Welcome to CHW Vancouver
Sasha Gerson and Stephanie Rusen, CHW Vancouver Co-Presidents
2020 has become the most challenging year for all of us in Israel, Canada and at CHW. One thing that has stood us in good stead is our ability to adapt, developing new skills and ways to do things. Zoom has become our new friend, giving us a way to connect with everyone while maintaining our distance. Together we will win this battle against COVID-19.
Our Opening Tea, Hats Off To Lori in September was a Vancouver first. We were able to honour Lori Barer stepping down as our Vancouver President with videos of family and friends far and near. Watching on Zoom, we even saw Lori’s son present our tribute award in person. Plus our sponsors and donors raised a large amount for the Emergency COVID-19 Supplies needed at our beloved projects in Israel. This event was a perfect example of winning in spite of adversity.
As the new Co-Presidents of CHW Vancouver, we are busy planning more events that will keep us together while we maintain safe distance apart. Our new Executive is comprised of returning and new ladies: Debbie Lewin as Secretary, Miri Winkler as Treasurer, Cindy Wine as Vice-President, Lori Barer as Immediate Past President, and Gen as Office Coordinator, along with our two Co-Presidents. Our Vancouver Leaders Assembly is the Executive together with Ruth Freeman, Dolly Jampolsky, Toby Rubin, and Randi Winter.
There are several Zoom events in the planning stages: our annual Chanukah Party will be mid-December, the Celebrity Chef series from Toronto is open to everyone, an International Concert Series, Aviva Games Day in May, and more on Zoom. Be sure to watch for the emails announcing our events!
Children, Healthcare and Women are the heart of CHW, the reasons why we are still a vital organization, now 103 years strong. Please call or email Gen at the office to be a part of CHW as we continue to support our projects in Israel and Canada. We always welcome a helping hand and a smiling face!
Stay safe and let’s have fun!
Sasha Gerson and Stephanie Rusen
CHW Vancouver Centre Co-Presidents
304B-950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 2N7
Phone: (604) 257-5160
Fax: (604) 257-5164