ABOUT / 5th Annual Gala Dinner

With great pleasure we invite you to join us at Canadian Friends of Shalva's 5th Annual Gala Dinner.

Where there is hope there is life.

Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, 470 Glencairn Ave.  Toronto, On, M5N 1V8
Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Featuring The Shalva Band


LEADERSHIP / Thanks for making it happen!

Dinner Co-Chairs:

Barry & Aleta Shiff

Ronnie & Sabrina Strasser

Tribute Chairs:

Pini & Colette Avital

Gordon & Leslie Diamond

Esty Edell

Mark & Lindy Mandelbaum

Moishe and Nicole Posner

Ronnie & Chana Rutman

Peter Tanenbaum

Ruthy Tanenbaum

Host Committee:

Jennifer Aronson

Colette Avital

Nadine Azran

Rhonda Charlat

Philip Chown

Esti Cohen

Cheryl Einhorn

Jocelynn Engle

Lisa Erlick

Ruth Goodwin

Nathaniel Greenberg

Susan Hennick

Debbie Hertz

Fern Hoffer

Paula Isenberg

Carol Jacobson Bearg

Joy Kaufman

Estelle Ohayon

Julia Rosenthal

Tania Samson

Michael & Orna Serruya

Ferne Sherkin-Langer

Esther Stein

Janice Stein

Deenie Stulberg

Ruthy Tanenbaum

Greta Usherson

Elisheva Wachsman

Marla Young

Shalva Founder & President:

Kalman Samuels

Canadian Friends of Shalva President:

Lenny Rothschild

Executive Director:
Johanna Brooks

Development Executive:
Nanci Soicher

Board of Directors:

Gordon R. Diamond

Esty Edell

Eli Grossman

Renee Lieberman

Brucyne Sud

Mery Volcovich

Event Specialist:

Marsha Baker

Graphic Designer:

Mery Volcovich

THE SHALVA BAND / A spectacular performance that shatters stereo types

The Shalva Band is the product of one of Shalva’s most celebrated inclusion programs. The band performs, by special invitation, at cultural venues and dignitary events, inspiring crowds with their musical repertoire and charm. The band is comprised of young adults who have graduated or are currently participating in Shalva’s After School Activity Center. Some of the band members’ musical talents were discovered and developed through Shalva’s music therapy programs. What began as an outlet for talented Shalva program participants has developed into a model embodying Shalva’s inspirational message of inclusion, acceptance and hope.

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ABOUT Shalva / Providing quality care to individuals with disabilities

Shalva, The Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities and their families. Non-denominational and free of charge, their programs provide services for thousands of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Shalva supports and enables families to raise their children within the family framework. Shalva’s advocacy initiatives, community events, and disability research inspire a more inclusive society.

The Shalva National Center's extraordinary programs and facilities create new frontiers in disability rehabilitation, research and inclusion.

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Event Location

Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue,
470 Glencairn Ave.  Toronto, On, M5N 1V8

Contact Us / Thank you for your interest

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