ORAH Magazine: Winter 2018

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100 Years of Changing Lives

Interview with Her Excellency Deborah Lyons, Ambassador of Canada to Israel

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CHW in the XXI Century: Global Jewish Responsibilities Debbie Eisenberg

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Redefining Philanthropy Alina Ianson Assaf Harofeh Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach Canadian Young Judaea Risa Epstein Hadassah Medical Organization Prof. Zeev Rotstein Hadassah Academic College Prof. Bertold Fridlender Hadassah International Joyce Rabin World WIZO Esther Mor World WIZO Prof. Rivka Lazovksy Children: The C in CHW Dana Tal El Healthcare: The H in CHW Making Miracles at Assaf Harofeh

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Women: The W in CHW Interview with Her Excellency Deborah Lyons CHW in Canada Community Partners Update Sustainer Profile Judy Zelikovitz Donor Report 2017 Where Your Money Goes Woman/Man of Distinction Rhonda & Stanley Gordon Woman of Valour Connie Kussner Decadent Pecan Tarts CHW Netanya Technological High School Patisserie Progam In Conversation Marcia Glick Hadassim Helps CHW Hadassim Mural CHW Legacy Circle Shelley Fine Centennial Gala In Celebration of the 100th Birthday of CHW

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Exciting News CHW’s New Partnership with Hadassah Academic College Centennial Trip to Israel Photo Highlights

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PUBLISHER Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

CHW Insider Membership News and Information

EXECUTIVE EDITOR Debbie Eisenberg National President

CHW Members Bulletin Board Updates for CHW Members

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Alina Ianson National Executive Director

Get to Know Your CHW Professional Team

ART DIRECTOR Kevin Gonzalez

CHW SHUK Centre and Chapter Fundraisers How To Book Your Visit How-to Guide For Booking Your CHW Project Visit CHW Project Visit Guide Visiting CHW Projects CHW Project Activity Menu Activity Options at CHW Projects E-Fundraising CHW Walk to Protect Children CHW Coast to Coast Updates from CHW Centres across Canada CHW Events Calendar What’s coming up at a CHW Centre near you! ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

MANAGING EDITOR/COPY WRITER Rebecca Bowslaugh ISRAEL CORRESPONDENT Haley Burkes The articles which appear in ORAH Magazine, while representing the opinions of the authors (or issuing agencies), may not necessarily reflect the official views of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW). We welcome any letters or comments regarding the contents of ORAH Magazine.

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100 Years of Changing Lives By supporting Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), you are funding life-changing programs and services for thousands of Children, Women, and Families in Israel and Canada.

Your Generosity Helps CHW to Come Together Right Now.

HELPING CHILDREN

DAYCARES A child of working parents requires a safe and enriching environment during the school day. Children receive nutritious hot meals and snacks, ensuring they can focus on learning, playing, and growing.

SCHOOLS Offer a student a diverse range of educational programs and services designed to meet each learner’s specific needs.

YOUTH CLUBS

Promote a safe, fun, and educational space for children to hang out in while their parents are still at work. Kids enjoy recreational activities, a wholesome meal, and personalized tutoring.

SUMMER CAMPS

Send a Canadian child to a Jewish summer camp. Open up a world of discovery as campers explore their Jewish roots, make friends, enjoy what nature has to offer, and discover hidden talents.

IMPROVING HEALTHCARE

HOSPITALS Heal a patient who has experienced a stroke. They will have immediate access to life-saving surgery and a chance for full recovery.

SAVING LIVES Hadassah Hospital and Assaf Harofeh Medical Center provide life-saving treatment that can mean the difference between life and death to trauma patients.

COLLEGE Provide careerfocused and innovative teaching methods, as well as a diverse culture for students. A high level of academic training will prepare students for careers that promise a better future.

SUPPORTING WOMEN

PARENTAL HOTLINE

Support a single-mother who is concerned about her child’s behaviour. A specially trained volunteer will offer a listening ear, support, and direction, ensuring that mother and child thrive.

WOMEN’S & COMMUNITY CENTRES

Support a woman who is struggling day-to-day to feed her children. She receives guidance and job skills training, empowering her and her family.

Help families reach their full potential through social programs, recreational activities, and support groups, so that they can lead productive, independent lives.

RESOURCES Provide healthcare professionals with modern tools, and healthcare students with the education needed, so patients requiring urgent care are never turned away. ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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CHW in the XXI Century:

Global Jewish Responsibilities Debbie Eisenberg National President

Dear Friends, I can give you 161,453 reasons to be proud of being a donor to Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW). It’s really quite simple; this is the number of lives CHW positively impacted in Israel just this past year. This is the difference you made through your generous support of CHW. Todah Rabah! What an achievement for 2017, CHW’s Centennial year! Now, just imagine how many lives have been transformed during our 100-year history. With more than a century of visionary progress behind us, we are poised to continue to create lasting change, and hope, for children, women, and families in Israel and Canada, as we forge ahead into 2018 and beyond. CHW is committed to improving and enriching lives, empowering women to reach their full potential, embracing social change, and offering leadership opportunities. We believe that CHW provides its donors, members, and volunteers with a vehicle to make a meaningful impact through their philanthropy. Faced with changing trends globally, volunteer and membership organizations are having to rely on financial contributions from their most loyal supporters. CHW encourages all of its members and supporters to serve as ambassadors both within the organization, and in their communities. Please help us to spread the word about CHW’s vital services and programs that improve the lives of countless people in Israel and Canada every single day. We ask each of you to share your excitement about CHW’s work, and to encourage your family and friends to join in generously supporting CHW. Together we can make the world a better place. Todah Rabah,

Debbie Eisenberg National President

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Redefining Philanthropy Alina Ianson National Executive Director

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” -Albert Einstein Dear Friends, Last year was a very important year for CHW. Not only did we celebrate our 100th Birthday, but we also celebrated 100 years of investing in Israel. Over the last century, CHW has been involved in all aspects of Israeli society, passionately supporting women, children, and families around the world. CHW’s support has strengthened, and continues to strengthen, the very fabric of Israeli society. Reflection is important, but looking forward is essential to ensuring that we are prepared to face the future. Our ability to constantly reinvent ourselves, to adapt and embrace change, is what makes CHW strong. Not only have we spent the last 100 years changing lives, we have spent the last 100 years changing CHW; the way the organization functions, the way we face challenges, and the way we are supporting Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel. In order to ensure CHW’s continuing success, not only do we need to keep up with major global trends, but we also need to anticipate change. The world around us is different with each passing moment, and it’s becoming more and more important to stay on top of digital trends, social movements, and business developments. Thanks to Millennials, who will be 1/3 of the adult population in 2020, there is now a greater focus on both individual empowerment and social collaboration; two ideas CHW has concentrated on for many years. And while demographics, workplace cultures, and the philanthropic landscape continue to change, so will CHW. CHW’s future as a leading philanthropic organization depends on both sustainability and growth. With the ever-changing culture of volunteerism and philanthropy, CHW is making adjustments to guarantee that our organization remains relevant, and our mission remains the same, while we continue on our path towards a better world. The future is bright, and CHW can move forward optimistically thanks to our members, volunteers, and supporters, who will be there to help make our next 100 years as successful as our last.

Alina Ianson National Executive Director

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Dear Friends,

ASSAF HAROFEH MEDICAL CENTER

Director General Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach

As our partners for almost 70 years, CHW has made an enormous contribution to the success of our medical center. Proof of your generosity is all around the hospital: on murals and plaques, on buildings and wings, on departments and institutes; your names are everywhere.

apartments are being built on the grounds of the former army base, so the hospital will need to grow significantly in the next few years, both in space and in the number of beds and services, to accommodate the inevitable increase in population around the hospital.

It was our genuine pleasure to celebrate with you during your Centennial. It was heartwarming to watch the CHW members walking our beautiful grounds on your “Celecation” Trip to Israel. But the highlight was, of course, the unforgettable Centennial Gala in Toronto; a wonderful evening for an amazing organization.

I would like to conclude my message by expressing our deepest gratitude for all that you have done, are doing, and continue to do to support the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. As a woman, and the hospital’s CEO, I am especially proud and enthusiastic to be your partner.

We are now working on a master plan of development at Assaf Harofeh. Over 20,000 new

Dear Friends,

CANADIAN YOUNG JUDAEA

National Executive Director Risa Epstein

With the end of CYJ’s Centennial year approaching we are so proud of the year that we have had. In August, nearly 500 CYJ Alumni came out to celebrate at Camp Shalom. It was a day of reminiscing, learning about the future, and reminding ourselves why CYJ is so important to the Jewish community. CYJ’s activities are running throughout the country and teen participation is at an all-time high. Last year we also launched our first Adult Educational Mission to Poland and it was a smashing success. This year we will be

With much appreciation and love, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach Director General

doing it again from June 28th July 6th and we hope to sell out. If you are interested in more information about this program, please feel free to contact me at risa@youngjudaea.ca. From our point of view the next 100 years seems promising both for CYJ and CHW. With renewed commitment and belief in our shared values there is no limit to what we can accomplish. Wishing you all the best, Risa Epstein National Executive Director

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Dear Friends, We here at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, recently had the pleasure and privilege of hosting Canadian Hadassah–WIZO (CHW), as you toured Hadassah as part of your Centennial “Celecation” Trip.

HADASSAH MEDICAL ORGANIZATION Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein

I hope your visit, memorializing your magnificent milestone, enabled you to gain a glimpse of the profound impact your support has, and will continue to have, on the thousands who turn to Hadassah Medical Organization for treatment and care daily. CHW’s most recent support of the Nursing Control Centres, on the Lower Level IV of the Surgical Center in the Sarah Wetsman

Davidson Hospital Tower, is yet another jewel in the crown of many years of loyal and continued support. Your dedication and commitment are gratefully and sincerely appreciated. I thank you and salute you, for your loyalty to improving healthcare in Israel. Please accept my hearty Mazal Tov on behalf of the entire Hadassah family. Wishing you much continued success in the coming years. Prof. Zeev Rotstein Director General

Dear Friends, Congratulations Canadian HadassahWIZO for 100 years of achievement! Throughout its history, CHW has served as a model of leadership and action in the advancement of children, healthcare, and women in both Canada and Israel. These are causes shared by our College as we strive toward a better and stronger Israel.

HADASSAH ACADEMIC COLLEGE

President Prof. Bertold Fridlender

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Our two organizations are both committed to offering educational opportunities to young people from challenging backgrounds as the path to their economic advancement and social integration. We are both committed to the advancement of women, and their leadership in creating a better tomorrow. We are both concerned for the welfare of children and their access to quality community services. We are both dedicated to the advancement of healthcare for the betterment of all peoples and all communities.

Located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, the newly established CHW Center for Clinical Training & Community Care will advance the training of speech language pathologists and audiologists and the delivery of quality medical care to our capital’s most at-risk children and adults. Each year, an estimated 3,000 patients, both Jews and Arabs, will benefit from the students’ clinical training. Please accept this personal invitation to visit our College whenever you are next in Jerusalem, to visit the new CHW Center and meet our wonderful students. Our College embraces and celebrates its new partnership and initiative with CHW and looks forward to writing the next chapters in the glorious history of your wonderful organization together. Prof. Bertold Fridlender President


Dear Friends, As President of Hadassah International it is a great privilege for me to wish you, the devoted members of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), a healthy and fulfilling New Year. In the chill of winter, we might be tempted to bask in the glow of our recent accomplishments. But with the start of the New Year, we must collectively embrace new challenges in our mutual commitment to the Hadassah Medical Organization. Having recently returned from Jerusalem for a leadership meeting of Hadassah International with representatives from nine countries, we were reminded once again how generous our international supporters have been in the construction of the magnificent Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. We met in the Panama Auditorium for lectures and presentations from the Chairman of the Board, two of our star physicians – Dr. Josh Schroeder, who lectured on robotic surgery, and Prof. Orly

Elpeleg, whose lecture focused on decoding the genetics of rare diseases, mostly affecting children of Jewish and Arab descent. CHW has made a lasting imprint on this stunning building which boasts its name on the Canadian HadassahWIZO (CHW) Fertility Unit along with the names of generous Canadian donors. As you conclude your Centennial Year Campaigns impacting the health and well-being of the children, women and families at your projects, Hadassah is embarking on the 100th Anniversary of our Medical Center and additionally, 100 years since the founding of the Henrietta SzoldHadassah School of Nursing. How important, then, is your commitment to endow the Nursing Control Centres in the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower’s Lower Level IV Surgical Centre! We know your members and donors will rise to this new challenge!

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National Chair of Hadassah International Joyce Rabin

HWZOA Nationa of Hadassah Intern Joyce Rabin

Joyce Rabin National Chair

Dear Friends, I was fortunate to be part of CHW’s Centennial “Celecation” Trip in Israel, the Gala in Toronto, and your AGM. Canadian Hadassah-WIZO has reached its Centennial, which is an outstanding achievement and a milestone that WIZO will reach in 2020.

separate and in our joint projects, with the support of our devoted volunteers, donors and staff, CHW and WIZO have been able to maintain their principle goals while adapting to the changes of time for the benefit of the poor, weak, and underprivileged.

Thanks to the wisdom of our founding mothers Lillian Freiman and Rebecca Sieff, WIZO and CHW have played a predominant role in advancing the society in Israel in times of peace and crisis. In our

So let us join hands and hearts and continue to improve the lives of hundreds and thousands of children, youth, women, and elderly in Israel, who still need our help. Esther Mor President

Dear Friends,

Imagine what your founde be thinking of the accomplis Centennial!

Imagine how many lives h WORLD WIZO dedicated efforts of you, the President through 100 years of suppo Esther Mor giving projects in Israel. ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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Dear Friends, As the Centennial year of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO just came to a close, I would like to take a moment and reflect on the impact of our partnership on Israeli society. For nearly a century, this partnership has been the foundation on which generations of Israeli-born and new immigrants were raised, fully integrated and flourished into leaders of this nation. For children and youths of all ages, from as young as three months to 18 years of age, our daycare centres and youth villages serve as more than a guiding hand and a source of quality education. They serve as a second home, and sometimes the only home these children and youth will ever have. I could write a book with the names and stories of all of those whose lives were forever changed thanks to our joint work. Yet as our forefathers said: “Whoever saves a life saves the world entire.” Indeed, such an impact cannot be measured by either numbers or

statistics. Each life we touch can only be measured – and seen and heard through the eyes, faces, and voices of those whom we embrace. In their eyes, we find our legacy. It was the former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, father of the current Prime Minister, who once said: “The past is to be respected and acknowledged but not worshipped; it is our future in which we will find our greatness.” When I look at all we have achieved together, I feel more than just a sense of deep pride, but an inspiration to continue our legacy. I would like to thank you for sharing most of your century-old journey of giving by joining hands with us in this challenging yet sacred mission. Let us work together for another century of meaningful work for the benefit of each child and youth who comes through the doors of our institutions. Prof. Rifka Lazovsky Chairperson

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Chairperson Prof. Rifka Lazovsky

WORLD WIZO

Chairperson of the Executive Prof. Rivka Lazovsk

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Thank you for bringing hope to children, women, and families when they needed it the most. Your generosity helped Create Chanukah Miracles for countless children at CHW daycare centres, patients at CHW affiliated hospitals, disadvantaged women at WIZO women’s shelters, and students at CHW schools and youth villages. Due to the overwhelming support from CHW members and friends throughout the month of December, we raised the total amount of

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On behalf of all those who look to CHW for a brighter future, we thank you. And remember, Miracles Come in Moments! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN 2018!

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100 Years of Changing Lives

Come Together, Right Now to help repair shattered lives

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CHILDREN: THE C IN CHW

Dana doing what she loves

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Dana and her mother Elaine Matlow Tal El

Dana with her grandmother, Esther Matlowz’l, CHW Past National President


A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS This past summer, 27-year-old Dana Tal El – granddaughter of CHW Past National President, Esther Matlowz’l – graduated from the Department of Photographic Communication at Hadassah Academic College (HAC). As toddlers, both Dana and her twin sister Tamar were diagnosed with bilateral deafness. They received their first cochlear implants when they were three years old. Over the course of their childhood and teenage years, the twins benefitted from Auditory Verbal (AV) therapy. They learned to listen to spoken language aided by their cochlear implants, therapy, and constant practice. Dana created a short film reenacting the first sounds she heard as a child. The Hebrew short film is titled, ‘They once said I would never be able to hear the sound of birds.’ (To watch this video online, please visit: www.danatalel.com/ architecture-gallery#e-0)

During the course of her studies, Dana won a merit scholarship, in recognition of her volunteer work. Dana taught a weekly photography class for at-risk girls in Jerusalem’s northern suburb of Pisgat Zeev. In preparation for Dana’s successful entry into the workforce, the HAC Career Counseling Center provided Dana with an internship in still-photography at the Israel Museum with renowned Israeli photographer Yonatan Blum. Today, Dana is a freelance photographer specializing in portraits and documentaries. She is also working in the Photography Department at HAC, as a part-time instructor, helping firstyear students adjust to college life and academic expectations. Dana will soon be working with the Jerusalem municipality to document a cityrun Jewish-Arab teacher’s program. The support Dana received at HAC allowed her to succeed in her studies, thrive academically, and successfully join the workforce. Today, Dana is living her dream.

After studying at Jerusalem’s High School for the Arts, Dana was a photographer in an elite unit of the IDF. She then enrolled in the Department of Photographic Communication Here is a link to Dana’s professional website: at HAC, where she received special assistance www.danatalel.com at the college’s Challenge Center. She was assigned an instructor who helped her with writing assignments, and she also benefited from workshops on time management.

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HEALTHCARE:

THE H IN CHW

MAKING MIRACLES AT ASSAF HAROFEH Sarah* is a 4-year-old girl from Gaza. For much of her life, she had been living with a very rare tumor, and to make matters worse, the tumor was on her face. As the tumor continued to grow, it eventually covered half of her face and most of her right eye, which greatly impaired her vision.

Sarah’s condition was extremely serious, and her doctors in Gaza were unable to provide her with the medical treatment that she desperately needed. Thankfully, the medical team at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center learned about Sarah’s story, and decided to bring her to the hospital for medical care. About one month ago, a team of medical experts from the Pediatric Surgical Team at Assaf Harofeh 18

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performed an operation on Sarah. The surgery, although long and very complex, resulted in the successful removal of the tumor.

Sarah is undergoing intensive treatment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), to ensure the tumor does not return. Sarah is now recovering beautifully! Children like Sarah, whose lives are saved at the PICU through CHW’s support, are given hope, and a chance to have a healthy life. *Name changed for confidentiality.

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A TRUE ROLE MODEL: OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE AMBASSADOR OF CANADA TO ISRAEL On January 22, 2018, CHW National President Debbie Eisenberg, and CHW National Executive Director Alina Ianson met with Her Excellency Deborah Lyons, Ambassador of Canada to Israel, in Tel Aviv. They came equipped with many questions, which Her Excellency was more than happy to answer. What were you most looking forward to about your appointment in Israel? I was most looking forward to getting closer to Israelis; I have always been fascinated by Israel. As a diplomat, I like to go to the most interesting and consequential countries in the world, and I think Israel is one of those. I wanted to come and get closer to Israelis – Jewish Israelis, Arab Israelis, Druze, Bedouins: there is this incredible effort to bring about what I think is real social innovation. When I got the phone call [about the position in Israel], I tried to be professional, but I was really excited and wanted to yell yes, yes, yes. And the other thing I knew I was going to be excited about, but did not 20

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realize how much until I got here, was the vast potential in the relationship between Canada and Israel. There is so much more we can be doing. I find myself jumping out of bed with even more enthusiasm now because every day I see more and more that can be done with our relationship. So I arrived feeling excited about that, and am now completely over the moon about it. Please walk us through your average day. Our members, friends, and readers would love to know more about what it is like to hold such an important position in the Canadian Government. You start early and you end late. The mornings are filled with the possibility of all that could get done that day, and in the evenings you fall into bed with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. My days are often filled with meetings, management, and travel: Meeting with Israeli government officials – we have a strong working relationship – meeting with and managing the embassy staff,

meeting with civil societies, meeting with the Israeli business community, and meeting with a number of think tanks. I am very big on research and evidencebased policy decision-making, so I am very fortunate to have here in Israel the most incredible think tanks, research facilities, and universities, as well as true influencers and thinkers who are examining all the different issues, not just in Israel, but around the world. Our meetings bring together Canadian and Israeli groups, almost on a weekly basis, to look at ways in which we can take the relationship further; that can be business, but is can also be social and cultural. As an example, we have a Leonard Cohen exhibit coming to the museum here this month. I really believe the Canada-Israel relationship is changing. It is really moving up to the next level, so our locally engaged Israeli staff and our Canadian staff are spending a lot of time looking at how we can make the embassy that much more robust, and more effective in advancing to the next level.


Also, one thing that I have as the ambassador to Israel, that a lot of other Canadian ambassadors don’t have is this huge supportive community back home in Canada. I call it “bench-strength,” and it is my judge and jury some days; supporting me, wanting the same successes, wanting us to push forward in the relationship. It is very exceptional as an ambassador to have that kind of engagement from such a wide group of Canadians. I am very fortunate. What was it like to be the only female ambassador in Afghanistan at a time when women were not in positions of power? Before I answer your questions, let me share with you the four reasons why I went to Afghanistan in the first place: 1. I could already feel that Afghanistan was in the rearview mirror for many people, and I really wanted to make sure that I honoured our military when they left. When I got to do that, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. 2. I went because I thought then (and I still think now) that Afghanistan was a very important country in the 21st century. It was one of the most unique international efforts that we have ever put together; to concentrate on the development and security of any one country. So many countries came together to work on this, and I wanted to be there to contribute because I really felt that Afghanistan (and for different reasons Israel) is a consequential country. 3. And, because we had all come together to do that work for 10 to 15 years, I knew there would be a lot of lessons learned. I knew Afghanistan was an incubator for diplomacy, development, and international relations in the 21st century, and I wanted to go and learn. Then, I wanted to take what I learned back to my country because we all know that we were going to be spending the 21st century working with

conflict or post-conflict countries, and fragile countries to help them build or re-build their governance, healthcare systems, education systems, and the hard and soft infrastructures. 4. And of course, I wanted to be there for Afghan women. I went with that intention. With that in mind, what was it like for me as the only female ambassador? There were definitely some challenges, like the times when I saw the cold, icy glare of hatred, but even that is a good experience to have because it helped me relate to what so many other people have suffered and been impacted by. Also when I got there, there were a number of Afghan women already in positions of authority. For example, the chairwoman of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) was Dr. Sima Samar. Because I was a female ambassador, I got access to the government and to the Afghan female leaders in ways that some of the male ambassadors didn’t have and hadn’t had. I was the only female ambassador at the table of ambassadors who met every Saturday to make decisions on how we were moving forward, so I became a vehicle for Afghan women to get access to government, to get access to the political world, and to get access to the international community. I was the much-needed woman’s voice and perspective at that table because we were often deciding on issues that would impact how women integrated into Afghan society. If there had not been a woman ambassador at the table, more often than not, the decisions made would not have provided full support for Afghan women. I am told that even still the Afghan women with whom I worked talk about that period as having been a pivotal change for them. We now have Afghan women on all of the positions

of government related to the peace processes: women ministers; women deputy ministers; women throughout the civil service; and women on the high peace council. I was very fortunate to be able to help show them that Canadians were going to be supportive. And I hope that maybe I was also an example of how a woman could be successful in a powerful position. Canada actually won the Freedom House Award, presented by the Community of Democracies for extraordinary diplomatic effort in human rights, because of the work we did with Afghan women. I was, and am, very proud of my country. I was very proud of Canada taking the risk and initiative of putting a female ambassador in Afghanistan. It was a perfect example of how we live our values, we don’t just speak our values. We act. From your perspective, how can we advance women’s rights in Canada, Israel, and around the globe? We must have women at the decisionmaking tables – full stop. We must have women in more positions of authority. Whether we are talking about the political world, the business world, boards of directors, educational institutions, or elsewhere, we have to have more women in positions of authority. There is no question. We have to work very hard to make that happen, especially in the political arena. We also need to look at all of our rules and our laws to make sure they are not discriminatory; I think Canada has done that and I think Israel has done that. So I am feeling quite confident there. There is another area, which is now commonly referred to as implicit bias or unconscious bias, which I think we need to look at. We have to look at that soft, ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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invisible area where bias may still exist, and we have to learn how to counteract it. I think both Israel and Canada have made progress in this area in the last 50 years, but I have seen how progress can roll backwards, so we have to stay very alert and very attentive to the progress made and project it onward. I am really proud of Canada’s feminist development policy, not only do we have to be concerned about women in Canada and women in Israel, but we have to be concerned about what we are projecting around the world. Canada is trying very hard to promote that, with a Prime Minister who is a self-declared feminist, we also have development policies that are really focusing on women and girls throughout the world. There is a lot that is very positive happening due to Canadian policy and programming, and it is the same in Israel. For example, just last week, the Israeli Air Force appointed its first female Commander of an Aviation Squad, and its first female Deputy Commander of a Fighter Jet Squadron. These are wonderful role models. One area I would also like to mention is the importance of women in business. Right now we are concluding an upgrade to our Free-Trade Agreement with Israel, which contains a chapter on gender that ensures as you improve one another’s economies, you are being inclusive, you are bringing women into the economy, and you are supporting female entrepreneurs. This is a really impressive piece of work, and is a standard that Canada is setting in progressive trade agreements. You launched a communication campaign called “WOW, Israel!” to show Canadians how fantastic Israel is. How do you feel about the success of this campaign? Here is the objective: we need to communicate to Canadians “the Israel of today,” and help them understand that 22

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the narrative about Israel is much larger, much deeper, than what they are seeing in the headlines. As important as those issues in the headlines are, and I believe them to be incredibly important, there is still so much more to the narrative. As an embassy, we have a responsibility to ensure that Canadians know Israel better and vice-versa. Every time Canadians would visit Israel, they would say “Wow, wow, I didn’t know this about Israel!” And so, when we were thinking about what hashtag we were going to use, #WOWIsrael just fell right onto the table. And so, “#WOWIsrael!” was born. Our Twitter campaign has about 4,000 followers, and we have another 28,000 followers on Facebook, so the campaign is working because it is helping us to get information out. It also helps us stay on point because it forces each of us, every day, to think, “What are we seeing that we should be telling Canadians about?” Now that the campaign is starting to work, we need to take it to the next level. We have to do other things to complement it. We have put in place “Our Family Photo Album” campaign, which we send out to a list of over 500 people (and growing). At Rosh Hashanah and Passover, we send out an “Ambassador’s Letter” about what is happening. It is more content heavy and not as simple as just looking at pictures or reading a tweet; you have to read two pages about what’s been happening and what’s coming up. And again, I try and make sure people understand the work we are doing here and the excitement in this relationship. Of course, we’re also trying to get Canadians to Israel. We’re thinking of doing this road trip; going across Canada and meeting with a variety of people and talking about what is happening here in Israel. And there are also always plenty of missions that we have going back and forth between the two countries, which

always include large delegations. We had the Governor-General and Minister Goodale visit, and we’ve got two or three more ministers lined up in the next three months. We had two Premiers from our two largest provinces, we had the mayors of our two largest cities, and we had the B.C. Minister of Finance, all in less than two years, and all with accompanying business missions. I see this intensity continuing. We are also trying to get Israeli leaders to Canada because we have not had a senior Israeli official to Canada since PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited in 2012. I am continuously telling Israelis that we need them in Canada. Planes go both ways. When they go to Washington or New York, they need to also go up and spend a couple of hours or a couple of days in Canada. Canadians need to see and hear from some of these fantastic Israelis who are doing great work. We had the head of the Innovation Authority there recently, and we are working hard to get more people across the ocean. Along with more leaders, we also need more Israeli students studying in Canada, and more Canadian students studying in Israel. Whether we are looking at it from the perspective of the young students looking for a master’s program, or from exchange students, or from diverse groups like student councils and student advocacy groups, we need to get our young people more connected. I think they will quickly see the potential in the relationship. This is something I think we should all be working on, to get more flow of people back and forth. And particularly the young. So the “Wow, Israel” Campaign is going well, but I think there is much more to be done – on all fronts. We had a group of Canadian parliamentarians here this week supported by CIJA, and they were told they need to go back as ambassadors. Without a better understanding of what Canada has to offer Israel and vice-versa,


we aren’t going to grow the relationship the way we need to. Canada has a very active Jewish community (the fourth largest Jewish community in the world after Israel, the U.S., and France) that is very supportive of Israel: visiting all the time and doing great things. I think the Israelis need to stand up and recognize the Canadian contribution a little more, and that is my pitch for the second part of my term. I want Israelis to recognize the work we are doing up north in Metula, the work Federations are doing, the work of some of our wonderful philanthropists, the incredible commitment and activity of CIJA, and the work you [CHW] are doing here. I feel so strongly about the Canada-Israel relationship. I want more love back and we will get it; we just need to be a little noisier. Is there a message you would like to give to our readers who are essentially members and supporters of Canadian HadassahWIZO (CHW)? I have deep gratitude for what you do. I love the history of your organization and the work that you do.You must feel so proud of your accomplishments. I first heard about CHW as a young girl, and it continues to be the very same positive influence in the world; something we

need more and more examples of today. Let’s continue to support women and families everywhere in a more constructive, open, and inclusive way. And let’s think more and more about how to work together to strengthen the Canada-Israel relationship. I think we have the potential to not just help one another’s counties, but to go out there and work with others in the world. And so I am also asking for advice and guidance from you, CHW on how we can improve. I do think there is something a little bit magical about what Israel and Canada have to offer each other and, I say this with absolute seriousness, I think Canada and Israel together can “help heal the world.” Whether we are talking about the health and agricultural challenges that Canada and Israel are working on now, or the incredible work in Africa and the Ukraine, or the impact of the new autonomous car, or cyber security, or social innovation, or the mind-blowing work being done at the Beit Issie Shapiro Organization, or your organization [CHW] for that matter. Canada and Israel are both very progressive and very much about inclusivity, but Israel does not get recognized for it as much as Canada, so there is great potential, great magic

in the coming together of these two countries. When I finish my term here as ambassador, if you were to ask me if there was one single area where I could want to continue working, it would be in that sweet spot. Taking the best of Israel and the best of Canada and offering it to the world. I also think it is very useful for everyone, especially young people, to understand the complexity of challenges that Israel and other countries around the world deal with on a daily basis. Nothing is simple about this little planet we live on. There’s about nine billion people, all clinging to it for dear life, hoping we won’t blow one another up or destroy the environment; it is incredibly precarious.Yet we have become closer and more connected than ever before. One can get on a plane and be in your backyard in under 24 hours. One can press a button and mess up your electrical grid or completely destroy your reputation. We are all interconnected, and now more than ever, we need to work together in a respectful way, to take care of one another and learn how to peacefully co-exist. In facing these challenges and in advancing co-existence, Israel and Canada can offer so much more to one another, and to the world.

Her Excellency Deborah Lyons receiving the 2016 Palmer Prize, awarded by Freedom House

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CHW in Canada Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is known for passionately supporting programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada. Here are a few of the different organizations supported by CHW Centres in our local communities. CHW Toronto Stella’s Place CHW Toronto Centre began supporting Stella’s Place, located in downtown Toronto, in the fall of 2017. Stella’s Place offers a range of supports for young adults ages 16-29 who face mental health challenges. CHW will be specifically supporting an innovative, online peer support app co-designed by young adult volunteers and students at George Brown College. This new app will feature moderated, supervised online peer support available to registered users. Toronto Centre is proud to be connected with Stella’s Place and helping to make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of young adults. CHW Calgary Chanukah Toy Drive For 15 years, CHW Calgary has held a toy drive prior to Chanukah. The toys are given to Jewish Family Services (JFS) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) for distribution to families who cannot afford any extras. CHW Calgary is proud that the 2017 Toy Drive provided toys, movie passes, and gift cards at the ACH and JFS. CHW Calgary is proud of this mitzvah project that supports their local community and reflects CHW’s values in investing in Children, Healthcare, and Women. Scholarship at Mount Royal University CHW Calgary has established a scholarship at Mount Royal University to enable a full-time student enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Social Innovation and Non-profit Studies to continue their studies. The first award was presented in September, 2017, in honour of CHW’s Centennial year. CHW Ottawa Maureen O’Neil Award in Women’s Studies Offered through Carleton University, this award was endowed in 1985 by CHW in honour of Maureen O’Neil, Coordinator, Status of Woman Canada. It is awarded annually, when merited, to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research who is doing work in Women’s Studies. CHW Vancouver Jewish Family Services Agency CHW Vancouver has proudly partnered with various local organizations over the years. CHW Vancouver continues to provide new cosmetic items to women in need through the Jewish Family Services Agency in Vancouver.

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CHW Edmonton Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary Since 2009, CHW Edmonton has proudly sponsored the Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary. The Bursary celebrates Terry’s life, and honours her work with children in the early learning years. The $1,500 bursary is awarded to full-time, second-year students enrolled in the Early Learning and Child Care program at MacEwan University in Edmonton. Terry Horwitz z’l graduated from the program in 2004. Hadassah WIZO Canada Award in Women’s and Gender Studies For over 25 years, CHW Edmonton has provided the University of Alberta with $2,000 annually to support student bursaries and scholarships. The Hadassah WIZO Canada Award is bestowed upon undergraduate students, enrolled in the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the University of Alberta, based on academic achievement and financial needs. CHW Montreal MADA Community Center MADA is a local community centre whose central purpose is fighting poverty in the Montreal community. CHW Montreal collected nonperishable food items for Chanukah in December 2017, and most recently its volunteers packaged food for the Shabbat to Share Program. In addition, CHW Montreal members recently volunteered to serve dinner at Le Café. Le Café provides hot, kosher meals twice weekly in a warm, respectful environment. CHW Montreal Pro-Am Supports Camp Erin® A portion of the proceeds from the 2018 Pro-Am For Kids will be donated to Camp Erin. Camp Erin® is the largest network of free bereavement camps in North America, designed for children and teens aged 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. CHW Montreal takes pride in the new partnership with Camp Erin. Camp Erin® Montreal brings hope into the lives of bereaved children and teens by providing a safe environment to share their story, process their grief in healthy ways, and honour the memory of the person who died.


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My affiliation with CHW began in Sudbury, Ontario as a new bride. Discovering the purpose and mandate of our organization brought a new aspect of Jewish and Israel engagement to my life. Attending my first national convention was eye-opening. My first CHW mission to Israel was exciting and enabled me to see the people we were impacting, and the breadth of our involvement in building the country. Over the years, the many missions and private visits I have made, only reaffirmed the value of the time and financial commitment I was making. I had the privilege of speaking with students in our schools, celebrating Shabbat with our daycare children, receiving thanks from parents of sick children being cared for in our hospitals, meeting women seeking a better and safer life in our shelters and community centres, and the Israeli professionals helping them secure their dreams. When I relocated to Toronto, I found a friendly home with CHW. I have had the honour of working with and befriending women in cities across Canada, as well as around the world through our WIZO and Hadassah International affiliations. All share a belief in the value of what we do as CHW members and donors.

I have had the honour of working with and befriending women in cities across Canada... All share a belief in the value of what we do as CHW members and donors.

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I have given so much of my personal time, as a member and Chapter President in Sudbury and Toronto, as CHW Toronto Centre President, and as Aviv Representative on the World WIZO Executive. After completing my nine-year tenure as a CHW Director, it was an easy decision to become a Sustainer. Now I am giving financially, with my annual Sustainer gift, enabling the second century of our critically important programs supporting Israelis. Won’t you consider joining me?

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CHW Sustainers Ruth Aaron, Ottawa (In Memory of Fredaz’l & Benjamin Feinsteinz’l) Shirley Abramsky, Kingston Doreen Abugov, Calgary Leonda Adler, Victoria Sheila Alexander, Toronto Anonymous, Calgary (5) Anonymous, Hamilton (1) Anonymous, Montreal (1) Anonymous, Ottawa (1) Anonymous, Toronto (4) Anonymous, Vancouver (3) Pamela Austin, Toronto Azrieli Foundation - Azrieli Family, Montreal Susan Balinsky, Montreal Anne Bank, Toronto Debbie Bank, Toronto Lori Barer, Vancouver Linda Barron, Calgary Shelley Baruch, Toronto Renna Bassal, Montreal Tali Baum, Toronto Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bell, Calgary Leona Bell, Calgary Lauren Bellon, Toronto (In Memory of Eleanor Lambertz’l) Bonnie Belzberg, Vancouver Frances Belzberg, Vancouver Carol Berall, Montreal Judith Berg, Toronto Julie Berger, Toronto Eleonora Berku, Montreal (Honouring great grand- children, Adam , Raina, & Eva) Pam Bierstock, Waterloo Marjorie Blankstein, C.M., O.M., Winnipeg Erika Bloch, Toronto Kathy Bloom, Toronto Pearl Bloom, Toronto Esti Bonkowski, Waterloo Barbara Bronfman, Montreal Bernice Brownstein, Montreal Clarice Brownstein Kolomeir, Montreal Orah Buck, Toronto Gladys Buckler, Toronto Lynda Budd, Kitchener-Waterloo Frieda Bugis, Edmonton Gloria Burnett, Montreal Bailah Burns, Toronto Pauline Burns, Toronto Stephanie Caplan, Toronto Beverley Carley, Toronto Sandy Chernoff, Vancouver Arlein & Dov z’l Chetner, Calgary Glenda Chetner, Calgary Aviva Cheuk, Calgary Lawrence & Penny Clein, Regina Diane Cohen, Montreal Lorraine & Marvin Cohen, Ancaster Marla & Steve Cohen, Calgary

Marlene Cohen, Vancouver Nancy Cohen, Toronto Paula Cohen, Toronto Esther Cole, Toronto Helen Coleman, Vancouver Tamara Collier, Edmonton Claire Conrad, Vancouver Jean Cooperberg, Vancouver Leba & Jack Cooperstone, Montreal Beverley Corber, Vancouver Mollie Corber, Montreal Hazel Cosman, Calgary Stephen A. Cotsman, Ottawa Sylvia Cristall, Vancouver Shirley Croll, Montreal Marla Dan, Toronto Ann & Morris Dancyger, Calgary Evelyn Davis, Sydney Bea Ditkofsky, Montreal Ruth Dvorkin, Calgary Frieda Lewin Dym, Montreal Wendy Eisen, Toronto Debbie Eisenberg, Kitchener Bina Ellen, Montreal Corinne Engel, Toronto Catherine Epstein, Vancouver Sylvia Epstein, Toronto Sharon Estrin, Edmonton Maxanne Ezer, Toronto Karen Farkas, Edmonton Faye Firestone, Toronto Randi Fisher, London Lily & George Fixler, Calgary Phyllis Flatt, Toronto Mandy Fleischer, Toronto Marilyn Fraiberg, Calgary Naomi Frankenburg z’l, Vancouver Marlene Franks, Vancouver Ruth Freeman, Vancouver Nora Freund, Toronto Helen (Elly) Freund-Bell, London Patricia & Allan Friedland, Toronto Lois Friedman-Fine, Toronto Edith Galfi, Toronto Ruth Garbe, Toronto Naomi & Arnold Garber, Montreal Corinne Gelfer, Vancouver Rita Gerstein, Toronto Lynn Gillman, Ottawa Daniella Givon, Vancouver Rose-Marie & Leon Glassman, Vancouver Barbara Gleiberman, Edmonton Marcia Glick, Waterloo Shirley Glick, Toronto Vera Glube, Ottawa Bea Goldberg, Vancouver Debbie Goldberg, Toronto Helen Goldberg, Toronto Cathy Golden, Vancouver Claudia Goldman, Vancouver Glory Goldman, Toronto Diane Goldstein, London Ellen Goldstein, Toronto Carole Grafstein, Toronto Gina Grant, Ottawa

Janice Gray-Edell, London Ellie Greenberg, Ottawa Jeannette Greenhut, Vancouver Saryl Gross, Montreal Bonnie Grossman, Toronto Lynda Grossman, Montreal Sharon Grossman, Toronto Dr. Ralph & Sheila Gurevitch, Calgary Mrs. Naomi Hashman, Calgary Andrea Halperin, Toronto Jackie Halpern, Calgary Jackie & Hayim Hamborger, Calgary Bonnie Helper, Winnipeg Barbara Hershberg, Vancouver Florence Hertzman, Toronto Jennifer Hesselson, Battleford Catherine Hiller, Winnipeg Sonya Hirsch, Toronto Eva & Gordon Hoffman, Calgary Helen Hoffman, Vancouver Jeannette Hoffman, Edmonton Sarah Hutman, Montreal Alina Ianson, Toronto Mrs. Barbara Joffe, Calgary Roslyn Joseph, Montreal Robert Kaminsky, Ottawa Michelle Kaplansky, London Margo & David Kardish, Ottawa (In Memory of Tessie Zelikovitz z’l & Eva Kardishz’l) Judy Katsof, Montreal April & David Katz, Victoria Dora Kichler, Toronto Mrs. Fay Kifer, Edmonton Sandi Kirschner, Toronto Mrs. Lisa Klinger, London William & Lea Kohn, Calgary Mrs. Max Konigsberg, Montreal Zelda Korenblum, Toronto Ethel Kostman, Halifax Katty Kraizel, Toronto Marci & Jason Kroft, Toronto Sharon Kroft, Toronto Beatrice B. Kruppz’l, Montreal Gail E. Ksienski, Calgary Mrs. Connie Monson Kussner, Toronto Harriette Laing, Toronto Lana Landa, Vancouver Mrs. Sonja Langburt, Montreal Elayna Joy Latsky, Toronto Leila Lax, Toronto Betty Laxer, Montreal Lillian & Arthur z’l Lerman, Toronto Charlotte Levene, Kitchener Shirley & Ronald Levene, Waterloo Maxine Levin, London Rochelle Levinson, Vancouver Marleen Levy, Toronto Rhona Lewinshtein, Ottawa (In Memory of her parents) Harriet & Phil Libin, Calgary Marilyn Libin, Calgary Lisa Linden-Wiseman, Toronto Sharon B. Lipman, Toronto Bertha Lipson, Toronto

(In Memory of Bertha Doranz’l & Jenny Lipson z’l) Jeffrey H. Lipton, Toronto Charlotte Lubin, Montreal Fran Luborsky, Toronto Evelyn Thaw Maizen, Kingston Agi and Jack Mandel, Toronto Beulah Martin, Calgary Lorraine Martin, Regina Sandy Martin, Calgary Anne Matlow, Toronto Leanne Matlow, Toronto Irving & Estherz’l Matlow, Toronto Linda Matlow, Cambridge Hedda Medjuck, Halifax Shirlee Medjuck, Halifax Pearl Mendel, Montreal Roslyn Mendelson, Toronto Karen Meyerowitz, Toronto Miriam Milavsky, Calgary Luba Miller, Montreal Ruth Milne, Toronto Betty Mintzberg, Vancouver Vivian Molnar, Regina Anita Morris, Montreal C. Rochelle Moss, Vancouver Dr. Michele A. Moss, Calgary Reva Nathanson, Sydney Kathie & Mickey Norris, Waterloo Damaris Notte, Victoria Vita E. Novick, Montreal Mr. & Mrs. N. Olyan, Edmonton Al Osten, Calgary Linda Papernick, Toronto Myra Paperny, Calgary Lola Pawer, Vancouver Sharon Pollock, Toronto Sylvia Polsky, Vancouver Sarah Pomerantz, Montreal Dr. Ana M. Porzecanski, London Dr. Lorne & Mrs. Beth Price, Calgary Marsha Ptack, Montreal Lyle Pullan, Vancouver Sharon Pupko, Toronto Merle Rachlin, Toronto Lailla Rapoport, Toronto Dorothy Reitman, Montreal Marlene Richardson, Toronto Murray Robins, Calgary Sarah Rochwerg, Hamilton Sheila Rother, Toronto Susan Rose, Toronto Vivian Rosen, Toronto Gloria Rosenberg, Toronto Barbara Rosenstein, Toronto Dr. Stuart & Mrs. Irene Ross, Calgary Molly Ross, Calgary Marilyn Rotenberg, Toronto Sheila Rother, Toronto Shelley Rothman, Ottawa Sonia Rowan, Toronto Patsy Mallek Royer, Ottawa Phyllis and Alexz’l Rubin, Calgary Sharon Rubin, Moncton Gail Rudderham-Chernin, Sydney Dundi and Lyon Sachs, Montreal

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HIGHLIGHTS OF INCOME 26.6%

MAJOR GIFTS

1,888,828

$

END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN

47,070

$

67%

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN INCOME

17.5%

31%

TOTAL INCOME

4,746,522*

1,547,195

$

SUMMER CAMPAIGN

$

78,000

$

35%

*Includes Endowment Fund Contributions

41%

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Administrative & General Amortization

$

1,072,343 $

7,675

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ONLINE GIVING

387,141

$

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Fundraising & Education

$

934,853

Leadership including National Meetings

$

118,297

TOTAL: $1,053,150


25.7% 68.3% 6.8% 1.6%

WORLD WIZO

$

1,681,803

NETANYA TECHNOLOGICAL HIGH SCHOOL

$

CANADIAN YOUNG JUDAEA (CYJ)

$

ASSAF HAROFEH MEDICAL CENTER & HADASSAH HOSPITAL

$

TOTAL

$

19,000

129,807

633,500

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WOMAN/MAN OF DISTINCTION

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Rhonda & Stanley Gordon

Rhonda and Stanley Gordon were childhood sweethearts. They met when they were teenagers, fell in love, and have been married for almost 50 years. Rhonda was born and raised in Toronto; she went to school in Toronto, she met Stanley in Toronto, and she raised her family in Toronto. Although it was the famous Jewish rapper Drake who said, “When I think of myself, I think of Toronto,” those could be the very words of Rhonda’s life. And just like Toronto, CHW is also in Rhonda’s blood. Her mother was a member of CHW, so it has been a part of her life since she was a young girl. “I don’t know if I ever would have joined if not for Carol Lou Spiegel, who is a great advocate for CHW.We used to bump into each other on the street and she would always tell me I needed to come to a meeting, and finally I did.” Rhonda became a member of Gila Chapter; she helped out at Bazaar every year, and ran the Tulips for Passover project for 17 years. Although Rhonda enjoyed being an active member of CHW, she never considered herself an avid or passionate fundraiser.When deciding where her charitable donations would go, she often looked elsewhere, until a trip to Israel changed everything.

During the trip, Rhonda kept emailing Stanley, raving about the trip, and talking about her “awakening.” She told him it was time to rethink their donations, and to reallocate some of their charitable giving to CHW. “My husband is very special, and he gives a lot of his money away to charity, so he said that he would give money to CHW. He told me, ‘Whatever you want to do, we’ll do.’” Rhonda enjoyed the personal stories of hope told at Hadassah Hospital, and the amazing reception they received from the children at Nahalal Children and Youth Village. She was impressed with all of CHW’s projects, and was so overwhelmed that she couldn’t talk about the trip without crying. “It really was an emotional trip, when you see where the money goes, and you see how much it is appreciated. There wasn’t a bad moment on the whole trip.” When asked what she would say to others who are thinking of making a Woman/Man of Distinction gift, she said, “All I can say is what worked for me, which is going and seeing. I went there and saw the projects firsthand, and now I have a much stronger commitment. It’s funny, because I have been thinking I really should have gone on one of these trips a long time ago, but of course, better late than never!”

Originally, Rhonda was not planning to go on the CHW Centennial Trip to Israel. However, her fellow Gila members encouraged her, telling her it was going to be a great trip. Finally, they won her over. Rhonda set off for Israel, expecting a fun holiday, unaware that the trip would not only make her rethink where her charitable donations would go, but would also change her entire outlook on CHW. It wasn’t the first time Rhonda had been to Israel, but it was the first time she visited CHW projects. “Before the trip, the projects I had been hearing about for years were just names. They didn’t mean the same thing to me.To see firsthand how appreciative and grateful people are towards CHW is amazing, I really had no idea. I sort of had an awakening. And it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t gone.”

Rhonda Gordon (right) and Past CHW Toronto Centre President Beverley Siskind at the Farewell Dinner during the Centennial “Celecation” Trip in Israel

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WOMAN OF VALOUR

Connie Kussner Connie Kussner has been a member of CHW for more than 50 years. She grew up with CHW, so it has always been an important part of her life. She is the proud mother of three daughters and two sons, and a loving grandmother to seven wonderful grandchildren, who inspire her to continue her work with CHW. Her late mother, Jenny Monsonz’l, was

the first member of the Lillian Freiman Chapter. Connie’s mother made her a life member very early on. As a young child, she accompanied her mother from Ottawa, where she grew up, to Conventions in Montreal and Toronto. Connie also remembers helping her mother at an annual tea. “Hadassah was in my bones from very early on,” she said. Growing up, Connie attended Young Judaea every Sunday afternoon with her friends. During World War II, her oldest brother, Rabbi David Monson, was a chaplain in the army and served overseas. Her second oldest brother, Juair, served overseas in the air force. “During the war, my family and I kept busy sending parcels and writing letters.”When the war was over, the family excitedly followed the announcement in 1949 that Israel was admitted into the United Nations. In 1954, Connie and her husband, Dr. Norman Kussnerz’l, moved to Toronto for Norman’s residency at Sunnybrook Hospital. After raising her family, Connie

decided it was time to become active in CHW. She became a member of Haifa Chapter, where she is still active today. She also joined the Hadassah Choir in the early 1960s, which performed concerts around the city. After becoming a member of Haifa Chapter, Connie travelled to Israel with CHW in 1972. She was inspired by the projects, and returned to Israel with CHW many times. “Over the years, I felt the projects were all serving such a useful purpose. But somehow, the children of Hadassim running out to greet us and hug us and express thanks, has always stuck with me. It is something I will always remember.” During a public affairs trip to Jerusalem, the kibbutz Connie was staying on, was hit by Lebanese rockets, and they had to quickly evacuate to Tel Aviv. Connie remembers it as an exciting moment, but it never once deterred her from returning to Israel.When she got home, she spoke to different Chapters about her experience, encouraging everyone to visit CHW projects. After bringing in 150 new members during the 1974-75 Membership Campaign, Connie was honoured at the Montreal Convention with the President’s Award, in recognition of her outstanding achievement. On a Monday morning, in November

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of 1993, Connie had her Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem, during a CHW trip. “There were 35 of us, it was a CHW Convention. Divided into groups of five, each of us read from the Torah, then CHW honoured us with a lovely lunch afterwards.” After being part of CHW her whole life, Connie made the decision to become a Woman of Valour. “I grew up reciting the poem ‘A Woman of Valour’ every Friday night, and it stuck with me because, to me, my late mother was a Woman of Valour.To me, this gift was a way of honouring her memory, as well as doing something I could see while I was still alive.” Connie feels that she has received a great deal of joy, and a great deal of pleasure, from being able to give to CHW during her lifetime.When asked if she has any advice for someone who is thinking of becoming a Woman of Valour, Connie said, “I would tell them don’t think about it, just do it. And you will feel so good that you did. Don’t think about it anymore. Just go ahead and do it in your lifetime.”

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Decadent Pecan Tarts

CHW Netanya Technological High School Patisserie Program *This delicious treat was served at the Hors D’oeuvres and Dessert Reception during the Centennial “Celecation” Trip in Israel!

Ingredients Dough: 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar 1 cup (200 grams) unsalted butter or margarine, room temperature 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract

Filling: 2/3 cup (120 grams) sugar 1/2 cup (100 grams) whipping cream 1 2/3 cups (350 grams) roasted, chopped pecan nuts 1/4 cup (50 grams) raisins

Directions To Make Dough: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 Fahrenheit). Put all the ingredients into a mixer. Blend for 10 minutes, until smooth. Shape dough into 2-inch balls and flatten. Place in muffin/tart pan. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To Make Filling: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Boil the sugar until it turns into caramel. Set aside. Bring the whipping cream to a boil and slowly add the caramel. Add the pecans and raisins. Mix together pecans and raisins are coated. Scoop filling onto the baked dough tarts. Allow time to set (approximately 2 hours) and then ready to serve! ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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IN CONVERSATION

Marcia Glick

CHW KITCHENER-WATERLOO PRESIDENT

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How did you first get What do you find involved with CHW? most challenging about being a Centre President?

What do you enjoy most about being a Centre President?

What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting involved with their local Centre?

What exciting initiatives are underway at the Kitchener-Waterloo Centre?

What would someone be surprised to know about CHW Kitchener-Waterloo?

I moved from New York to KitchenerWaterloo [KW] in 1969.Then, after moving around for many years, we returned to KW in 1982, which is when I first got involved with CHW. I don’t know if I wanted to meet other Jewish women or not, but the Jewish women I knew thought that I should, so they brought me to a meeting.

I like running meetings, and I try to do it in a respectful way, giving everyone time to say their piece. I also try to create an atmosphere where we all respect each other, and always thank everyone who works with me. I have a really great Executive, and without them, I would not be doing this, and I could not do this.

Nowadays, things are different.You don’t have to join CHW to meet Jewish women, that shouldn’t be your reason. In KW, CHW is really your only local way to support Israel. And it’s a wonderful way. It’s a female run organization, and we help children, women and families: the things that are important to us as women.

Together with Judy Ginsler, we have started to plan the Annual Campaign Event. Judy Ginsler is my right-hand; she takes fantastic minutes, and she’s always there whispering in my ear what I need to do. She deserves kudos. And we know the Executive will jump right in with us when we decide what we’re going to do.

There has been a Jewish Community in KW for over 100 years. It’s one of the fastest growing hightech areas in North America. It’s a very educated community, a great place to live, and a great place to raise children. It’s growing, but it still only takes 15 minutes to get from one side of town to the other.

And if you’re a young woman, and you want some leadership skills, you’ll learn a lot by becoming active with CHW. When I was younger, I worked for an accounting firm, and they would let me take time off to attend Conventions because I made a case that the leadership training I got there, would benefit them in the long run.

We usually have about 70 people attend, from all parts of the community. In KW, if we charge too much, our members won’t come or they will decrease their donations, and we don’t want that to happen.We need to have the event to keep us in view, and to educate the population about CHW, so we always ensure the event is fun.

Going to National Conventions is what really got me involved, and respectful of CHW, because I met other women from across the country; I was impressed with them, with the leadership, and with the Conventions themselves.

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Motivating people to help is a challenge, and it can be difficult to be polite to people who want things done, but don’t actually want to help. When I was Chapter President, back in my 40s, I used to take it all so personally, but now that I’m almost in my 70s, I don’t take any of it personally anymore. I realized that you can never please everybody, so I start off by trying to please myself.

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And what’s nice about the KW Jewish community is that everybody knows everybody and accepts everybody. Everybody mixes together and we learn a lot about life, having met people from many social backgrounds. We are a wonderful community.


YOU HELPED AT-RISK CHILDREN LEARN, GROW, AND SUCCEED

Hadassim Helps

CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village was established in 1947 by CHW, to provide a home to orphaned children following World War II. Over the years, CHW Hadassim has grown and evolved into a safe haven for children in need. CHW Hadassim continues to be a place of refuge for children seeking a safe home due to increasing anti-Semitism and violence in countries across Europe. In 2017, we not only celebrated the 100th Birthday of CHW, we also celebrated the 70th Anniversary of CHW Hadassim. It was the perfect time to reflect on the many years of helping at-risk children receive a quality education in a nurturing and safe environment, providing them with the opportunity to thrive and succeed. To celebrate, CHW launched a fundraising initiative, Hadassim Helps, with three positive messages to show the students at CHW Hadassim that they are not alone: Aim High Just Don’t Quit Do What You Love, Love What You Do These words, intended to encourage and inspire, are now featured on a mural at CHW Hadassim. The mural was unveiled on October 18, 2017 during the Centennial “Celecation” Trip to Israel, where CHW members, supporters, and friends experienced the mural firsthand. To the right is a photograph of the mural, which is located in the student’s Social Room: a brightly lit room, in a high traffic area, and the perfect place to inspire motivation! ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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CHW LEGACY CIRCLE:

Shelley Fine

INSPIRED TO GIVE Shelley Fine has been volunteering since the age of 12. Her mother, Helen Goldkind Kerzner, a member of the Noar Chapter, has been with CHW for almost 55 years. Her father, Harold Goldkindz’l, was a fundraiser for the Jewish National Fund, where he raised millions of dollars. In 1972, along with the former Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker, her father founded Canada Park in Israel. Even Shelley’s grandparents were fundraisers. Fundraising is in her blood. When Shelley was young, she got a taste for volunteering by helping out at Bazaar. She would model in the fashion shows, help her mother, and spend time surrounded by strong, passionate women. Bazaar revealed a calling that impressed and inspired Shelley: fundraising. Shelley has been involved with many charities over the years. She was chosen to carry the medal in the Rick Hansen Marathon of Hope, received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award, built homes with Habitat for Humanity, and volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Elective Outpatient Surgery Unit for 20 years; all while working full-time in real estate and raising four children. Shelley’s sister, Susan Hennick, encouraged her to join CHW. Shelley joined the Tzedakah Chapter, and never looked back. Twenty years later she is still an active member. Shelley has been involved at both the city and national levels. “I’ve run a number of fundraisers. I Co-Chaired The One Campaign with Tali Baum, featuring Brigitte Gabriel, which was incredible, then I Co-Chaired a Gala with Elayna Latsky, where we brought in Natan Barak and John Baird, and then, most recently, I CoChaired the amazing CHW Walk to Protect Children, with Barb Rosenstein.”

Shelley wanted to give more to CHW, so she was very excited when she found out about the Legacy Circle. “I saw somebody wearing this really cute pin.The woman told me it was for the Legacy Circle.When I asked what that was, she told me that you leave a gift to CHW in your will. I loved that idea!” Shelley said that she knows a lot of people feel stressed out, thinking they have to give money right now, but realizing they just can’t afford it. Giving to the Legacy Circle is an easy way to ensure that CHW continues to grow and thrive. “It’s such a no-brainer.You do it once, and you don’t think about it again. It’s a great way to make a more substantial donation, because it doesn’t affect your day-to-day life.” Shelley is glad that her children (and grandchildren) will know fundraising for CHW was an important part of her life. “And when the time comes, I hope my family will be proud of what I’ve done. And they might even feel inspired to add to my gift, or buy a plaque, or do something else in honour of my legacy.” After experiencing the Centennial “Celecation” Trip to Israel this past October, Shelley was inspired to increase her donation. Going to Israel and seeing CHW projects firsthand, gave her a different outlook on life. She was incredibly moved by everything she saw, and all the people she met. “Now that I’ve been there to see it, and hear it, and connect with all these amazing people, I am so much more inspired to do what we do. For me, I am leaving this gift, so the children in Israel can grow to be the next generation of strength.”

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Recognizing future gifts today CHW Legacy Circle Members* Freda Abugov, Edmonton Luba Allen, Edmonton Debbie Baylin, Ottawa Allan Belzberg, Vancouver Bonnie Belzberg, Vancouver Gloria Burnett, Montreal Robin Chernick, Ottawa Anetta Chernin, Halifax Sandra Chernoff, Vancouver Claire Conrad, Vancouver Miriam Cooper, Edmonton Ruth Cooperstock, Victoria Beverley Corber, Vancouver Shirley Croll, Montreal Marla Dan, Toronto Joanne T. Emerman, Vancouver Karen Farkas, Edmonton Margaret Farkas, USA Michelle Fine, Toronto Cynthia Flower, Montreal Sharon Flower, Montreal Ruth Freeman, Vancouver Corinne Gelfer, Vancouver Daniella Givon, Vancouver Lila Goldin, Vancouver Claudia Goldman, Vancouver Gina Grant, Ottawa Helen Greenfeld, Montreal Sharon Grossman, Toronto Roslyn Joseph, Montreal Sharon Kroft, Toronto Bea Krupp, Montreal Judith Levine, Hamilton Rochelle Levinson, Vancouver Marilyn Libin, Calgary Anabel Louis, Montreal Evelyn Maizen, Kingston Judy Mandleman, Vancouver Lorraine Martin, Regina Esther Matlow z’l, Toronto Marion Mayman, Toronto Eunice Mouckley z’l , Toronto Miriam Peletz, Montreal Joyce Raymond, Toronto Bea Schachter, Montreal Marcia Schnoor, Toronto Brondell Shapiro, Toronto Jackie Sheiner, Montreal Judith Silver, London Melissa Singer, Montreal (In memory of Phyllis G. & Leo Singer) Carol Lou Spiegel, Toronto Julie Spira, Toronto

CHW Legacy Circle The ongoing growth and success of Canadian HadassahWIZO’s (CHW) projects depend increasingly on the generosity of those who help us plan for the future.

A gift in your will today will help build a better tomorrow. The CHW Legacy Circle honours those who have included CHW in their estate plans or wills. A planned gift to CHW can be made in one or more of the following ways: A bequest of cash, securities, real estate, art, or other property A designation of CHW as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy RRSP, RRIF or a Charitable Insured Annuity Gift of residual interest Creation of a charitable remainder trust or a donor-advised fund

CHW Legacy Circle Benefits As a member of the CHW Legacy Circle, you receive a Legacy Circle pin, which we know you will wear with pride. Your name also appears in the ORAH magazine. We respect your privacy, should you wish to not have your membership publicized.

Contact CHW We would like to hear from you! Should you require further information, or if you have already provided for CHW in your will and would like to be included in the CHW Legacy Circle, please contact the CHW Head Office by telephone at 1-855-477-5964 or 416-477-5964 or e-mail info@chw.ca

In cooperation with Nan Panesar Investment Advisor T: 514-878-5058 E: nan.panesar@rbc.com

*Consent given to disclose their name(s) at time of print.

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On Saturday, November 11, 2017, an intimate group of members, donors, volunteers, and affiliates attended the CHW Centennial Gala, in Toronto, in honour of the 100th Birthday of CHW. The Gala raised a net profit of over $220,000 in support of CHW’s projects and programs. Everyone in attendance had an incredible evening: the food was delicious, the guest speakers were great, and of course, Idan Raichel’s performance was spectacular. It was a night to remember, and the perfect way to celebrate 100 years of CHW! Following the event, the centrepieces (filled with nonperishable food and art supplies) were donated to Stella’s Place, to support young adults recovering from mental health challenges. We look forward to 100 more years of passionately supporting programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada. To view more photos from the Centennial Gala, please visit CHW on Facebook: @CanadianHadassahWIZO

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Marla & Aubrey Dan Proudly supporting the Centennial Gala in honour of the 100th Birthday of CHW, as well as CHW projects for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada.

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Claudia & Paul Goldman We are so proud to support CHW and our Centennial Gala. Helping make a positive difference in the lives of women, children, and families in Israel and Canada is a true honour.

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Debbie Eisenberg & Gary Levene

As we celebrate the Centennial year of our organization, we are proud to continue our support of all of CHW’s extraordinary programs and services.

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Marilyn Libin & Family I am proud to support the CHW Centennial Gala and all the many projects of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO. Mazel Tov to CHW on your 100th Birthday!

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Ruth Freeman & z’l J.Douglas Freeman Mazel Tov on the CHW Birthday and 100 years of caring for and supporting women, and their children and families, in Israel.

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Susan & John Rose & Family Mazel Tov on 100 Great Years Supporting Children, Healthcare, and Women.

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Raizi & George Fleischmann Congratulations to CHW on your Centennial Birthday. Mazel Tov on all the exceptional work that you do!

Proud Community Partners‌ Congratulations!

Mazel Tov to CHW on your 100th Birthday!

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Tali & Jeff Baum We are so excited to be part of the CHW Centennial celebrations. We have been proud supporters of CHW for over 25 years, and we look forward to a bright future.

Tova & Marshall Train We are honoured to celebrate the 100th Birthday of CHW at the Centennial Gala. Congratulations on 100 successful years!

Elayna & Shana & Ronnie Jonathan Latsky Strauss & Family Mazel Tov CHW on your Centennial Birthday. May we continue to go from strength to strength!

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Mazel Tov to CHW for a successful event in support of Children, Healthcare, and Women.


Barb & Jerry Rosenstein It is our honour to be part of this great achievement in the history of CHW. Mazel Tov!

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To view the photos from the Centennial Gala, please visit the CHW Facebook album: bit.ly/2zSMU1zÂ

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2017

The Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Centre. After breakfast, National President, Debbie Eisenberg, delivered the CHW President’s Report. She highlighted the different ways CHW is assisting at-risk children, improving healthcare, and supporting women. She also announced our new and exciting commitment to create a new state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Assaf Harofeh. The second piece of news announced by Debbie is our ground-breaking partnership with Hadassah Academic College (HAC). “CHW is proud to be the sole representative in Canada for HAC. Our partnership with HAC will help increase educational opportunities and provide innovative training, while also ensuring that we can continue to strengthen the very fabric of Israeli society.” Fred Fuchs, CPA, CA, presented the Audited Financial Statement, which was followed by the CHW Top 10 Achievements, by Alina Ianson, National Executive Director. Alina’s presentation focused on the 50

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success of our Centennial Birthday celebrations, events, and promotions, the formation of vital committees, the amalgamation of the Toronto and the National Office, as well as the growth in revenue. After lunch, we heard from our affiliates who travelled all the way from Israel to attend the Centennial Gala in honour of the 100th Birthday of CHW, and to participate in the AGM. First we heard from Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of Hadassah Academic College. Prof. Fridlender told us all about HAC, and how our new partnership will enhance education and improve healthcare. Next was Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, newly appointed Director-General of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and the first female head of the hospital. She spoke about the upcoming expansions, and about the PICU. Esther Mor, President of World WIZO, and Prof. Rivka Lazovsky, Chairperson of World WIZO, also spoke about the progress of CHW sponsored projects.

Haley Burkes, Head of the CHW Israel Office, introduced the updates and changes to CHW Project Visit Policies. She spoke about the importance of following procedures, and detailed the required documentation and forms for visits, and spoke about the menu of possible project visit activities. She also reminded us about how rewarding it is for supporters, members, donors, and volunteers who visit CHW projects. “When we welcome people to visit our projects, we create ambassadors. Our visitors share their personal experiences, establish bonds, and enhance partnerships that in turn strengthen connections to CHW.” Finally, Marla Dan, Honorary National President and Co-Chair of the Centennial “Celecation” Trip, spoke about the fabulous trip to Israel, how inspiring it was to visit all of CHW’s projects, and how wonderful it was to spend time with other passionate CHW supporters and members.


L-R: Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of Hadassah Academic College, Alina Ianson, CHW National Executive Director, Debbie Eisenberg, CHW National President, and Maya Shraga Albalak, CFO of Hadassah Academic College

CHW’s New Partnership with Hadassah Academic College (HAC) CHW is proud to be the sole representative in Canada for HAC. Located in downtown Jerusalem, HAC is a non-profit, non-governmental public institution of higher learning. Since its accreditation in 1996, HAC has strived for a high level of academic training and is now consistently ranked among Israel’s best colleges. HAC is known for its career-focused and innovative teaching methods, as well as its diverse culture and is one of the only colleges to support Arab, Muslim, and Jewish students all under one roof. One-half of the College’s students are the first in their family to pursue a college education, over 60% come from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, 70% are women, and 20% of the students are Christian and Muslim Arabs. HAC measures its success by the ability of its graduates to secure jobs with a future upon graduation. The College has the highest job placement rate (85%) of any college or university in Israel, and the highest rate of student retention (92%). CHW CENTER FOR CLINICAL TRAINING & COMMUNITY CARE HAC’s Department of Communication Disorders is ranked as Israel’s leading program training certified speech and language therapists. The new CHW CENTER FOR CLINICAL TRAINING & COMMUNITY CARE will advance the training of speech language pathologists and audiologists, and the delivery of quality medical care to Jerusalem’s most at-risk children and adults, both Jews and Arabs. Debbie Eisenberg, CHW National President, said, “This is the perfect moment for CHW and Hadassah Academic College to join together to help increase educational opportunities and provide innovative training. Our partnership with HAC ensures that we can continue to strengthen the very fabric of Israeli society.” “Our vision is to be the best Canadian philanthropic organization supporting social services, programs, and projects in Israel and Canada,” said CHW National Executive Director Alina Ianson. “Our support of excellent education, advanced medical care, and ground-breaking research benefits people globally, improves lives, and provides hope.” The new CHW Center represents a significant and concrete contribution to the advancement of medical education and clinical service in Israel. ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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CHW CARDS AND CERTIFICATES When you send a card to a special person in your life, you are changing the lives of children, patients, and women who rely on the generosity of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO’s (CHW) members and friends, like you.

Gift cards and certificates are personally inscribed with your message and mailed to the recipient on your behalf. Cards can also be purchased in a bundle of 8, without inscription.

CHW will send a beautiful card (min. $10 donation) or certificate (min. $50 donation) on your behalf, which includes your personalized message. Tax receipts are issued for all card donations.

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Order your card online at www.chw.ca, through your local card representative or a CHW Centre near you: • CHW Calgary • CHW Edmonton • CHW Montreal • CHW Ottawa • CHW Toronto • CHW Vancouver

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CHW CENTRE UPDATES Success Stories from CHW Centres

EVENTS CALENDAR See What’s Up in Your Local Centre

PROJECT VISITS

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CHW MEMBERS Bulletin Board TAX RECEIPTS As of July 1, 2013, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) consolidates all tax receipts. Instead of issuing tax receipts for each donation made, consolidated tax receipts are issued twice yearly following the periods: January 1 to June 30 and July 1 to December 31. A summary of all donations made will be included with your tax receipt. If you have any questions about your tax receipt, or if you would prefer to receive your tax receipts by e-mail in the future, please contact the CHW Head Office at 1-855-477-5964 (toll-free) or 416-477-5964 ext. 107, or e-mail bookkeeping@chw.ca.

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CONNECT WITH CHW Provide CHW with your e-mail address and receive regular up-to-date information abo ut the CHW projects and programs you sup port. Your e-mail address remains confidential and is for CHW’s use only. To advise us of your e-mail address, contact the CHW Head Office by e-mail at info@chw.ca, or call 1-855-477 -5964 (toll-free) or 416-477-5964.

P.S. Don’t forget to let us know if your e-m ail address changes so you can keep connected.


GET TO KNOW YOUR CHW Professional Team

ALINA IANSON

National Executive Director E: alina@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.105 TF: 1-855-477-5964

VIMLA MEHRA

National Financial Manager E: bookkeeping@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.107 TF: 1-855-477-5964

KATE BEVAN-SMITH

CHW Vancouver Centre Coordinator E: office@vancouver.chw.ca

• CHW Governance and NGO Best Practices • CHW Strategic Planning • CEO for all CHW Operations, including Israel Operations • Financial Management and National Budget • Member of Governance and Budget & Finance Committees • Ex-Officio Member of all other National Committees • Chair of Professional Forum • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable • General Ledger • Tax Receipts • Financial Statements • Internal Audit of CHW Centres • Member of Professional Forum • Coordinate major fundraising initiatives and events • Process volunteer donations and requests for cards • Arrange outgoing communications for ORAH, Facebook, the President’s Update, and the Highlights Newsletter • Member of Professional Forum

T: 604-257-5160

REBECCA BOWSLAUGH Marketing Communications Manager, National and CHW Toronto E: rebecca@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.111 TF: 1-855-477-5964

• Develop and implement marketing, communications, PR strategies • ORAH, e-newsletters, fundraising materials, proposals • Cards, certificates, and invitations • Donor relations and administrative support • Media relations and Centre support • Member of Professional Forum

HALEY BURKES

• Liaise with CHW National Office, partner organizations and CHW projects in Israel • Manage CHW Israel Office, including weekly Activity Reports • Project Management • Oversee CHW disbursements and allocations • Coordinate Donor and Member visits to CHW projects • Ensure proper Donor Recognition • Background information and research

ELLEN DRAZNER

• Manage fundraising events including logistics, committee relations and City Wide fundraising programs • Liaise with all Chapter event chairs to ensure successful fundraising events are well executed • Serve as a resource to Chapters with their fundraising events • Liaise with Marketing and Communications to coordinate all marketing needs for the Chapters • Compile resource kit for chapters to ensure successful events • Member of Professional Forum

Head of CHW Israel Office

CHW Toronto Centre Manager of Events and Fundraising E: ellen@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.112

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ALANNA ELIAS

CHW Montreal Centre Coordinator E: alanna@montreal.chw.ca T: 514-933-8461 ext.202

KEVIN GONZALEZ

National Marketing Strategist E: kevin@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.110

• Oversee all Centre operations and fundraising events • Advisor to the Centre’s Executive and key liaison on committees • Monitor Centre finances, preparation of budgets, accounts payable, and payroll • Volunteer recruitment and relations • Professional liaison on the National Leaders Assembly • Member of Professional Forum • Art Direction of Marketing, Communications, PR • Art Direction and design of major publications, including ORAH, e-newsletters, fundraising and PR materials • Design of major campaign materials, including Annual Campaign, Summer Campaign and End-of-Year Campaign • Design of CHW Cards and Invitations

BRENDA GOSSACK

• Maintain and update Raiser’s Edge data • Weekly bank deposits and batch creation CHW Montreal • Donor relations, card donations, and mailings Administrative Assistant • Assist with Centre fundraising events E: brenda@montreal.chw.ca T: 514-933-8461 ext.203

JENNIFER IERULLO Membership Outreach Coordinator

E: jennifer@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.112

LIEBA ROSE

• Member Relations • e-Fundraising, including Peer-to-Peer events, such as Centre Walks • Social Media content creation • Website and Front-End content management • Email and digital communications • Meeting coordination • Professional Liaison to all National Committees • Corporate correspondence • Member of Professional Forum • Manage donation card and certificate stock • Help organize all card orders and related donations • Card and certificate orders

CHW Toronto Cards Administrator E: cards@toronto.chw.ca T: 416-630-8373

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CHW Calgary Centre Coordinator E: info@calgary.chw.ca T: 403-253-4612

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CHW OFFICES ACROSS CANADA

CHW HEAD OFFICE

CHW CALGARY

CHW OTTAWA

Address: 1607-90th Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2V 4V7

Address: 1301 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2

Address: 638A Sheppard Avenue West Suite 209 Toronto, ON M3H 2S1

Telephone: 403-253-4612 Fax: 403-640-1100 E-mail: info@calgary.chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca/calgary

Telephone: 613-699-0802 E-mail: info@ottawa.chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca/ottawa

CHW EDMONTON

CHW TORONTO

Address: 10220-156th Street NW Suite 200 Edmonton, AB T5P 2R1

Address: 638A Sheppard Avenue West Suite 209 Toronto, ON M3H 2S1

Telephone: 780-444-6985 Web: www.chw.ca/edmonton

Telephone: 416-630-8373 Fax: 416-630-2370 E-mail: info@toronto.chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca/toronto

CHW MONTREAL

CHW VANCOUVER

Address: 6900 Decarie Boulevard Suite 3405 Montreal, QC H3X 2T8

Address: 304B-950 West 41st Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7

Telephone: 514-933-8461 Fax: 514-933-6483 E-mail: info@montreal.chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca/montreal

Telephone: 604-257-5160 Fax: 604-257-5164 E-mail: office@vancouver.chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca/vancouver

Telephone: 416-477-5964 Toll-free: 1-855-477-5964 Fax: 416-477-5965 E-mail: info@chw.ca Web: www.chw.ca

CHW BOARD OF DIRECTORS National President Debbie Eisenberg Immediate Past President Claudia Goldman Directors Susan Abramowitz Claire Conrad Marla Goodwin-Zipper Gina Grant Beverly Kahn Evgenya Knopov Esther Kulik Elayna Latsky Marilyn Libin Judith Lifshitz Fran Luborsky Gayla Schwartz Brondell Shapiro Betty Sherwood National Executive Director Alina Ianson ORAH Magazine Winter 2018

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CHW SHUK CENTRE AND CHAPTER FUNDRAISERS

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Artist Cards for Sale – $15 CHW Montreal is selling beautiful card packages with original artwork by Montreal artists Peter Krausz, Michael Litvack, Dina Podolsky, Lynda Schneider Granatstein, and Montreal President Sheila Nemtin Levine. The packages are presented in an organza bag and include 10 cards and envelopes. A great gift idea!

Stuffed Animals – $5 to $10 Amit Chapter is selling unique stuffed animals with hand-crocheted kippot. Available in small, medium, and large.

To order call 514-933-8461 or email alanna@montreal.chw.ca

Passover Baskets – $50 The Shoshanim Chapter is selling their unique holiday baskets once again. The baskets are a combination of kosher for Passover food and household gifts. This is the perfect gift for family and friends to celebrate the holiday. They will be delivered by volunteers before March 30th. This project sells out every year, so order early! 14th Printing of “A Treasure For My Daughter” – $36 This updated “Handbook for the Jewish Home” features a comprehensive blessings chapter, traditional recipes and explanations of the Jewish Holidays. Also available online: www.chw.ca/montreal Beautiful “Ima” pins in gold or silver tone – $36 each These pins are the perfect gift for a new mother, birthdays and mother’s day.

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To order email Anna Chodos, annachodos@rogers.com, or Marilyn Schwartz, marilyn_sch1970@yahoo.ca

Mah Jongg Bags – $5 to $15 Amit Chapter is selling handcrafted bags to hold mah jongg racks, tiles, and cards. Table Linens, Quilts, and Other Crafts – $4 to $60 Amit Chapter is selling wine bags, matzo and challah covers, quilts, adult and children’s aprons and bibs, and many other beautiful crafts in Jewish-themed fabric.

CHW TORONTO To order call Toronto Centre at 416-630-8373 or email info@toronto.chw.ca Kinnereth Cookbooks – $20 There are 200 NEW recipes in the Second Edition of the best-selling Kinnereth Cookbook. A treasury of recipes designed to tempt every palate. All proceeds in support of CHW projects.

CHW VANCOUVER To order call Vancouver Centre at 604-257-5160 or email office@vancouver.chw.ca

Pesach Chocolates – $36 These Passover chocolates from Galerie au Chocolat are a delicious gourmet treat during Pesach. The cost is $36 per tin, or $100 for 3 tins. This annual fundraiser is the perfect cure for any sweet tooth!


You’re in in Israel You’reInvited InvitedtotoVisit VisitCHW CHWProjects Projects Israel Are you planning on travelling to Israel in the near future? CHW encourages members and supporters, along with their families, to visit CHW projects in Israel and see the good work being done through your support. Simply contact your local CHW Office or the CHW Head Office (Telephone 1-855-477-5964 or 416-477-5964 or e-mail info@chw.ca) at least 8 weeks in advance of your trip so that arrangements can be made for you to include CHW projects in your own travel itinerary. For more information, please complete the form below or visit www.chw.ca online.

I would like to know more about how I can visit CHW’s projects in Israel. Name: Address: City: Province:

Postal Code:

Phone Number: E-mail: Please CHW Head Office, Please return return to: to: Canadian Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, Hadassah-WIZO, National Office 638A Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 209, Toronto, ON M3H 90 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 208, Toronto, ON M4P 2Y3 2S1

“When you visit our projects you really see with your own eyes what you are working for.” - Marilyn Libin, CHW Calgary “As we are so far away in Canada, seeing our projects with our own eyes and the help we provide, makes our work gratifying, reassuring, and reinforces all that I believe in.” - Daniella Givon, CHW Vancouver “The most touching part of my visit was engaging with the children of the daycare and seeing my family, who joined me on this visit, interacting with the children as well.” - Sharon Kroft, CHW Toronto

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR VISIT Visiting a CHW Project in Israel is one of the best ways to learn more about CHW. It is also a chance to meet the people whose lives have been changed because of your generous support. Before hopping on a plane to Tel Aviv, be sure to book your visit with the CHW Head Office. Please see below for step-by-step instructions for booking your visit: 1. All required forms must be filled out, signed, and submitted at least 8 weeks in advance of the dates you plan on being in Israel. Please note that due to holidays and summer vacation, some project visits are not available on specific dates. 2. The following forms must be submitted in order for CHW to process your request: • CHW Israel Project Visit Request Form (includes important personal details) • CHW Israel Project Visit Activity Menu (with top two choices clearly indicated) All requests for project visits must be submitted to CHW Head Office by e-mail or mail: info@chw.ca CHW Head Office 638A Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 209 Toronto, ON M3H 2S1 3. Upon receipt, a staff member at CHW Head Office will forward your request to CHW Israel Office. You will be contacted within one work week to confirm that your request has been received. 4. The CHW liaison in Israel will work with CHW projects to try to accommodate your project visit request. Upon confirmation of your project visit, you will receive the following documents: • Project Visit Confirmation Form (includes the date and location of your project visit, arrival instructions, and other relevant information) • A document providing details about how to get to and from your chosen CHW project, including driving instructions and public transportation instructions, where applicable. CHW does not provide accommodation, or transportation to and from the project. 5. Upon completion of your CHW project visit, you will receive a special Project Visit Certificate. 6. After you have returned from the project visit, CHW Centre leadership will follow-up with you regarding your visit. Have fun!

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Project Visit Guide CHWCHW Project Visit Guide

100 Years of Changing Lives

Are you planning on visiting CHW projects during your upcoming trip to Israel? Please see the additional information below, in order to help you select which CHW project to visit, based on your own travel itinerary. Please note that all visits must be arranged through the CHW Head Office at least 8 weeks in advance of your trip.

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Clara Balinsky (Montreal) Daycare Centre - Zerifin

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Rose Dunkelman (Toronto) Daycare Centre - Neve Sharet

15 km

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9 am to 11 am Sunday to Thursday Closed August; holidays

Judy Mandleman Vancouver Daycare Centre - Holon

15 km

70 km

9 am to 11 am Sunday to Thursday Closed August; holidays

Sandy Martin Alberta Daycare Centre - Ramat Hasharon

15 km

80 km

9 am to 11 am Sunday to Thursday Closed August; holidays

Nina Cohen Atlantic Provinces Daycare Centre - Katamon

70 km

5 km

9 am to 11 am Sunday to Thursday Closed August; holidays

Terry Schwarzfeld Ottawa Daycare Centre - Acco

125 km

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9 am to 11 am Sunday to Thursday Closed August; holidays

Train is best option via public transportation; $5 cab ride from station.

Hadassim Children and Youth Village - Hadassim

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9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed summer; holidays

Only accessible by car.

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9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed summer; holidays

Only accessible by car.

Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design - Haifa

95 km

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9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed holidays

Hours vary in summer. $15 cab ride from bus or train station.

Netanya Technological High School - Netanya

40 km

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9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed summer; holidays

Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem

70 km

5 km

9 am to 4 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed holidays

Assaf Harofeh Medical Center - Zerifin

15 km

70 km

9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed holidays

Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

65 km

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9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed holidays

CHW Calgary Bat Yam Women’s Centre - Bat Yam

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Project Visit Activity Menu – Please rank your top two choices for an activity to participate in at your chosen CHW Project. CHW Projects for Children: CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village

Lunch in a Family Unit with children Participate in AHIM Program (self-defence program for girls) Play steel drums with children Work in the greenhouse Spend afternoon in girls-at-risk dormitory Meet a graduate(s) Watch or participate in sports game

CHW Nahalal Youth Village

Lunch with dormitory students Work in greenhouse and/or Dairy Farm Collect produce grown at Nahalal Meet a graduate(s) Watch or participate in sports game

CHW Netanya Technological High School

Lunch with children Baking session with Patisserie Students Hairdressing: 1. Manicure 2. Hair demonstration Auto Tech demonstration Dog Training demonstration Meet a graduate Management Stream session

CHW Daycares (DCC): Sandy Martin Alberta DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Participate in Music Program Join Rhythm & Movement Program

Judy Mandleman Vancouver DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Participate in Gymnastics Program Join Rhythm & Movement Program

Rose Dunkelman Toronto DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Participate in Baking Classes Join Rhythm & Movement Program

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Terry Schwarzfeld Ottawa DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Participate in Baking Classes Join Rhythm & Movement Program

Nina Cohen Atlantic Provinces DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Morning Yoga and Meditation Join Rhythm & Movement Program

Clara Balinsky Montreal DCC

Challah making Friday mornings Kabbalat Shabbat - Friday mornings Hands-on learning with WIZ Kids (Computer Learning Program) Be part of the Nutrition Program Join Rhythm & Movement Program

CHW Projects for Healthcare: Assaf Harofeh Medical Center

Sit in Hyperbaric Chamber Meet doctor from department we currently support Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation Meet a patient(s) See demonstration in Stroke Institute

Hadassah Medical Organization

Stop by the Visitor Centre Meet doctor from department we currently support Tour the facilities Experience the Chagall Windows

Hadassah Academic College

Visit the CHW Center for Clinical Training & Community Care. Meet the therapists, professors, and students serving Jerusalem’s underprivileged populations.

Visit the country’s only Aphasia Center. Visit “Campus Strauss,” the largest academic program in Israel for orthodox men and women. Visit the Challenge Center, which reaches out to talented youth. Visit the Career Counseling Center.

CHW for Women: Calgary Bat-Yam Women’s Centre

Participate in exercise group Play cards with women Listen to lecture *Hebrew speakers only

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E-FUNDRAISING:

On September 10, 2017, CHW members, family, and friends participated in the CHW Walk to Protect Children in support of the Therapeutic Centre at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village in Israel. What began as a Gila Chapter initiative, the CHW Walk has grown into a successful city-wide event. Using our e-fundraising tool, Luminate Online’s TeamRaiser, individuals and teams were able to raise money and compete for the top donation prizes. The CHW Walk to Protect Children successfully raised $100,000, in celebration of the 100th Birthday of CHW! Thousands of Israeli children are considered to be living at various levels of risk, due to poverty, familial dysfunction, or abuse. With each passing year, the Therapeutic Centre waitinglist grows, with many children increasingly dependent on its life-saving services. The money raised from the CHW Walk makes it possible for the Therapeutic Centre to counsel an average of 40 families per week.

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Participants enjoyed friendly fundraising competition, complete with prizes, including an autographed hockey stick from Zach Hyman, Forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who led the walk. And, of course, the 100th Birthday celebrations, including live entertainment, a Kosher BBQ, a photo booth, and free swag. What a great day! While the online tools available through Luminate enabled us to reach our fundraising goals, it was the enthusiasm and dedication of all of our members and supporters that made our event a true success. A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the CHW Walk to Protect Children.Your generosity helps save families and repair shattered lives by supporting the Therapeutic Centre at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village in Israel.


CHW COAST TO COAST CHW CALGARY Annual Luncheon & Games Day

On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 103 ladies came out to Canyon Meadows Golf Course for a lunch and an afternoon of games; bridge, Mahjong (including three groups learning how to play), Scrabble, and Sequence. Thank you to Sandy Adler, Dorothy Hanson, Terry Hornstein and Carol Silver for organizing this event. Thanks to all of the CHW ladies who volunteered and helped make this event so enjoyable. Over $10,000 was raised from the Annual Luncheon & Games Day, which went to CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village. #1

15th Annual Toy Drive

November and early December saw our ladies working closely with the Calgary Jewish Community Centre to collect toys, movie passes, gift cards, and donations to assist in creating smiles for over 170 boys and girls at Calgary Jewish Family Services (JFS) and a special drop-off at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. A very special thank you to the Tikvah Chapter for its support as well. What a wonderful mitzvah! Thank you to Jeanie Groberman, Jackie Hamborger and Arliss Levine-Rempel for their leadership. #2

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CHW Tikvah Chapter Chanukah Gathering

A wonderful feast hosted by Edith Dimant at her home was enjoyed by over 25 ladies on the cold evening of December 20th. Lots of laughs and stories were shared, including Sasha Novoselov, who spoke of her journey when she left the Ukraine as a child, moving to Israel and then eventually to Canada. #3,4

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CHW EDMONTON Annual Bursary Updated

L-R: Linda Barron, Edith Dimant, The Tikvah Chapter gathered for Sandy Adler their Chanukah celebration

CHW KITCHENERWATERLOO Opening Meeting

CHW Edmonton Centre has provided funds annually to MacEwan University since 2009, designated for the Terry Horwitz Memorial Bursary for students in the Early Learning and Child Care program. This year, CHW Edmonton was happy to upgrade the bursary from semi-annual to annual, due to the growing financial need of students. #5

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Stephanie Hendin, Past National Director and CHW Edmonton Centre Liaison, presenting a cheque to Louise Charron, Senior Development Officer – Annual Giving, MacEwan University

The Kitchener-Waterloo Opening Meeting was held in the home of Marcia Glick, President of CHW KW Centre. Debbie Eisenberg, CHW National President, gave us some personal insights into what makes her a giving person and shared her history with CHW. Marcia gave an engaging and informative PowerPoint presentation about her experiences on the CHW Centennial “Celecation” Trip to Israel. Souvenirs that Marcia brought back from the trip were then auctioned off.

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CHW OTTAWA

Ottawa Chanukah Fair

Every year, CHW participates in the Ottawa Chanukah Fair held at the JCC. The community gathered on November 26 to shop and schmooze. CHW sold homemade Chanukah table runners, placemats, gelt bags, wine bags, aprons, shoe bags, quilts, bibs, stuffed animals with kippot, as well our cookbook. The members spent countless hours meeting to sew and have fun. This year was the most successful fair yet! #1,2

Chanukah Parties Galore!

The Negev Chapter held their annual Chanukah Luncheon on December 14 at one of their favourite restaurants. The chef even made latkes for them after asking for the recipe. This event always brings together all the members before many head south for the winter. #3 The Amit Chapter also held their annual Chanukah Party on December 14, with a potluck dinner and lots of great food. The party is famous for its sing-a-long and dancing. The Amit Chapter has a huge repertoire of Hebrew, English, and Ladino Chanukah songs that have been gathered over the years. Each year a band or piano player comes to join in on the festivities and songs. #4,5,6

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Three of our salespeople. L-R: Fran Our dedicated and creative crew of Kessler, Gina Grant, and Judy Aranoff seamstresses and quilters taking a much needed break after a marathon of sewing. L-R: Merle Haltrecht-Matte, Hedy Gutman, Shelley Harris, Debbie Goldstein, Janet Castle, Patsy Royer, Anna Bilsky, Judy Aranoff, and Anna Chodos

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A few of the Negev Chapter members having fun and lunch. L-R: Marylin Binder, Sylvia Klein, Sheela Morin, and Liane Freedman

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Merle Haltrecht-Matte leading a song with pianist Alison from the Ottawa Simcha Band

Our opening tea was held on September 24 at the residence lounge of Amber Cameron Johnson. We heard from three members: Leah Kinarthy spoke about Israel’s ecological challenges and successes, Leah Levi spoke about an urban kibbutz project, and Sharon Fitch spoke about Hadassim Children and Youth Village. We learned that Elior Kinarthy (husband of Leah) had been a resident of Hadassim at the age of 14 (60 years ago) when ‘he was going through some hard times.’ Along with delicious potluck sweets, we had a Black Forest cake in honour of CHW’s 100th birthday. #7,8

Tea in the Sukkah

On beautiful, sunny Sunday, October 8, a group of 16 members gathered for tea in Sharon and Ed Fitch’s sukkah. We chatted with friends, enjoyed many sweet delicacies, waved the lulav and etrog, and recited the prayer. This event has become a tradition for our Chapter. #9,10 Held every two months, these lunches are highly successful get-togethers and fundraising ventures. Attendance has steadily grown, as have the donations we collect each time. #11,12 74

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Members of Amit Chapter dancing through Gina Grant’s home

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Membership Tea

Birthday Lunches

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Parinaz Adler and Sophie Frenkel leading a song

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Simone Benloulou and Orly Kalfon

Josie Davidson, Amber Cameron Johnson, and Zelda Dean

Josie Davidson holding the lulav and etrog

Standing L-R: Sharon Fitch, Esther Laredo, Josie Davidson, Jocelyn Abrams, Edie Southward, Celia Negin, Leah Kinarthy, and Damaris Notte

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L-R: Ruth Cooperstock, Lise Jobin, Linda Bonder, Damaris Notte, Edie Southward, Orly Kalfon, and Simone Benloulou

L-R: Suzi Deston, Edie Southward, and Orly Kalfon


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43rd Annual Pro-Am For Kids

Kol Hakovod to Co-Chairs Joseph Balinsky, Gary Hutman, and Danny Kaufer for planning a fantastic tournament, held on July 13, that raised over $180,000 in support of CHW schools and LOVE Quebec. Our unique Pro-Am format makes our event one of the best golf tournaments on the circuit. Our guests enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on Hillsdale Golf & Country Club’s pristine course and the many snacks served by our volunteers, sponsored by Dubord & Rainville, C & C Packing, Brera Catering, and Unique Foods. A special thank you to David Mars, new to the committee this year, for achieving recordbreaking raffle book sales. Congratulations to the entire committee and the volunteers who made the Pro-Am For Kids a remarkable success. #1,2

Rosh Hashanah Chocolate Tins

The Rosh Hashanah Chocolate Tins were once again a sold-out success. Many thanks to the supporters of this delicious project. We are grateful to our team of volunteers who navigated through the streets of the city to deliver over 500 tins.

33rd Annual CHW Tel Hai Bridge, Mahjong & Canasta Luncheon

Volunteers ready for a fun day on the course! L-R: Stephanie Hutman, Sharlene Balinsky, Susan Balinsky, Sarah Hutman, Norma Bassal, Maxine Sanders, and Marcy Segall

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Our fabulous CoChairs Joseph Balinsky, Gary Hutman and Danny Kaufer

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CHW Montreal Centre Coordinator Alanna Elias with honoree Bea Krupp z’l

Elm Ridge Country Club was the venue for this year’s luncheon, on September 6, where we honoured one of the founding members of the Tel Hai Chapter, Bea Kruppz’l, who sadly passed away a couple of months later. It was a beautiful afternoon with over 200 Bridge, Mahjong and Canasta players participating. Many thanks to Co-Chairs Carol Seltzer and Jackie Sheiner for spearheading a committee whose efforts raised $30,000. Save the date for next year’s luncheon – September 5, 2018.#3,4,5

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Event Co-Chairs Carol Seltzer and Jackie Sheiner with last year’s honoree Sybil Friedman (centre)

CHW Montreal VIP Evening and Art Auction

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We were pleased to welcome new Mahjong players to the event. L-R: Dovrat Sonenberg, Terri Wiseman, Tracy Kravitz, Jodi Suissa, Ruth Lenoff, Cara Potechin, Sarina Wiseman, and Elissa Sitcoff

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Event Coordinator Sarah Hutman (left) with Francine and Robert Wiseman and CHW Montreal Centre President Sheila Nemtin Levine

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L-R: Honorary CoChairs Robert and Francine Wiseman with artist David Drebin and Jacques and Helen Bellefeuille

The Art Auction was a huge success raising over $125,000 with the support of Honorary Co-Chairs, Francine and Robert Wiseman and the dedicated committee. A special VIP evening took place on October 19 at Galerie de Bellefeuille with the dynamic photographer and sculptor, David Drebin. This event was followed by the Art Auction on November 1 at Kandy Gallery with a delicious cocktail hour and fast-paced live auction led by Neil Horowitz. #6,7

Chanukah Luncheon “The Dawning of the Age of Isaiah: Jews Lost and Found” CHW Montreal hosted a Chanukah Luncheon on December 1 with keynote speaker Dr. Jack Hirschberg, who shared his knowledge of ancient Jewish communities that exist all over the world to a rapt crowd. Other speakers included Roslyn Joseph who shared highlights from the recent Celecation Trip and CHW Montreal Centre President Sheila Nemtin Levine who gave a summary of CHW’s newest commitments in Israel. Guests donated nonperishable kosher food for MADA.

CHW Montreal Volunteers in the Community

CHW Montreal volunteers at MADA on the first Wednesday of every month. Volunteers help to package food for the Shabbat to Share program, which provides 650 Shabbat meals to families all over the city. If you are interested in participating, please contact Alanna Elias at 514-933-8461 / alanna@ montreal.chw.ca to sign up.

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CHW TORONTO

Samya Chapter: Rosh Hashanah Chocolates

Another successful (and delicious) year of Samya Chocolates! Over 850 beautiful silver tins of chocolate were purchased this year for Rosh Hashanah. #1

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CHW Walk to Protect Children – September 10

This year’s Walk was the most successful yet – raising more than $100,000! On September 10, members from all across Toronto came together at Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto to enjoy some entertainment, Kosher barbecue, family-friendly games and dancing, and to walk in support of the Therapeutic Centre at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village. Zach Hyman, Forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, led the Walk, and signed autographs afterwards. It was a wonderful day of sunshine, fundraising, and fun! #2

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L-R: Barb Rosenstein, CHW Toronto Walk Co-Chair, Tali Baum, CHW Toronto Centre President, Zach Hyman, Forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Shelley Fine, CHW Toronto Walk Co-Chair

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L-R: Jennifer Pollock, Shoshana Chapter Fundraising Chair, Fran Luborsky, Past Toronto President, and Vivian Laiwint, Shoshana Chapter President

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L-R: Aggie Geller, Georgie Lebi, Anna Eichler, Sharon Klug, Esther Zeisler, Judi Fenyes, Miriam Shell, Fran Baker and Jolan Preiss.

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Laura Baum, Registered Dietitian, speaking to CHW members

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Food, laughter, and fun at the 2017 Toronto City Wide Chanukah Party

Shoshana Chapter Presents: Mahj and More!

This annual signature event was held on November 5 at the beautiful Bayview Golf and Country Club. This year Mahj lessons were offered, and there were also games of Canasta and Scrabble, making the event that much more exciting. There was delicious food and great prizes, including a 50/50 draw. There were over 50 people in attendance, which made for a fun night of games and successful fundraising. #3

Atzmaut Chapter Trivia Night

On November 25, Atzmaut Chapter hosted another successful Trivia Night! It was a great evening of brain teasers, teamwork, prizes, and fun! All proceeds went to support CHW projects. #4

Quinoa - the New Kasha: New Tastes for your Palate

On December 3, we spent a lovely afternoon tasting new food, enjoying good company, and having fun. This intimate afternoon was a special opportunity to connect with senior members of the organization and let them know how much we value them. Elly Friedman and Connie Kussner were the Event Hostesses. Laura Baum, Registered Dietitian and member of Rimon Chapter, gave a terrific and delicious cooking demonstration and chatted about using Quinoa to add nutritional value to your meals. Delicious samples and recipes were provided by Laura. The audience was very engaged, asked great questions and shared their own quinoa experiences and recipes. Our Membership and Engagement committee also baked goodies to serve with tea and coffee. #5 Alina Ianson, National Executive Director, gave an informative presentation about the programs that we support. Many of the guests gave donations to CHW as well as purchased cards that were beautifully illustrated by Edith Monson z’l, Connie Kussner’s sister-in-law.

City Wide Chanukah Party

Once again, we were fortunate that Living Life on the Avenue hosted our Chanukah Party on the Penthouse floor, which has an amazing view of the city. On December 13, they decorated the room and served delicious latkes, spring rolls, and desserts to our 50 guests; the room was filled to capacity. The evening was informative: Tali Baum, CHW Toronto President, and Tova Train, CHW Toronto Vice President, brought our members up-to-speed on the work being done at the city level, and Debbie Eisenberg, CHW National President, gave an informative talk about Hadassah Academic College.

Gayla Schwartz sang the traditional blessings over the candles. We had a wonderful guest singer, Eldan Cohen, who led us in singing all the traditional Chanukah songs in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. This set a beautiful “freilach” atmosphere for everyone. Tova also led us in a lively, albeit competitive game of CHW Chanukah Bingo. Gila Chapter was in top form and won most of the prizes. This was a lovely evening of friendship and a great way to end an exciting year of successful activities. #6 76

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CHW VANCOUVER Walk to Protect Children

Sunday, September 10, was our annual Walk to Protect Children at Spanish Banks. The weather co-operated and we walked at least 10,000 steps with much laughter! Afterwards, we enjoyed a picnic lunch with much schmoozing, more laughter, and plenty of fundraising. Many thanks to Debbie Lewin for organising the event. Be sure to join us next year! #1,2

Heroes Among Us

Heroes Among Us was held Sunday, September 17, at Shaughnessy Country Club, and was an amazing success with a sellout crowd. We honoured three women: Courtney Cohen, for her work with Rose’s Angels; Lori Yelizarov for the Noah Yelizarov Memorial Hockey Tournament; and Helen Coleman for her long CHW history, starting with her mother, Rose Soskin, in 1916. A special treat was the appearance of guest speaker, Past National President, Sandy Martin.#3,4

Pottery Night

Our pottery evening on November 21 was a night of art and fun. We learned about pottery creation and then made our very own penguin mugs, amid much laugher! 94-year-old Lila Goldin was the hit of the night! #5,6

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L-R: Tamar Glaser, Lori Barer, Philip Barer, Karen Cohen, Debbie Rozenberg, Stephanie Rusen, Debbie Lewin, and Alana Korsunsky

Kate Bevan-Smith and Debbie Lewin blowing up balloons

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Vancouver Past National Presidents L-R: Stephanie Rusen, Judy Mandleman, Sandy Martin, and Rochelle Levinson

Heroes Among Us Honorees L-R: Toby Rubin, Lori Yelizarov, Courtney Cohen, Helen Coleman, and Stephanie Rusen

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Pottery Night Studio. L-R Stephanie Rusen, Kate BevanSmith, Lori Barer, Debbie Lewin, Tamar Glaser, Lila Goldin, and Claudia Goldman

Lila Goldin holding a finished masterpiece

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CHW EVENTS CALENDAR CHW Events Calendar is subject to change without notice. Please check with your respective Centre for current information or on the CHW website at www.chw.ca. Share your upcoming Centre events by email: info@chw.ca.

MARCH 2018 3

CHW Toronto Hatikvah Chapter Trivia Night

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CHW Toronto Leadership Forum

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CHW Montreal A Visit to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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CHW Ottawa Ottawa Passover Fair

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CHW Toronto Tamid Chapter Presents “The Clergy Project”

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CHW Calgary Council Meeting

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CHW Toronto Tinokot Chapter Passover Tulips

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CHW Toronto Dor L’Dor Chapter Spin-A-Thon

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CHW National National Leader’s Assembly, Toronto

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CHW Ottawa Annual Campaign Telethon Ottawa

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CHW Toronto Shoshana Chapter Fundraising Evening

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CHW Toronto Rimon Chapter Event

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CHW Toronto Atzmaut Chapter Entertaining for Dummies

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CHW Toronto Atid Chapter Literary Levee

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CHW Saskatoon Silver Spoon Dinner

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Toronto 14 CHW Machar Art Day 2018 Montreal 14 CHW Nurses’ Council Health Forum Kitchener-Waterloo 14 CHW Annual Campaign Event Vancouver 17 CHW Aviva Games Day Toronto 28 CHW Tzedakah Chapter At Our Table Vancouver TBD CHW StepIn Out

JUNE 2018 Toronto 1 CHW Aterret Chapter Games Night Montreal 2 CHW Walk to Protect Children Toronto 3 CHW Mentorship Wrap-Up Ottawa 3 CHW Ottawa Spring Tea Calgary 7 CHW Council Meeting Vancouver 10 CHW Walk to Protect Children

JULY 2018 Montreal 12 CHW 44th Annual Pro-Am for Kids Golf Tournament


2018 Dear CHW Members, As per CHW By-Laws: The Nominations Committee shall call for nominations by sending a Notice to all CHW Members and to all City Centres and Donor Centres not less than eight (8) months prior to an AGM at which an election of Directors will be held.

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) Annual and Life Members are invited to attend the CHW Annual General Meeting

Claudia Goldman, Immediate Past National President and Nominations Chair, will contact all CHW Centres prior to February 27, 2018, calling for nominations.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Under the Not-for-Profit Act, ALL Members have the right to participate in the election of Directors for Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW). Please watch for the pull-out section in the Summer 2018 ORAH magazine for candidate information and election details. Please Note: Individual Members can also nominate Directors. For more information on this process, please contact the CHW Head Office.

Time & Location: TBD AGM Agenda will include: • Audited Financial Statement • Board of Directors Election • Such other business as may properly come before the Meeting

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100 Years of Changing Lives

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