Roger & Robert

Shabinsky Family


Avraham &
Elissa Iny

J.N. Miller
Professional Corp.

Family Foundation

Windows & Doors

Shelley & Sidney
Rothman Family



Mo Lidsky

Vera & Leslie
Klein Family

Michael & Melanie

Stephen & Gail Victor/
David & Lenka Cutler

Jeff & Sharon

Seymour & Joy
Mender & Family

Harvey A. Slack
& Arch Campbell


Barbara & Len

Queensway Carleton
Hospital Foundation
& Clover Foundation

Royal Ottawa Foundation
for Mental Health/
Youth Services Bureau


Negev Dinner Project Funds will support Save a Child’s Heart.

JNF Negev Dinner proceeds will help to build the new Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgical Suite

Here’s why the project is critical to helping save more tiny lives

Save a Child’s Heart has miraculously saved 5000 little patient lives since its inception.  More miraculous is that the organization has thrived, even though it has been situated within the Wolfson Medical Centre in Holon, Israel, established in 1980. While equipment has been regularly upgraded to maintain the quality of care, there has been no upgrade or expansion of WMC’s original facility since it was first built.

In addition to the poor infrastructure, there has never been a children’s hospital or pediatric facility. The result is that the various pediatric departments and wards are spread through the hospital, often far-removed from each other, and essentially mingled with nonpediatric facilities. Currently, the pediatric heart surgeries are performed in one dedicated operating room within WMC’s sole general operating suite, which must suffice for the 200-250 pediatric cardiac surgeries performed there each year. 

WMC and Save a Child’s Heart Israel, with the support of generous donors as well,  have undertaken to build the new Children’s Hospital, which will be a five-floor building and upon completion will incorporate in a single, state of the art, child-friendly and dedicated facility all of the various pediatric wards, units and services currently spread throughout WMC. The Children’s Hospital will serve both WMC local pediatric catchment population as well as the ongoing patient flow of Save a Child’s Heart patients, which is expected to increase following completion.

The Save a Child’s Heart Foundation Canada Project involves the equipping and related fitting and building out of the pediatric operating facility which will be a separate and distinct functional unit of the Children’s Hospital and incorporate approximately 30,000 square feet. 

It will include: 

Three operating rooms, one for general pediatric surgery, one for pediatric heart surgery, and a state of the art hybrid operating room which will enable both open heart surgery and catheterization procedures to be carried out in the same gallery;  

Pre and post-operating care sub-units located on the ground floor.

Construction began in January 2017 and is expected to be completed early 2020.  

Mending hearts, regardless of religion, gender or nationality


Born and raised in Ottawa, Sharon and David Appotive share a passion for their family, a dedication to their community and Israel and a true love and respect for each other.

Sharon currently sits on the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation Board. She regularly volunteers with the Jewish Family Services-Street Smart Program, Ten Yad and the Chevra Kadisha. Previously, Sharon was Chair of the Ottawa Jewish Federation’s General Campaign in 2018 and chaired the Annual Campaigns-Women’s Division in 2016 and 2017.

David is the co-owner of Howard Fine Jewellers and Dahavland Capital Corporation. He devotes his time and energy across many interests, including the Sparks Street BIA, the Boards of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Ottawa Jewish Community School, Hillel on Campus and Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa. He is an advisor to the Ottawa Va’ad Hakashrut and Machzikei Hadas Synagogue and he is a recipient of Hillel Lodge’s Shalom Perel President’s Award of Merit.   

Sharon and David are proud parents to Ryan (Yoni), Jaye and Brody and have embraced their latest role as Bubby and Zaidy with much enthusiasm.


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Where & When

Negev Dinner 2019


Cocktails: 5:00pm

Dinner: 6:45pm

Infinity Convention Centre

2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 2L9

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Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Ottawa

11 Nadolny Sachs Private, Suite 205
Ottawa, Ontario K2A 1R9
Tel:(613) 798-2411

Ilana Albert-Novick
Executive Assistant
Tel: (613) 216-8670
Email: ottawa@jnf.ca