2021 Negev Dinner

Dear Friends,

As a result of the pandemic, we must face the possibility that in-person gatherings may be limited or prohibited in November 2021. In this case we will either host a hybrid event or shift to a virtual platform. Please rest assured that as we continue to build Israel together your generous gift will support the Richters’ project of choice.

With warm wishes,

 
 
 

1. All guests will require both COVID-19 Vaccines to attend the Negev Dinner. All guests must be 2 weeks past their second vaccinated shot.
2. Proof of vaccination and identification will be checked at the entrance of the venue. Please make sure you have these documents readily accessible upon arrival.
3. The event hall will be filled to a 50% capacity.
4. If you choose to attend the event virtually instead of in-person, please notify the office immediately so we can arrange food to be delivered to your door. Those who choose NOT to receive a meal, will be eligible for a full tax receipt. Please notify the office.
5. If further restrictions are implemented and if we are unable to meet in-person, all guests will receive a link to the Negev so they can participate virtually.

TICKETS FOR THE IN-PERSON EVENT ARE SOLD OUT!
DONATIONS OF $180 AND ABOVE WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO THE LIVE-STREAM EVENT, AND THE OPTION OF HAVING A MEAL DELIVERED OR A FULL TAX RECEIPT.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 905-527-5516

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Honourees

Negev Honourees

Lowell & Cindy Richter

JNF Hamilton is delighted to pay tribute to 2021 Negev Dinner honourees Lowell and Cindy Richter. The Richters are being recognized for many years of dedication in the Greater Hamilton and Jewish community and beyond.

Lowell was born in Hamilton to Frank and Molly Richter and has dedicated himself to serving his community and city. He is a past president of the Hamilton Automobile Dealer Association, and a past director of the Ontario Automobile Association, and serves on many councils and committees in the auto industry. He works alongside his brother and two nephews, operating three dealerships. Lowell was on the board of the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre for ten years, serving five years as co-president and volunteers with Cindy at Out of the Cold.

Cindy was also born in Hamilton to Aaron and Ruth Zaitchik and served as president of Beth Jacob Synagogue from 2009 to 2014. She was president of Hadassah-WIZO Aviva Chapter and has received Na’amat’s “Women of Inspiration” award. Cindy was chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Ancaster Residential Campaign for many years and since 2007, has been coordinator of the Jewish community’s participation in Hamilton’s Out of the Cold program.

Married 36 years, they are proud parents to two daughters: Sari, married to Brandon Moyse, and Samantha Richter. They recently embarked on their most important roles to date; as Bubbie and Zaida to Rosalind Moyse.

Project (Bervin House)

IN SUPPORT OF

BERVIN JNF CANADA
HOUSE OF EXCELLENCE

The Jewish National Fund of Canada has always been at the forefront of helping the land of Israel transform its bleak deserts into beautiful blooming green forests and lush parks. Now JNF Canada is planting a different kind of seed: we are deeply committed to supporting both Israel’s land and its people. The Bervin JNF Canada House of Excellence in Sderot, (the city closest to the Gaza border) will serve as a fortified after-school education, empowerment, and enrichment center for high school students regardless of race, colour or religion, providing them with the necessary tools and skills for academic and personal success. The Bervin JNF Canada House will feature a courtyard for outdoor studies and comprise learning spaces of different sizes as well as educational and multimedia resources to encourage creative learning. The House will be divided into classrooms, and a unique experiential learning hub. The classrooms are designed to contain small learning groups, except for one large classroom and a computer lab with leading-edge equipment. The hall will be used for workshops, lectures, performances and film screenings. The hub is an open space for relaxing. Partner with us to help build The Bervin JNF Canada House of Excellence in Sderot, as we aim to close the educational achievement gap, foster academic success, and empower periphery youth.

Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Bari Weiss

Bari Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award and a Natan Notable Book Award. From 2017 to 2020, Bari was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.

Bari is the winner, this year, of the inaugural Per Ahlmark award in recognition of her moral courage. She is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.” In 2019, Vanity Fair called Weiss the Times’ “star opinion writer” and The Jerusalem Post named Bari the seventh most influential Jew in the world.

Leadership

Negev Dinner Leadership

HONOURARY DINNER CHAIRS

LORNE RICHTER
RON RICHTER
BARRY ZAITCHIK
STEPHEN ZAITCHIK
NEGEV DINNER CHAIRS
JANET WEISZ & GERALD ASA

NEGEV DINNER CHAIRS

JANET WEISZ & GERALD ASA

Dinner & Campaign Committee

LUBA APEL
YVES APEL
AMARIS BALITSKY
JOANNA BLACKMORE
LORRAINE COHEN
DAVID FONSECA-QUESADA
BENJY KATZ
CUPPY KATZ
ELAINE KATZ
MARK LEVITT
DAVID LOEWITH
CYNTHIA MINTZ
JOHN MOKRYCKE
ENZA NAFTALI
LEOR NAFTALI

ZION NAFTALI
BATIA PHILLIPS
ALAN RICHTER
JAMIE RICHTER
LANCE RICHTER
SAMANTHA RICHTER
SARI RICHTER
MARVIN ROSENSHEIN
PHIL ROSENSHEIN
JOSHUA SALMON
HILTON SILBERG
SHIRLEY SILBERG
NEIL SILVERT
SASHA WEISZ
TOM WEISZ

JNF CANADA CEO

LANCE DAVIS

JNF CANADA NATIONAL PRESIDENT

BETH PRICE

JNF REGIONAL ONTARIO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SUSAN POLGAR

JNF HAMILTON PRESIDENT

HAIM GOLDSTEIN

JNF REGIONAL ONTARIO
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

ORNA RICHTER

OFFICE MANAGER

CLARE GAJDO

Sponsorship, Advertising, Donation and Ticket Opportunities

Sponsorships

ALL SPONSORSHIPS MUST BE CALLED INTO OUR OFFICE


Donations – (Full Tax Receipt)

All donations will be listed in the Tribute Book.


Advertising & Personal Tributes

Friends, family and associates often wish to pay tribute to the honourees in the Tribute Book. This book is distributed to all Dinner attendees and serves as an excellent keepsake.

Wording for tributes and/or advertisers’ electronic files (PDF or JPEG) are to accompany this purchase. Dinner tickets are eligible for purchase at a cost of $90 each.


Tickets

In the event of a virtual production JNF Hamilton will provide dinner as per your preferences below:

  • Individual ticket(s) at $180 each
  • JNF Future (Under 40) ticket(s) at $100 each

Order Form


Please email this form to the office at hamilton@jnf.ca or fax to: (905)529-4227 click here to download.

Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Hamilton

1605 Main St. East
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1E6
Tel: 905-527-5516
Fax: 905-529-4227

Clare Gajdo, Orna Richter or Suzy Polgar

Email: clare.gajdo@jnf.ca , orna.richter@jnf.ca or suzy.polgar@jnf.ca