Ron Prehogan is a long-time volunteer and community builder who has invested countless hours strengthening the City of Ottawa and forging strong connections with Israel.

Ron is one of a few individuals in the history of Ottawa’s Jewish community to have served as Chair of the Board for both the Soloway Jewish Community Centre and the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Ron currently sits on the Board of the Ottawa Jewish Community School and Co-Chairs the Rabbi Bulka Legacy Project. In honour of his dedicated service, in 2010 the Jewish Community of Ottawa awarded him the community’s highest honour, the Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award.

Ron served on the Board of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation during which he was actively involved in its $35 Million “Care Grows West” Campaign. He subsequently took on the roles of Chair of the Board in 2011 and Chair of its “Advancing Care for All Ages” Campaign. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, both the hospital and the foundation conferred upon Ron the 2015 Community Spirit Award for exemplary service.

Nationally, Ron currently serves as the President of Kind Canada Généreux and has previously served as Chair of the Canadian Council of Jewish Community Centres and as a Board Member of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Internationally, Ron has served as Chair of the Israel Task Force for the JCC Association of North America.


In Support of Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

In Support of Finding a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Through an innovative new partnership, JNF Canada is facilitating a collaboration between Hebrew University and the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute. This alliance will bring together Israel and Canada’s leading international medical research institutions for a joint research project on stem cell-based regenerative strategies to treat Alzheimer’s, an area in which both universities are global leaders.

Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, home to the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, and its Brain Disease Research Center, is leading Israel in the field of computational medicine by harnessing the tools of big data to better understand and combat neurodegenerative diseases involving dementia, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) is committed to advancing interdisciplinary research excellence on the brain and mind for greater impact. The uOBMRI strength is in its unique virtual model to promote collaborations — across disciplines, across affiliated research hospitals, between researchers and knowledge users, and across the Ottawa region and internationally. uOBMRI is the largest institute at the University of Ottawa and one of the largest in the country, creating a dynamic hub for internationally recognized research and training.

This exciting new initiative brings together researchers from both institutions to provide a wider net of knowledge as they search for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The impact of this partnership will extend beyond Canada and Israel to help affected individuals and those who care for them wherever they live.

Evening Program

Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C – Alzheimer’s Advocate

The Honourable Lisa Raitt had a lengthy and distinguished political career. She was elected to the House of Commons in 2008 spent the following decade serving as Deputy Leader for the Conservative Party of Canada; Minister of Natural Resources; Minister of Labour; and Minister of Transport.

Ms. Raitt joined CIBC Capital Markets in January 2020 as Vice-Chair, Global Investment Banking. Her current focus is on senior client coverage and business development with clients in the energy, infrastructure, and industrial sectors, which align closely with her experience in both the public and private sectors.

In recent years, Ms. Raitt has also tragically developed much experience with Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2016, her husband Bruce was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 56 (only five percent of Canadians develop symptoms under the age of 65). Since that diagnosis, Ms. Raitt has become a voice for those who face this debilitating disease, sharing her very personal and difficult journey.

Special musical performance from award-winning singer/songwriter Tara Shannon (jointara.com)

Giving Opportunities

For Sponsorship opportunities, please call the JNF Ottawa office 613-798-2411 or by email Ottawa@jnf.ca.

For Specialty Sponsorship opportunities, please call the JNF Ottawa office 613-798-2411 or by email Ottawa@jnf.ca.

Personal Supporter


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When & Where

Tuesday November 15, 2022

Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Dr, Gloucester, ON, K1V 2L9

Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Main Event: 7:00 pm


Jewish National Fund of Canada

M094-2583 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K2B 7H7
TEL: 613-798-2411


To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sharon Diamond sharon.diamond@jnf.ca 613.216-8673 or Ilana Albert-Novick 613-216-8670 ilana.novick@jnf.ca