CHW S.O.S 2022 Donor Recognition Book

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EMPOWERING WOMEN TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE 2022 crowdfunding campaign

YOUR SUPPORT HELPED HER FIND HER STRENGTH AND THE FREEDOM SHE THOUGHT WAS LOST.


August 23-24, 2022 a 27-hour crowdfunding matching campaign

featuring personal stories, inspiring messages, and ambassador psa videos

National President Elayna Latsky

Immediate Past National President Marilyn Libin

CHW DIrectors

Lynn Gillman Marcia Glick Roslyn Joseph Stephanie Rusen Linda Senzilet Brondell Shapiro Tova Train

CEO

Lisa Colt-Kotler


Empowering Domestic Abuse Survivors and Their Families

Photo Credits: Mickey Noam-Alon


welcome Thank you for participating during our second annual crowdfunding campaign to empower victims of domestic violence. True to its mission, CHW is leading the way to empower women by stepping up emergency support and services at this critical time. This 27-hour campaign, aptly named S.O.S – Starting Over Safely, has three key priorities which includes Franny’s Fund in Canada, WIZO initiatives and Michal Sela Forum in Israel. To learn more about these priorities, turn to pages 6-8. With domestic violence escalating to staggering proportions globally, now is the time to empower women by stepping up emergency support and services around the world and here at home. This is necessary to break the cycle of violence and prevent victims from re-entering an abusive relationship. CHW strongly believes that every human being deserves the right to achieve their full potential, while living in safety and security. Thanks to your generosity, we can change lives, provide hope, and build futures for at-risk women and children in Israel and Canada. Our heartfelt appreciation to the lead Matching Heroes, whose generous matching gifts will make a tremendous impact: The Aubrey and Marla Dan Foundation, Fran Belzberg, Sylvia Cristall, Famglas Foundation, The Kimel Family, The Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation, Lions of Judah Israel, CHW Montreal Anna Zaitchick Chapter, and The Henriette and Leonard White Endowment Fund. We have recognized all the Matching Heroes in this recognition book and on our crowdfunding website www.chwsos.ca. We want to thank the S.O.S committee of volunteers for their dedication and tireless efforts to make this campaign such a huge success. We are grateful that you participated in this amazing opportunity to make a tangible change in the lives of so many women and their families: Hayley Baboushkin, Stephanie Caplan, Alicia Epstein, Annette Filler, Shelley Fine, Sharon Fitch, Lynn Gillman, Debbie Goldberg, Ellen Goldstein, Dorothy Hanson, Sarah Hutman, Mary Jane Katz, Patricia Maia, Melanie Rosenblum, Barb Rosenstein, Toby Rubin, Stephanie Rusen, Ariella Schachter, Rilla Silber, Rebecca Snukal, and Tova Train. Our exciting crowdfunding period runs from August 23 at noon ET to August 24 at noon PT, and during these 27 hours, every gift is quadrupled thanks to our generous Matching Heroes. If you have not donated yet, we invite you to make your donation online right now at www.chwsos.ca. You will receive a full tax receipt by email. Today we are raising funds to help victims find their voice, to empower them to create change and provide women and children with safe support for their future. None of this happens without you, our dedicated and generous donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Thank you for your steadfast support. Sincerely, Elayna Latsky National President

Lisa Colt-Kotler CEO

Tali Baum Campaign Co-Chair

Gail Cooper Campaign Co-Chair


Empowering Domestic Abuse Survivors and Their Families

Photo Credits: Mickey Noam-Alon


IN SUPPORT OF S.O.S – Starting Over Safely 2022 has three campaign priorities.

1. FRANNY’S FUND - CANADA Rebecca Snukal (B.A., LL.B.) and her two children became participants in the justice system in 2019. During the ordeal, Rebecca realized that if someone like her, with extensive legal experience, had that much difficulty navigating the system and managing both the financial and emotional strain of being a victim of crime, then how would someone less fortunate navigate the system at all? In January 2021, Rebecca founded Franny’s Fund to help parents and families in need of an urgent response, who are unable to access critical services. In partnership with Franny’s Fund, administered through the Canadian justice system, at-risk women and children across the country have access to the necessary support for legal counsel or therapeutic counselling services.

2. WIZO PROGRAMS - ISRAEL Safety Net Program: Women leaving a WIZO shelter with their children require a helping hand to safely rejoin the community. They face extreme emotional, legal, and social challenges. Safety Net has nearly a 100% success rate to break the cycle of violence and prevent victims from re-entering an abusive relationship. The program assists with social, and personal support, helping to provide and care for the victims’ greatest needs. Essentials Kits: Kits are provided for women leaving a WIZO shelter. The Kit provides basic necessities like small appliances, clothing, school supplies, linens, kitchen utensils and other household items needed to maintain a decent home. The Kits are tailored to the specific needs of each family, to help them start fresh in a new home. Respite Camp Program: Summer Camps Israel provides a 10-day overnight summer camp experience for at-risk youth from WIZO shelters and CHW Hadassim and Nahalal Youth Villages.


featured bio LILI BEN AMI

FOUNDER & CEO OF MICHAL SELA FORUM

Lili’s trailblazing initiatives and advocacy have changed the discourse around domestic violence from one of victimhood to one of solutions. Lili has received international attention and countless invitations to speak at high-level events with dignitaries and entrepreneurs, including Sheryl Sandberg, former VP of Facebook as well as several invitations to speak at the United Nations. Lili has been honoured with The Rappaport Prize for Groundbreaking Initiatives as well as a Medal of Distinction from The Peres Centre for Peace and innovation. Lili holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a graduate of the prestigious Revivim Program for Outstanding Jewish Educators. She is a former lecturer and advisor specializing on entrepreneurship and education with a gender focus, as well as curricula development.


featured bio REBECCA SNUKAL, BA, LLB, QC FOUNDER OF FRANNY’S FUND

Rebecca obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Calgary in 2000. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Calgary in 2003. Rebecca has over 17 years of experience as a lawyer and over 20 years in the Criminal Courts. Rebecca has represented numerous high-profile cases that include the Banff rapist, Canmore rapist, Calgary Beltline rapist, the Applewood Firebombing, and several high-profile murder cases. Rebecca has significant experience in Drug law, Charter law, Bail law, and loves performing the art of cross examination. Rebecca was named one of the top 20 compelling Calgarians in 2006. Rebecca is passionate about her job and is praised for her solid working relationship with all members of the Justice System. Rebecca loves to be in the Courtroom and ensures no stone is left un-turned in each one of her cases. Rebecca received her designation of Queen’s Counsel on March 6, 2022.


Empowering Domestic Abuse Survivors and Their Families

Photo Credits: Mickey Noam-Alon


IN SUPPORT OF 3. MICHAL SELA FORUM - ISRAEL Michal Sela Forum (MSF) is a non-profit organization in Israel, founded to prevent domestic violence using technological solutions and outside-thebox thinking, along with an emphasis on broad public responsibility and awareness for identifying the warning signs of domestic violence. By creating an opportunity for the development of innovative life-saving ventures, lives will be saved, and the cycle of abuse broken. Lili Ben Ami, is the Founder and CEO of Michal Sela Forum. Lili founded MSF in memory of her late sister Michal Sela. Michal was murdered at the hands of her husband in her own home. By bringing together the best and brightest minds of the tech world together annually, to solve the social crisis of global femicide, is both innovative and inspiring. Through a Memorandum of Understanding, CHW and MSF have committed to break the cycle of violence in Israel and Canada through programs and projects that bring together innovation, awareness, protection, and security. Michal Sela Forum offers an innovative program, which matches protection dogs with survivors to provide security for women and children impacted by domestic violence. It’s the first program of its kind in Israel. It has proven effective, empowers and supports survivors to aid them when leaving home by providing them with a specially trained protection dog that can give them guidance, confidence assessing public spaces, leading their owner, and offering protection. Victims can get their life back on track with a new sense of security. This is a highly impactful program that saves lives and costs a fraction of what it would cost to keep a woman at a domestic abuse shelter for several months. The fund will provide all specialized security training and tailored programs for each survivor. It also includes an individualized guidance protection dog for each survivor or family for three months, as well as ongoing follow-up, veterinary service, and care for the dog.


F I V E RE L ATION S H IP WA R N I N G SI G N S

O B SE S S I V E N ESS

GA S L I GH T I N G

Snoops on you and constantly checks your phone.

Makes you think you’re always to blame for everything.

T W O -FACE D R EL AT I ON S H I P Puts on a different face in public.

O VE R RE AC TI NG

M A RT Y R

Reacts in a threatening manner if you suggest breaking up.

Both a victim and an aggressor.

Content developed by Michal Sela Forum provided to CHW in proud partnership.

Break the cycle of violence: CHWSOS.CA Half of the women murdered by their partners never experienced physical violence before they were killed. If you need help, call the 24-hour crisis line TOLL-FREE 1-866-863-0511.

Photo Credits: Mickey Noam-Alon


EING A B R O F U O THANK Y

Crowdfunding donors are incentivized to make a gift during our 27-hour campaign, knowing that a Matching Hero like you has agreed to match their gift. Suddenly, the impact of a small gift becomes much greater because of the power of matching! Anonymous x2 CHW Montreal Anna Zaitchick Chapter Simmie Frieberg Antflick Azrieli Foundation Debbie Bank Susan & Joseph Balinsky Tali & Jeff Baum Fran Belzberg Eleanora Berku Lisa Colt-Kotler Gail Cooper Sylvia Cristall Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation CHW Toronto Dor L’Dor Chapter Karen Farkas & Clyde Hurtig Susan & Allan Fenwick Annette & Larry Filler Flamglas Foundation George & Raizi Fleischmann Nora Freund Adele & Ruby Friedman Bernie & Marcia Glick Barbara Glieberman Goldberg Family Foundation Helen & Marvin Goldberg Janice Goldberg Shelley Goldkin-Fine Ellen Goldstein Gina Grant Sonya & Joel Hirsch Tammy Hittner Sarah & Gary Hutman


EING A B R O F U O THANK Y

Kahane Law Office The Kalk Family Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation The Kimel Family Francy Kussner Marlene Landa Elayna Latsky Betty Laxer Charlotte Levene The Alvin & Mona Libin Foundation Marilyn Libin Lion of Judah Israel Sharon Lipman Lola Pawer Sylvia Polsky Krysia Przepiorka Barb Rosenstein Ilse Seetner Rhonda Sheff Sheryl & Kevin Sherkin Dr S G Shortt Inc Hinda & Allan Silber Marilyn & Stephen Sinclair Joanna Sinukoff Shelley Jane Spaner Gary Spira & Rochelle Bowmile Somar Family Foundation Mireille & Murray Steinberg Family Foundation Jeannie Tanenbaum Victor and Bonnie Vogel Wainberg Family Henriette & Leonard White Endowment Fund Hedie Williams Lisa Wiseman Shelley Wolkin Yonge Vision Carole Zucker


campaign goals


Empowering Domestic Abuse Survivors and Their Families

Photo Credits: Mickey Noam-Alon


Empowered

*MIRIAM’S STORY “I had nothing when I escaped my abuser. My kids and I fled in the middle of the night. They were so young and it was very traumatic for all of us. Joining Safety Net changed in my life. Fellow survivors and incredible volunteers and staff have become my anchor.” I finally have the space to reflect on what I want and decide who I want to be. It is not too late. I can change my destiny. Being a mentor and helping women overcome their trauma and move on, gives me strength. It’s what gets me out of bed every day.” *NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT PRIVACY.


empowered

*AMRA’S STORY “My husband was very controlling. We struggled to put food on the table. He controlled everything, including the finances. He took off for weeks on end, and I never knew if or when he’d be back. He was full of anger and rage. I’m so blessed to be part of the Safety Net family. I was able to lift myself up thanks to all the support I’m getting. My youngest daughter has witnessed so much violence in her life. I’m so happy we can surround her with love. She has never felt so safe.” *NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT PRIVACY.


Empowered

*ETENESH’S STORY “I had to flee Eritrea, not because of the war, but because of my violent partner. I was pregnant and left in the middle of the night with my young daughter. We had a harrowing journey through Sudan. I crossed into Israel from the Sinai Desert, exhausted but relieved. I needed protection. Thanks to the supportive women around me at Safety Net, I was able to pull myself back up. Now, I have people to turn to for support and advice. I can share my problems and together, we find solutions. My daughters have found friends they can relate to here. They’re not alone. All of us have a difficult past. But we’re rebuilding our lives together. Our future is filled with hope.” *NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT PRIVACY.


empowered

*MALKA AND LEIA’S STORY “He told me: ‘You’re not going to work. You’re not going to teach.’ He threatened me in front of the kids. He told them I was crazy and I should be dead. He then issued a restraining order against me and claimed I was mentally unfit to parent. He didn’t let me see my four kids. My family was destroyed. There’s a song that Israeli singer Rita wrote for her daughter. When my ex issued a restraining order against me, my daughter Leia kept hearing it over and over again. It touched her heart and made her cry. When we finally reunited and arrived at the shelter together, Leia shared the lyrics with me. Her favourite line was: Take the warmth of a hug that’s ours alone.” *NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT PRIVACY.


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Marla Dan Foundation


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Howie Mandel

Canadian Comedian, Television Personality, Actor, and Producer

Lili Ben Ami

CEO and Founder of Michal Sela Forum


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Harley Finkelstein President of Shopify

Yael Lichi

Head of Safety Net Jerusalem Branch


lead heroes

Famglas

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Noah Cappe

Canadian Actor and Television Host

Rebecca Snukal

BA, LLB, QC, and Founder of Franny’s Fund


lead heroes

Kimel Family


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Shawna Goodman

Social Entrepreneur, Activist, Chef, and Founder of Summer Camps Israel

Hadas Dagan Blum

Social Worker, Head of WIZO Safety Net Program


lead heroes

C HW Montreal Anna Zaitchick Chapter


ambassador psas

Josh Zilberberg: MSF’s Five Relationship Warning Signs Content Creator and Influencer


lead heroes

Henriette and

Leonard White

Endowment Fund


lead heroes

Fran Belzberg

C HW Calgary Centre Walk


lead heroes

Syvlia Cristall

Goldberg Family Foundation


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The Alvin and Mona Libin Foundation


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C HW Toronto Dor L’Dor Chapter Walk


lead heroes Aron Abecassis

Tali & Jeff Baum

George & Raizi F leischmann

Charlotte Levene


lead heroes Sharon Lipman

Adina and Elias Toby

Carole Zucker


thank you TO ALL OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS Lili Ben Ami, CEO and Founder of Michal Sela Forum Hayley Baboushkin, S.O.S Committee Member Tali Baum, S.O.S Campaign Chair Hadas Dagan Blum, Head of WIZO Safety Net Program Rebecca Bowslaugh, CHW Director of Marketing Communications Stephanie Caplan, S.O.S Committee Member Noah Cappe, Canadian Actor, Television Host, and S.O.S Campaign Ambassador Idit Codish, Director of Development, Michal Sela Forum Lisa Colt-Kotler, CHW CEO Gail Cooper, S.O.S Campaign Chair Annette Crandall, Deputy Director of External Relations, World WIZO Alanna Elias, CHW Director of Development, Eastern Canada Alicia Epstein, S.O.S Committee Member Annette Filler, S.O.S Committee Member Shelley Fine, S.O.S Committee Member Harley Finkelstein, President of Shopify and S.O.S Campaign Ambassador Sharon Fitch, S.O.S Committee Member Anita Friedman, Chairperson, World WIZO Lynn Gillman, S.O.S Committee Member Debbie Goldberg, S.O.S Committee Member Ellen Goldstein, S.O.S Committee Member Shawna Goodman, Social Entrepreneur, Activist, Chef and Founder of Summer Camps Israel Dorothy Hanson, S.O.S Committee Member Tammy Hittner, CHW Director of Finance and Operations Sarah Hutman, S.O.S Committee Member Jennifer Ierullo, CHW Director of Donor Relations and Volunteer Engagement & Outreach Irena Karshenbaum, CHW Development Officer, Western Canada


thank you TO ALL OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS Mary Jane Katz, S.O.S Committee Member Ariel Klar, CHW National Events Specialist Elayna Latsky, CHW National President, S.O.S Committee Member Yael Lichi, Head of Safety Net Program, Jerusalem Page Magen, Magen Boys Entertainment Patricia Maia, S.O.S Committee Member Howie Mandel, S.O.S Campaign Ambassador Mickey Noam-Alon, Creative and Photographer Rivka Noiman, Head of the Division for Advancement of Women, World WIZO Katia Ousovitch, CHW Development and Data Management Office Assistant Daniel Pike, CHW Creative Specialist Melanie Rosenblum, S.O.S Committee Member Barb Rosenstein, S.O.S Committee Member Toby Rubin, S.O.S Committee Member Stephanie Rusen, S.O.S Committee Member Michal Orion Sagi, Head of WIZO Emergency Shelter for Women & Children Danny Shapiro, Director of External Relations Division, World WIZO Ariella Schachter, S.O.S Committee Member Rilla Silber, S.O.S Committee Member Rebecca Snukal, Founder of Franny’s Fund and S.O.S Committee Member Peter Tan, CHW Data Management Specialist & Office Administrator Michele Taylor, CHW Director of Development, Western Canada Tova Train, S.O.S Committee Member Simon Williams-Im, CHW Marketing and Communications Coordinator Galit Yacoby, Secretary of the Association, World WIZO Rachel Lasry Zahavi, CHW Director of Israel Office Josh Zilberberg, Content Creator, Influencer, S.O.S Campaign Ambassador


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