Robin and David Marcus

Jewish National Fund of Edmonton is thrilled to announce the 2022 Negev Gala Honourees, Robin and David Marcus, a passionate and involved couple who are part of the fabric of the Edmonton Jewish Community. Robin and David are long-time volunteers and supporters for a strong and vibrant community who have also dedicated their lives advocating for, and strengthening, connections with Israel.

David is a second generation Edmontonian whose family’s roots and commitment to the Jewish and general community run deep. His many involvements include the Edmonton Chevra Kadisha, Beth Israel Synagogue, JAHSENA, Edmonton Jewish Federation, The Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation, the Downtown Parking Advisory Board, and the Edmonton Downtown Business Association.

Robin (nee Winestock) has lived in Edmonton most of her life and learned the importance and values of engagement and involvement from her parents. She is both a Talmud Torah School alumnus and a devoted and beloved teacher at the school. She is a recipient of the 2019 JNF Esther and Eric Exton Educational Award. Her involvement within the Jewish community also includes Beth Israel Synagogue, Na’amat, Edmonton Jewish Federation, BBG Advisor, Shalom Edmonton, and the Jewish National Fund.

Robin and David’s son, Max, and his wife, Eliana Sutton (granddaughter of Hy z”l and Min Leibo), live and work in Toronto, and their daughter, Annie, son-in-law Corey Sobel and granddaughter, Rayna, live and work in Vancouver. Family and Jewish community are a crucial part of all of their lives.

Robin and David are thrilled and honoured to be this year’s JNF Negev Gala honourees and we thrilled to have them as this Year’s honourees! Mazal Tov and Yasher Koach to Robin and David.


The Clore Center for The Performing Arts – Expansion Project
About the Center

Music and dance transcend cultures, bringing us together for the universal pleasures of listening, playing, and moving. All it takes is one invitation to a circle dance or a sing along, to feel right at home.

The Clore Center for the Performing Arts is the only conservatory offering formal training in music and dance in northern Israel. It is available to all denominations, providing scholarships and support programs to promising students as well as rehearsal and ensemble spaces for all students and residents in the region. It plays a crucial role in creating harmony in the region, hosting cultural and music events that bring people together from all walks of life. The Center also offers subscriptions to dance, music and theatre performances throughout the year.

The Center is undergoing a large expansion to better serve the growing student body (1000+), featuring an architecturally stunning new wing, promenade, and two new state of the art music studios. Plans include converting and upgrading existing dance rooms into an Ensemble Studio and an Orchestra Studio for various sized musical groups, available to all students and residents of the area. The scope of the project includes new acoustic walls and ceiling, upgraded windows, lighting, flooring, and a specialized (silent) air system.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

When & Where

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Join us from the comfort of your home!

In support of the Clore Center for the Performing Arts.

Income tax deductible receipts will be issued at year end for the maximum amount allowable by law

Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Edmonton

JNF Edmonton
100-10220 156 St
Edmonton, Alberta
T5P 2R1

Jay Cairns
Executive Director
Tel: (780) 481-7881
Fax: (780) 487-4747
Email: edm@jnf.ca