Toronto City Happenings

Upcoming Events

new club bathurst Feb 2019Na’amat is Growing!  - Brand new club along the Eglinton corridor is taking root. Very successful inaugural meeting with the next one planned for February 27, 2019. Looking for members mid-50’s +++.     For further details call 416-636-5425 or email
IWD TO 2019Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30 pm at the Borochov Cultural Centre Join us for International Women’s Day. Our guest speaker will be Naomi Harris, Canadian Photographer Her topic is “The Wandering Jewess - How One North York Photographer Gathers No Moss”  Check out her incredible portfolio here. Cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase your advance tickets online. Guests asked to please bring a regular toiletry item to be given to a women’s shelter.
Go Fish 2019Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7 pm at the Borochov Cultural Centre (272 Codsell Ave. Toronto) Club Ruach is back with their 7th annual Go Fish Speed Dating event for Jewish Singles! Come out to meet a group of singles aged 25-25 in a fun environment.   Spaces are limited so be sure to RSVP by Feb 21, 2019 to

Curtain club 2019Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm Join Clubs Tamar and Aviva at their annual Curtain Club Fundraiser (The Curtain Club is at 400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3G7).  The play this year is the family comedy - Mending Fences by Norm Foster.  Drew Sullivan hasn’t seen his father Harry in 13 years. Now as an adult he is coming back home to his dad’s Saskatchewan ranch for a visit. This poignant comedy tells the story of two men who have grown apart and are too stubborn to give in to the feelings of the heart.  Cost: $20 per person Click here to purchase tickets online or call 416-636-5425  Details: Open seating, free parking, Doors open at 7:30 PM, play starts promptly at 8 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - To be eligible for an invitation to the Na'amat Leadership Seminar in Israel, you must attend the city seminar and the national seminar.  To be eligible for an invitation to the Na'amat Leadership Seminar in Israel, you must attend the city seminar and the national seminar.  Exciting News : Award winning public and motivational speaker, Phyllis Taylor, will be one of the presenters..

Bingo-TO-2019Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Borochov Cultural Centre. Join Club Simcha Kadima for another “sold out” BINGO evening.  Cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if available). To purchase tickets online, click here.




Hamilton Author 2019Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at noon at Adas Israel Synagogue – 125 Cline Avenue South, Hamilton come to the Na’amat Canada Hamilton  34th Annual Celebrity Author Luncheon with Trevor Cole, Award winning author of The Whiskey King . Tickets: $28 General Admission; $25 Students and Seniors; $30 at the Door Includes light lunch and door prizes   Tickets  at Epic Books (226 Locke Street South, Hamilton  905-525-6538)  or Click here to purchase your tickets online or email


Sharon Cole 2019Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm at Temple Sinai - 210 Wilson Avenue Join The Cole Family & Club Dayan Na'amat Canada Toronto for The Sharon Cole Memorial Lecture with Guest speaker - Lecturer, teacher, and prize-winning author, Katherine Ashenburg. Free admission. Refreshments will be served. Books will be available at a special price by cash or cheque only


Photographs taken at these events will be used in Na’amat Canada and partner organization print and online publications

Items for Sale

Teddy Bears are for sale for $5 each. Purchase and pick-up are from the Na'amat office. Call 416-636-5425 to arrange the purchase.


Our Clubs

Na'amat in Toronto has a rich foundation steeped in the tradition of working women and volunteers going back to the days when we were known as Pioneer Women. The daughters and granddaughters of the women of clubs Avodah, Borochov Women, Chadera, Club One, Dimona, Eilat, Galila, Golda Meir, Hanita, Havah, Independent Women, Kinnereth, Omna, Rachel and Shalom have followed in their footsteps – transferring their passion for the women and children of Israel to the younger generations we see today.

We are also very fortunate to be able to attract new members as well whose families may not have been involved as “Pioneer Women”. These women have chosen Na'amat as to be part of their philanthropic future and we are thrilled to welcome them into our vibrant sisterhood.

Get to know our clubs and find your place with Na'amat Toronto by clicking below:

Link to our clubs can be found below:

  • Ruach
  • Rimon
  • Aviva
  • Dafna
  • Simcha-Kadima
  • Dayan
  • Ilana
  • Tamar
  • Aliza
  • Beersheba
  • Masada
  • Member at Large



Council Position Descriptions

You can download the pdf that describes all of the positions available and contact the Toronto office to express your interest - TO Council Exec and Portfolio 2016


Toronto Campaigns and Fundraisers

School Supplies for Kids

school-suppliesSchool Supplies for Kids aims to equip children who are being sheltered in domestic violence centres in Toronto with school supplies, educational material and personal effects.

It is Na’amat’s hope that every school age child entering a domestic violence shelter in the Metro Toronto area can be offered a complete set of school supplies including backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, highlighters, erasers, glue sticks, binders, folders, pencil cases, and as many other necessary school items as possible, prior to the start of the school year.

In 2018, we received over 1000 backpack requests and requests for 475 "Mom toiletry bags" from 12 local shelters. In order to ensure that each child gets a complete set of school supplies we need your help. Please consider making a financial donation that will be used to purchase these important items or help us with a donation of items we can use to put in the backpacks.  Click here to read a thank-you letter from one of the shelters.


Donations over $18.00 are tax-deductable and will receive a receipt. It’s easy to make a donation. Call the Na’amat office at 416-636-5425 and ask that your donation be directed to the School Supplies for Kids project.

Dollars for David


The Dollars for David campaign is an annual Chanukah tradition for Na’amat Canada Toronto. This fundraising project helps to provide toys, books, games and other holiday treats to the needy children in our Na’amat Israel facilities. Without the help of our loyal donors, many of these young children might have to endure disappointment at Chanukah without treats and toys.

Hundreds of Toronto area school children have jumped on the Dollars for David bandwagon by giving tzedakah, to honour their teachers. Click here to make your donation to the Dollars for David campaign, at any time of the year.

To make a donation now, click here or call our office at 416-636-5425. To see a copy of the letter requesting your donation, click here.

If you wish to make a donation to the Bialik Hebrew Day School teachers and staff, click here to download the form to complete.

Spiritual Adopt-a-Child

adopt-a-childOur Spiritual Adopt-a-Child programme provides financial and emotional support for children in Israel, from newborn babies to university graduates.

When you spiritually Adopt-a-Child, you provide the funds necessary to send a child in Israel to one of our world renowned Na’amat Daycare Centres, where the young ones are fed three hot meals a day and are cherished and nurtured by our specially trained staff.

Once children move out of our Daycares, we still watch out for them. Not every student is able to succeed in the regular school system. For these “last chance” children, we offer our Technological and Boarding High Schools to help them make their way through these new educational challenges. With your help, Na’amat students improve their self-esteem.... and learn to succeed on their own.

We are still there to lend a hand even when our children graduate from High School. Some of the lucky ones find themselves at university but are unable to afford the high cost of tuition. Na’amat steps in by offering a series of post-secondary scholarships to ease the financial burden of obtaining a higher education.

Pay your Na'amat dues online

To pay your dues on line - you may use this option. NOTE: You will still have to pay your club dues to your club Treasurer. (Members at large do not have club dues.) Please specify your club before clicking through for payment. NOTE: If you do not know if you are a lifetime member, you probably pay Annual dues. Click here to pay on line

General Donations / Payments

You have probably been directed here to pay for something or to make a donation where we do not have another option set up. Please specify what you are paying for, before clicking through to the payment.  Click here to pay on line

For more information about our events and programs, contact:
Na'amat Canada Toronto
272 Codsell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M3H 3X2
Phone: 416.636.5425
Fax: 416.636.5248
Toll Free: 1.888.622.6280