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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 Families’ residence at the Migdal Ohr campus in Migdal Ha’Emek, and honouring Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, founder and dean of Migdal Ohr.

The dinner will also feature a musical performance by Canadian Music Hall of Fame musician, Burton Cummings.

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

CIBC

Fabricland Distributors

George and Judy Frankfort

Scotiabank

Chai

Charles Wrock

Sponsor

Blaney McMurtry LLP

Eurofase Inc.

Peter and Eva Friedmann & Family

Ingot Metal Company

The Koschitzky Family

Sharon and Boris Kaminsky

Miller Bernstein LLP

Jon and Marina Geist

Osmington Inc.

Isadore and Rosalie Sharp

Lucia Dell’Agnese and Winston Siegel

Arthur and Elinor Stern and Family

The Jay and Barbara Hennick Family Foundation

The Shelly Avital Foundation

Werger Realty Ltd.

Wise Family Foundation and NovaJet

Carole and Bernie Zucker

Friend

Richard and Jennifer Goldhar and Family

 

The Honoree

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

Rabbi Grossman is known around the world for his unconditional love of every single Jew. He has also been a transformational figure in Israel, advocating for the poorest and most neglected children and creating programs that have saved thousands of youth from a life of poverty, crime, and drugs. Over the last fifty years, Rabbi Grossman has had a major impact on Israeli society having raised over 20,000 alumni that are now commanders in the army, parents, teachers, doctors, lawyers, business, and religious leaders.

Rabbi Grossman has also played a major role in resettling and integrating Jewish children from all over the world into Israeli society. He has been a father, an educator, and a loving rabbi to children from Yemen, Russia, Ethiopia, France, and India, welcoming them to Israel and helping them make it their home.

Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman received the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to society and the State of Israel. He has also received an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University and the Presidential Medal of Distinction by President of Israel Shimon Peres among many other distinguished honors. Rabbi Grossman is the Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaEmek, founder and dean of Migdal Ohr educational institutions, and a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council of Israel. He is known for his work with children from disadvantaged and troubled homes, and has raised tens of thousands of youth.

Projects

The 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

Abe Glowinsky

Marc Kakon

Sharon Kaminsky

Howard Lichtman

Jay Lefton

Howard Lichtman

Mo Lidsky

Aaron Mandelbaum

Stacy Markin

Motty Meyer

Peggi Milgram

Zale Newman

Dr. Howard Price

Judd Rapoport

Fonda Roth

Chaim Rutman

Ron Schwarz

David Smith

Arthur Stern

Dr. Joe Trager

Mihal Tylman

Hershy Weinberg

Aryella Weisz

Eddy Weisz

Aryella Weisz

Eddy Weisz

Jerry Werger

Samuel Werner

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

5:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Dinner

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 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.

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

JNF Future (Under 40) dinner for two delivered to your home is $400 for the two dinners. There will be a livestream of the event so those at home can view the program in its entirety.

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 from September 6th until November 1st.