May 31, 2009: 5th Annual Bike Ride – Unionville


5th Annual Bike Ride
This years One Family 5th Annual Bike Ride took place on May 31st in Unionville, Ontario. It was a bright and sunny day although a bit crisp and windy. However, this did not deter 130 riders from showing up to ride through the beautiful countryside to show their support for the victims of terror in Israel. The ride this year was especially meaningful as it was a ride in memory of all the victims of the bombing of The Dolphinarium, a seaside discotheque in Tel Aviv, which took place June 1 2001. Irina-Lipkin-Mejberg, a survivor of this attack, was on hand to talk to the bikers about her experience, and how touched she was that they were all with her to remember. One rider commented that he never rode so strong after hearing Irina’s moving words. All in all this is a great event that can happen with the tireless efforts of One Family Fund volunteers
Click here for more information about One Family’s Annual Bike Ride [2]

April 23, 2009: Cross Israel Hike Information Evening 7:30pm [1]

Cross Israel Hike Information Evening 7:30pm
The informational meeting will take place at Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street (Bathurst and Eglington). Please RSVP attendance to [3]

Sunday, March 22 2009: Jonah Wengle Bar Mitzvah Project – Annie Hall Screening [1]

Annie Hall Screening
Please join Jonah, a Toronto area student, for a special screening of Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. He has organized this fundraiser for victims of terror in Israel as his Bar Mitvah project
Rated PG 14
Sunday March 22, 2009
1:30 pm
Holy Blossom Temple
1950 Bathurst Street
All proceeds going towards One Family Fund. For more information or to reserve your seats please e-mail Jonah at [4]

February 11 2009: Cooking Event [1]

Cooking Event
Cooking Event On Feb 11th 2009 One Family Fund held it’s annual What’s Cooking event. 60 women gathered at Nella Cucina, 687 Bathurst street, for an interactive culinary experience. It was a fun evening of cooking, dining and of course shopping. Money raised will support the Passover retreat in Israel. Thank you to all our participants and volunteers

November 15, 2008: Yids on Wheels Gala [1]

Yids on Wheels Gala
November 15 – Pam Albert and Melanie Nesbitt to speak at Yids on Wheels Gala

November 2, 2008: Israel at 60: booth at Windsor JCC [1]

Israel at 60: booth at Windsor JCC
Details to follow

November 2-6, 2008: Sea to Sea Hike in Israel [1]

Sea to Sea Hike in Israel
41 participants hiked from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee, raising over $150,000 for OFF and connected with the land and its people.
Click here for more information about the hike. [5]

October 26, 2008: Israel Film Festival Charity Fundraiser [1]

Israel Film Festival Charity Fundraiser
Women in Motion chose to support OFF through the launch of the Israeli Film Festival. The movie, “Noodles,” was sold out and a huge success

September 25, 2008: Jersey Boys [1]

Jersey Boys at Toronto Center for the Arts
A fabulous, sold out evening at Toronto’s hottest musical of the season. Stay tuned for our next theatre event for the fall of 2009.

September 20, 2008: UWO Students Organize “One Party for Israel” [1]

UWO Students Organize “One Party for Israel”
On the night of Saturday, September 20, 2008, over 400 Jewish students at the University of Western Ontario came together at an exciting Israel-themed fundraising evening with proceeds going to One Family Fund.

One Part for Israel Western campus groups AEPi, PiLam, Hillel and IOC teamed up to organize one of the biggest, most exciting events ever. Many party-goers sported blue and white attire as a show of solidarity with Israel while they enjoyed Israeli food, drinks and more.

“So many people came out to support a great cause – the event was a huge success,” said organizer Jayme Alter. One Family Fund is grateful for the more than $1000 that was raised, and for the support of the UWO community.

September 18, 2008: The Speakers Action Group [1]

The Speakers Action Group – Shirley Ann Haber
We partnered with the Speakers Action Group, an organization that promotes tolerance and understanding through a series of Business Lunch Lectures on human rights, etc.

August 25, 2008: Belzberg Cottage Experience [1]

Belzberg Cottage Experience
Our fourth annual cottage experience was a huge success. 8 teenaged boys who have lost parents or siblings in a terrorist attack in Israel spent two weeks hosted by Shirley and Brian Belzberg as well as their cottage community. This initiative has been organized over the years by Ari Greenberg and Emanuel Greenberg. This experience gives the boys a much needed break from the heaviness and sadness of their lives in Israel.

August 11, 2008: Golf Tournament at Devils Pulpit [1]

Golf Tournament at Devils Pulpit
Our second annual golf tournament was an incredible success. 70 golfers played 27 holes of exceptional golf at one of Canada’s most exclusive private clubs, enjoyed outrageous food and drinks, and superlative prizes. If you are interested in playing in the summer of 2009 please call our office and let us know.
Click here for more information about One Family’s golf tournaments [6]

July 2008: Camp Gesher [1]

Camp Gesher working with the Yaldeinu Organization
OFF participated in a joint program to bring 6 kids to Camp Gesher in Ontario. Our partners were Yaldeinu and the ICEJ, International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem, thanks to the generous support of Donna Hollbrook, Canadian Director ICEJ. The kids had a great time, and the project will continue in the summer of 2009.

July 2008: Camp Timberlane [1]

Camp Timberlane Event
In 2008 OFF brought 20 Israeli kids and two counselors to Camp Timberlane in Haliburton for a month. There, they participated in all the camp activities, formed new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime, and enjoyed the warm, supportive environment of the camp.
Click here for more information about One Family’s Camp Programs [7]

June 8, 2008: 4th Annual Bike Ride in Stouffville [1]

4th Annual Bike Ride in Stouffville
Our fourth annual bike ride was a huge success. More than 100 riders turned out to raise funds for Israel’s victims of terror. Orly Vaknin, a victim of terror from Israel came to ride with us. Orly was adopted by the Ehrlich family, and had the opportunity to ride with Tom Ehrlich. Our next ride is scheduled for May 31st, 2009.
Click here for more information about One Family’s Annual Bike Ridee [8]

June 5, 2008: Mifgashim Israeli Women’s Event [1]

Mifgashim Israeli Women’s Event
A spirited group of Israeli women joined together for a fun evening. Each woman brought a bag of necessary items for the kids attending our various summer camp experiences in Canada.

May 26, 2008: Tevrow and Chase Event [1]

Tevrow and Chase Event for One Family Fund
We are grateful to the clothing designers/manufacturers Tevrow and Chase for opening their showroom to our community. Proceeds of sales went to help victims of terror in Israel. In addition, numerous duffel bags of new clothes were taken to Israel with the women’s mission to distribute to victims in Israel through Dena’s Boutique, our OFF store.

May 15, 2008: Hebrew University Student Event [1]

Hebrew University and Jewish Federation Student Event
McGill students who were studying at Hebrew University organized a wonderful event for students at Hebrew U. The proceeds went to One Family in Israel.

May 7, 2008: Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebrations [1]

Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebrations
What an incredible group of men and women. The Yowees, known as the Yids on Wheels, traveled to Israel WITH their motorcycles, to participate in the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations. We were the lucky recipients of their fundraising efforts, as they funded an incredible celebration day (yom kef) for victims and their families from Sderot and the north. We are so grateful for their continuous support and for their spirit!

May 7, 2008: Oakdale Country Club Women’s Luncheon [1]

Oakdale Country Club Women’s Luncheon
We would like to thank Oakdale Golf and Country Club for supporting victims of terror.

May 5, 2008: Evening in support of Women [1]

Evening in support of Women

Details to follow

May 1 – 13, 2008: Women’s Israel Mission [1]

Women’s Israel Mission
20 women from Canada and the US traveled to Israel to connect with the land and the people. Through a diverse range of physical and spiritual experiences in Israel, they were able to provide direct hands-on support to victims of terror and their families. Join us for our 2009 Women’s Mission: May 21-31, 2009.
Click here for more information about One Family’s May Women’s Mission [9]

February 21, 2008: What’s Cooking Event at Nella Cucina [1]

What’s Cooking Event at Nella Cucina
An interactive culinary experience at Nella Cucina featured hands-on cooking class followed by an enjoyment of the results; wine tasting, and opportunity to purchase fabulous cookware (with a portion of the proceeds going to OFF). Overall a delightful evening that helped to raise both awareness of the needs of terror victims in Israel and significant funds to help them.