Edmonton Negev Gala - June 25, 2023

Honouring Rosemary and Stan Kitay

Edmonton Negev Gala - June 25, 2023

Honouring Rosemary and Stan Kitay

Welcome to Edmonton's Negev Gala 2023! 
Honourees: Rosemary and Stan Kitay
Stan and Rosemary Kitay were born in South Africa to traditional Jewish families that shared a passion for Israel and involvement in their Jewish community. Their journey began on a tour of Israel where they met, fell in love, and five years later were married and began a beautiful life together in Johannesburg. 

In 1991, the Kitays immigrated to Edmonton with their three children and immersed themselves in the Jewish community. Over the years, the couple has been active in supporting various organizations, both locally and abroad. Their unwavering support for Israel has been a driving force in their volunteerism and board positions in Jewish organizations. 

The Kitays are delighted to support the Eshkol Educational Center, a community building initiative aimed at enhancing the mental health and safety of residents in the Eshkol region of Israel, their commitment to this project is a testament to their love and devotion to the people and the land of Israel.  

The Project: The Eshkol Educational Activity Room
Eshkol Region is located in the western part of the Negev in Israel’s southern corner bordering Egypt and the Gaza strip. Despite the challenges related to security and being in the periphery, the communities in the Eshkol continue to grow and thrive. 

Security measures warranted during times of escalation require school closures, leaving children and parents isolated for long periods. The closest sheltered facility is over 40 km away in Sderot. As the number of children In Eshkol continues to grow, a safe facility designed for educational activities is needed! 

With your help we will build a fortified educational activity center that provides vulnerable populations in the Eshkol region a safe space to learn and grow together. 

Special Guest: Joel ChasnoffJoel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian, TV and podcast host, and author of three books, including the bestselling memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade. His newest book, Israel 201 will be out in late March 2023 and available at the Gala! 

When we laugh together, we are together!  

Comedy is about more than just punchlines and jokes. It’s about connection. Joel has performed his unique brand of clean, insightful comedy at clubs, colleges, corporate and Jewish events all over the world.   

Laughter. Community. Joy. That’s the Comedy of Joel Chasnoff. 

Purchase your tickets to this exciting event below. For sponsorship, donations or tribute opportunities please contact the JNF Edmonton office at 1-780-481-7881 or jay.cairns@jnf.ca.