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My Homeland My Impact

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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..


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.


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.


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.


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 The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) 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.

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



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.


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.

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Giving With Purpose Marilyn Libin Redefining Philanthropy Alina Ianson The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach Canadian Young Judaea Risa Epstein Hadassah Medical Organization Prof. Zeev Rotstein


Hadassah Academic College Prof. Bertold Fridlender

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Hadassah International Robert Dorfman


World WIZO Esther Mor World WIZO Prof. Rivka Lazovksy CHW Endowment Gift Largest Transformative Endowment Gift in CHW History from Marla & Aubrey Dan

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Children: The C in CHW Together Again


The Power of Collaboration A New Partnership Between CHW Projects

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Sustainer Profile Randi Winter

Healthcare: The H in CHW A Second Chance Women: The W in CHW Up For The Challenge CHW in Canada Community Partners Update

Donor Report 2018 Where Your Money Goes Woman/Man of Distinction Susan & John Rose Unforgettable Israel CHW Major Supporter Trip Woman of Valour Charlotte Levene Tribute Gala 2018 In Honour of Debbie Eisenberg

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2018 AGM & NLA Announcing CHW’s 24th National President

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Kochi’s Brownies CHW Netanya Technological High School Patisserie Program


In Conversation Tova Train CHW Legacy Circle Lynn Gillman CHW Insider Membership News and Information Get to Know Your CHW Professional Team CHW Project Visit Guide Visiting CHW Projects CHW SHUK Centre and Chapter Fundraisers CHW Coast to Coast Updates from CHW Centres across Canada CHW Events Calendar What’s coming up at a CHW Centre near you!

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PUBLISHER Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) EXECUTIVE EDITOR Marilyn Libin National President EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Alina Ianson National Executive Director ART DIRECTOR MANAGING EDITOR 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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Giving With Purpose Marilyn Libin National President “When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – Howard Schultz Dear Friends, After all the amazing work accomplished by past CHW National Presidents, I am so proud to be devoting the next two years of my life to this organization. I am so honoured to be serving with such a dedicated group of supporters, who are committed to CHW’s mission, vision, and values. Our common goal of passionately supporting Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada not only gives us purpose, but brings us together as a community. Together, we will ensure a strong future for CHW. Although I am a Canadian, I was raised to love Israel. I recall my parents dancing around the room when Israel was declared a state. They made a rule for our family: each of their four children, upon turning 16, must spend the summer in Israel. And so, at the age of 16, I spent two months in Israel. I fell very much in love with the country. When thinking about Israel, I am often reminded of a quote by Theodor Herzl, “It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit.” That is what I found on my first trip to Israel, and it is what I see every time I return. Being a strong supporter of both Israel and our local community, I instantly connected to the mission of CHW. I have visited our projects in Israel several times and am extremely impressed and inspired by the great work being done by our organization. Helping children, improving healthcare, and supporting women gives CHW a real purpose. Our giving positively impacts thousands of lives each year. During the Centennial “Celecation” Trip to Israel, I fell in love with Israel all over again, but this time I was side-by-side with the generous and passionate supporters of CHW. We saw first-hand how positive an impact CHW has made on the lives of at-risk children and their families. It was an experience I will cherish forever. No matter how or why we give, we must be sure to do it with purpose. Purposeful giving is important because it means that we have direction. To move forward with intention, you need to know where you are going. My goal for the organization is to look at change as a positive and find the smoothest path. We are giving with purpose to ensure the future of CHW! Todah Rabah,

Marilyn Libin National President


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Redefining Philanthropy Alina Ianson National Executive Director “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” — Albert Camus Dear Friends, The world is changing with an ever-greater speed. As we continue to move forward with our century-old mission of passionately supporting Children, Healthcare, and Women, we find ourselves in the midst of a paradigm shift. The 21st century is quickly evolving into an era defined by global disruption, as socio-economic changes and ground-breaking technological advancements are having a major impact and are turning standard modes of operation, models, and assumptions upside down in every area of life, including the field of philanthropy. When we are talking about 21st century philanthropy, we are not only looking forward toward a successful future, but also looking back at what made CHW sustainable and relevant for more than 100 years. So, what are the characteristics of success going to look like for CHW in the 21st century? PASSION: Passion drives all philanthropy. We respond to what we are passionate about and what concerns us. LEADERSHIP: Leadership at all levels is critical to successful efforts. INVOLVEMENT: When we are involved, we make informed decisions, which in turn, makes our impact that much greater. ACCOUNTABILITY: Act with integrity at all levels, evaluate accomplishments, and learn how we can be more effective. FLEXIBILITY: Effective organizations adapt to ever-changing environments, constantly evolving to meet and conquer new challenges. As much as some things change, some remain the same. At the end of the day, Old is the new New. And common human values are never out of style.

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Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is a non-political, non-partisan national network of dedicated volunteers and professionals who strongly believe that the advancement of childcare, education, healthcare and women’s issues transcends politics, religion and national boundaries.


CHW passionately supports programs and services for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada.


Our vision is to be the best Canadian philanthropic organization supporting social services, programs and projects in Israel and Canada. We strive to be recognized as the leaders by our members and friends, donors, partners and our beneficiaries in Israel and Canada. We strongly believe that every human being deserves to achieve their full potential, while living in safety and security. Our support of excellent education, advanced medical care and ground breaking research benefits people globally, improves lives and provides hope. By providing donors and volunteers with a vehicle to affect meaningful change through their philanthropy, CHW enables its supporters to make the world a better place.


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Supporting and improving the lives of families in Israel Enriching the lives of Canadians Empowering women to reach their full potential Offering education and leadership opportunities Embracing social change Operating with integrity and fiscal responsibility Ensuring a legacy for future generations ORAH Magazine Winter 2019

Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds all of you in the best of health and spirits.


Sometimes I think that working in a big hospital such as ours can be quite a rollercoaster ride: our departments are full of patients, our operating rooms are working around the clock, and our doctors are working overtime, in order to save lives.

Recently, we saved the life of a 16-year-old girl, who was hospitalized after a severe allergic Director General Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach reaction. She reached the hospital with respiratory failure and was immediately treated in the CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene PICU. The newly updated PICU is truly life-saving, thanks to the support of CHW!

The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) is currently on the verge of a profound transformation, from a major hospital into an expansive medical campus. Hospital grounds will soon be increased by 60%, additional medical facilities will come under our responsibility, and the number of potential patients will grow extensively. This is a challenging time for us, a time of change and a time of growth. We wish to thank you again for your generous support, your friendship, and donations that really do save lives! Warmest regards, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach Director General

Dear Friends, It has been an incredible year for CYJ, and I would like to share some of the highlights with you.

CANADIAN YOUNG JUDAEA National Executive Director Risa Epstein

Machane Lev, Canada’s first and only Jewish summer camp for the LGBTQ+ community was such a huge success that CYJ is now running year-round activities for the community. We are so proud that JOLT, our social action program, has expanded from Toronto and Montreal to include Vancouver and Halifax. This February, we are hosting our Leadership Convention in Toronto, with participation from coast to coast. The demand for our programs is at an all-time high and our summer camps and Israel program are brimming with campers.

There is no doubt that the ongoing support we receive from CHW has made all of this possible. CHW can be proud that by supporting CYJ it is having an impact on the Canadian Jewish community and its future. Together we are building leaders, teaching Jewish values, and engaging youth in thought provoking and meaningful Jewish programs. We thank you for your generosity and support and for ensuring the future of Canadian Young Judaea, Canada’s largest Zionist Youth Movement. Chazak Ve’Ematz, Risa Epstein National Executive Director ORAH Magazine Winter 2019


Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to send my warmest greetings to CHW’s dedicated members in this new issue of ORAH magazine. It is my special privilege, on behalf of Hadassah Medical Organization, to express my deepest gratitude to CHW.


Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein

This year, we look forward to continuing our fruitful partnership with CHW and our shared goal of upgrading the MRI machine in the Department of Radiology and purchasing advanced Angiography Machines for the Angiography Unit. Hadassah has outstanding leaders in the fields of radiology. Many of

the complex medical treatments we provide are unique in Israel and the region. Our medical team, however, needs state-ofthe-art equipment for the optimal treatment of our patients. Through your generosity, once again, we aim to maintain Hadassah’s world-class standards and fulfil our ongoing commitments to the people of Israel. Wishing you a healthy, peaceful, and successful 2019! Prof. Zeev Rotstein Director General

Dear Friends,


Prof. Bertold Fridlender

HAC is CHW’s first new partnership of the century


We’re grateful for another fruitful year in our partnership with CHW, which has profoundly impacted Hadassah Academic College (HAC). We’re especially excited by the gift from Marla and Aubrey Dan, to rename our Department of Inclusive Industrial Design. The new DAN Department of Creative Human Design will educate students to redefine the field of social design, and support scholarships, lecturers, seminars and conferences, promoting collaborative efforts with universities and healthcare centres in Israel and abroad. We’re also grateful to CHW for your on-going support of our CHW Center for Clinical Training and Community Care. The CHW Center is Israel’s leading program,

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enabling students to gain firsthand experience at internships in various healthcare and educational settings. The CHW Center also constitutes a critical treatment venue where we provide therapies to some 3,000 of Jerusalem’s most disadvantaged residents, including children with speech and language delays, stroke patients, and adults with hearing loss. We are truly grateful for your assistance. Feel free to visit us when you’re in Jerusalem and witness the tremendous impact of your support at HAC. With warm regards, Prof. Bertold Fridlender President

Dear Friends, With the advent of the 2019 New Year, we are challenged to continue the record-breaking success that Hadassah International achieved last year, raising the largest amount of funds in a single year in our 30+ year history!

Hadassah International‘s 360 Degree Campaign to renovate the “round” building and bring it up to 21st century standards to accommodate the burgeoning population in Jerusalem and its environs.

Much of our success lies in our new markets and the combination of skilled professionals and dedicated volunteers engaging new donors.

Let’s set our mutual goals high as we dedicate ourselves once again to our sacred mission of improving the health and education of those we serve.

Undoubtedly, CHW contributed to our success with your support of the Nursing Control Station in the Operating Rooms of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. I am so pleased to share with you that progress is being made with


Robert Dorfman

With best wishes for the year ahead, Robert Dorfman President

Dear Friends, First, I would like to congratulate Marilyn Libin, the 24th CHW National President, on her recent election and wish her much success. Amazing and significant work is being carried out at our joint projects. CHW Daycare Centres provide babies and toddlers with a solid educational beginning to their lives. CHW Hadassim and Nahalal Children and Youth Villages provide equal and quality education and values, so that its graduates become productive and giving members of society. They also specialize in taking disadvantaged and dysfunctional youth, and helping them bridge social and educational gaps.

The Na’aleh Program provides Jewish teenagers with education and the essential tools to successfully integrate into Israel’s society. The Emergency Centre for Children at High Risk and the CHW Eunice Mouckley Therapeutic Centre at CHW Hadassim save the lives of children and teenagers in distress. I am thankful for the privilege and opportunity we have to continuously help those who need us.

WORLD WIZO President

Warm regards,

Esther Mor

Esther Mor President

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Dear Chaverot, Every year, thousands of students graduate from our schools and youth villages. Each of them leaves with a quality education, confidence, and a set of values to become the leaders of tomorrow. A few months ago, my dream of establishing a network of these talented WIZO graduates was finally realized at a very festive launch event at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village. I was truly proud to see hundreds of our graduates taking part in this landmark event and joining our initiative, including two of our most celebrated CHW Hadassim alumni: MK Shelly Yacimovich and Deputy Chairwoman of the Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women Oshra Yosef Friedman.


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The establishment of our Graduate Association marked the beginning of a new social force in Israel – where over 3,000 of our graduates, leaders in all areas of life, can now take an active role in supporting and empowering our students. I would like to thank you, our dear Canadian Chaverot, for the role you are playing in raising generations of inspiring graduates. I am truly proud of them and of their contribution to our mission to improve Israeli society and promote the welfare of diverse populations. With warmest wishes, Prof. Rivka Lazovsky Chairperson

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Prof. Rivka Lazovsky

CHW receives the largest transformative endowment gift in CHW history of $6.5 Million from Marla & Aubrey Dan allocated to Hadassah Academic College, The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh), as well as to CHW, to ensure the strategic needs of the organization are met. The goal of our gift is to help ensure the longevity of our hundred-year-old organization; to help CHW flourish and remain relevant for the next 100 years.”

Toronto, Canada – Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) announced that it has received the largest transformative endowment gift in CHW history from Marla and Aubrey Dan of $6.5 million to be used in Israel to launch the DAN Department of Creative Human Design at Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem as well as the Marla Dan Interventional Radiology Institute at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) in Be’er Ya’akov. Marla and Aubrey Dan are long-time supporters of CHW’s projects and programs. Marla Dan was the CHW National President between 20092014, and continues to provide indispensable leadership and mentorship. Aubrey Dan is a Canadian businessman as well as a Tony-Award® winning theatre producer (MEMPHIS). He is the principal of Dancap Family Investment Office. They are very generous philanthropists, who make high impact, transformational gifts in healthcare, community, and education in Canada and Israel through the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation (AMDF). Their daughter Alyse is a CHW member and the Executive Director of AMDF. As donors and major supporters of CHW, Marla and Aubrey Dan invest financial resources as well as a great deal of their personal time. Marla has dedicated over 30 years to the organization, serving as National President for six years; an outstanding accomplishment of its own. Marla is a passionate supporter of CHW’s mission, vision, and values. Marla said, “Our endowment is the gift that will keep on giving: investment income generated from the endowment gift will be

The donation to the DAN Department of Creative Human Design will provide scholarship support to deserving and qualified students; support guest lecturers, academic seminars and conferences with colleagues from Israel and abroad; support workshops to improve teaching methods and approaches for faculty; facilitate international student exchange; and enable the Department to pursue collaborative efforts with academic institutions and medical centres in Israel and overseas. Alina Ianson, CHW National Executive Director, noted: “The DAN Department of Creative Human Design is the only undergraduate department in Industrial Design in the world focusing on the design of tools and products for the benefit of overlooked populations with special needs, including the physically challenged, the elderly, and the very young.” The donation to the Marla Dan Interventional Radiology Institute will provide healthcare professionals with modern tools and equipment, so patients requiring urgent care are never turned away. The updates to the Institute will ensure patients have access to life- saving procedures and a chance for a full recovery. According to Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director General of The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh), “The donation to the Marla Dan Interventional Radiology Institute will help secure state of the art non-invasive radiological equipment, ensuring the hospital can continue to provide the best in personal care, diagnosis, and medical treatment.” ORAH Magazine Winter 2019




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Together Again Lior was referred to the CHW Eunice Mouckley Therapeutic Centre at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village following many failed attempts to integrate him into the school system. Lior had been expelled from two school districts and had major behavioral challenges; he was aggressive and showed total disregard for authority. Upon his arrival, Shelly, the Therapeutic Centre Director, and her team of psychologists, worked closely with Lior to understand the root cause of his issues. After contacting Lior’s parents to learn more about his home life, they discovered that Lior was living in a very hostile home environment. Lior’s parents, Shai and Deena, were locked in a bitter divorce battle. After being the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of Shai, Deena was trying to save herself from future violence. Lior’s parents were so busy with their own problems that Lior had been severely neglected. When Shelly approached Lior’s parents to come and be a part of the treatment process, Shai refused to cooperate. Deena; however, agreed to attend counseling sessions with Lior, and this is when a change began to take place. Through the treatment process, the Therapeutic Centre team were able to understand the complex family situation, and develop a plan to help them heal together. They referred Deena to a centre that supports women who have been victims of domestic violence. Lior received treatment through one-on-one therapy, as well as animal therapy, with the primary goal of teaching him compassion and how to care for others. After a few months of individual therapy, Lior and Deena began to have treatment together at the Therapeutic Centre. The open communication

enabled the mother and son to work together to better understand one another. Deena once again began to assume the maternal role and give her son the support he desperately needed.

“The CHW Therapeutic team were better able to understand the complex family situation, and come up with a plan to help them heal together.” As Deena continues to seek treatment for the emotional trauma she suffered, the CHW Therapeutic Centre team felt it best for Lior to live in a Family Unit at CHW Hadassim. While Shai is no longer a part of Lior’s life, Lior now visits his mother each week and they have established a healthy relationship. At CHW Hadassim, Lior was given the opportunity to live in a safe and happy place with people who look after his well-being. The psychologists are confident that Lior will be able to return home with his mother within the next six months. It is because of the CHW Eunice Mouckley Therapeutic Centre that Lior’s life was forever changed and Deena was given the support that she needed. Now that they are together again, they have grown stronger and are ready to move forward as a family.

*Due to confidentiality, details and names have been changed.

Learn more online: www.chw.ca/children

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A Second Chance

All childhoods should be happy, but sometimes life has other plans.

Sofia wanted to run and play with the other kids in her Ukrainian neighbourhood. At five years old, she didn’t understand why she wasn’t like other children. Instead of going to the park and taking swimming lessons, Sofia spent most of her life in and out of hospitals. Her parents took her to dozens of doctors, but no one was able to diagnose her. Sofia’s health condition was declining and her parents thought that their only child was going to die. A family friend suggested that they go to Israel to seek help. After medical examinations, Sofia was admitted to the CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh). Upon arrival at the PICU, the doctors noticed Sofia’s eyelids were drooping, she was struggling to breathe, and she could not properly speak. In fact, it appeared that Sofia was going into respiratory failure, and the doctors knew they needed to act immediately to save her life. Using the state-of-the-art resources at the PICU, they were able to diagnose Sofia with a rare autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. This rare disease damages the nerves and weakens the skeletal muscles that are responsible for moving certain parts of the body, including the arms and legs, and those that control breathing. It can affect one’s ability to chew, speak, and even swallow. It was the first time in her young life that doctors were able to successfully diagnose her condition, which meant treatment could finally begin.

“It was the first time in her young life that doctors were able to successfully diagnose her condition, which meant treatment could finally begin.” After a great deal of consultation, the PICU medical team understood that Sofia’s case was severe and that they needed to take a more extreme and specialized approach. Using a procedure called plasmapheresis, healthy plasma soon replaced the harmful antibodies in Sofia’s blood. The treatment was incredibly successful! After only a few weeks in the PICU, Sofia was given a clean bill of health and was told that she is now in remission. Sofia was finally able to live her life like other five year olds; she started drawing pictures, eating solid foods, and was finally able to run around and play with other children. The PICU medical team gave this little girl a second chance at life. The incredible love and care that Sofia and her family received at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) inspired them to stay in Israel. They have since made Aliyah and are now living in Ashkelon where Sofia attends school. The family is so appreciative of the remarkable care that they received and continue to regularly visit the doctors who saved Sofia’s life.

*Due to confidentiality, details and names have been changed

Learn more online: www.chw.ca/healthcare

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My Homeland My Impact


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Every human being deserves to achieve their full potential. Our support of excellent education, advanced medical care, and ground breaking research benefits people globally, improves lives, and provides hope. By providing donors with a vehicle to effect meaningful change through their philanthropy, CHW enables its supporters to make the world a better place.

This year, consider becoming a member of one of our new categories of giving.

Women for Women This year, when you give a gift of $1,800, you will receive a beautiful Women for Women pin recognizing your gift, which we know you will wear with pride.

Double Chai As a member of the Double Chai category, you will receive a beautiful Ketubah-style certificate designed in Israel, in recognition of your $3,600 gift. We know this certificate will make a great addition to your home or office.

Keyholder As a CHW Keyholder, you will receive a beautiful and stylish sterling silver pendant, made in Israel, which can be worn daily as a reminder of your $5,000 gift and commitment to CHW.

Yes, I want to give a one-time gift of...

Payment information: Please complete the following:

Name: Address: City: Telephone: E-mail:


Postal Code:

How would you like your name to appear in CHW publications and advertising? (for example: Jane Doe, Mrs. Jane Doe, Jack and Jane Doe, Anonymous, etc.)

Payment Information:

c Cheque (made payable to Canadian Hadassah-WIZO) c Credit Card c VISA c Mastercard c AMEX

Credit Card No: Expiry Date: / Cardholder’s Name: Signature:

c $1,800 Women for Women

c $3,600 Double Chai

Please mail completed form to: Canadian Hadassah-WIZO, CHW Head Office, 638A Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 209, Toronto, ON M3H 2S1 Call 1-855-477-5964 or 416-477-5964 for information or to enroll by phone

c $5,000 Keyholder

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Up For The Challenge Jomana grew up in Kfar Kana, a small town north of Nazareth. She graduated from high school with excellent grades in physics, chemistry, and math. After graduation, she was accepted into Hadassah Academic College (HAC) to study Communication Disorders. Coming from a small town to the noisy centre of Jerusalem wasn’t easy for Jomana. She had to take a four-hour bus ride each Saturday to be ready for classes on Sunday mornings, and then each Thursday she would make the long trek back home again. Jomana soon found herself adjusting to the schedule, and began using her long commute to complete her school work. After graduating from HAC, Jomana received a scholarship from Alyn Rehabilitation Hospital in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at the hospital. The two years turned into nine, during which she completed a master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Tel Aviv University. In 2015, Jomana began working at the CHW Centre for Clinical Training & Community Care. At first, she found the transition from working in a hospital environment to working in a clinic setting to be challenging. In the clinic, each patient session was only 45 minutes, so she had to stay focused to make the most of their time. She had to work hard and study new methods of therapy, but she soon felt herself rising to the challenge, overcoming each obstacle, and successfully working with her new patients. For example, Jomana recently worked with a three-year-old boy from East Jerusalem. As the youngest of six children, Daniel was a late talker and came to speech therapy with some behavioural issues. He was highly uncooperative

at the beginning of treatment; often yelling or throwing objects out of frustration. By this time, thanks to all her work at the CHW Centre, Jomana found herself thriving in challenging situations. She worked hard to gain Daniel’s trust, and was soon able to sit comfortably with him through each session.

“She soon felt herself rising to the challenge, overcoming each obstacle, and successfully working with her new patients. ” Jomana also began working with Daniel’s parents, showing them how to encourage their son to speak. Now, after many successful weeks of treatment, Daniel greets Jomana with a big smile at the start of each session. At home, Daniel now happily communicates with his parents and siblings on a regular basis, and his parents are so proud of how far he has come. Currently, Jomana now loves working at the CHW Centre. Her work brings her a great deal of satisfaction and she has learned to celebrate each new success with her patients. She is so happy to have found a place where she can not only learn and grow each day, but where she can positively impact the lives of those in need.

*Due to confidentiality, details and names have been changed.

Learn more online: www.chw.ca/women

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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, we raised

$76,594 during the month of December! On behalf of all those who look to CHW for a brighter future, we thank you. And remember, Miracles Come in Moments!


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CHW in Canada 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 locally by our CHW Centres.

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 supports 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 difference in the lives of thousands of young adults. CHW Calgary Chanukah Toy Drive For 16 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 2018 Toy Drive provided toys, movie passes, and gift cards at the ACH and JFS. This mitzvah project supports the 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. 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 Horwitzz’l graduated from the program in 2004. 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 non-perishable food items for Chanukah in December 2018, and most recently packaged food for the Shabbat to Share Program. CHW members also recently served 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 2019 Pro-Am For Kids will be donated to Camp Erin. Camp Erin® is the largest network of free bereavement summer 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. ORAH Magazine Winter 2019



COLLABORATION Two CHW projects recently embarked on a new partnership! CHW Netanya Technological High School and CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village have initiated a project of getting to know one another through baking.

This partnership brings together girls from CHW Hadassim’s family units with teenagers from the Patisserie Program at CHW Netanya. Every month, around twenty children gather in the Patisserie classroom at CHW Netanya to bake something together. Since the beginning of the shool year, the program has already seen immense success and felt the positive impact of the cooperation the program fosters. The girls from CHW Hadassim come from severe situations and many are suffering from emotional trauma. All are undergoing 24

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counselling and therapeutic support. They arrive at CHW Hadassim in need of a warm and loving home atmosphere. The new program offers them a healthy and therapeutic outlet for their pain. The children from CHW Netanya also come from challenging backgrounds, many with severe behavioural issues. While getting to know one another, they are also finding a positive outlet through baking. The students have gained exposure to new people and new skills. Above and beyond this, the children feel appreciated for being asked to participate in this new program. The partnership, initiated by Benny Shai, Principal of CHW Netanya, was created with the goal of sharing school resources and helping at-risk teens make new friends. So far, the collaboration has been a success!

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Randi Winter

For me, the question is not why I became a CHW Sustainer, but rather, how could I not? Arriving in Vancouver, knowing no one, and having no nearby relatives or kids in school to provide a social outlet, CHW became my first Vancouver networking system. Well over 40 years later, it is still a cherished networking system, where I know I can both give and receive. I truly appreciate both!





There are many different kinds of friendships, but the ones based on tikkun olam, a shared desire to make a difference in the world, set those friendships apart.

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There are many different kinds of friendships, but the ones based on tikkun olam, a shared desire to make a difference in the world, set those friendships apart. They may be the same friends we go out with, belong to book club with, exercise with, or have playdates for our kids with, but when we get together for a higher purpose, outside of ourselves and outside of the country where we live; it adds a very rich and rewarding level to the bonds of friendship. I must admit that for a few years in the middle, I was not as active, but Atid Chapter always had at least one event each year that I attended. In 2014, when Claudia Goldman told me about her upcoming national presidency and asked me to be part of it, I agreed and sat on the local executive again and was part of the larger National Leadership Forum. I became a life member almost immediately after joining CHW, and a few years ago also became a CHW Sustainer. My husband and I were particularly motivated by a trip we took to Israel with Claudia Goldman and her husband Paul. My husband, Sam, and I met in Israel, our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was in Israel, and we were once again without our own family in Vancouver and it was the perfect time to return. Those experiences on every level further motivated our financial and personal commitment to CHW. Above all, CHW has offered me amazing opportunities to give meaningfully from my heart, mind, and pocket. The rewards are priceless.

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CHW Sustainers Ruth Aaron, Ottawa Diane Cohen, Montreal (In Memory of Fredaz’l & Lorraine & Marvin Cohen, Ancaster Benjamin Feinsteinz’l) Marlene Cohen, Vancouver Shirley Abramsky, Kingston Nancy Cohen, Toronto Doreen Abugov, Calgary Paula Cohen, Toronto Leonda Adler, Victoria Esther Cole, Toronto Phyllis Adler, Toronto Helen Coleman, Vancouver Sheila Alexander, Toronto Tamara Collier, Edmonton Anonymous, Calgary (5) Claire Conrad, Vancouver Anonymous, Hamilton (1) Jean Cooperberg, Vancouver Anonymous, Montreal (1) Leba & Jack Cooperstone, Montreal Anonymous, Ottawa (2) Beverley Corber, Vancouver Anonymous, Toronto (7) Mollie Corber, Montreal Anonymous, Vancouver (5) Hazel Cosman, Calgary Pamela Austin, Toronto Stephen A. Cotsman, Ottawa Azrieli Foundation - Azrieli Family, Sylvia Cristall, Vancouver Montreal Shirley Croll, Montreal Susan Balinsky, Montreal Marla Dan, Toronto Anne Bank, Toronto Ann & Morris Dancyger, Calgary Debbie Bank, Toronto Evelyn Davis, Sydney Lori Barer, Vancouver Rhoda Dubin, Montreal Linda Barron, Calgary Ruth Dvorkin, Calgary Shelley Baruch, Toronto Frieda Lewin Dym, Montreal Renna Bassal, Montreal Wendy Eisen, Toronto Tali Baum, Toronto Debbie Eisenberg, Kitchener Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bell, Calgary Bina Ellen, Montreal Leona Bell, Calgary Corinne Engel, Toronto Lauren Bellon, Toronto Catherine Epstein, Vancouver (In Memory of Eleanor Sylvia Epstein, Toronto Lambertz’l) Sharon Estrin, Edmonton Bonnie Belzberg, Vancouver Karen Farkas, Edmonton Frances Belzberg, Vancouver Shelley Fine, Toronto Carol Berall, Montreal Faye Firestone, Toronto Judith Berg, Toronto Randi Fisher, London Patricia (Lala) Berkovic, Toronto Lily & George Fixler, Calgary Heather Glassman Berkowitz, Phyllis Flatt, Toronto Vancouver Mandy Fleischer, Toronto Eleonora Berku, Montreal Marilyn Fraiberg z’l, Calgary (Honouring great grand- Naomi Frankenburg z’l, Vancouver children, Adam, Raina, Ruth Freeman, Vancouver Eva & Kiren) Nora Freund, Toronto Sonia Bickman, Calgary Helen (Elly) Freund-Bell, London Pam Bierstock, Waterloo Patricia & Allan Friedland, Toronto Marjorie Blankstein, C.M., O.M., Lois Friedman-Fine, Toronto Winnipeg Edith Galfi, Toronto Erika Bloch, Toronto Ruth Garbe, Toronto Kathy Bloom, Toronto Naomi & Arnold Garber, Montreal Pearl Bloom, Toronto Corinne Gelfer, Vancouver Esti Bonkowski, Waterloo Rita Gerstein, Toronto Bernice Brownstein, Montreal Lynn Gillman, Ottawa Clarice Brownstein Kolomeir, Daniella Givon, Vancouver Montreal Rose-Marie & Leon Glassman, Orah Buck, Toronto Vancouver Gladys Buckler, Toronto Barbara Gleiberman, Edmonton Lynda Budd, Kitchener-Waterloo Marcia Glick, Waterloo Frieda Bugis, Edmonton Shirley Glick, Toronto Gloria Burnett, Montreal Vera Glube, Ottawa Bailah Burnsz’l, Toronto Bea Goldberg, Vancouver Pauline Burns, Toronto Debbie Goldberg, Toronto Stephanie Caplan, Toronto Helen Goldberg, Toronto Beverley Carley, Toronto Claudia Goldman, Vancouver Sandy Chernoff, Vancouver Glory Goldman, Toronto Arlein & Dov z’l Chetner, Calgary Diane Goldstein, London Glenda Chetner, Calgary Ellen Goldstein, Toronto Aviva Cheuk, Calgary Carole Grafstein, Toronto Lawrence & Penny Clein, Regina Gina Grant, Ottawa

Janice Gray-Edell, London Sandra Green, Montreal Jeannette Greenhutz’l, Vancouver Saryl Gross, Montreal Bonnie Grossman, Toronto Lynda Grossman, Montreal Sharon Grossman, Toronto Dr. Ralph & Sheila Gurevitch, Calgary Andrea Halperin, Toronto Jackie Halpern, Calgary Jackie & Hayim Hamborger, Calgary Mrs. Naomi Hashman, Calgary Bonnie Helper, Winnipeg 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 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 Ethel Kostman, Halifax Katty Kraizel, Toronto Marci & Jason Kroft, Toronto Sharon Kroft, Toronto Beatrice B. Kruppz’l, Montreal Gail E. Ksienski, Calgary Esther Kulik (In Memory of Lolaz’l and Mordecai Lipszycz’l Mrs. Connie Monson Kussner, Toronto Harriette Laing, Toronto Lana Landa, Vancouver Mrs. Sonja Langburt, Montreal Elayna Joy Latsky, Toronto Leila Lax, Toronto Elizabeth Laxer, Montreal Lillian & Arthur z’l Lerman, Toronto Charlotte Levene, Kitchener Shirley & Ronald Levene, Waterloo Sheila Nemtin Levine, Montreal Rochelle Levinson, Vancouver Marleen Levy, Toronto 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)

Charlotte Lubin, Montreal Fran Luborsky, Toronto Evelyn Thaw Maizen, Kingston Ruthe Mann, 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 Anita Morris, Montreal Dr. Michele A. Moss, Calgary Madelon E. Niman, Toronto Kathie & Mickey Norris, Waterloo 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 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 Dundi and Lyon Sachs, Montreal (In Honour of Debbie Eisenberg) Karen Sacks, Toronto Leyla Sacks, Vancouver Sharon Cookie Sandler, Toronto Bea Schachter, Montreal Evelyn Bloomfield Schachter, Montreal Diana Schwartz, Sydney Diane Schwartz, Sydney (In Memory of Terry Schwarzfeldz’l, Ottawa)

Ann Secter, Edmonton Ilse Seetner, Toronto Maxine Segalz’l, Regina (In Memory of Beaz’l & Harry Segalz’l) Susan Segal, Toronto Marcy Segall, Montreal Harold & Marsha Shabsove, Toronto Jane Shadley, Vancouver Brondell Shapiro, Toronto Evelyn Sheftel Shapiro, Calgary (In Memory of Bella Sheftelz’l) Faigel & Len Shapiro, Calgary Vivien Sharon, Toronto Betty & Jackz’l Sharp, Calgary Linda Shaw, Saskatoon (In Memory of Clarice Buckwoldz’l) Jackie Sheiner, Montreal Betty Ann Sherwood, Calgary Deborah Siegel, Toronto Judith Silver, London Ruth Simon, Toronto Myrna Singer, Waterloo Beverley Siskind, Toronto Hilda Smith, Calgary Dr. Stan & Carey Smith, Calgary Fran Sonshine, Toronto Mildred Sonshine, Toronto Julie Spira, Toronto (In Memory of Elizabethz’l and Leslie Herczogz’l) Marilyn Springer, Kingston Mrs. Harriet Star, Montreal Haya Stein, Calgary Dr. Mireille Steinberg, Montreal Rosslyn Steinberg, Calgary Joyce Strauss, Waterloo Barbara Sugar, Toronto Beverly Suliteanu Fowler, Montreal Eunice Swadron, Toronto Beverly Swedko, Ottawa Pamela and Marvin Tarek, Toronto Mary Taub, Calgary Maidy Teitelbaum, Montreal Louise Tenenbaum, Toronto Wynne & Harvey Thal, Calgary Sharolynne Toma, Edmonton Tova Train, Toronto Miriam Trehearne, Toronto (In Memory of Annettez’l & Louis Gordonz’l) Ruth Ullman, Calgary Martha Vajda, Toronto Evelyn Viner, Calgary Susan Wainberg, Montreal Zohar Wallach, Calgary Cynthia Borovoy Warren, Toronto Mary Waterman, Calgary Marilyn Weinstein, Vancouver Janet Weisz-Asa, Hamilton Zees Wenger, Montreal Janet Werger, Toronto Dr. Robert Wiener, Montreal Judy Winberg, Toronto Dr. Sam & Randi Winter, Vancouver

Sirky Wolynetz, Toronto Sylvia Wortsman, Toronto Gloria Wunder, Toronto Gwendolyn Yacht, Toronto Toby R. Yan, Ottawa Corinne R. Zagerman, Ottawa Judy Zelikovitz, Toronto Sheila J. Zive, Halifax Mrs. Rose Zivot, Calgary Daniel & Briana Zur, Waterloo *Sustainers to February 15, 2019

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Susan & John Rose

Susan and John Rose have philanthropy in their blood. Their families are active participants in the community, and they were raised with an expectation not just to give back, but to also take part. Susan’s entire family were all active volunteers; her father was on the Board of Directors at Baycrest, and her mother, aunt, and grandmother were all members of CHW. When Susan married and had her first child, her mother told her it was time to get involved with CHW. Both Susan and her daughter, Melanie, were then gifted with life memberships, making Melanie a 4th generation CHW member. Later on, when all three of her children were in school, Susan became active at CHW. “We knew other families involved in CHW, so it was easy to get involved,” said Susan. John’s family were also philanthropists and active members of the volunteer community, so giving back is a part of who he is. Susan grew up talking about all the volunteer work her parents were doing around the dinner table. She watched her mother open up their home for whatever needed to be done, which is something Susan now loves to do. Susan and John are leading by example so their children will feel connected and see how important it is to support Israel. For years, Susan, who is a member of CHW Toronto Centre’s Tamid Chapter, was in charge of the 30

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programme book for Tamid Chapter’s Girls Night Out. Her kids saw what a huge amount of work it was, and how involved and passionate she was about CHW. They have also witnessed their parents’ generosity. ``John and I actually started donating to my Chapter, which is how we first became CHW donors,” said Susan. Before the CHW Centennial “Celecation” Trip in 2017, Susan had only been to Israel once. What she liked most about the trip was seeing how accessible and inclusive CHW projects are. When they visited the CHW Terry Schwarzfeld (Ottawa) Daycare, it really made an impact on Susan. She spoke with an Arab mother of twins, about how the children were learning Hebrew at school and English at home. “It was just a normal conversation between mothers,” said Susan. “We were getting along, there was nothing political. And that is where it first struck me, what an impact CHW is having on Israel.” Both Susan and John were also really taken with Hadassah Academic College (HAC). After visiting the young children at the daycare, and then the teenagers at the youth villages, they enjoyed meeting the young adults at HAC. Susan shared: “We saw how you can spend a lifetime with CHW. HAC has so many wonderful career services for everyone, no matter their religious background or gender. It was so exciting to be the first people to visit CHW’s newest partnership.” For John, the work being done at the CHW Debbie

Eisenberg and Gary Levene PICU really spoke to him. Susan and John both enjoyed meeting Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director General of The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh). They felt the dedication of the staff was so personal and showed the extra level of care they give to everyone. During the trip, they also spent a great deal of time with CHW leadership. They found it inspiring to see how hard everyone works and that was one of the reasons why they made their gift to CHW. The other reason was because of how impressed they were after seeing CHW projects firsthand. “John and I tend to give most where we have a personal experience with an organization, and where we are most involved,” explained Susan. “We saw where the money is going and how CHW is running and how everyone is benefitting, and we think it is money well spent. It’s so nice to be part of an organization with such a great history in Canada AND Israel.” When asked what she would say to others who are thinking of making a Woman/Man of Distinction gift, Susan said, “Giving to CHW is worthwhile because it makes you feel that what you’re doing really makes a difference. Knowing our gift is going to a CHW project we visited makes it that much more special to us. We know our gift will make a difference.” ORAH Magazine Winter 2019






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JERUSALEM DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 FOCUS: WELCOME TO ISRAEL… LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN! • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, VIP Assistance provided by an Ayelet Tours Representative • Check-in and registration at The David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem • Welcome Dinner and Festive Program - Generously hosted by Professor Bertold Fridlender, Director of Hadassah Academic College (HAC) at his Private Residence in Jerusalem In Jerusalem we will be staying at The David Citadel Hotel. 32

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• Visit Hadassah Academic College (HAC) - A multicultural educational experience in the heart of Jerusalem • Lunch & Learn at Hadassah Hospital • Museum Experience and Dinner at Bible Lands Museum. - A private VIP Tour of the museum’s galleries, followed by dinner in a gallery - Program featuring special guest speaker



• Tunnel Tour Behind the Scenes - An exclusive tour of the Western Wall with archeologist and excavator, Dr. Avi Solomon, who was part of the Israel Antiquities Authority team that unearthed the ancient amphitheater adjacent to the Western Wall • Free time to explore and “get lost” in Jerusalem • Shabbat Dinner at Rama’s Kitchen - A memorable culinary experience in the heart of the Judean Hills - Entertainment featuring students from CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village

JERUSALEM DAY 4: SATURDAY, JUNE 15 FOCUS: FEEL INSPIRED IN THE JUDEAN DESERT! • Free morning for Shabbat services or to relax • Desert Jeep Tour and Picnic - Embark on a jeep tour in the Judean desert. As the sun sets, enjoy a wine and cheese picnic while overlooking a monastery • Dinner at the Dan Panorama Hotel’s Presidential Suite - Enjoy dinner together and delight in the comedic renditions by Comedian Joel Chasnoff ORAH Magazine Winter 2019


TEL AVIV DAY 5: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 FOCUS: ISRAEL FROM NEW HEIGHTS & REMARKABLE YOUTH VILLAGES • Departure from Jerusalem • Helicopter Tour - Take in the stunning landscapes and sheer magnificence of Israel from a bird’s eye view! • Visit CHW Nahalal Youth Village - Feature program by CHW Nahalal and CHW Hadassim, followed by lunch at the facility • Exclusive Chef’s Dinner and Wine Pairing at a winery with magnificent views of northern Israel In Tel Aviv we will be staying at The Royal Beach Hotel.

TEL AVIV DAY 6: MONDAY, JUNE 17 FOCUS: WHERE PASSION MEETS SUCCESS • Visit The CHW Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design - Unique program, followed by lunch at the facility • Private Evening at the Ilana Goor Art Gallery - Surrounded by arts and culture, tour the Ilana Goor Art Gallery, situated atop a hill in Old Jaffa with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea - Feature entertainment by Israeli symphony


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TEL AVIV DAY 7: TUESDAY, JUNE 18 FOCUS: LIFE-SAVING IMPACT & FAREWELL PARTY • Visit The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) - Exclusive program, followed by lunch at the facility • Free time to explore Tel Aviv, rest, or pack • Farewell Dinner and Program - An Unforgettable evening at the Canadian Ambassador’s Private Residence in Tel Aviv - Feature Entertainment by Michelle, Graduate of CHW Hadassim - Desserts catered by the CHW Netanya Technological High School Patisserie Program students

TEL AVIV DAY 8: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 FOCUS: ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END! • Check-out and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for flight back to Canada

The Memories Last Forever! Itinerary Subject to Change

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PRICE INCLUDES • Stay at 5-star hotels • All touring and sight-seeing in a deluxe, luxury vehicle with air conditioning, hosted by an English speaking tour guide • VIP airport transfer for both arrival and departure • Tips for guides, drivers and hotel staff • Daily Israeli Breakfast • Unlimited drinking water • Price based on double occupancy


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Charlotte Levene

Charlotte Levene has been a member of CHW for almost 60 years. Her mother was a dedicated CHW leader and supporter, often hosting meetings at the family home. Charlotte witnessed the dedication of volunteers and the passion of CHW leadership as she grew up, so it is no surprise that she was inspired to join CHW herself. After Charlotte was married in 1949, she came to live in Kitchener with her husband, Martin. Along with a few other newlyweds, Charlotte started the Sharon Chapter. She was president of her chapter more than once and has fond memories of hosting meetings and teas at her home. Like her Zionist parents, Charlotte loves Israel, and has visited many times. The first time she went, was with Martin in 1962. “It was very exciting when we flew over Israel the first time, we couldn’t believe we were really there,” she said. Every trip to Israel was very different and very exciting in its own way, but Charlotte’s first trip stands out in her mind. Charlotte and Martin were travelling with two other couples, and because they were members of CHW, they visited CHW Hadassim. Charlotte and Martin were always passionate supporters of children, and to this day, CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village remains close to Charlotte’s heart. When Charlotte’s son, Gary, married Debbie Eisenberg, Charlotte made Debbie a lifetime member of CHW. Debbie didn’t come from a CHW

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home like Charlotte did, but Charlotte knew Debbie would find a place for herself at CHW. And she was right; Debbie Eisenberg was the first CHW National President from Kitchener-Waterloo and is currently the Immediate Past President. Charlotte has successfully passed on her passion for Israel and CHW’s mission to the next generation of CHW leadership. Reading about other Women of Valour in ORAH magazine is one of the things that influenced Charlotte to become one herself, along with her trips to Israel and her many years of supporting CHW. “I’ve always supported Israel, and this is an even bigger way to continue my support,” she said. Charlotte shared that visiting Israel, and seeing our projects firsthand, made her decide to become a major supporter of CHW. “Seeing the great work done at CHW youth villages, daycare centres, hospitals, and all the projects supported by CHW is how my gift gives back to me,” said Charlotte. “I love the country of Israel, and with our help it will certainly continue to blossom and grow.” ORAH Magazine Winter 2019


Laughter is the Best Medicine

L-R: Gary Levene, Debbie Eisenberg, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Alina Ianson

CHW Tribute Gala On Saturday, October 27, 2018, an intimate group of members, donors, volunteers, and affiliates attended the CHW Tribute Gala, in Toronto, in honour of Debbie Eisenberg.

Comedian Joel Chasnoff

The Gala raised a net profit of $91,000 in support of the CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene PICU at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) in Israel. Everyone in attendance had an incredible evening: the food was delicious, the tributes to Debbie were inspiring, and of course, Joel Chasnoff’s performance was hilarious. It was a night to remember, and the perfect way to honour CHW’s 23rd National President. Following the event, the centrepieces (a variety of stuffed toys) were proudly donated to the Jewish Family & Child Drive for Dreidels Chanukah Gift Drive. We look forward to seeing everyone at future CHW events, and thank you for helping to improve lives and change the world! To view more photos from the Tribute Gala, please visit the CHW Facebook Album: @CanadianHadassahWIZO


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Marilyn Libin, CHW’s 24th National President

The Canadian HadassahWIZO (CHW) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and National Leaders Assembly (NLA) took place on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Intercontinental Yorkville. After breakfast, National President, Debbie Eisenberg, kicked off the NLA with the delivery of the CHW President’s Report. She highlighted the different ways CHW is assisting atrisk children, improving healthcare, and supporting women. Alina Ianson continued the NLA with her National Executive Director’s Report. The AGM began when Fred Fuchs, CPA, CA, presented the Audited Financial Statement, which was followed by the Nominations Report, presented 48

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by Esther Kulik, CHW Director and Nominations Committee Member. Finally, Marilyn Libin, National Vice-President and Governance Committee Chair, presented the CHW By-laws and Policy Manual. After lunch, Part Two of the NLA took place. First up was the Release of CHW Directors Duties, conducted by Marla Dan, Honorary National President. Next was an informative and inspiring presentation by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach, Director General of The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh). She spoke about the ongoing hospital expansions, and about the CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene PICU. The last part of the day focused on the Installation of the 2018-2020 CHW Board of Directors (BOD), beginning with the Installation of the BOD, conducted by Marla Dan, Honorary National President. Sandy Martin, Honorary National President, was given the honour of installing Marilyn Libin, the National President for CHW’s 2018-2020 Administration. Finally, Marilyn Libin, now the 24th CHW National President, gave her Acceptance Speech before adjourning for the day. The weekend was a huge success. With so many smart, creative, and dedicated women leading the 2018-2020 CHW Administration, our future looks brighter than ever!

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Kochi ’s Brownies These deliciously gooey, mouthwatering brownies are an original recipe created by CHW Netanya Technological High School Patisserie Program Teacher Kochi Hashai


Ingredients: 2 cups (300 grams) dark chocolate | 2 cups (300 grams) unsalted butter or margarine | 6 eggs | 1 1/2 cups (330 grams) granulated sugar | 1/2 cup (100 grams) all-purpose flour | 1/3 cup (40 grams) cocoa | Pinch of salt | Optional: 1 cup (200 grams) hazelnuts, walnuts or almonds

1. Preheat oven to 160oC (320oF). Prepare metal pan with greased parchment paper (square 9x9 pan) and set it aside 2. Using a bain-marie (also known as a water bath or double boiler), melt the chocolate and butter together 3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar until fluffy 4. Add the melted chocolate and butter into the eggs and sugar mixture, and then slowly add the remaining dry ingredients 5. Blend gently until smooth

6. If using nuts, you can now add them into the mixture and blend together. Alternatively, you can sprinkle them on top of mixture once it is in the pan 7. Pour into prepared pan, ensuring the mixture is evenly distributed, and then place pan on centre rack in oven 8. After 20 minutes, check the brownies with a wooden toothpick, adding 5-10 more minutes if needed 9. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes before cutting and/or serving Goes perfectly with coconut or vanilla icecream.

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LEADERSHIP IN CONVERSATION TOVA TRAIN CHW TORONTO PRESIDENT How did you first get involved with CHW? When I was 17 years old, I moved from Edmonton to Toronto to study theatre at York University. I was there for four years, and then soon after I graduated, I met my husband Marshall. At first, I was part of another Jewish organization, but many of the women were much older than me. I was a young woman looking for friends, and I didn’t have any children yet, so when my husband’s neighbour from childhood, Francie Kussner, asked me to join a local Chapter, I soon gravitated to CHW. Actually, many of my friends were not born in Toronto, and many of them found their way to CHW for the same reasons that I did. After my first Chapter closed down, I became a part of Tamid Chapter, where I remain to this day. What do you find most challenging about being a Centre President? Keeping ahead of the email. Email is always on my mind. I will open an email to read it, but not have time to respond and I immediately feel guilty. 52

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What would you tell someone who was thinking about getting involved with their local Centre? Although there are a lot of organizations that support Israel, CHW projects are without parallel. The kind of work we do in Israel is unique and really speaks to our people, for example, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) and the Lower Level IV Operating Rooms at Hadassah Hospital. And I have always said, if you can’t live in Israel, it is our responsibility to support the country. There hasn’t been a generation since Israel was established that hasn’t found a way to ensure our homeland is strong. What exciting initiatives are underway at the Toronto Centre? Well, we just had a great executive meeting last night, so things are fresh in my mind. First off, we’ve revamped a few aspects of The Reporter, which I’m very excited about. Secondly, our hope for this year’s Annual Campaign is to reach everyone in CHW Toronto Centre, whether you’ve given before or not. Also, we are working hard to expand our monthly giving program; we really believe it’s the future of giving in our organization. It’s easy, you don’t have to think

about it once you sign on, and the organization can plan for the future. And finally, we’re currently doing research to find some new flagship fundraisers for CHW Toronto Centre that will appeal to our entire membership as well as the outside community. What is surprising about CHW Toronto? I think people would be surprised to find out that we have over 20 active Chapters, and over 2,000 members in the city. In this day and age when membership is not so easy to come by, we get calls weekly, from people asking to be introduced to a Chapter they can join. I absolutely adore the women this organization attracts. I have met stellar professionals and women who are dedicated to the work that we do; women who are leaders by nature and by study. For a lot of women, this is their passion and it’s how they want to spend their time, and it is just so inspiring to be around.

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.

CHW also offers e-cards. All online orders receive an electronic tax receipt issued for donations of $10 or more.

CHW offers a complete selection of any occasion cards and certificates, to recognize lifecycle events, such as:

Order your card online at www.chw.ca, through your local card representative or a CHW Centre near you:

• Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Birth • Birthday • Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover • Mazel Tov • Sympathy • Todah Rabah

• CHW Calgary • CHW Edmonton • CHW Montreal • CHW Ottawa • CHW Toronto • CHW Vancouver

403-253-4612 780-444-6985 514-933-8461 613-699-0802 416-630-8373 604-257-5160

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Lynn Gillman

AN EASY DECISION I’m a planner. I love to plan everything in detail, whether it is a long-awaited vacation or a meeting with one of my clients. A will is simply a different type of plan. Everyone should review their will with their lawyer regularly, as their lives and situations change. I have always wanted to make meaningful contributions to charitable organizations. As I reviewed my will recently, I could not think of anything more meaningful than a bequest to CHW. I instructed my lawyer to add CHW to my list of beneficiaries and voila! Joining the CHW Legacy Circle was the easiest decision I have ever made and it also turned out to be the easiest donation I have ever made. I then contacted the CHW National Office to inform them of my intentions. And just like that, I am now part of CHW’s Legacy Circle. It makes me feel even more connected to CHW and its mission. I want to ensure that the organization that I have worked for and supported during much of my life continues to receive financial support from me afterwards. Joining CHW’s Legacy Circle was also a wonderful way to give a philanthropy lesson to my family and friends, and to remind them of how important our organization is to me and to Israel, Canada, and the world. 54

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I have always wanted to make meaningful contributions... Joining the CHW Legacy Circle was the easiest decision I have ever made.

To learn more about the CHW Legacy Circle, please visit: www.chw.ca/support-us/legacy-circle




Recognizing future gifts today CHW Legacy Circle Members* Freda Abugov, Edmonton Luba Allen, Edmonton Debbie Baylin, Ottawa Bonnie Belzberg, Vancouver Gloria Burnett, Montreal Robin Chernick, Ottawa Sandra Chernoff, Vancouver Helen Cohen, Toronto 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 Shelley Fine, Toronto Cynthia Flower, Montreal Sharon Flower, Montreal Ruth Freeman, Vancouver Corinne Gelfer, Vancouver Lynn Gillman, Ottawa Daniella Givon, Vancouver Marcia & Bernie Glick, Waterloo Lila Goldin, Vancouver Claudia Goldman, Vancouver Gina Grant, Ottawa Helen Greenfeld, Montreal Sharon Grossman, Toronto Roslyn Joseph, Montreal Sharon Kroft, Toronto Bea Krupp z’l, Montreal Judith Levine z’l, Hamilton Rochelle Levinson, Vancouver Marilyn Libin, Calgary Anabel Louis z’l, 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 Sylvia M Pollock z’l , Winnipeg 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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CHW INSIDER membership news and information

CHW CENTRE UPDATES Success Stories from CHW Centres


See What’s Up in Your Local Centre


Check Out Our New Project Activity Menu


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


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

REBECCA BOWSLAUGH National Marketing Communications Manager

E: rebecca@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.111 TF: 1-855-477-5964

• 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 • 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


• 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


• 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 Fundraising Events Manager E: ellen@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.112


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

• 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

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• Maintain and update Raiser’s Edge data • Weekly bank deposits and batch creation CHW Montreal Administrative • Donor relations, card donations, and mailings Assistant • Assist with Centre fundraising events E: brenda@montreal.chw.ca


T: 514-933-8461 ext.203


• 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 and corporate correspondence • Meeting coordination • Professional Liaison to all National Committees • Maintains office operations, efficiency, and procedures • Member of Professional Forum

Outreach and Office Manager E: jennifer@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.112

GENEBELLE NACIONALES • Coordinate major fundraising initiatives and events CHW Vancouver Centre Coordinator

E: office@vancouver.chw.ca

• 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


• 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


• Maintain and manage data in Raiser’s Edge • Weekly bank deposits and batch creation • Generate reporting solutions • Donor relations and card donations • Extract, investigate, and analyze data pertaining to Members and Donors

Gift & Data Entry Coordinator E: yvonne@chw.ca T: 416-477-5964 ext.106


• Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable • Tax receipts, card processing, and data entry • Provide financial and budget related support to Centres • Prepare financial reports yearly and as required • Generate and maintains schedules for campaigns, commitment payments, donation source, and expense/income reporting

National Bookkeeper E: susan@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


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

Contact Vimla for: •


Invoices, income reports, and general finance inquiries

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Marketing, design, and advertising related inquiries

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

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

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



Address: 10220-156th Street NW Suite 100 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



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

CHW HEAD OFFICE Address: 638A Sheppard Avenue West Suite 209 Toronto, ON M3H 2S1 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 Marilyn Libin Immediate Past President Debbie Eisenberg Directors Tali Baum Shelley Fine Lynn Gillman Roslyn Joseph Elayna Latsky Fran Luborsky Kathie Norris Brondell Shapiro National Executive Director Alina Ianson

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You’re Israel You’re Invited Invitedto toVisit VisitCHW CHWProjects Projectsin in 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


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“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

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.

Project / Location

Distance from


Visiting Hours


Tel Aviv


Clara Balinsky (Montreal) Daycare Centre - Zerifin

15 km

70 km

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

Rose Dunkelman (Toronto) Daycare Centre - Neve Sharet

15 km

80 km

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

175 km

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

35 km

100 km

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

Only accessible by car.

100 km

150 km

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

Only accessible by car.

Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design - Haifa

95 km

160 km

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

100 km

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

10 km

9 am to 3 pm Sunday to Thursday Closed holidays

CHW Calgary Bat Yam Women’s Centre - Bat Yam

10 km

70 km

Meets early morning; schedule changes often

Nahalal Youth Village Nahalal

Transportation Key

Private, rental, or hired car



From bus stop, a 10 minute walk on the grounds to daycare.

From bus stop, a 10 minute walk on grounds to hospital.


For further information about visiting CHW Projects in Israel, please ORAHcontact Magazinethe Winter 2019 CHW Head Office by e-mail at info@chw.ca or by telephone, toll-free 1-855-477-5964 or 416-477-5964.



CHW MONTREAL CHW OTTAWA To order call CHW Montreal at 514-933-8461 or email alanna@montreal.chw.ca

To order call CHW Ottawa at 613-699-0802 or email at info@ottawa.chw.ca

Montreal Celebrates Local Artists – $15

Stuffed Animals – $5 to $10

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

Montreal’s Favourite Passover Baskets – $50 Back by popular demand, The Shoshanim Chapter will once again be selling their unique holiday baskets. These beautiful baskets are a combination of kosher for Passover food and household items. They will be delivered by volunteers before April 19, 2019.

This project sells out every year! Don’t be disappointed — ORDER NOW!

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 affordably priced pins are the perfect gift for a new mother, birthday celebrations, and mother’s day.

Amit Chapter is selling unique stuffed animals with handcrocheted kippot. Available in small, medium, and large. Price depends on the size.

Mahjong Items – $5 to $20

Amit Chapter is selling handcrafted bags to hold mahjong racks, tiles, and cards.

Table Linens, Quilts, and Other Crafts – $10 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 CHW Toronto 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 HEAD OFFICE To order call CHW Head Office at 416-477-5964 or email info@chw.ca CHW Necklaces – $100

Limited Edition! These unique mementos include a CHW logo charm, customized just for CHW by Aura Designs, an exciting Israeli designer. Also available online: www.chw.ca/centennial-necklace

Limited Edition CHW Necklaces

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These unique mementos include a CHW logo charm, customized just for CHW by Aura Designs, an exciting Israeli designer. www.chw.ca/centennial-necklace

CHW COAST TO COAST There is always so much going on at CHW Centres across Canada. Find out below what happened over the last few months at the Centre near you. Check out the CHW Events Calendar on Page 74 to make sure you don’t miss out on upcoming events!


Annual Luncheon & Games Day

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 110 women came out to Canyon Meadows Golf Course for a lunch and an afternoon of games like Bridge, Mahj, Sequence, and Scrabble. Thank you to Sandy Adler, Dorothy Hanson, and Debbie Krygier for organizing this wonderful annual event. Thanks to all of the CHW supporters who volunteered and who helped make this event so enjoyable. This event was held in support of the CHW Debbie Eisenberg and Gary Levene PICU at The Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh). L-R: Sandy Adler and Dorothy Hanson

16th Annual Toy Drive

November and early December saw CHW Calgary supporters involved in a number of activities where they were promoting CHW and the Annual Toy Drive: sponsorship of a film at Beth Tzedec Film Festival, sponsorship of JCC Seniors Luncheon, and Tikvah Chapter brunch. New this year – toys could be purchased online through Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse, who then shipped the toys to CHW Calgary. CHW worked closely with the Calgary Jewish Community Centre again to collect toys, movie passes, gift cards, and donations to assist in creating smiles for over 190 boys and girls at Calgary Jewish Family Services (JFS), and then a special drop off at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. A very special thank you to the Beth Tzedec Sisterhood for its support as well. Thank you to Jeanie Groberman, Jackie Hamborger, and Arliss Levine-Rempel for their leadership. Toy delivery to Calgary Jewish Family Services

Tikvah Chapter Chanukah Party

A wonderful Chanukah potluck party was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Edith Dimant’s home. Over 30 women gathered, along with two of our young lifetime members, Alyssa and Kayla Rzepa, who assisted with greeting. Ginette Raphael spoke about growing up in Egypt and her journey to Canada and Charlotte Jacobson played a few songs. Lots of food and laughter was shared. Chanukah Potluck Party food preparation

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CHW Kitchener-Waterloo Centre hosted its 20182019 Opening Meeting on November 5, 2018 at Communitech in downtown Kitchener. Glenn Smith, Vice-President of Corporate Innovation and Client Success, gave a talk explaining how Communitech has been instrumental in developing the hi-tech business environment that the Kitchener region is so proud of. Marcia Glick, President of CHW K-W Centre, introduced Hadassah Academic College (HAC), and showed a short video about HAC. L-R: Glenn Smith, Arlene Shousterman, Marcia Glick


Bertha Weinstein Chapter Learns about “The Famous Five”

In November, Bertha Weinstein Chapter viewed a play performed about the Famous Five, five Alberta women who petitioned the Supreme Court of Canada to answer the question, “Does the word ‘Persons’ in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?” Their goal was to allow women to be appointed to the Canadian Senate. Community actors in the play about The Famous Five

Kol Hashalom Chapter Celebrates Chanukah & Helps Those In Need

In December, Kol Hashalom held its annual Chanukah Gift Exchange. In addition to a fun party, members brought donations for Street Level Women at Risk, a local program that assists women by providing housing for them to live independently. L-R: Dara Siegel, Norine Faulkner, Maxine Levin, Nicole Laidler, Felicia Goldstein, Faye Simon, Sande Marcus, Lisa Flesher, Pearl Langer, Marla Lewis, Darlene Zaifman, Diane Goldstein, Michelle Bottner, Faith Folk, Elly Freund-Bell, Bev Zaifman

New CHW Chapter in London

CHW London is pleased and excited to announce a new Chapter! They have chosen the name Gesher L’Chaim – Bridge to Life. The first meeting was mostly informational, with a couple of ice-breaker games to get everyone acquainted. Each meeting has a small fundraising component. The December Chanukah party was co-ed, with proceeds from the fun game, “drunken dreidel,” donated to CHW. L-R: Dara Siegel, Dana Wachter, Liora, Maya Bialy, Renee Regehr, Sara Perlmutter, Allyson Florence, Zahava Goldstein, Shahar Dangur-Levy, Jenny Hecht 64

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44th Annual Pro-Am For Kids Golf Tournament

The dynamic trio of Joseph Balinsky, Gary Hutman, and Danny Kaufer once again co-chaired and planned a fantastic golf tournament in support of CHW youth villages and Camp Erin. This event is considered the best in the circuit due to its unique format – an opportunity for a threesome of amateur players to enjoy a round of golf and play with a professional from the Circuit Canada Pro Tour. Luckily, the weather cooperated and CHW members and friends scored the perfect sunny day at the pristine course at Hillsdale Golf & Country Club. Congratulations to the entire team who made the Pro-Am For Kids a remarkable success. L-R: Gary Hutman, Danny Kaufer, Joseph Balinsky

34th Annual Tel Hai Bridge, Mahjong and Canasta Luncheon

This much anticipated tournament took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Elm Ridge Country Club. Everyone enjoyed a terrific lunch followed by the game of their choice. Co-chairs Carol Seltzer and Jackie Sheiner were delighted to note the popularity of Mahjong and Canasta as we welcomed many new players. L-R: Frema Routtenberg, Alana Shiveck, Lianne Routtenberg, Sandra Soiferman

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. CHW Montreal is grateful to the team of volunteers who navigated through the streets of the city to deliver over 550 tins. The perfect holiday gift for family and friends

CHW Montreal VIP Evening and Art Auction

The Art Auction was a huge success, thanks to the support of a dedicated committee. Each year, a variety of artwork is selected, ranging from trendy street art to inventive fabric mosaics. CHW Montreal members and friends enjoyed delicious cocktails followed by a fast-paced live auction. Auctioneer extraordinaire, Neil Horowitz, masterfully worked the crowd with his wit and humour. As a special feature for the annual auction, CHW hosted a VIP evening at the hip Gallery Station 16. This up and coming gallery promotes contemporary urban art. Artist Steven Spazuk did a live demo of his fire art, producing an impressive piece of art. L-R: Stuart Shiveck, Carrie Bogante, Howard Levine, Sheila Nemtin Levine, Joan Zafran

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CHW MONTREAL CONTINUED Chanukah Luncheon: Keeping your Glass Half Full – Making Lemonade out of Lemons

CHW Montreal hosted a festive Chanukah Luncheon featuring motivational speaker Corrie Sirota. Corrie is well-known in the Montreal community as the host of a radio show on CJAD, and is the Clinical Director of Camp Erin® Montreal. Our Pro-Am For Kids Golf Tournament proudly supports Camp Erin. Corrie’s presentation was inspiring, uplifting, and humorous as she discussed managing and re-thinking stress. The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by our members and friends, and everyone generously donated non-perishable kosher food for MADA. L-R: Corrie Sirota, Lisa Kasner, Alana Shiveck

CHW Montreal Volunteers in the Community

CHW Montreal volunteers at Le Café serving meals and at MADA (first Wednesday of every month). Volunteers help to package food for MADA’s 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 or alanna@montreal.chw.ca. The amazing volunteers – Todah Rabah to all!

CHW OTTAWA Ottawa Chanukah Fair

On November 18, 2018, the community gathered at the JCC to buy and schmooze. CHW sold homemade Chanukah table runners, placemats, gelt bags, and wine bags, aprons, shoe bags, baby quilts, bibs, stuffed animals with kippot, and more. Members spent countless hours meeting to sew and have fun. This year was CHW Ottawa’s most successful Chanukah Fair. L-R: Shelley Rothman (seated) Sophie Frenkel, Frayda Raber, Sue Gold, Judy Aranoff, Ruth Aaron

Chanukah Parties

Amit Chapter held its annual Chanukah Pot Luck Dinner & Singalong with Alison James on piano December 4, 2018. Almost every member came and the Chapter celebrated the holiday singing Hebrew, English and Latino Chanukah songs from the large repertoire of music they have collected. Negev Chapter held their annual Chanukah Lunch at a local restaurant on November 26, 2018. The chef even made latkes for them after asking for the recipe. It brought together all the members before many head south. 66

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CHW Toronto Centre Installation

The Toronto Centre Installation took place on September 5, 2018. It was an evening of recognition and celebration. Todah Rabah to Outgoing Executive and Committee Chairs. Thanks to Dr. Marshall Train for sponsoring the event. L-R: Tali Baum, Debbie Goldberg, Tova Train, Stephanie Caplan, Barb Rosenstein

Rachel Chapter Prosecuting Evil

At this sold-out event on October 3, 2019, Rachel Chapter screened the film Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz. Ben Ferencz was the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor. Barry Avrich, the film director, was in attendance to talk about this dynamic film. L-R: Barry Avrich, Doreen Manly, Pearl Bloom

Aterret Chapter Event

Aterret Chapter Event on October 18, 2018, “Combating the World’s Oldest Hate: An Update on the Efforts to Fight Antisemitism.” The event was well attended and the keynote address by Steve McDonald, CIJA, was timely and informative. L- R: Rilla Silber, Barb Rosenstein, Maura Cohen, Steve McDonald, Glory Goldman, Rena Levy, Tova Train

CHW Walk to Protect Children

CHW friends and supporters had a fantastic time on October 14, 2018 at this annual CHW Toronto Centre fundraiser. This year the event was in memory of Carolyn Nadlerz’l, a passionate and committed CHW supporter. Toronto Mayor John Tory joined event co-chairs Barb Rosenstein and Shelley Fine for the opening greetings and warm-up. Feedback from walk participants and their families was overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to everyone for an amazing day supporting CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village! L- R: Barb Rosenstein, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Shelley Fine

Gila Chapter Glass Art Workshop

Gila Chapter’s Glass Art Workshop with Marcela Rosemberg was a creative evening of fun and friendship. The Gila Girls always have a great time! Thanks to Sharon Lipman for the Halloween costumes. L- R: Sharon Lipman, Molly Finkelstein, Joyce Jacobs, Rita Gerstei, Diane Erlick, Sharon Kroft, Elaine Nelson, Beverley Siskind ORAH Magazine Winter 2019



On November 14, 2018, CHW Toronto Centre proudly donated toys (from the CHW Walk Pet Adoption Table and the CHW Tribute Gala Table Centrepieces) to the Jewish Family & Child Drive for Dreidels Chanukah Gift Drive. L-R: Tova Train, Jewish Family & Child staff Reut Shilton and Hannah Wasserman, Barb Rosenstein

Atzmaut Trivia Night

A small and mighty Chapter, Atzmaut pulled off another successful and well-attended Trivia Night on November 17, 2018. Each Chapter member donated an additional $50 to add to the success of the program. It was an amazing evening of fun, laughter, and challenging trivia. L-R Back: Esther Zeisler, Anna Eichler, Georgie Lebi, Sharon Klug, Ibi Klein, Miriam Shell, Aggie Geller. Front: Judi Fenyes, Jolan Preiss

Shoshana Mahj Event

The ever-popular annual Shoshana Mahj Event on November 18, 2018, was a great way to spend an afternoon. People of all Mahj skill-levels attended, and had a great time. Thanks to the Chapter members for providing refreshments and tasty homemade treats for everyone. L-R: Bryna Cassen, Paula Borenstein, Sharon Bart, Meriel Gordon, Helen Grzesh, Fran Luborsky, Laurie Koch

L’Netzach Chapter and Yafah Chapter Chanukah Cookies

Our Chanukah Cookies are always a tremendous success and this year was no exception. This year the Yafah Chapter joined forces with L`Netzach Chapter to package and sell over 250 colourful, tasty, and kosher cookies. We thank them for their strong dedication and for being such great role models for the next generation. Delicious kosher cookies for Chanukah

CHW Toronto Centre Chanukah Party: Dancing and Donuts!

CHW Toronto celebrated Chanukah on December 5, 2018, at Adath Israel Synogogue. The party, hosted by Toronto President Tova Train and Toronto Vice-President Barb Rosenstein, was filled with fun, friendship, and food. It was a very freilach evening, and a great way to enjoy the Chanukah season with fellow CHW members. What a wonderful group of women! 68

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CHW VANCOUVER CHW Walk to Protect Children

The annual Walk to Protect Children was on September 23, 2018, at Jericho Beach in memory of Lila Goldinz’l, a dedicated CHW volunteer. CHW members, family, and friends came together and walked at least 10,000 steps in support of the Healing Broken Families program at CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch filled with laughter.

Opening Luncheon Gowns for Gowns Gowns for Gowns was held on October 21, 2018 at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. This year’s Opening Luncheon was a wonderful soldout success, featuring an outstanding fashion show with beautiful gowns. Outgoing CHW Vancouver Centre President Stephanie Rusen was thrilled to be honoured with a heartfelt tribute. L-R: Randi Winter, Debbie Lewin, Sasha Gerson, Claire Conrad, Bev Corber, Lori Barer, Toby Rubin, Debbie Rozenberg. Centre: Stephanie Rusen.

Annual Chanukah Party

On December 4, 2019, CHW Vancouver celebrated Chanukah at the beautiful home of CHW Vancouver Centre secretary Debbie Lewin. The multigenerational attendees enjoyed beautiful decorations, tasty treats, and entertainment by 11-year-old Matthew Mintzes, two time winner of the Jerusalem Lights Talent Show. What a fun and successful event!

CHW VICTORIA High Tea in the Sukkah

On a fine sunny September day during Sukkot, Sharon Fitch, Past CHW Victoria Centre President, hosted high tea in her beautifully decorated Sukkah. Guests said the blessing over the Lulav and Etrog and ate delicious food. Marian Summerfield and Selma Linzer shared moving stories of meeting the late Lily Frankz’l, former National Vice-President of CHW. L-R: Janis Diner Brinley, Eleanor Mintz, Jocelyn Abrams, Linda Bonder, Joelle Lake, Sharon Fitch, Damaris Notte, Orly Kalfon, Lise Jobin

Chanukah Lunch

A highly successful Chanukah lunch was held December 4, 2018, at the home of Esther Laredo, Chapter treasurer and chef extraordinaire. Seventeen people enjoyed a delicious meal, lively conversation, Chanukah songs, and spun the dreidle. Sharon Fitch told the story of how Sephardic women traditionally celebrate Chanukah. L-R: Chen Dror and baby Leonard, Zelda Dean, Eleanor Mintz, Selma Linzer

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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.

FEB 2019

MAY 2019


CHW National

Toronto 05 CHW Chaverot Yoga


CHW Toronto

Toronto 06 CHW Shoshana Musicology Event


CHW Vancouver

Toronto 06 CHW Machar Art Day

Palm Springs: High Tea Desert Style Hatikvah Fake News Event Annual Campaign Kick-off Event

MARCH 2019

Saskatoon 06 CHW Silver Spoon Dinner with Rick Mercer


CHW Victoria


Toronto 07 CHW Rimon Works Out

CHW Calgary


Toronto 12 CHW Lev Zahav Mother’s Day Flowers

CHW Toronto


CHW Toronto

Toronto 15 CHW Atid Literary Levee


CHW Toronto

Vancouver 15 CHW Aviva Games Day

Annual Campaign Event with Speaker Council Meeting Dor L’Dor Spin-a-thon Tamid GNO YidLife Crisis Tinokot Zoomba

APRIL 2019 06-07

(Pre-Order Required)

JUNE 2019

CHW National

Toronto 06 CHW Tzedakah At Our Table


CHW Ottawa

Calgary 11 CHW Council Meeting


CHW Ottawa


CHW Toronto


CHW Montreal


CHW Montreal


CHW Calgary


Board of Directors Meeting Ottawa Passover Fair Annual Campaign Telethon Passover Tulips (Pre-Order Required) Passover Baskets (Pre-Order Required)

National 12-19 CHW Unforgettable Israel: Major Supporter Trip

JULY 2019

Montreal 11 CHW 45th Annual Pro-Am For Kids Golf Tournament

Montreal Premiere of “A Sister’s Song” Council Meeting

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Share your upcoming events for the online CHW Calendar by emailing: info@chw.ca.

IN MEMORIAM Lily Frankz’l

We at Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) are deeply saddened by the loss of Lily Frankz’l, former National Executive Vice-President of CHW. In 1965, Lily was invited to serve as Director of Field Work by the Council of Montreal Hadassah-WIZO. During her term, Lily successfully created 13 new CHW chapters in Montreal. In light of her considerable accomplishments and effective leadership skills, she was appointed to the position of National Executive Vice-President in 1978 by the National Officers and Executive. In 1985, Lily was one of the 10 distinguished women honoured by the State of Israel Bonds in Montreal. Lily was asked to run as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding of Mount Royal during the 1988 Federal election. In 1989, she was invited by Yitzhak Shamir, then Prime Minister of Israel, to serve as a member of the Steering Committee of the Prime Minister’s Solidarity Conference, which was held in Jerusalem from March 19-23, 1989. In 2005, in recognition of her 40 years of outstanding, selfless work on behalf of CHW, Lily Frank was awarded the Rebecca Sieff Award, the highest honour awarded by CHW at the time, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the welfare and well-being of the State of Israel. We are proud of all that Lily accomplished in her life, and of the spirit of generosity and caring that she shared with CHW and throughout Canada and Israel. May her memory be for a blessing. ORAH Magazine Winter 2019


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November 1 – 3, 2019 Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) Members and Friends are invited to the CHW National Conference 2019, including 2019 AGM and NLA

L NATIONA Time and Location: TBA E C N E R E F CON Stay tuned for more details to come! 2019 E TIV G A OV ISIN N IN DRA N FU



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