2017 Negev Dinner
Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein Dr. Mark Levine Dr. Sandra Witelson
Dr. Hertzel C. Gerstein is a world renowned endocrinologist and Professor at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences who has focused his career on discovering ways to improve the lives of people with diabetes, by developing and augmenting the evidence-base for its care. Supported by global collaborations across several disciplines, he designs and leads international trials of therapies to prevent or reverse diabetes and/or its serious health consequences.
Dr. Mark Levine, Chair and Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University, is a medical oncologist and researcher, with clinical practice at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton. A number of the trials he has conducted have been landmark and have impacted healthcare in both Canada and internationally. In 2016 he received the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian award, for his contributions as an oncologist, researcher and clinician.
Dr. Sandra Witelson, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences and the inaugural Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair of Neuroscience at McMaster University, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada for her scientific work in the area of the brain basis of language, intelligence, dyslexia, sex differences, and genius. Bringing international acclaim to both McMaster and Hamilton, she has been inducted into Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction, and is an elected member of the U.S. Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, fostering public awareness globally about the progress and promise of brain research.
In support of the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre at Jerusalem’s Herzog Hospital
The Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre at Jerusalem’s Herzog Hospital will combine the hospital’s Children’s Clinic, the Community Mental Health Centre, and the Israel Centre for the Treatment of Psychotrauma.
Herzog Hospital is a leader in providing services to Israelis suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Proceeds from JNF Hamilton’s Negev Campaign will help to expand the Children’s Outpatient Clinic, by building a clinical room for children and youth to access critical services.
Children and teens who go through severe physical and psychological traumas tend to have high levels of PTSD symptoms. In addition to terrorist and military activity, factors causing PTSD can include domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, and bullying. Fires, floods, and car accidents are another source. The more traumas a child goes through, the higher the risk of getting PTSD, and they often have other types of mental health problems as well.
The Children’s Outpatient Clinic at the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre will serve as a model of excellence for other health care centres throughout Israel.
Performance by Johannes Linstead
Johannes Linstead provokes passion and excitement in an unforgettable and enthralling display of fiery Spanish guitar and soulful jazz. Named Canada’s “Guitarist of the Year,” Linstead is winner of seven “Best Album” awards, has had seven top-10 albums on the Billboard charts in the U.S., and has earned numerous other prestigious awards, including a Juno nomination. His music has been featured in popular TV shows and video games, and has been used in the Olympics. Johannes Linstead has become internationally recognized as one of the best-selling guitarists in the Instrumental, Jazz and World Music genres. His performances have become known for “dancing in the aisles,” as few people can resist Linstead’s captivating rhythms.
BILL MORRIS AND TOM WEISZ
LORRAINE COHEN • DAVID LOEWITH • HILTON SILBERG
SHIRLEY SILBERG • Neil Silvert • SASHA WEISZ
Mark Levitt • Phil Rosenshein
TRIBUTE GIFT CHAIR
EVENT ARRANGEMENTS CO-CHAIRS
Danna Horwood • Cindy Kam
FOOD AND DECOR CO-CHAIRS
Luba Apel • Cynthia Mintz
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
JNF CANADA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JNF CANADA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT
JNF HAMILTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FRANKLIN D. SIMKEVITZ
JNF HAMILTON, PRESIDENT
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