Mayor Barkat in Toronto

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On Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, 400 people gathered to welcome Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem who presented his vision for the future of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada celebrated the success of the Canada House Campaign, and welcomed the newest members of the Jerusalem Foundation’s prestigious Builders of Jerusalem circle.   


This year’s honorees are philanthropic leaders whose commitment to Israel exemplifies the very spirit of Jerusalem. Each honoree received a specially crafted kidush cup prepared by the people in Canada House that their support has touched.  Jerusalem Foundation President, Mark Sofer and Jerusalem Foundation of Canada President, Lewis Mitz, presented these gifts at the special evening.

  • Jeremy Freedman & Judith Finer Freedman  - The Freedman Teen Club and Youth    Services Facility
  • Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada - International Fellowship of Christians and Jews of Canada Community Services Floor
  • Warren & Debbie Kimel - The Warren and Debbie Kimel and Family Information and Activity Centre
  • Joel & Jill and Cyril & Dorothy Reitman - The Reitman Seniors Centre
  • Phil & Cees Wynn & the Wynn Family - The Wynn Business Centre

The Gala Team, headed by Co-Chairs Ronald Appleby and Julia Koschitzky, along with Honorary Chair Lawrence Tanenbaum made the evening an incredible success for the Jerusalem Foundation of Canada.  A special film prepared for the night in Toronto brought the children of the Gorman-Shore Learning Centre at Canada House into the hall singing together with the guests, the national anthems.  Their special rendition of "O Canada" was greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

Click here to see our Canada House youtube clip, to view the Canada House Gala Introduction clip click here.

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