JNF Future and Smartiepants are thrilled to be bringing back SmartieChanukah this year! A fun & educational live class focused on all things Chanukah!
This program is open to families and children of all ages.
Date: Sunday November 28th
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT
Minimum donation: $18
Minimum donation for JNF Future Ambassadors*: $15
All donations raised from this program will be supporting a therapy room at the Children’s Clinic at the Dr. Max z”l and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre in Israel.
We invite you to bring your whole family along for a live retell of the Chanukah story, a special themed craft, some singing and dancing and of course, lighting the menorah!
Looking forward to celebrating Chanukah together!
A Zoom link will be provided once you have registered.
Registration closes for SmartieChanukah! On Sunday November 28th at 3:30 p.m.
*For more information about the Ambassador Program visit www.jnffutureto.ca.
Smartiepants was founded by Jenna and Reesa Halberstadt, a mother/daughter duo of accredited teachers who had previously worked in Toronto’s private school system. They offer a range of activity-based programs for children ranging from 18 months to four years old. Smartiepants believes that children need the opportunity to explore and be creative in order to develop a strong sense of self. At Smartiepants, you can be assured your kids will get top notch care and attention while having fun at every session!
About The Project
Army service is required for citizens of Israel after high-school, and unfortunately as a result, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue that many Israelis live with daily, including children.
The Herzog Hospital in Israel has been treating PTSD patients in small spaces, scattered throughout Jerusalem, with demand for services continually increasing.
Even though not identified directly with the psychodrama that comes post-army service, the stress and trauma has exacerbated other psychiatric disorders in the community, increasing the load for referrals and treatments on the Herzog Hospital. Lack of space has meant a lack of ability to see patients, delaying vital treatments.
Thanks to contributions from JNF Canada and the Glassman Family, the Dr. Max z”l and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre will be established at the Herzog Medical Centre in 2021. The building will house the hospital’s Community Mental Health Center, Children’s Clinic, and Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, and allow doctors to see 25% more patients. But there is still more work to be done.
JNF Future has made it their mission to raise $50,000 to contribute a therapy room in the Children’s Clinic at the Glassman PTSD and Health Centre in Jerusalem, the newest addition to the Herzog Hospital.
JNF Future is excited to share that this goal has almost been reached, and we hope you’ll help us get there!