May

7 2018

The Faces of Poverty in Israel: Challenges and Solutions

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Beth Sholom Synagogue 1445 Eglinton Avenue West

Contact Alexa Abergel
(647) 873-1238
alexa@bethsholom.net

The Jaffa Institute, a leading force in Israel for enriching the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable, invites you to hear an important report from someone on the ground about the challenges and opportunities in combating poverty in Israel.

Mitch Chupak, Director of Development at the Jaffa Institute, who is based in Israel, will update you on the issues and outline the diverse and comprehensive programs on offer by this multi-service social agency. Mitch is a lively and engaging speaker, who has a long and impressive career in community work in Israel. He joined the Jaffa Institute some 20 years ago. In addition to his role at the Institute, he is involved in a variety of complementary organizations, such as the Los Angeles-Tel Aviv Partnership Committee for Health and Human Services.

Established in I982, the Jaffa Institute is the largest social service agency addressing poorer communities in areas such as Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Bet Shemesh and Afula in Israel. It is a private, not-for-profit agency, which has some 40 programs on offer. A key focus of the Institute is its afterschool programs for children living below the poverty line. Other programs include food security initiatives, crisis intervention centers, support to the elderly and a special project for Holocaust survivors.

“We are pleased to be welcoming Mitch to Canada,” says Pam Albert, National Development Executive, Canadian Friends of the Jaffa Institute, which is headquartered in Toronto. “The Jaffa Institute needs its partnership with Canadians to assist it in fulfilling its important mandate.”
Email address: pam@pamalbert.ca
Telephone: (416) 271-7999

There is no cost and a light lunch will be served.

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