On Friday, April 19, the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, attended the 48th Annual Community Passover Seder hosted by the Bernard Betel Centre. The community Seder is an annual event sponsored this year by the Bernard Betel Centre, CIJA, Circle of Care, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Association of Jewish… Continue reading Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Attends Passover Seder at the Bernard Betel Centre
On Friday, April 5, we had a wonderful celebration for the opening of the new kitchen at the Toby and Henry Battle Centre, a partnership between the Bernard Betel Centre and Reena. This kitchen was generously funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through a $150,000 Capitol Grant that was awarded in 2018. We were joined by York Centre… Continue reading $150,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for New Kitchen – A Bernard Betel Centre and Reena Partnership
Happy National Volunteer Week! April 7-13, 2019 The Volunteer Factor - Lifting Communities The theme for National Volunteer Week this year is The Volunteer Factor - Lifting Communities, represented by hot air balloons of different sizes, shapes and colours that reflects the diversity of our volunteer team. Thank you to our 350 community volunteers who last year… Continue reading Happy National Volunteer Week!
During United Way Greater Toronto's Day of Caring event a few months ago, we met Graham Wells. Graham is a corporate volunteer with Bank of Montreal (BMO) and, together with his co-workers, assisted with our Meals on Wheels program. While delivering meals, Graham noticed that on the door of one of the clients, the mezuzah… Continue reading Reaching New Heights in the Meals on Wheels Program
Marla Noble joined the volunteer team at the Bernard Betel Centre in 2008 as a Friendly Visitor volunteer. During her first three years, Marla provided friendship and conversation to a woman who was a Holocaust survivor. Following that, she took on a new role assisting in the cafeteria where she is still active today. Last… Continue reading Marla Noble – Honouring a Lifetime of Commitment to Volunteer Work