JNF Toronto Negev 758.
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Toronto – On, Sunday, November 23, 2014, approximately 1500 people attended JNF Toronto's 2014 Negev Dinner, paying tribute to Dr. Max Glassman for his decades of philanthropic support, both in Toronto and Israel.
Guests at the sold-out dinner enjoyed entertainment from comedy legend and award-winning actor Martin Short, accompanied by the Second City Players. Many of Short’s most famous characters made appearances on stage, including Saturday Night Live’s Ed Grimley and Hollywood personality Jiminy Glick, who interviewed Toronto’s Mayor- Elect and past Negev Dinner honoree, John Tory. Mr. Tory enthusiastically played along and had the crowd in stitches.
Proceeds from the 2014 Negev Dinner will build a facility for Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, which will house medical services specializing in psychological trauma and other mental health issues for children and adults.
“The Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre
is an extraordinary project that JNF is building at Herzog Hospital. It will allow the hospital to increase the amount of patients treated for PTSD and other psychological trauma by 25%. We are thrilled to make this project a reality,” said JNF Canada President, Jerry Werger
This year’s Negev Campaign was the largest fundraising success for JNF Canada,
and the recognition for his life’s work and passion for Jewish causes clearly moved Dr. Glassman. “Kudos to all who have made this an overwhelming success, very much beyond my wildest dreams and expectations. This is your legacy. You will be able to tell your children and grandchildren that you contributed to this Canadian-built Health Centre that is making a meaningful difference,” said Dr. Glassman.
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