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The 2017 CJA officially begins September 1 and ideally, we would like to have all cards completed by October 31. We ask that you make all your contacts between September 1 and October 15 because that is our moratorium, when no other Jewish organization can promote to the community. So, let’s capitalize on this time and reach as many people as possible!


Please don’t forget to make your own gift before canvassing another!


Please also note:

  1. Your cards are ready! Please collect your cards at the Federation offices. If you would prefer to have all your canvassing materials printed by Federation, please contact Carmelle Noiseux, or 204-477-7421.
  2. Not only are we hosting telethons, but we have a number of call-your-cards events. Bring your cards, make some calls, see some friends, get some canvassing tips, and have a nosh! View calendar here.
  3. We have canvasser team captains who are available to help you, should you want it. Mira and Martin Buchwald are here to support and encourage your fundraising efforts. They will follow up with you prior to our deadlines. 


Who to call?

We have a number of people who are here to support you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Volunteer Leadership

Campaign Chair: Steve Kroft 

Top Donor Co-Chairs: Steve Kroft & Murray Palay

Women’s Philanthropy Co-Chairs: Ellen Kroft & Paula Parks

Lion of Judah Chair: Daniela Jacobsohn

Ben-Gurion Society Chairs: Jared & Leanne Akman and David & Sarah Carr

Young Adult Division Chairs: Jason Gisser and Lindsey Leipsic



For all pledges and payment information:

Campaign Director and Women’s Philanthropy, Regina Teplitsky at or 204-477-7403

Campaign Associate, Linda Levesque at or 204-477-7428


Executive Assistant and Campaign Associate, Carmelle Noiseux at or 204-477-7421


Young Adult Division or Budding Philanthropists:

Leadership Development Director, Jessica Kerzner at or 204-477-7407


Lion of Judah, Ben-Gurion Society, Endowment or Planned Giving:

Development Associate, Graciela Najenson at or 204-477-7426


All departments are under the direction of CEO Elaine Goldstine at or 204-477-7427



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