The Honorees

This year’s Negev Dinner 2020 will be honouring front line workers in Israel and Toronto, who dedicated their time and efforts in the fight against COVID-19.


Tickets can be purchased here

For all table sponsorships $6,000+ please contact Rosie Sosnowicz at (416) 638-7200 x 137 or

The Project


ALEH Negev Nahalat Eran is a rehabilitative village in Israel’s Negev offering a warm home, loving family and rehabilitation lifeline for hundreds of Israel’s most vulnerable citizens –children, adolescents and adults with severe complex disabilities and accompanying medical conditions. ALEH Negev is in the midst of construction of a 108-bed faciliity that will provide care in a venue close to home.


The MIGAL Galilee Research Institute Ltd is a regional Research and Development center of the Israeli Science and Technology Ministry, owned by the Galilee Development Company ltd. An internationally-recognized and multi- disciplinary applied research institute, MIGAL specializes in biotechnology and computational sciences, plant science, precision agriculture and environmental sciences as well as food, nutrition and health.


Medical studies have proven that being immersed in nature can reduce stress, anxiety, anger, and pain. Although situated on a beautiful Jerusalem hilltop, patients of the Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital are surrounded by decades of dilapidated concrete. With your help, we will jumpstart the healing process by giving patients a safe, outdoor therapeutic garden to enjoy.


Howard Lichtman, Chair
Nathan Disenhouse
Faye Minuk
Wayne Pulver
Winston Siegel
Joe Trager

JNF Toronto

Winston Siegel

Immediate Past President
Darren Slavens

Future Chairs
Danielle Faber
Jordan Waldman

Executive Director
Jeff Springer

Program Director
Ruchie Shainhouse

JNF Canada

Wendy Eidinger Spatzner

Chief Executive Officer
Lance Davis

When & Where

Negev Dinner 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Various Host Homes in Toronto


Jewish National Fund of Toronto

700-1000 Finch Ave. West
Toronto, ON, M3J 2V5
Tel: 416.638.7200
Fax: 416.638.7345

Jeff Springer
Executive Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 126
Toby York
Donations and Tickets
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 123

Rosie Sosnowicz
Campaign Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 137

Wendy Peters
Advertising Opportunities
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 133

Ruchie Shainhouse
Program Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 145


Who is the honouree this year?

This year’s Negev Dinner will be honouring our brave front line workers in Canada and in Israel, who are dedicating their time and efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

How can I pay tribute to a front-line worker?

When making a donation or purchasing a meal package to the Negev Dinner you may send in a name of a front line worker, their place of work and position, and they will be added to the list of front line workers we will be honouring this year.

For a personal message you may place an ad in the Tribute Book, which will be sent to all participants.

What is the project for this year?

This year we will be offering the option to donate to three different projects in Israel:

Aleh – Aleh-Negev is a residential campus near Be’er Sheva that services severely handicapped adults. They are currently building a rehab hospital.

The Migal research institute – the research institute who is currently working on the COIVD vaccine. This project is a partnership with KKL.

Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital – Eitanim is located just outside of Jerusalem and needs renewed and expanded therapeutic garden spaces.

What is the format of the dinner?

The Negev Dinner this year was meant to take place in host homes across the GTA. Due to the increase in case numbers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic this will no longer be possible.

The evening’s regular programming, such as speakers and entertainment, will be presented virtually, for all guests to be able to watch in unison with other homes.

You can now participate in the Negev Dinner in one of 4 ways:

1) Purchase a table and host a catered dinner for your personal social bubble.
2) Purchase a table and instead of hosting your table in person their meals will be sent directly to their homes.
3) Purchase dinner or dessert for 2 to enjoy in the comfort of your home with the event broadcast.
4) Receive the broadcast only for a minimum donation.

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

What is the price of a ticket?

Regular tickets are no longer available for in person hosting. The following options are available to participate:

1. Dinner for 2 – $1,800 ($1,500 tax receipt)
Includes: 3 course plated dinner for 2, bottle of wine, and Tribute Book received with the broadcast.
You may add additional dinners at $900 per person ($750 tax receipt)
2. Dessert and Wine for 2 – $1,000 ($900 tax receipt)
Includes: Dessert for 2, bottle of wine and Tribute Book received with the broadcast.
3. Broadcast Only – $360 (full tax receipt)
Includes: Access to the online program and a Tribute Book.
4. JNF Future (Under age 40) Broadcast Only – $90 (full tax receipt)
Includes: Access to the online program and a Tribute Book.

When will tickets be on sale until?

Tickets are on sale until October 30th.