2017 Negev Dinner
THE ILANOT JERUSALEM THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLYARD
Helping special needs children in Jerusalem
JNF Canada supports special needs populations by developing sites that enhance their quality of life.
The proceeds of this year’s Negev Dinner will support the Ilanot Jerusalem special education school, a public school for special needs students aged 6 -21, with severe motor and cognitive disabilities.
This specially designed, state of the art therapeutic schoolyard offers an accessible and stimulating environment where students can develop their motor and cognitive skills while fostering social and emotional growth. Its shady, green environment is a pleasant setting for physical therapy and other treatments specifically tailored for individual students.
Your contribution will help ensure the creation of a holistic treatment and teaching environment that meets the needs of children and youth with major educational challenges, serving as a model for similar schools in Israel and around the world.
MAJOR JONATHAN CONRICUS
Since November 2014, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Major Jonathan Conricus has held the position of Assessment Officer in the Office of Military Affairs of the United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations. He is the first IDF officer to be seconded to the United Nations Head Quarters where he is responsible to provide assessments of military intelligence and information pertaining to various peacekeeping operations around the world.
Major Conricus has served as the Deputy (and Acting) Chief Liaison Officer North, responsible for communications between the IDF and all UN peacekeeping forces along Israel’s Northern borders (Lebanon and Syria). He has also served as Head of the IDF liaison unit to UN peacekeeping forces on the Golan responsible for developing and maintaining lines of communication and cooperation with various UN peacekeeping forces, and for ensuring Israeli implementation of international agreements. Conricus has commanded infantries in battle in both Lebanon and Gaza, experiences that shaped his life and focus on creating peace for Israel and Israelis.
Dr. Errol Raff
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JNF EDMONTON PRESIDENT
JNF EDMONTON OFFICE
Devorah Matkovcik • Miriam Cooper
Sponsorship & Tribute Opportunities
When & Where
FANTASYLAND HOTEL BALLROOM
IN SUPPORT OF THE ILANOT THERAPEUTIC SCHOOLYARD IN JERUSALEM
A SPECIAL PLAY AREA FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
For further information:
Devorah Matkovcik, Office Administrator
Tel: (780) 481-7881
Fax: (780) 487-4747
10220-156 St S.W