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The 74th annual Negev Dinner, is JNF’s largest event of the year and Toronto’s premiere fundraising dinner, featuring an evening of great food, drink and entertainment. This year, we are pleased to announce the Negev Dinner will be in support of a Mishpachtonim, Families’ residence honouring Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, the founder of Migdal Ohr.

This year, JNF Toronto looks forward to welcoming back the community in person at the Beanfield Centre – Exhibition Place or in the comfort of your home.

JNF expresses its thanks to our major sponsors:

Guardian

Drs. Joe z”l and Wolf Lebovic

Bank Bros. and Son Ltd.

Patron

BMO Private Wealth Group

Pioneer

TD Bank Group

Governor

Fabricland Distributors

Scotiabank

Chai

Charles Wrock

Sponsor

Osmington Inc.

Sharon and Boris Kaminsky

 

The Honoree

This year’s Negev Dinner will be honouring Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, founder and dean of Migdal Ohr.

Rabbi Grossman grew up in the Mea She’arim neighborhood of Jerusalem and in 1968 moved to the Galilee town of Migdal HaEmek. After seeing firsthand the poverty, crime, and substance abuse that had plagued the youth of Migdal HaEmek, Rabbi Grossman embarked on a mission to rehabilitate the youth through a loving and caring environment that empowered them to break the cycle of poverty and create a better future for themselves. This love of community and burning desire to help the generations to come is what inspired Rabbi Grossman to become the founder of Migdal Ohr.

Negev Project

The Mishpachtonim, Families’ Residence

This year’s Negev project will fund a children’s residential facility for the Mishpachtonim, “Families”, program at the Migdal Ohr campus in Migdal Ha’Emek. Over the years, Migdal Ohr has functioned as a boarding school/orphanage for thousands of children.

In 2015, Israel’s Ministry of Education piloted a new residential model for children at-risk. This unique facility provides children from challenging backgrounds the opportunity to be a part of a nurturing family environment. This investment of resources and staff will contribute to a successful integration into mainstream society and ultimately allow the children to build a stable family home of their own.

The Migdal Ohr campus in Migdal HaEmek is bustling with diverse activities, giving children and youth of different age groups from the city and its surroundings support and academic education. This is why keeping the infrastructure at Migdal Ohr up to date is of the utmost importance and why this year’s Negev Dinner is supporting this project.

Sponsorships

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rosie Sosnowicz, Campaign Director Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.137 or by email rosie.sosnowicz@jnf.ca.

Leadership

Negev Dinner Committee 2022

Negev 2022 Chairs

Barry Bank, Renee Rosenzweig

Executive Team

Stephen Altbaum

Donna Cohen

Esti Cohen

Randy Cohen

Ziona Cowen

Nathan Disenhouse

Justin Ditkofsky

David Eisner

Jon Geist

Marc Kakon

Sharon Kaminsky

Abe Glowinsky

Jay Lefton

Howard Lichtman

Aaron Mandelbaum

Stacy Markin

Motty Meyer

Zale Newman

Dr. Howard Price

Judd Rapoport

Fonda Roth

Chaim Rutman

Ron Schwarz

David Smith

Arthur Stern

Dr. Joe Trager

Hershy Weinberg

Eddy Weisz

Aryella Weisz

Jerry Werger

Samuel Werner

Frank A. Wilson

Charles Wrock

JNF Toronto

President
Winston Siegel

Immediate Past President
Darren Slavens

Future Chairs
Sharon Marcushamer
Kortney Shapiro

Executive Director
Jeff Springer

Campaign Director
Rosie Sosnowicz

Program Director
Ruchie Shainhouse Freedland

JNF Canada

President
Beth S. Price

Chief Executive Officer
Lance Davis

When & Where

Negev Dinner 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Beanfield Centre – Exhibition Place

Contact

Jewish National Fund of Toronto

400-1120 Finch Ave. West
Toronto, ON, M3J 3H7
Tel: 416.638.7200
Fax: 416.638.7345

Jeff Springer
Executive Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.126
Email: jeff.springer@jnf.ca

Toby York
Donations and Tickets
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.123
Email: toby.york@jnf.ca

Rosie Sosnowicz
Campaign Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.137
Email: rosie.sosnowicz@jnf.ca

Stacey Moxley
Advertising Opportunities
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.133
Email: stacey.moxley@jnf.ca

Ruchie Shainhouse Freedland
Program Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext.145
Email: ruchama.shainhouse@jnf.ca

FAQ

Who is the honouree this year?

This year’s Negev Dinner will be honouring Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, founder and dean of Migdal Ohr.

What is the project for this year?

This year’s Negev project will fund the construction of a new children’s residential facility for the Mishpachtonim, “Families”, program at the Migdal Ohr campus in Migdal Ha’Emek. Over the years, Migdal Ohr has functioned as a boarding school/orphanage for thousands of children.

What is the project for this year?

The Home serves as a supportive, instructive and developmental environment, with life there affording its members the opportunity to acquire daily living skills.

Activities at the Home equip members to function as independently as possible, encouraging each and every one of them to fulfill their basic needs: personal hygiene, basic housekeeping, food preparation, etc.

Join us in creating a “Home for Life” for these special young adults!

What is the format of the dinner?

This year’s Negev Dinner will be back to an in-person event, held at the Beanfield Centre. There will also be an option of having dinner delivered to your home.

Who do I contact if I would like to purchase a table or participate?

JNF Toronto Campaign Director, Rosie Sosnowicz at (416) 638-7200 x 137 or rosie.sosnowicz@jnf.ca.

What is the price of an individual ticket?

The following options are available to participate:

Individual General tickets are $450 per person

JNF Future (under 40) tickets are $180 per person

Dinner for two delivered to your home is $950 for the two dinners. There will be a livestream of the event so those at home can view the program in its entirety.

When will tickets be on sale until?

Tickets are on sale until November 1st.