Community Engagement


Making Connections


Find your niche in the Jewish community. Make connections with like-minded people. Contribute to making our community a more welcoming place.


The Making Connections initiative uses a variety of approaches including public space events and home hosted gatherings to meet people where they are and help them find a path into community life. We are committed to helping every Jew in Winnipeg find that part of Judaism and Jewish community that strengthens them. We are part of a network that includes our local synagogues and Jewish organizations and are connected to national networks.

  • What an adorable event! Jewish Federation of Winnipeg welcomed 29 new babies into the community on November 22 at the Shalom Baby Shower...

  • Despite the rain moving the party indoors, we hosted 300 people at the Rady JCC for a Lag Ba'Omer and Yom Yerushalayim Celebration. Guests enjoyed a BBQ, archery activity, obstacle courses, a drum ...

Sign up to host a Shabbat for friends in your home and receive a “Shabbat in a box” kit

The Making Connections initiative promotes home hosted Shabbat dinners where people can invite families and individuals and engage them in a casual home setting. Hosts receive a “Shabbat in a Box” resource kit to enable them to host Friday night dinners for small groups including candles, menu and recipe ideas, fresh baked challah and Shabbat booklets. Plan one now!


Contribute your ideas, time and expertise to making our community a more welcoming place

You can join a team of volunteers to develop and deliver a Welcoming Community awareness campaign. Why not be a part of the network of volunteers to mentor people who would like to get connected and make sure they are included? For more information and to discuss how you can contribute, click here!

Making Connections is generously funded by: Shaarey Zedek Synagogue • OU • Private Donors
  • PJ Library

    The PJ Library program offers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months through 8 years. PJ Library books celebrate important aspects of Jewish culture, values, and tradition and become cherished bedtime stories.