Once again ASI Canada broke with tradition and offered our donors a new and innovative format for the program portion of the evening. ASI Board Member Barry Zagdanski interviewed Ezra and Nurit Eini on the loss of their son, Moishale, who was killed while serving in the IDF. Col. Ilan Sabag, Head of the Doctrine Department of the Combat Engineering Corps was also featured. The keynote address belonged to Israel's first female Major General, Orna Barbivay, Head of the IDF Personnel Directorate.
The IDF Ensemble gave a moving and memorable performance.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Gala Dinner in 2011 was another runaway success for the organization, with record-breaking attendance and over a million dollars raised to benefit the soldiers and families in Israel. Among the highlights was the keynote address from Israel's Major General Amos Yadlin. Captain Shiri Cohen and Sargeant David Sperring shared their experiences serving in the IDF and the myriad ways in which their lives have been improved by the projects of ASI-Canada.
Guests were treated to the songs of the IDF Musical Ensemble and danced the night away to the sounds of the Sole Power band.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
In a break with tradition, in 2010 the Association for the Soldiers of Israel - Canada and the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association hosted a cocktail gala event. With a flawless multi-media presentation and featured speakers, the audience was treated to a high-level insider's view into the current situation in the Middle East.
Among the highlights was the keynote address from Israel's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon.
The Nachal Infantry Brigade Commander and the Head of the IDF Casualties Department also provided deep insight into the welfare and well-being programs of ASI-Canada and CZCA, their implementation and impact on the families and soldiers in Israel. Projects and programs geared toward the Nachal Brigade "Adopt-a-Brigade" program were also highlighted.
Guests enjoyed the wide variety of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, treats and desserts served at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Major donors and supporters of the ASI-Canada and CZCA gathered the evening before the 2010 Gala Event for an intimate discussion with Israel's Vice PM and Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon and additional VIP IDF guests. Guests were treated to a frank and open discussion about current and future challenges facing the State of Israel and the Middle East.
In addition, guests were privy to exclusive and informative presentations from visiting Nachal and IDF Casualties Department commanders.
The evening was hosted by Jeffrey and Diana Kerbel.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On November 14, 2010 a dedication ceremony was held to officially open a medical clinic in Israel. Donors, commanders and soldiers were in attendance.
Serving the soldiers on an intelligence base in Israel, this medical clinic is the proud achievement of the leaders, donors and supporters of the ASI-Canada.
Providing health and wellness services as well as some trauma care, the clinic has vastly improved the access to vital medical services for the soldiers at the base.
The "Adopt-A-Brigade" Nachal campaign was launched at the home of Michael and Marsha Lax at a beautiful reception and information presentation.
The IDF attache to the Marines, who is a former battalion commander with the Nachal brigade provided insider information to the donors and supporters gathered, while a welfare officer illustrated the gratitude and impact felt by the recipients of ASI-Canada and CZCA projects in Israel. Details of the current projects pursued by the organizations were presented by Chair Henry Silberman.
Last Hanukah, the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association (CZCA) and the Association for the Soldiers of Israel (ASI) joined with various schools around the GTA to bring some warm holiday wishes to the men and women in the Israeli Defense Force. These students spent the season filling up cards, provided by the ASI and CZCA in hopes that a greater sense of solidarity can be instilled between our youth and the youth of Israel.
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Breaking all previous records on attendance, the 2009 Gala Dinner for the Association for the Soldiers of Israel on behalf of the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association brought more than a thousand people together to honour the brave men and women of the IDF. The evening featured speeches by a high ranking officer in the Air Force, who was also the first female officer in her field, a commander of a tank brigade and the commander of the Sayeret Golani. In addition, traditional and contemporary music was performed by the IDF musical ensemble.
This Gala Dinner also saw the launch of the annual ASI-Canada and CZCA yearbook, hightlighting the organizations' projects, news and events and featuring full colour photographs from Israel.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Finally, Knesiyat Hasechel, Israel's most talked about Alternative rock band came to Toronto!
October 27th, 2008 at The Mod Club.
It was a great musical experience. The band mixed its rock base with new age together with musical influences from Israeli motives, evolving into a phenomenal adventure into Israeli life.
Profits from VIP ticket purchases were donated to The Association for Soldiers of Israel in Canada and The Haifa Foundation.
Check out the band at their website @ www.knesiyatoronto.com
The Association for the Soldiers of Israel - Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association presented the Annual Gala Dinner.
Hundreds of community members joined visiting IDF soldiers for an evening honoring the brave young men and women of the Israeli Defence Force
Sunday, June 1st, 2008