick with 19 participants...

    The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, chaired by David Provinciano and Mark Chisick with 19 participants...

    The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, chaired by David Provinciano and Mark Chisick with 19 participants...

    The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, chaired by David Provinciano an...

    The Federation led a mission to Israel in October 2015, c...

    The Federation led a mission to ...

    The Federation led a m...

  • The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with communities across Canada, funds over 20 projects based in the...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with communities across Canada, funds over 20 projects based in the...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with communities across Canada, funds over 20 projects based in the...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with communities across Canada, funds over 20 projects based in the...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with communities across Canada, funds...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with co...

    The Jewish Federation of Winnipe...

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WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

 

Through the support of dedicated donors and volunteers, the Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) provides core funding to 12 local partners and our national and overseas agencies. 

Total funds raised in 2015 CJA Campaign: $5,861,374

 
$1,009,500 $786,000 $505,000 $128,000  




 

 
$70,000 $58,000 $55,000 $31,000  




 

$7,500 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000




 
   
  National/Israel/Overseas
$525,000
   

                                        

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

To view our Audited Financial Statements, please click here.

WITH GRATITUDE

 

 

Our future is powered by volunteers.

 

We are grateful for the incredible commitment of so many caring and dedicated people of all ages who volunteer their time. Here are just a few of our volunteers.

 

Visit our Kavod Evening page for more information on our annual awards evening honouring volunteers and leaders in our community.

PRINT VERSION

 

For a printed version of our annual report, please click here.