JNF Future is the gateway for the next generation to Jewish National Fund (JNF), the premier charitable organization specializing in the development of Israeli land and social infrastructure. JNF Future aims to engage individuals between the ages of 25 to 40 through programming and events, missions to Israel and forums with young Jewish leaders.
JNF Future’s GOAL IS TO INCREASE SUPPORT AND AWARENESS FOR JNF INITIATIVES, AND ULTIMATELY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THESE PROJECTS IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF THE CITIZENS OF ISRAEL.
Creating local programs and initiatives to support vital JNF projects in Israel, ultimately benefitting and enhancing the lives of Israel’s citizens.
Creating opportunities for young professionals to learn about the different projects and causes JNF helps to create; teaching the different ways JNF is working in research and development to help grow/nourish Israel.
Engaging young adults and young professionals in meaningful Israel and Zionist programming that makes a difference in our community and in the State of Israel.
Providing opportunities for young leaders to be a part of JNF’s future, helping it grow and succeed.
There are many ways for you to get involved with JNF Future and make a difference in Israel!
- Attend an event
- Share events and initiatives with friends and family
- Join a committee
- Volunteer at an event
- Host an event or program such as a webinar
- Create new outreach, education or fundraising initiatives
If you have an idea that you would like to pursue, contact JNF Toronto’s Program Director, Ruchie Shainhouse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416.638.7200 ext. 145.
Meet Our JNF Future Committee Team!
JNF Future Executive Co-Chair
Danielle Faber is a Toronto-based member of the JNF Future Executive Committee. Growing up with Israeli roots, Danielle is passionate about her work with JNF and the impact it has on the people in Israel. She has been volunteering with the organization since 2014 and on the executive committee since 2016, supporting many projects and events.
She’s a marketer by day, specializing in digital marketing and media, and loves travelling, especially to Tel Aviv, with her husband, family, and friends. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @dfabes.
JNF Future Executive Co-Chair
Jordan Waldman is a senior partner with The Corporate Solutions Team and a Certified Financial Planner. He has been involved with JNF and other organizations for many years on a variety of events and projects to benefit the community. Growing up in a modern-day Jewish home in Toronto, he learned about the importance of giving back and assisting others in a time of need. He has traveled to Israel several times and understands the value of fundraising and donor projects, and the impact it can have on the people of Israel and the nation’s development. As a married father of 3 young girls between the ages of 3 and 7, it is still a priority to volunteer with organizations and donates to their causes. His goal with the JNF Future Executive committee is to spread the message to other young professionals about the organization and help make each event successful to achieve the overall fundraising goals of the organization.
JNF Future Executive
Growing up in Montreal, Aliza Fagen has always had a strong connection to Israel and the Jewish community. After graduating with a BCOM degree from McGill University, Aliza moved to Toronto to pursue a career in marketing and entertainment. Aliza currently works as International Brand Manager at Nelvana Enterprises. Believing that our strength comes from our connection to Israel, Aliza got involved with Israel Bonds Canada in 2016, co-chairing their New Leadership Division in Toronto and was appointed in 2019 to the Board of Directors of Israel Bonds Canada. As a member of Toronto’s JNF Future Executive Committee, she is excited to help build & inspire the next generation of professionals to invest & support the state of Israel and the Toronto Jewish community.
Faith Feldman Stoppel
JNF Future Executive
Faith Feldman Stoppel has been involved with JNF for almost 10 years. She began by attending events and fundraisers and became more involved in leadership by chairing JNF Future events such as Cook for a Cause for 3 years. She is now in her second year leading the young professional division as co-chair of JNF Future. Faith is also a member of the JNF Toronto board representing the interests of other young professionals like herself. Faith graduated with a BA from McGill University and a JD from Western Law. Faith is a lawyer in Toronto but she focuses on helping people across Canada by managing the family law website MySupportCalculator.ca. Faith is married and welcomed her first child in August 2018.
JNF Future Executive
Molly Martin is a student at Osgoode Hall Law School, and a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio Television Arts program. Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, Molly grew up with a very strong connection to the Jewish community there. JNF has been a part of Molly’s life from a young age, starting with the JNF tour of Israel she participated in with her family as a child and continuing with involvement in numerous tree planting/fundraising events since then. Molly is now residing in Toronto permanently and is keen on maintaining these connections here; which is why Molly decided to join the JNF Future Executive Committee. Molly is hoping to inspire young people like herself to give back to the state of Israel and to become involved in the Toronto Jewish community in ways that go beyond just monetary support. Molly is aware of and believes in the power of community and is eager to utilize her unique creative skills to ensure that coming generations carry on the powerful JNF work she has witnessed.
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Aaron is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a successful entertainment and audio visual agency for almost a decade. Graduating with a degree in Marketing Communications from York University, Aaron has a firm understanding of the important role consumers play in the success of a business. Through his own company. and other ventures, Aaron has earned more than 10+ years of experience in dealing directly with consumers, clients, and investors.
JNF Future Executive
Kortney Shapiro was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Having always been drawn to community work, while studying at McGill University, Kortney became active with Hillel McGill and it was there that she spearheaded and organized a Holocaust education week series for students on campus in 2007, which became an annual program. As the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, education and awareness have always resonated with Kortney, and have become an integral component of her commitment to advocacy and community engagement. Continuing her volunteer and lay leadership work throughout her postgraduate studies at Humber College, Kortney has been an active member in both the Jewish and general community, having sat on various boards and committees given her passion for relationship-building and community advocacy.
In 2016, Kortney graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. Having always had a passion for the written word, Kortney interned at an international fashion magazine and has since written for the Canadian Jewish News and SheDoestheCity.com (SDTC).
Kortney is currently acting as legal counsel in the regulatory space. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, traveling and being outdoors while embracing the adventure that each day brings.
JNF Future Executive
Brittany Sud is an estates and trusts lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP. Her practice is focused on planning and administrative matters. She assists high net worth clients, entrepreneurs and professionals with wills, powers of attorney, domestic contracts and trusts.
Brittany has developed and implemented cohesive estate plans for clients, reflecting their financial objectives and both short and long-term goals. She has advised on probate planning, family business succession planning, asset protection strategies and disability planning. Brittany’s estate administration practice includes preparing applications for probate and administering the Canadian estates of non-residents.
From a young age Brittany’s family instilled in her the importance of giving back to her community. Through her community service and numerous trips to Israel, Brittany has been a dedicated supporter of JNF since childhood. Last year, Brittany took the next step by joining the JNF Future Executive. Brittany’s goal is to inspire others not just to write a cheque, but also to become active participants in ensuring our community’s legacy.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in-person events have been placed on hold until further notice.
Since March 2020, JNF Future has been bringing young professionals engaging and fun programs to safely participate in. From the Virtual Wine Tasting in July to Beer Tasting at home with Shillow Beer Co. in December, a golf tournament taking place on 3 courses for social distancing, and various monthly webinars such as challah baking, exercise classes, discussions on mental health and so much more!
We hope to bring you many more exciting programs in 2021, all in support of the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre.
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Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue that many Israelis live with daily, including children. The Herzog Hospital has been treating PTSD patients in small spaces, scattered throughout Jerusalem, with demand for services continually increasing.
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 room in the Children’s Clinic.
Interested in contributing? You can make a one-time donation or opt-in to the JNF Future Ambassadors Program for young professionals, age 25-40. This monthly giving program allows you to spread out your gift to Israel on a monthly basis.
About Dr. Max Glassman:
Dr. Max Glassman z”l was a physician who founded the Queensway Medical Centre and Clinic in Toronto over 50 years ago. Dr. Glassman was a long-time supporter of the Jewish National Fund of Canada and an exceptional leader in philanthropy.
Fundraising is one of JNF Future’s key pillars, which stems from the Jewish concept of tzedakah, giving to those in need, a value and tradition that many keep from a young age.
The JNF Future Ambassador Program was established with the goal of continuing this opportunity for tzedakah for young professionals (ages 25-40) in a meaningful way, and allows you to continue to easily support Israel throughout the year together.
Join a dedicated group of philanthropic young professionals, who together will impact the lives of countless Israelis for years to come.
Become a JNF Future Ambassador for just $10 a month, or $120 for the year.
JNF Future 2021 Project
The project in Israel that your donations will go towards a room in the Children’s Clinic at The Glassman Family, the Dr. Max z”l and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre. The centre will open in April of 2021.
JNF Future has committed to raise $50,000.
Additional Benefits of Becoming a JNF Future Ambassador
• Early access to event registration
• Special pricing for events
• Recognition on Ambassador Honour Roll (if desired)
More offerings to come post-COVID-19, including access to exclusive events, special event pricing and more!
Ambassador Honour Roll
We are so thankful to our Future Ambassadors, and recognize their donations, and commitment to supporting Israel.
JNF FUTURE AMBASSADORS
Click below to support JNF Future’s fundraising project for 2021, room in the Children’s Clinic at the Dr. Max z”l and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre.
You can make a one-time donation or join the JNF Future Ambassador Program ($10/month or $120/year) and spread your gift out monthly.
Project Goal: $50,000 CAD