Toronto

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Na'amat Canada Hamilton invites you to join them to watch the documentary on Dr. May Cohen, The Gender Lady at the Westside Cinema from 1 to 3 PM. Cost is $12 per person and tickets are available in advance online or call 905-648-0605

out of pain flyer v1 2019Monday, October 28, 2019 - Come out to hear Anne Klausner presenting Empower out of Pain at either 2 PM or at 7:30 PM. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. If you feel pain more than three times a week and it has lasted for months, maybe years, then you are one of the 65% of Canadians with chronic pain. It affects your mood, lifestyle, family and friends.  Empower Out of Pain explains the what’s and whys of pain. Moreover, this workshop teaches practical tools and tips to for reducing pain and increasing your daily activities. Understanding chronic pain will empower you to live a more active, healthy life. Click here to purchase your tickets online.

maj event 2019Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM at the Borochov Cultural Centre. Join Clubs Aviva, Daroma and Dayan at their annual Maj - Plus. Come by yourself, or bring a group. Cost is $25 per person. Please register by October 28, 2019 online (Click here) or call 416-636-5425. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are also available - Check them out her

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2018 - 7 pm at the Borochov Cultural Centre. Come out to Toronto Council's celebratory Challah Bake. Our guest speakers will be Charmaine and Dustin Kuruc, owners of Charmaine's Sweets in East York. Everyone (over 10 years) is welcome. Cost for the evening is $30 and you will take home a Challah to bake. Click here to purchase your tickets online.

Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Join Clubs Dayan, Ilana & Tamar at 2:00 PM at Bialik to enjoy and listen to the amazing sounds of the Toronto All Star Big Band. This band is made up of a group of young adults who play music from the Big Band era They are sensational and you will become a follower. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 at door.  Click here to purchase your tickets online.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM - Join us for our Annual Chanukah Party at the Borochov Cultural Centre. More information to follow.

 
 
Photographs taken at these events will be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications
 
 

Items for Sale

Teddy Bears are for sale for $5 each. Purchase and pick-up are from the Na'amat office. Call 416-636-5425 to arrange the purchase.

 
 
 
 

Our Clubs

Na'amat in Toronto has a rich foundation steeped in the tradition of working women and volunteers going back to the days when we were known as Pioneer Women. The daughters and granddaughters of the women of clubs Avodah, Borochov Women, Chadera, Club One, Dimona, Eilat, Galila, Golda Meir, Hanita, Havah, Independent Women, Kinnereth, Omna, Rachel and Shalom have followed in their footsteps – transferring their passion for the women and children of Israel to the younger generations we see today.

We are also very fortunate to be able to attract new members as well whose families may not have been involved as “Pioneer Women”. These women have chosen Na'amat as to be part of their philanthropic future and we are thrilled to welcome them into our vibrant sisterhood.

Council Position Descriptions

You can download the pdf that describes all of the positions available and contact the Toronto office to express your interest - TO Council Exec and Portfolio 2016

Toronto Campaigns and Fundraisers

School Supplies for Kids

school-suppliesSchool Supplies for Kids aims to equip children who are being sheltered in domestic violence centres in Toronto with school supplies, educational material and personal effects.

It is Na’amat’s hope that every school age child entering a domestic violence shelter in the Metro Toronto area can be offered a complete set of school supplies including backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, erasers, glue sticks, binders, folders, pencil cases, and as many other necessary school items as possible, prior to the start of the school year.

In 2018, we received over 1000 backpack requests and requests for 475 "Mom toiletry bags" from 12 local shelters. In order to ensure that each child gets a complete set of school supplies we need your help. Please consider making a financial donation that will be used to purchase these important items or help us with a donation of items we can use to put in the backpacks. Click here to read a thank-you letter from one of the shelters.

Donations over $18.00 are tax-deductable and will receive a receipt. It’s easy to make a donation. Call the Na’amat office at 416-636-5425 and ask that your donation be directed to the School Supplies for Kids project.

Dollars for David

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The Dollars for David campaign is an annual Chanukah tradition for Na’amat Canada Toronto. This fundraising project helps to provide toys, books, games and other holiday treats to the needy children in our Na’amat Israel facilities. Without the help of our loyal donors, many of these young children might have to endure disappointment at Chanukah without treats and toys.

Hundreds of Toronto area school children have jumped on the Dollars for David bandwagon by giving tzedakah, to honour their teachers. Click here to make your donation to the Dollars for David campaign, at any time of the year.

To make a donation now, click here or call our office at 416-636-5425. To see a copy of the letter requesting your donation, click here.

If you wish to make a donation to the Bialik Hebrew Day School teachers and staff, click here to download the form to complete.
 

Spiritual Adopt-a-Child

adopt-a-childOur Spiritual Adopt-a-Child programme provides financial and emotional support for children in Israel, from newborn babies to university graduates.

When you spiritually Adopt-a-Child, you provide the funds necessary to send a child in Israel to one of our world renowned Na’amat Daycare Centres, where the young ones are fed three hot meals a day and are cherished and nurtured by our specially trained staff.

Once children move out of our Daycares, we still watch out for them. Not every student is able to succeed in the regular school system. For these “last chance” children, we offer our Technological and Boarding High Schools to help them make their way through these new educational challenges. With your help, Na’amat students improve their self-esteem.... and learn to succeed on their own.

We are still there to lend a hand even when our children graduate from High School. Some of the lucky ones find themselves at university but are unable to afford the high cost of tuition. Na’amat steps in by offering a series of post-secondary scholarships to ease the financial burden of obtaining a higher education.

Pay your Na'amat dues online

To pay your dues on line - you may use this option. NOTE: You will still have to pay your club dues to your club Treasurer. (Members at large do not have club dues.) Please specify your club before clicking through for payment. NOTE: If you do not know if you are a lifetime member, you probably pay Annual dues. Click here to pay on line

General Donations / Payments

You have probably been directed here to pay for something or to make a donation where we do not have another option set up. Please specify what you are paying for, before clicking through to the payment. Click here to pay on line

For more information about our events and programs, contact:
Na'amat Canada Toronto
272 Codsell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M3H 3X2
Phone: 416.636.5425
Fax: 416.636.5248
Toll Free: 1.888.622.6280
Email: toronto.info@naamat.com

Our Clubs

Aliza

Aliza chapter is a fun group of Israeli women, who love to sing, dance and party, while raising money for Israel. They meet every two weeks at each others' homes to chat, plan and enjoy a series of engaging guest speakers. Their major fundraisers are their Sing-a-Longs and their theatre outings.

Aviva

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Club Aviva is a vibrant group of Thornhill women aged 50+ who meet every third week on a Thursday evening in members' homes. They have a wonderful array of programming throughout the year, with topics ranging from the fun and light to serious and informative. Our speakers are experts on everything from beauty and health to what's happening in Israel and in our own community. Fundraising events include Purim Cards and our annual Chanukah party and auction

Beersheba

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Beersheba is a special group of women over the age of 70. They focus much of their time on fundraising and delivering quality programming to members. The chapter has more than 60 years under its belt and is still going strong. Their main focus is raising funds to benefit the children who attend Na'amat daycare centres in Israel. Beersheba members have held their Signature Event, Musicales featuring fine musicians, including pianists, flutist, and vocalists.

At club meetings we have another means to raise funds: Half and half draws, Tips for Trips, book lending. and our newest venture: Pennies for Haven.

Dafna

Club Dafna has a rich history, dating back 30 years. We're a mix of single and married fulltime working women, all with diverse careers and located between Southern Thornhill and the central Yonge/Sheppard corridor. While we may be small in number, we are passionate about the organization. If you are looking for new friends and want to share in new ways to give back to your community, we would love to meet you!

Daroma

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Club Daroma, Na'amat Canada Toronto's newest club, caters to talented women in the 55+ age range living in midtown Toronto and further “south” (dah-rohm in Hebrew). Representing many professions and volunteer pursuits, we are committed to helping women and their families here and in Israel.

Dayan

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Club Dayan is a Na'amat club that was founded in 1967 and was named after a remarkable Israeli soldier, Moishe Dayan. He was the Minister of Defense during the Six-Day War (1967) and a political statesman. We chose to honour an incredible man.

Our club meetings are held bi-weekly at alternating members' houses and each meeting deals with either club business or hosting interesting speakers from all walks of life.

Yearly, in the autumn, along with two other clubs, we undertake a major FUNdraiser.

Through the years, Club Dayan has been filled with vibrant women. We attend council meetings, assist with Israel Day in the spring and are always on the lookout for women who wish to join our ranks. We welcome new members!

Ilana

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Club Ilana have been meeting for over 35 years. They are a small yet vibrant group of women. Each member brings a wide range of personal and professional experiences to the table that allows the club to call on their local experts. The chapter's size encourages these ladies to work efficiently together and allows for partnerships with other Na'amat clubs, for events and fundraising.

Masada

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Founded in 1945 by 12 women whose mothers were members of Pioneer Women, Club Masada is today celebrating over 70 years of service to Na’amat in Israel and in Canada.
We have served as a role models to so many as we led by example of leadership in fundraising, friendship, loyalty and dedication to Na’amat.

Two of Na’amat Canada’s most important fundraising projects Chanukah “Dollars for David” and ”Spiritual Adopt a Child” were initiated by two Club Masada members. We are also proud to have provided Na’amat with seven Toronto Council Presidents and 3 National Presidents. How much we have accomplished in these years!

The longstanding dedication and commitment of Club Masada members is a perfect example of what makes Na'amat such a special organization to belong to. With good health we hope to carry on our important work for many years to come.

Member At Large

Because there are many women out there who don't have time to join a club right now, but want to belong to Na'amat, there is a special category for them. If you want to support Na'amat social services in Israel and Canada, but don't have time to attend regular meetings, becoming a member at large keeps you informed about all of the Na'amat related events occurring in Toronto, across Canada and in Israel.

Rimon

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We are a dynamic, fun, and successful Club comprised of ~20 career-oriented women, mostly in our 40s. We meet a few times a year mid town for programs ranging from hands-on activities to interesting speakers to casual social gatherings. Our major fundraiser is the production and sale of our insanely delicious Triple Chocolate Matzo Crunch for Passover. New members are welcome so please just send us a quick email at club.rimon@naamat.com if you would like to come out and join Club Rimon!

Ruach

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Club Ruach is Na'amat Canada Toronto's chapter for young professional women! We are a team of hardworking individuals in our late twenties and early thirties who come together to make a difference in both Israel and Canada. Our own lives are enriched by the amazing feelings we get by giving back and through the life-changing friendships we create. Club Ruach runs multiple fundraising initiatives per year, but we are best known for our annual “Go Fish Speed Dating” event, which has been a success for the past seven years! Dinners, clothing swaps, Blue Jays games, and cooking classes are just some of the fun programs our members have done together. We are actively seeking new members who would like to collaborate on planning new events for our organization and are interested in becoming a part of a wonderful group of young women. Email club.ruach@naamat.com to get in touch with our chapter

Simcha-Kadima

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Club Simcha Kadima members are from the Thornhill and North Toronto area aged 45 – 65. The club is busy with social activities, interesting speakers, and dynamic fundraising. Social activities include outings together, ending each meeting with good conversation, and fabulous food. Speaker topics range from Israel, health issues, travel information, decorating, to cooking, etc. Last year was an amazing year for fundraising with renowned Gynecologist Dr. Pettle talking about hormones, our annual Dollars for David Pot Luck Dinner Fundraiser and most exciting of all every year we hold our annual Bingo at the Borochov Center.

Tamar

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Club Tamar has been in existence for over 40 years and some of us have been members since its inauguration. We usually meet bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings in each other's homes, September through June. Our winter schedule allows for one meeting in January and one in February and to make it easy, we meet on a Sunday morning. Our summer schedule has one meeting in July and our annual BBQ in August.

Our focus is helping the women and children of Israel and we do this through our fundraising efforts. By working closely together, we have formed unique and lasting friendships. Our meetings often include wonderful and informative speakers, fundraising planning and there is always social time to get to know each other or just catch up.

Fundraising activities include an event in November with a live band (in conjunction with Clubs Dayan and Ilana). In addition, we sell tickets to a preview performance of the Curtain Club. In June, we participate at the Israel Day Festival.

Being a member of Club Tamar and Na'amat is a most satisfying life experience and we welcome new members to join us and help create lasting friendships and memories as we help others in need.

President's Message

As I dive into my presidency head first, I think back to my road from new member to president.

Every position I held from club president to council president has been challenging, interesting and rewarding.

My goals, with the new Toronto slate, are to try to build our membership, reignite the enthusiasm of our present members, increase revenue and try to make Na’amat more visible and interesting to the community.

Having been given the chance to visit our schools, daycare centres and woman’s shelters has reinforced my passion and commitment to Na’amat and Israel.

The children in the daycare centres are given hugs & kisses as well as lessons. The students in the high schools we visited are treated with respect and are taught to be the best they can be. Our two boarding schools have dedicated, caring guidance counsellors and teachers who assist and guide the students through their traumas. For the majority of these young adults our schools are a haven and their last resort. Our women’s shelters houses abused women and children. They are given individual family rooms, counselling and are taught to make a life for themselves.

Makes me so proud! We are a very special organization.

So, with hard work and dedication we are on our way to a better and more productive year.

Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity, I am truly honoured and will give my very best.

We will have an update a year from now!

Roni

Na’amat Toronto Council President