2022 Negev Dinner:


The Honouree


Jim Crichton is truly a community-minded individual whose caring and compassion reflect his deep concern for all people. His long-term community involvement has made him a guest narrator in Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; he has read to schoolchildren during pizza day activities, and Hats on for Healthcare; he served as Master of Ceremonies at the WFCU Credit Union Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, and Stage Announcer for Windsor Bluesfest.

Jim has supported organizations including We Care for Kids, the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex, Carrousel of the Nations, Windsor and Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA), and the UHC Hub of Opportunities. Even throughout Covid-19 restrictions, he continued his association with The Salvation Army and the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, and will be involved during retirement with organizations including the Windsor Regional Hospital.

Jim has been awarded and recognized for his work by We Care for Kids, the Windsor Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Brock University, and all forms of government locally, provincially, and federally.

Through his position as news anchor from 2000 to 2021, Jim publicized many community groups, and his employer CTV BellMedia (and its predecessor CHUM Limited), encouraged and supported his involvement. As a steadfast supporter of Israel and the work of the Jewish National Fund of Canada, JNF was one of these groups he spoke about on air. JNF has been blessed that Jim has lent his voice and talents to JNF for many years as the emcee of our Negev Dinners, and we are now honoured to be able to pay tribute to Jim in his retirement!

Please join us on Sunday, June 26 to thank Jim Crichton for all he has done for so many years, for so many people, and to learn a bit more about him, his passion for classic cars and his wonderful and supportive wife, Patricia!


The Clore Center for The Performing Arts – Expansion Project
About the Center

Music and dance transcend cultures, bringing us together for the universal pleasures of listening, playing, and moving. All it takes is one invitation to a circle dance or a sing along, to feel right at home.

The Clore Center for the Performing Arts is the only conservatory offering formal training in music and dance in northern Israel. It is available to all denominations, providing scholarships and support programs to promising students as well as rehearsal and ensemble spaces for all students and residents in the region. It plays a crucial role in creating harmony in the region, hosting cultural and music events that bring people together from all walks of life. The Center also offers subscriptions to dance, music and theatre performances throughout the year.

The Center is undergoing a large expansion to better serve the growing student body (1000+), featuring an architecturally stunning new wing, promenade, and two new state of the art music studios. Plans include converting and upgrading existing dance rooms into an Ensemble Studio and an Orchestra Studio for various sized musical groups, available to all students and residents of the area. The scope of the project includes new acoustic walls and ceiling, upgraded windows, lighting, flooring, and a specialized (silent) air system.




TEL AVIV $2,000

HAIFA $1,200


EILAT $400

All donations will be listed in the Tribute Book.




For sponsorship opportunities, please call the JNF Windsor office 519-969-8733 or by email windsor@jnf.ca or Suzy Polgar 905-527-5516 or by email suzy.polgar@jnf.ca.

Advertising & Personal Tribute

For advertising & personal tribute opportunities, please call the JNF Windsor office 519-969-8733 or by email windsor@jnf.ca or Suzy Polgar 905-527-5516 or by email suzy.polgar@jnf.ca.

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Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Windsor

1641 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N8X 1K9

Tel: (519) 969-8733
Fax: (519) 969-8744

Joseph Schnayer
Office Coordinator
Tel: (519) 969-8733
Email: windsor@jnf.ca