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Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Randi Woloz and Ora Somogyi, the mandate of the FHJC Sisterhood is to build a vibrant community of women who in turn will be engaged with and will engage the larger Toronto Jewish community. The Sisterhood is rooted by the pillars of Outreach, Social Action, and Charitable Giving. Centered around numerous events throughout the year as well as through ongoing programming, the Sisterhood’s various sub committees create, direct, and implement a vast array of initiatives which continue to engage and impact the wider Jewish community. We are proud and thankful for the opportunity to partner with many charitable organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and we continue to develop programming initiatives centered around such partners.

OUR COMMITTEE

Immediate Past Chairs

Randi Woloz-Cohen (randiwoloz@rogers.com)

Ora Somogyi (ora.somogyi@gmail.com)

Treasury, Shimona Petroff (shimonapetroff@gmail.com)

Communications, Naomi Waserman (​naomi.waserman@gmail.com)

Graphic Design, Tiffany Pludwinski (tiff1@rogers.blackberry.net)

Database Management, Debbie Levin (debbie.levin@gmail.com)

Administration, Shoshana Wortzman (stwortzman@gmail.com)

Engagement, Debbie Estrin, (destrin2@gmail.com)

Sponsorships, Sarah Strauss Brown (sarahebrown89@gmail.com)

Event Coordinators

Zena zobin,( zzobin@primus.ca)

Volunteer Coordinators

Daniella Levi Prajs, (joelanddaniela@gmail.com)

Event Managers,

Chany Lev-Weinberg (chanydesign@gmail.com)

Shifra Greenberg (shifragreenberg@gmail.com)

OUR SUB COMMITTEES

 

 Chesed

Deena Rende Goldberg and Blair Lewis

(fhjcsisterhoodchessed@gmail.com)

 

The Chesed initiative is to provide support to those in need during difficult times and life-altering circumstances, such as visiting the ill, arranging for transportation and even helping out with groceries.  Volunteers are always welcome to fulfill this mitzvah.

 

Meals for New Moms

Elena Zilnik (elena.saunders@gmail.com)

Karen Klein (drkarenklein@gmail.com)

The Meals for New Moms committee is responsible for organizing meals for families after the arrival of a new baby. New mothers certainly have their hands full, so this committee ensures that cooking is the least of everyone’s concerns.

 

Saturday Night Food Delivery

Karen Held  (karenheld@gmail.com)

 

Every Motzei Shabbat throughout the year, volunteers for the Kiddush Hamper Project collect perishable food left over from Shabbat within the community, which is then packed and distributed to families in need. The food delivery schedule winds down just before Pesach and then resumes again. Volunteers are always welcome and urged to get involved in this special chesed.

 

Shabbat Hospitality

Aliza Fagen (fhjcshabbatguest@gmail.com)

 

The Shabbat Hospitality program connects those in need of a Shabbat or Yom Tov meal with friendly hosts in the community. If there is someone new to the neighbourhood, looking to branch out, or visiting from out of town, send Aliza an email. She will gladly facilitate the introduction within the community.

Volunteer with us 

The Sisterhood is currently seeking to fill the following roles. If you are interested to learn more about these excising new opportunities, please email Randi Woloz at randiwoloz@rogers.com.

Volunteer Manager

Volunteer Coordinator

Member Outreach Associate 

 

 

Past Events

Israeli Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

On January 25th, in partnership with Simcha Wines and Modern Kosher catering, the FHJC Sisterhood hosted an evening of Israeli wine tasting and food pairing.

At the beautiful home of FHJC member Justin Linden, over 65 guests came together to taste 6 different Israeli wines expertly paired with delectable and creatively presented food while enjoying live jazz music by guitarist Patrick O’Reilley and bassist Phil Albert.

Wineries featured included Yarden, Dalton, Tulip, Recanati and Galil.  Sample food pairings included sous-vide poached salmon, smoked and southern fried chicken, pho with smoked meat, and poached egg with rib eye. The wines paired beautifully with their respective dishes and created an outstanding experience for all

Many thanks to our sponsors Dr. Ivan Diamond as well as Rabbi and Paula Rand, and a heartfelt thank you to our outstanding event committee for another smash-hit event!

Until next time…stay tuned!

 

In partnership with the Hospital For Sick Children, the Sisterhood hosted 150+ community members at the new FHJC building featuring guest speaker Dr. Ronni Cohn and live music by the Slocan Ramblers. Funds raised from the evening will enhance the outdoor play space at Sick Kids.

Thank you once again to our generous Diamond sponsors Artemano, BSQ Design, and Humber Nurseries. We would also like to thank all of the following corporate sponsors for partnering with us on this special event:

Adventure Valley Day Camp; Al G. Brown and Associates; Condor Security; Dickson Barbeque Centre; Fortis Consulting; Garfinkle Biderman; Garrett Florist; Gervais Party & Tent Rentals; Grauman Packaging; H Halpern Esq; Jonni Super Photograpy; Le Baron Outdoor Products; Mix Beauty Lab; Muskoka Brewery; One2One Studio; Shape Health and Wellness Centre; Sharon Wein Designs; Simcha Wine Corp; Somogyi Plastic Surgery; The Principle Brands; ViBE Dance and Fitness Studio; Zip Car

 

The Sisterhood’s June 2015 event was such a resounding success in helping our friends at JIAS that we decided to partner with the agency once again — this time, hosting a networking event that was held at the home of Randi Woloz — to further help new immigrants in our community. The goal was to partner members of the Sisterhood with JIAS clients, who are seeking full-time employment. The eight eager and excited newcomers to our community enjoyed the chance to tell the Sisterhood members about their work history and upcoming goals in Canada over a dessert reception.

The FHJC Sisterhood came together with six unique Toronto vendors in December to provide an intimate shopping experience in time for Chanukah at the home of Sharona Weinerman - owner of Sharona Weinerman Designs. As of one the evening’s vendors, Sharona showcased her custom, handmade jewelry. Other vendors included, Bella Sabatina Tea, Luxury Beauty and owner, Mariam Grauman, The Cloakroom, Ellen Jane Desserts and David Shaw Housewares. This was a wonderful opportunity for women to shop and schmooze in a beautiful setting. The evening helped raise enough funds that a total of $500 was generously donated to The Centre for Israel and Jewish affairs. 

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Wed, November 22 2017 4 Kislev 5778