JNF Canada Negev Dinner 2015 in Toronto

Solidarity with the Children of Be’er Sheva and Sderot

November 29, 2015 07:52
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JNF Canada Negev Dinner 2015 in Toronto . (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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On November 22, 2015, JNF Canada in Toronto held the 2015 Negev Dinner, an annual gala event to raise funds for special projects in Israel. This year's Negev Dinner honored two Canadian philanthropists and community activists; Mr. Joseph Frieberg and Mr. Kevin Green. The dinner, which was attended by 1600 supporters of Israel and KKL-JNF, was a tremendous success, raising funds for the development of a social services complex in Beer Sheva and the 15th Israel Tennis Center in Sderot. 

The Toronto community came out in full force to honor Joseph Frieberg and Kevin Green for their exemplary leadership in the Toronto Jewish and general community and for their lifelong support of the State of Israel. Both of these distinguished gentlemen have had a longstanding involvement with the state of Israel and KKL-JNF in particular. 
Among the guest speakers at the 2015 Negev Dinner were the Mayor of Toronto, John Tory; Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi; and Mitchell (Mitch) Goldhar, Candanian owner of the Israeli soccer team Maccabi Tel Aviv.  The senior leadership of JNF Canada, including JNF Canada CEO Josh Cooper, National President Jerry Werger and members of the executive and Board of Directors took the opportunity to send their warmest congratulations and regards to the new KKL-JNF World Chairman, Danny Atar. 

Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and Blondie Chaplin treated the guests to a wonderful concert featuring the music of the Beach Boys.

Thanks to the support of so many individuals, families, and corporations, and the dedication of the Negev campaign Co-Chairs Mitch Goldhar and Cary Green, JNF Canada will now be able to fund the establishment of a new multi-purpose facility at the Samson Israel Tennis Center in Be’er Sheva and for the development of an Israel Tennis Center in Sderot. These centers provide disadvantaged children with the opportunity to excel in all walks of life through tennis, and move forward. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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