Negev Dinner 2018


The Honourees

JNF Toronto is proud to honour Julia and Henry Koschitzky at the 2018 Negev Dinner. The Koschitzkys are recognized as an extraordinary example of a family that has been reborn from darkness and suffering to success in the world of business and generosity in assuming communal responsibility. In 2015, Julia Koschitzky was named to the Order of Canada. Their whole life has been steeped in Yiddishkeit, something both have imparted to their four children together with their involvement and active participation in Jewish communal life. Their proudest achievement to date – 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.


Leket Israel

Leket Israel

The 2018 Negev Dinner is supporting Leket Israel. Leket Israel is the largest food bank in Israel, and has been a leader and an expert in food rescue and distribution to needy people nationwide. At the core of Leket Israel’s transformative work is the complex logistical operation of sourcing, collecting, and transporting surplus food to where it is needed. Stringent food safety standards and Ministry of Health guidelines are maintained throughout the process. With Leket’s fleet of 20 trucks and vans, their staff and volunteers transport each week hundreds of tons of rescued food throughout the country to feed approximately 175,000 Israelis in need, regardless of age, gender, religion, or ethnic background.

To learn more about Leket Israel, please click HERE



Dinner Chairs

Judy and David Engel
Kitty and George Grossman
Debbie and Warren Kimel
Marsha and Michael Lax

Honourary Patrons

Bunnie and Ronald Appleby
Sen. Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski
Toddy and Irving Granovsky
Mira and Saul Koschitzky
Dr. Joseph Lebovic and Dr. Wolf Lebovic
Heather Reisman and Gerald Shwartz
Edith and Kurt Rothschild
Renée and Eli Rubinstein
Rosalie and Isadore Sharp
Fran and Ed Sonshine
Judy and Larry Tanenbaum

Executive Team

Rosanne and Steve Ain
Tobie and Ted Bekhor
Stephen Cole
Charles Diamond
Alex Eisen
Robert Furman
Leslie Gales and Keith Ray
Tammy Glied and Robert Beliak
David Goldstein
Pearl and Mark Gryfe
Tootie and Gerry Halbert
Anne Handelman
Judy and Tom Hofstedter
Jack Kahn
Sarena and David Koschitzky
Mo Lidsky
Lindy and Mark Mandelbaum
Naomi and David Mansell
Karen and Dov Meyer
Faye Minuk
Micki and Sam Mizrahi
Karen and Paul Morton
Neil Nisker
Jill and Joel Reitman
Carole and Marvin Sherkin
Bonny Silver
Darren Slavens
Linda and Sigmund Soudack
Linda and Fred Waks
David Weinberg
Jerry Werger
Frank A. Wilson

Tribute Committee

Barbara and Henry Bank
Brent Belzberg
Lesley Binstock Offman
Rena and Michael Buckstein
Donald Carr O.Ont.,QC
Esty Edell
Jack Eisenberger
Peter Ekstein
Judy Feld Carr C.M.
Nathan Disenhouse
Wendy and Elliott Eisen
Phyllis and Ab Flatt
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin and Ira Gluskin
Sara and Harry Gorman
Milli Gould
Shirley Granovsky
Edie and Robert Harlang
Donna Holbrook
Lianne and Bruce Leboff
Glennie and Nathan Lindenberg
Eva and Frank Mayer
Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn
Wendy Switzer Myles
Adrienne Offman
Sarah and Morris Perlis
Wendy Posluns and Lewis Mitz
Rochelle Reichert and Henry Wolfond
Ariella Rohringer
Judith and Jack Rose
Elie Roth
Marla and Jack Samuels
Lorraine and Alan Sandaler
Judy and Les Scheininger
Carol and Lionel Schipper
Faigy and Phil Schwartz
Donna Starkman-Shiff and Randy Shiff
Lori and John Ulmer
Dodi Weill
Nelly and Barry Zagdanski
Sara Zagdanski

General Canvass Chairss

Ron Schwarz
Joe Trager

JNF Future Dinner Chairs

Shana and Akiva  Aronson
Elianne and Adir Koschitzky

JNF Future Dinner Executive Committee

David Elmaleh
Paul Engel
Matthew Farb
Seth Greenspan
Jesse Kaplan
Rob Klein
Yonah Krakowsky
Ori Ohayon
Howie Paskowitz
Joseph Rutman
Dan Scheiner
Alex Sherman and Brad Krawczyk
Elana Zaionz-Winkler

JNF Toronto

Darren Slavens

Board Chair
Faye Minuk

Future Chairs
Faith Feldman
Jared Gaber

Executive Director
Jeff Springer

Campaign Director
Rafi Yablonsky

JNF Canada

Wendy Eidinger Spatzner

Chief Executive Officer
Lance Davis


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Dr. Joseph Lebovic & Dr. Wolf Lebovic

The Sherman Family



The Kimel Family

The Kuhl, Rosenthal
and Schachter Families

Leelah and Joseph Gitler

Marsha & Michael Lax

Mira and Saul Koschitzky


Richard, Donna & Meredith Holbrook



Sarena and David Koschitzky


BMO Financial Group

Harry and Sara Gorman

Senator Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski

TD Bank Group


Shirley Granovsky

Tamar and Jonathan Koschitzky


Faye and Hartley Koschitzky


The Joseph & Faye Tanenbaum Charitable Foundation


Mizrahi Developments


Adam and Waks Families

Anne Weinbaum and Family

Allan & Hinda Silber

Deloitte LLP

The Frankfort Family

Gluskin Sheff and Associates

Kitty & George Grossman

Melvin and Rhonda Pearl

National Bank of Canada

Paul Bronfman Family Foundation

Philip and Chani Reichmann

Richard Venn and Carol Mitchell

Morris and Sarah Perlis

Sigmund & Linda Soudack

Silver Family Foundation

Wendy & Stephen Cole

The Wolfond Family


Milli Gould

The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation



The Frankel Family Foundation/
The Esty Edell Family Charitable Foundation

Great Gulf Homes

Goldman Group

The Naiberg Family

Jon & Marina Geist

Seymour & Beverley Saitowitz



Tamar and Eric Goldstein

Yetta Freeman



Ann and Norman Winter

Anton and Iana Rabie

The Asper Foundation

David Mansell and Naomi Rifkind Mansell

Edward and Fran Sonshine

Isadore and Rosalie Sharp

Jeff and Honey Rubenstein and Family & Export Packers Company Limited

Joel Koschitzky

The Krauss Family

Lawrence and Judith Tanenbaum Family Foundation

Mark and Pearl Gryfe

Menkes Family Developments

Nathan and Lily Silver
Family Foundation

Paradise Developments

Victor and Esther Petersf



Al G. Brown & Associates


AYAL Capital Advisors Limited


The Asper Foundation

The Benjamin and Levitt Families

Bnei Akiva Schools of Toronto

Blaney McMurtry LLP

The Bleeman Family


Brent and Lynn Belzberg

The Brown and Lindenberg Families

Carole and Marvin Sherkin



David and Bernice Walerstein

David and Judith Engel


Diamond Corp

Fieldgate Homes

Greenhill & Co.


Greenwin Inc. & The Green Family


The Hofstedter Family


Howard & Leah Price

Irving & Toddy Granovsky
and Family

Jill and Joel Reitman


John and Lori Ulmer

Joe and Freema Trager

Lanterra Developments/Mark and Lindy
Mandelbaum/Barry Fenton

Leslie Gales and Keith Ray


Lori and Jeff Rosenthal

Lanterra Develpments/Mark and Lindy Mandelbaum/Barry Fenton

The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada

Marika Glied / Tammy Glied & Robert Beliak

Marvin & Toby Turk in
loving memory of Michael Turk

The Massouda, Rechnitz,
Hahn, Green and Jacob Families

Miller Bernstein LLP

Miles Nadal and Peerage Realty Partners

Minuk Construction & Engineering Company/
Fay Minuk

Naomi and Mo Lidsky

Neil Nisker & Our Family Office Inc.


Peter and Stella Ekstein & Family

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Rabbi Yossi Sapirman/Living Jewishly

Robins Appleby LLP

The Rubinstein Family

Sharon Herman and Family

State Building Group & Madison Homes

Steele Valley Developments Ltd.

Werger Group of Companies

York University


Akiva and Shana Aronson

Asher & Sheron Pertman

Bonnie & David Goldstein

Brandy Lane Homes

Eva and Frank Mayer

Frank A. & Judith Wilson
and Family

Ganz Family Foundation

Golda Brown and Harry Krakowsky

Goldhar & Associates Ltd, Licenced Insolvency Trustee Capp Shupak,
Personal Injury Lawyer

The Glowinsky Family – Elite Roofing and Contractors Limited

The Handelman Family

Harold & Carole Wolfe/
Ab & Phyliis Flatt

Joel Maser and Family

Karen & Paul Morton

Kurt & Edith Rothschild

Nathan Share

Norman and Myer Godfrey

Lance Davis and family

Lorne & Carol Goldstein

Norman and Myer Godfrey

Rosanne & Steve Ain

Sydney & Florence Cooper Foundation
by Clara and Richard Cooper, Tobie and Ted Bekhor
& Lynda and Steven Latner

Toby and Saul Feldberg and Family

Wendy and Elliott Eisen

Wendy Switzer Myles


Aryella & Eddy Weisz

Crowe Soberman LLP

Leslie & Darren Richmond

When & Where

Negev Dinner 2018

NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

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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

Rafi Yablonsky
Campaign Director
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 137

Toby York
Donations and Tickets
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 123

Wendy Peters
Advertising Opportunities
Tel: 416.638.7200 ext. 133