Issue 69 | October 2018
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Who Nu? A Musical Revue 

On October 21-22, Unsung Heroes Productions is partnering with Jewish Family & Child for their first ever show celebrating the influence of Jewish artists in theatre and popular music. Who Nu? A Musical Revue will feature over 30 talented performers that will entertain and impress you with their musical talents. This show is a revue of just some of the influence Jewish artists have made in music. You can look forward to new arrangements to some of the classics including acoustic versions and mashups.

All proceeds will help send underprivileged kids to summer camp. Come for a fun, family-friendly night or afternoon show and help make a difference! Limited tickets available, click here to get yours today!

 Annual General Meeting

Brian Prousky (Executive Director), Max Eisen (Keynote Speaker) & Sharon List (Vice President)

On September 27th, over 120 people joined Jewish Family & Child’s Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting for their final meeting of the 2017/2018 year. New members Jonathan Seliger, Martine Taylor & Jordan Wagman were welcomed to the new Board of Directors while we extended our sincere appreciation to those completing their terms: Jodi Kaiman, Janice Winocur and Paula Zivot.

After attending to the necessary business of the AGM, our keynote speaker was Holocaust survivor and author of the book By Chance Alone, Max Eisen. Max shared his touching life story with attendees, highlighting the important role JF&CS and other social service agencies played in his young-adult life. After his emotional story, Max concluded with the message that antisemitism still exists and that it is our responsibility as a community to continue our fight against hatred.

Executive Director, Brian Prousky, shared a client story with the audience that encapsulated the spirit of JF&CS. Milestones were celebrated as staff members Annette Kurtz (40 years), Jo-Anne Raso (40 years), Lesley Sandler (25 years), and Heather Shimkovitz (25 years) received honours for their years of service to the agency.

We are happy to share with you the link to Steve Stein’s video message, as he was unfortunately unable to attend. Click here to watch.

Drive for Dreidels begins on November 19

There are thousands of Jewish children in the GTA whose parents cannot afford to buy Chanukah gifts without your help. Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys/gift cards at any of our Drive for Dreidels drop off locations to share some holiday happiness! Click here to make a monetary donation. 

Run or Walk with JF&CS at the Scotiabank Marathon
The annual Scotiabank Charity Challenge - Toronto Waterfront Marathon raises thousands of dollars for charities throughout the GTA. 

On Sunday, October 21, for the first time, you can either run or walk to raise money in support of JF&CS. Challenge your family and friends to either support you or join you to help create a stronger future for our community! To register to run and fundraise, click here.


Upcoming Events

Unsung Heroes: Who Nu? A Musical Revue of Jewish Artists on Broadway and Music

Scotiabank Toronto Marathon

Prosecuting Evil - a movie event supporting Holocaust Survivors

Drive for Dreidels

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JF&CS' monthly giving program.
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