2021 Negev Dinner
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,
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.
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.
HONOURARY DINNER CHAIRS
NEGEV DINNER CHAIRS
JANET WEISZ & GERALD ASA
Dinner & Campaign Committee
JNF CANADA CEO
JNF CANADA NATIONAL PRESIDENT
JNF REGIONAL ONTARIO
JNF HAMILTON PRESIDENT
JNF REGIONAL ONTARIO
Sponsorship, Advertising, Donation and Ticket Opportunities
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.
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
Jewish National Fund of Hamilton
1605 Main St. East
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1E6
Clare Gajdo or Orna Richter
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