Ben Gurion Society


A not-so-secret society.


The Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is a North American-wide recognition program for young donors who support our community through the Federation Annual Campaign. Its aim? To acknowledge and educate members about the impact of their gifts on the lives of Jews everywhere.


BGS is named after the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, a man whose single-minded passion for the Jewish people made him the face of a new generation of young Jews. Today, the Ben-Gurion Society embodies that legacy - young men and women combining their power, passion and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community, at home, in Israel and around the world.



All donors aged 25-45 who make an individual gift of $1,000 or more to the Federation Annual Campaign automatically become members of the Ben-Gurion Society. Couples who make a combined household gift of $2,000 or more are both considered members.


Learn more about the Federation Annual Campaign, its support of Axis, and its impact on our community.


Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities with other young Jews in Metro Vancouver and across Canada;
  • Invitations to local BGS members-only events;
  • Participation in outstanding BGS programs across North America;
  • Subsidies for national BGS conferences and international missions.


Past trips have included Israel, the former Soviet Union, Poland, Argentina and Ethiopia.


Are you eligible, but not receiving invitations to BGS events? Contact Dana Troster at or at 604.257.5128.