The CJN Circuit: Jerusalem Foundation of Canada—Pathway to the Future in Solidarity with Jerusalem

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What: Jerusalem Foundation of Canada—Pathway to the Future in Solidarity with Jerusalem

Where: Park Hyatt Hotel, Toronto

When: Nov. 30, 2023

Who: Leaders in philanthropy and the Jewish community; Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion; former President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin; Israel Ambassador to Canada, Iddo Moed; and leaders of the Jerusalem Foundation locally and internationally.

Why: Coming together to stand in solidarity with Israel and Jerusalem during this difficult and critical time while also honouring the life of Julia Koschitzky z’’l, who inspired all of us. The funds raised for the Jerusalem Foundation Canada Community and Culture Fund will support emergency needs in response to the current crisis in Israel and will also support the day after the war, with the most relevant and vital programs for those in need and for cultural vitality and creativity. Support for the Fund is recognized along Julia’s Lane—the Canada Pathway in the centre of Jerusalem.  With the support of the Koschitzky family, the Jerusalem Foundation also established the Julia Koschitzky Youth Leadership Prize for Good Citizenship.

Dinner Co-Chair Wendy Eisen, C.M., welcomes Iddo Moed, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada
Reuven Rivlin, the 10th President of Israel, addressed the event as a Jerusalemite who loves Jerusalem
Jerusalem Foundation of Canada President Joel Reitman, C.M., and Moshe Lion, Mayor of Jerusalem
Joel, Jill, Sam and Richard Reitman
Israeli shinshinim spending the year in Toronto sang “O Canada” and “Hatikvah” to open the event
More than 300 people attended in Solidarity with Jerusalem
Hartley Koschitzky spoke on behalf of his family
The Honourary Patrons of the Solidarity with Jerusalem event, the Koschitzky Family
Debbie and Warren Kimel, Event Co-Chairs
Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, addressed the event from Jerusalem
Wendy Posluns and Lewis Mitz, event Co-Chairs, with Michelle Levy
Event Co-Chairs Warren and Debbie Kimel with Jeff and Lori Rosenthal, Adam Minsky, Ambassador Iddo Moed, Shoel and Eileen Silver, and Shimon Fogel
Sarah and Larry Krauss, Heather and Max Gotlieb, Judi Shostack, Paul Cohen and Shelly Jane Adler, David and Leanne Matlow, and Joe Nadis
Lewis Mitz and Wendy Posluns Family
Dr. Howard and Janice Langer, Barbara and Henry Bank, Maryka Weisz, Bernard and Helene Green, Agnes Herczeg, Tauba Spiro, Daniel Ferman
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan with Leslie Offman, Rhonda Sheff, Gerry Kaplan, Ava Yaskiel, Jonny Cole, Jamie Grundman, Anita and Andy Robins
Jerusalem Foundation of Canada stands with Jerusalem
Shai Doron, President of Jerusalem Foundation International
Mayor Moshe Lion with dinner Co-Chairs Wendy Eisen, C.M., and Elliott Eisen
Henry and Saul Koschitzky

Photo credit: Sonja DiMarco
All event coverage produced by Michelle Levy Productions
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