Welcome to CHW Ottawa
I am happy to be sending you special Canada 150 greetings from our Nation’s capital as we celebrate this big event this month. This is also a special year for CHW as we celebrate our 100th birthday. Lillian Freiman founded our great organization in 1917 in Ottawa and was our President for over 21 years. Our vision is to be the best Canadian philanthropic organization supporting social services, programs and projects in Israel and Canada. We have come a long way in the 100 years but our focus has never wavered. To celebrate our birthday, a special trip to Israel, the Celecation– has be planned and as well a custom CHW Centennial Necklace can be purchased. The unique necklace were crafted by Aura Designs for CHW including a special CHW Centennial logo charm. Quantities are limited so be sure to buy yours soon.
This spring has been a busy time at CHW Ottawa with the 2017 Annual Campaign. We held a Telethon in the spring and we are planning another for mid-summer.
The chapter along with the Mollie Betcherman and Ina McCarthy Chapters held their annual spring tea on June 4th. This year the honouree was Naomi Lipsky Cracower who over the years has done so much for her chapter, Henrietta Weiss, CHW Ottawa and other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations. The afternoon tea was help at the stunning home of Avraham and Elissa Iny. Special guests were CHW National; President Debbie Eisenberg and National Executive Director, Alina Ianson. The tea has become so popular and it now the top even of the summer in Ottawa. Over 125 people attended and in the crowd were past honourees, past hostesses, members, community leaders and many guests. Naomi’s 10 year granddaughter sang, a cappella, a heartwarming and moving song about hope.
The chapter also has a devoted group of women who sew and crochet and make lots of craft items like table runners, aprons, baby quilts, mahjong bags, and wine bags and more. These items are sold in the shuk as well as special events in Ottawa.
The Amit Chapter is having Executive Committee meetings over the summer to organize the upcoming year. The first meeting of the new season will be help on September 7, 2017.
For more information please contact the Chapter President Hedy Gutman at Info@Ottawa.CHW.ca
The Chapter is working on their annual Phantom Tea. Every donation of 18$ or more will give you a chance win a beautiful piece of art. The more you donate the more chances you have. This piece was specially created by artist, Sylvia Klein for CHW’s 100th Birthday.
For more information please contact Chapter President, Esther Kulik at info@Ottawa.CHW.ca.
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Ottawa ON K2C 1N2
Phone: (613) 699-0802
Fax: (613) 274-7015