We are proud to have been included among other esteemed honorees at the 40th Anniversary of the Masorti Movement, taking place in Tel Aviv on January 31.
We are being recognized for our dedication and contributions through our work at American Friends of Neve Hanna, supporting the spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing, sponsoring the Jewish learning and B’nai Mitzvah program, fostering Neve Hanna’s connection with the Noam Youth Movement and the Tali Educational Fund, as well as a plethora of other activities associated with the Masorti Movement. We would be most honored if you would consider participating in the Hiddur Mitzvah Program. Please see the attached form with information as to how you can contribute to the children, by donating a Mezuzah for a door post at the Neve Hanna campuses. You will also receive a Mezuzah as the one you donated.
Thanking you in advance.
Janet and Irwin Tobin
Janet Tobin, born and residing in the USA, has been active for decades in the Masorti Movement, acting in the past as Vice President of the Masorti World Movement, President of the MERCAZ, and President of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. Throughout the years Janet as also held numerous lay positions in the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Movement. She is renowned for her warmhearted spirit, her dedicated engagement and outstanding contribution to Jewish and Zionist affairs.
For many years, Janet, together with her husband Irwin, have engaged in tireless work on behalf of the children of the NEVE HANNA Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel. Together Janet and Irwin serve as Co-Presidents of the American Friends of Neve Hanna. Under Janet’s leadership, the American Friends of Neve Hanna have supported and contributed to the Jewish education of the NEVE HANNA children, sponsoring the Jewish learning and Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, fostering Neve Hanna’s connection with the Noam Youth Movement and the Tali Educational Fund, as well as the a plethora of other activities associated with the Masorti Movement. Janet contributes a very special vision to the Jewish life of the children’s home and engages around the clock with endless love and dedication in order to pave for the NEVE HANNA children a path to a strong Jewish identity and to a brighter future.
For all of this, and much more, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Masorti Movement, NEVE HANNA wishes to honor Janet together with her husband Irwin and their three inspiring children. Together the Tobin Family have been instrumental in helping support the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of generations of NEVE HANNA children.
The Neve Hanna Children’s Home
Established in 1974, NEVE HANNA is a warm and loving home for 120 children and teens from dysfunctional families. The mission of NEVE HANNA is to offer our children a home and family environment where all their physical, emotional and educational needs are met, while at the same time helping them to become independent, responsible and conscientious adults. NEVE HANNA offers the children a variety of activities, enrichment and empowerment projects and therapeutic as well as remedial teaching programs which provide our children the necessary resources to help them become fully contributing members of society. NEVE HANNA’s goal is to help our children grow into normative and independent adults, who despite traumatic experiences in early childhood can lead normative, self-sustaining lives as tolerant and accepting adults.