Toronto

Upcoming Events

Due to the rapidly changing situation in the attempt to "Flatten the Curve" for COVID-19, most events are either being postponed or changed to an online version.  For more information - please send an email to Toronto.info@naamat.com 

If you would like to pay your dues for the 2021 / 2022 year, click here.

Monday, May 16, 2022 at 7:30 PM -  Club Simcha Kadima invites you to join us on Zoom when our guest will be Shani Azulai, Deputy Consul General of Israel, in Toronto. She will be speaking briefly about the current situation in Israel and opening the floor to Q and A after. This is a no charge event.  Click here to register

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:00PM  Join us on Zoom for Toronto's Spring Membership Night.  Jump online to mix and mingle with old friends and new at our Spring Membership Night!  We’ll be zooming through interactive games to get to know each other better, find out things we have in common, and uncover fun facts about ourselves.   Let’s welcome spring and come together to laugh and get energized!  Click here to register

Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 10:00 - 11:45 AM (on Zoom) Join the Toronto Leadership Workshop on Canva/Marketing and create more impact for your Club's events with our top marketing tips and easy online poster design skills - using Canva.  Free. All members are welcome. For more information, contact toronto.leadership@naamat.com   Click here to register

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 7:30 PM (on Zoom) -  Club Tamar brings you “The Nuremberg Trials”, presented by Dr. Sylvia Solomon. The lecture is one in a series called “Great Trials that Changed the Course of History”. Minimum $10 donation is requested. All members welcome. To register, click here

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM Live at The Curtain Club. Join Clubs Tamar and Aviva present  "I Love You, You're Perfect,  Now Change"  at The Curtain Club,  400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G7.   Open Seating - Tickets $20 Each for more information, email Club.Tamar@naamat.com . Note: The Curtain club is following Covid protocols.  Want to attend?  Click here to purchase tickets (or make a donation) 

Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM (on Zoom),  Club Daroma presents  "100 Years of the Bat Mitzvah!"   On this year’s 100th anniversary of the Bat Mitzvah, Rabbi Michal Shekel will present this ritual’s inside story: Was there resistance to the Bat Mitzvah? Can you do it at any age? How do different Judaic movements perform the ritual?…and more! Come and find out! In addition to her role at Temple Sinai, Rabbi Michal Shekel is the executive director of the Toronto Board of Rabbis and spiritual leader of Har Tikvah in Brampton.  This is a no charge event.  Click here to register

Sunday, June 26, 2022 starting at 1 PM - Hold the Date for the Scavenger Hunt on Wheels.

  • Starting and End Point:   Borochov Centre, 272 Codsell Avenue, Toronto 
  • Registration from: 12:30 p.m. 
  • Event Time: 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m 
  • Cost: $25.00 per adult / children 12 and under $10.00
  • Maximum: 4 people per team

Preregister here  for the Scavenger Hunt on Wheels to receive a “loot bag”

Stay tuned for more events for 2022 

Photographs taken at any virtual or in person event may be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print, online publications and on Social Media.

  

Items for Sale

2022  Mah Jongg Cards


New orders for 2022 Mah Jongg Cards are no longer available.

Standard Print - $13.00CAD 
Large Print - $14.00CAD 

For more information -   Email: toronto.info@naamat.com  or Call -  416-636-5425

Cards will be mailed directly to you from The National Maj Jongg League. 

 

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 in their 70’s who love to sing, dance and party, while raising money for Israel. They meet every two weeks currently on ZOOM during the pandemic.We help raise money for Dollars for David and other projects in Israel.

Aviva

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Club Aviva is a vibrant group of Thornhill women aged 50 plus 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, our club sells the annual Mah Jongg cards from October until January. Our Chanukah parties have varied themes with all funds going to Dollars for David.

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 are a warm group of members who exemplify the true meaning of “sisterhood” . We welcome new members!

Ilana

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Club Ilana have been meeting since 1976.  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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Club Masada:

Founded in 1945 by 12 women whose mothers were members of Pioneer Women, Club Masada is celebrating over 75 years of service to Na’amat in Israel and in Canada.We have served as a role model to many clubs in Toronto guiding them in leadership and fundraising along with programming to engage other woman to become part of Na’amat.Two of Na’amat Canada’s most important fundraising projects Chanukah “Dollars for David” and “Spiritual Adopt a Child” were initiated by Club Masada members. We are also proud to have provided Na’amat with seven Toronto Council Presidents and three National Presidents.Several members of our club have been honoured by the Ontario government for volunteering for over 75 years.  We are proud members of Na’amat.

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 of career-oriented women, mostly in our 40’s and early 50's. Our major fundraiser is the production and sale of our insanely delicious Triple Chocolate Matzo Crunch for Passover. The highlight of our year is getting together in the kitchen to make 1200+ sheets!  We don't always have time in our busy work / kids / life schedules to get together frequently, but with several multigenerational Na'amat committed members, we carry Na'amat in our hearts every day! We can be reached at club.rimon@naamat.com if you would like to learn more about us.

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 to 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

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Club Simcha Kadima:

Club Simcha Kadima members are from the Thornhill and North Toronto area aged 60-70. 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. We fundraiser for our annual Dollars for David Pot Luck Dinner 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

Sally Mintz Levy

It is an honour and a privilege to be President of Na’amat Canada Toronto.

Na’amat Canada, in partnership with Na'amat Israel, is part of a worldwide women’s movement whose ideological roots lie with the founding women of the State of Israel and their vision for social justice and equality. 

Former Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meyerson Meir, was one of Na'amat's earliest members. In the 1930’s as Na'amat's National Secretary, Golda proudly wrote that the organization was "the first and last women's organization for which I ever worked."

During the 1920s and 1930s, Na'amat laid the groundwork for a modern Israeli social services network-- creating training farms for girls; opening hostels and vocational classes for young women and pioneering the concept of “day care,” for children whose mothers were working to build the land and its economy.

Today Na'amat Canada members are successfully raising funds to support a broad spectrum of social, educational and advocacy services in Israel and Canada. We are now welcoming a third generation of Na'amat women, who have grown up with the dreams and ideals of their dedicated mothers and grandmothers.

Having visited some of our facilities in Israel and seeing the results of our endeavors, it makes me want to continue to work harder to help improve the lives of the women and children living in Israel.

I am so proud to be part of this very special organization!

Sally Mintz Levy

Na’amat Canada Toronto President

416-636-5425

sally.mintzlevy@naamat.com