Sderot Animal-Assisted Therapy Centre

For years, the city of Sderot has endured rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza. JNF Canada, Pacific Region, in cooperation with the Sderot Municipality, is planning to establish an extensive therapeutic courtyard which includes a petting zoo on the grounds of the Sderot Animal-Assisted Therapy Centre.

The expansion of the centre will enable the provision of an important programme for residents of Sderot and the surrounding area, who suffer from trauma related disorders due to ongoing rocket attacks. In addition, residents of the Sha’ar HaNegev and Hof Ashkelon Regional Councils will also be able to use the services of the facility, thereby rendering it a regional treatment centre.

The project’s components are part of a larger, extensive development program and involve an 80-square-meter ecological pool, including aquatic plants; tree planting, gardening and irrigation; benches and seating areas; a lawn; paving and paths; a wooden deck and stairs; lighting and a donor recognition stone/plaque.

For further details and to make donations please contact:

Ilan Pilo

Jerusalem Emissary and Executive Director, JNF Pacific Region

Tel: 604-257-5155

Cell: 778-858-8748

Email: ilan.pilo@jnf.ca



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Ambassador Ron Prosor is the head of the Abba Eban Institute of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) and a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute. Prior to joining the IDC, Prosor served as Israel’s 16th Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 – 2015.

In his more than two decades with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Prosor carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Prosor served as the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza.

Subsequently, Mr. Prosor spent four years as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, where he earned plaudits for his articulate and forthright defense of Israel’s position, publishing numerous articles throughout the British press and addressing the widest possible range of audiences throughout the country.

Mr. Prosor’s previous overseas service has included roles in Washington, London and Bonn. Mr. Prosor was instrumental in establishing diplomatic relations behind the Iron Curtain following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He was also a member of Israel’s delegation to the Wye River Summit talks in 1998 and served as the Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington.

As an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, Mr. Prosor attained the rank of Major and completed the IDF Battalion Commanders course. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated with distinction.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mr. Prosor’s op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, Ha’aretz, Yedioth Ahronoth and The Jerusalem Post.

In 2017 Mr. Prosor was awarded The Scholar-Statesman Award by the Washington Institute of Near East Policy.

Mr. Prosor is married to Hadas and they have three children, Lior, Tomer, and Oren, and two amazing grandchildren, Amit and Daniel.

Diplomatic Resume

2011-2015 Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations
2007- 2011 Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St. James’s
2004-2007 Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004 Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003-2004 Chief of Policy Staff to the Foreign Minister
2003 Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Counter-Terrorism and Nuclear Disarmament
2002-2003 Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998-2002 Minister-Counselor, Political Affairs, Israeli Embassy, Washington DC
1995-1998 Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, London
1993-1995 Director of the Operations Center, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992-1993 Deputy Director of the European Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988-1992 Spokesman, Israeli Embassy, Bonn


Elon Gold is a comedian and actor with an extensive filmography both as a writer and a performer. His stand up special on Netflix received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike.

Elon was a writer/performer on ABC’s ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ and has guest starred on ‘Frasier’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ among others. 

Elon’s routine on Xmas trees went viral and was shared by millions around the globe. 

He was most recently seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden and on HBO’s “Crashing” in which he plays his most challenging role yet…himself.

When & Where

Negev Gala 2019

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019

Congregation Schara Tzedeck

3476 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2L8

Gold Plate Gala: 5:00pm

Evening Programme: 7:00pm

Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Vancouver

950 West 41st Avenue
Suite 301
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2N7
Email: van@jnf.ca
Telephone: 604.257.5155

Ilan Pilo
Executive Director
Tel: 604.257.5155
Email: ilan.pilo@jnf.ca