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

SACH is is an international non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children in developing countries and creating centers of competence in these countries. Save a Child’s Heart’s goal is to improve the health and welfare of all children, regardless of the child’s religion, gender or nationality.

Save a Child’s Heart was founded in 1995 at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, and holds preoperative and follow up cardiology clinics in Israel and abroad on a weekly basis, offers a comprehensive training program within Israel for doctors and nurses from developing countries and leads surgical and teaching missions to partner countries. 

To date, Save a Child’s Heart has saved the lives of more than 5,000 children from 59 countries in Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and throughout the Middle East and trained more than 120 medical team members from these countries.

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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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