Budding Philanthropists


The Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) offers parents and children a unique opportunity to learn about philanthropy together. Our Budding Philanthropists program provides elementary school age children with a special tzedakah box to help them understand and perform the act tzedakah. Each child who makes a donation to the Combined Jewish Appeal will be listed in our annual Honour Roll and invited to our annual CJA Tzedakah Party.


Becoming a Budding Philanthropist is easy! Bring your child to the Federation office to make their donation in person. If your child already has a full tzedakah box at home, bring it in and we’ll open your CJA account. We will explain how your child’s donation will help people in the Jewish community at home and around the world. Each of us has a role to play in building community. If we all do our share, our community will continue to have a bright future!


Please contact Hartley Mendelsohn or call 204.477.7407 for more information.

8 Days of Giving!

Make your IMPACT at any age! 


A Budding Philanthropist Chanukah Challenge!

Become a Budding Philanthropist this Chanukah season! Designed for young children ages 2-7, the Giving Chanukiah encourages children to perform a different act of kindness for each of the 8 days of Chanukah and to track their progress by colouring in their very own Giving Chanukiah! 

Bring your completed Chanukiah and tzedakah to the Jewish Federation office for a picture and a prize! Share your acts of kindness on social media with #jewishwinnipeg and tag @jewishwinnipeg to be featured!

Print your Giving Chanukiah at home now! For more information or to receive a printed copy of your Giving Chanukiah please call 204.477.7407 or email Hartley.