CBBO Launches New “Life & Legacy” Program

Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa, along with thirteen other local Jewish organizations, have made a commitment to work together in support of the future of the Ottawa Jewish community. Together with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), we are implementing the Life & Legacy program to help ensure the continuation of CBB of Ottawa. 

What is the Life & Legacy initiative?
The HGF’s Life & Legacy assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations, and other Jewish entities.

The 4-year partnership program offers training, support and monetary incentives, to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community and Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. 

Why get involved and leave a legacy gift?
At CBB of Ottawa our goal is to offer a summer “home away from home” where children can learn about and take pride in their Jewish culture, community and heritage including the unbreakable bond with the State of Israel. It is a place where connection to the Jewish community can become part of a child’s life forever.

Something magical and wondrous happens when kids are at camp. They sing Jewish songs and consider Jewish values and philosophy – building their Jewish identity all while having the time of their lives and building friendships that last a lifetime. For many campers, Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa offers the single most intensive opportunity to experience Jewish life. Being with Jewish friends teaches kids that it’s “normal” to be Jewish and to live a Jewish lifestyle. For some campers, the Jewish community at camp evolves into a lifelong group of friends.

Camp inspires a lasting connection to the Jewish people, Israel and our local community, providing the foundation for a meaningful Jewish life. Camp encourages kids to take on tasks that enable them to become more responsible and self-confident leaders at home and in their communities.

Members of the CBBO Legacy Council; are individuals just like you who believe that ensuring the future of Judaism will happen by igniting a spark in children to love Judaism and the Jewish people so they will lead Jewish lives and be leaders in their community.

Through your Legacy gift, you will be remembered forever at camp and your own Legacy will be inspiring children to stretch, grow, lead, and live Jewish lives for many generations to come. 

L’dor v’dor “from generation to generation” – help us celebrate 85 years by ensuring CBB of Ottawa remains for many years to come and stays apart of your family’s legacy. 

Help us continue to celebrate the magic that is… CBB of Ottawa. Be remembered forever with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at lifeandlegacy@cbbottawa.com

Cindy Presser Benedek,
Director, Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa

Adam Tanner,
Chair of the Board, Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa