Edmonton Negev Gala will be held August 18

by AJNews staff

(AJNews) – Edmonton Jewish community builders Robin and David Marcus are the 2022 JNF Edmonton Negev Dinner honourees and will be celebrated at a virtual gala on August 18. They are highly regarded members of the community who are dedicated to building and maintaining a strong Jewish kehila, for everyone – providing nurturing and caring for the very youngest up to the most senior members. Their dedicated efforts have built a strong foundation for generations of Edmontonians, the rewards of which will be felt for generations to come.

Robin and David have chosen the Clore Centre for Performing Arts in the Galilee as the beneficiary project for this year’s gala.  This is the only conservatory offering formal training in music and dance in northern Israel, and it plays a crucial role in creating harmony in the community. The Centre is open to students from all backgrounds in the region, with the goal of facilitating peaceful coexistence and understanding through dance, music, and theater. Artistic expression transcends cultures, and people from all walks of life are united through listening, playing, and moving together.

The Centre’s growing student body (1000+) needs more space to practice and host events, and construction is soon to be underway. JNF Canada will fund the creation of a rehearsal studio for their orchestra and smaller ensembles.

Lucky Mrs. Clore is the premiere music ensemble that showcases the high level of musicianship that is created at the Clore Centre for Performing Arts. They are talented, joyful, collaborative and appreciative of the opportunities that they’ve had at the centre and they will performing for the JNF audience as part of the virtual gala.

“Join us on August 18 and experience these incredible young musicians for yourself!” say event co-chairs Gaylene Soifer and Jeff Rubin.

Global TV’s Mike Sobel will emcee the gala.

There are still opportunities available for event sponsorships and donations. Contact edm@jnf.ca for more information and to purchase your tickets.


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