Minimum $5,000 bond purchase in 2021 required

 

Past Golda Honourees and New Leadership (35 years old and under):
Minimum bond purchase required

The Honourable Rona Ambrose

Deputy Chairwoman – TD Securities

The Honourable Rona AmbroseThe Honourable Rona Ambrose is a dynamic national leader, a champion for the rights of women and girls, the former leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons, and the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

By the time she announced her retirement from politics in 2017, she had served as a cabinet minister across several government departments, including serving as vice-chair of the Treasury Board and as chair of the Cabinet Committee for public safety, justice and aboriginal issues.

Her service includes developing federal policies in military procurement, industrial strategies, health innovation and improvements to sexual assault laws. As the former environment minister, Rona was responsible for Canada’s GHG regulatory regime in place across several industrial sectors today.

Rona is a passionate advocate for supporting and protecting disadvantaged women and girls. Her commitment to this fight led the global movement to create the “International Day of the Girl” at the United Nations. Rona serves on the board of directors for Plan International Canada and is the co-author of a best-selling children's book "International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Around the World", Rona's proceeds from the book are donated to Plan International Canada.

Her efforts were recently recognized by the U.N. Women's She Innovates initiative as 1 of 100 women who are "Impossible to Ignore". Currently, Rona continues to press the Canadian government to ensure her legislation for mandatory sexual assault law training for judges becomes law. As an advocate for diversity, Rona is proud to be the first leader of her Party to march in a Pride parade.

Rona is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre Canada Institute and served on the Government of Canada’s advisory council for the renegotiation of NAFTA, and the advisory board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Rona is also the recipient of the Famous Five Nation Builder Award, Public Policy Forum’s “Service to Canada” Award, Friends of Africa Humanity Award, the U.N. Women Canada National Committee Award, and the Canadian AIDS Society leadership pin.

When she’s not working, Rona is usually found in the Rockies horseback riding, hiking or skiing with her husband, JP, and three kids.

The Honourable Linda Frum

The Honourable Linda Frum, Senator

Senator

The Honourable Linda Frum was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2009 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She represents the Province of Ontario.

She is a member of the Conservative Senate Caucus and is the former Conservative Senate Caucus Chair. She has served on the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, the Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration Committee, and the Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee. She currently sits on the Committee of Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament and the standing Committee for the Library of Parliament.

A fierce advocate for human rights in Iran, Senator Frum has co-sponsored Iran Accountability Week on Parliament Hill. She is also known for her legislative efforts to eliminate foreign funding in Canadian elections. Introduced in the 42nd Parliament, the Eliminating Foreign Funding in Elections Act (Bill S-239) sought to close a loophole that allows Canadian third party groups to use foreign funds for election purposes.

Senator Frum also successfully introduced Canadian Jewish Heritage Month Act (Bill S-232) which designates the month of May as an officially recognized month to honour the contributions of Canada’s Jewish community.

Senator Frum is also an active member of her community. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto and serves on the board of the United Israel Appeal. She is a member of the International Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Committee and is an Honourary Board member of NGO Monitor. She is also a director of the Conservative Fund of Canada.  She also serves as a board member for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

She has previously served as the vice chair of the board of Upper Canada College, as well as a board member with Bishop Strachan School, the Art Gallery of Ontario Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital.

In recognition of her civic contributions, Senator Frum has received the Golda Meir Leadership Award from the State of Israel Bonds, an honourary Doctor of Humane Letters from Yeshiva University, and the Rothschild Humanitarian Award from Shaare Zedek Hospital. Last year she was awarded an honourary degree from Hebrew University for her leadership based on the principles of equality, freedom and human rights.

A former journalist and author, Senator Frum was a columnist with the National Post, a contributing editor to Maclean’s Magazine, and a Gemini-Award winning documentarian. She lives in Toronto with her husband Howard Sokolowski and together they have five children and two grandchildren.

Golda Meir Circle Award

" Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. "

— Golda Meir

THE GOLDA MEIR CIRCLE is named in loving memory of the late Israeli Prime Minister. This Honour Society consists of women who invest, through Women’s Division, a minimum of $5,000 annually in Israel bonds.

EVENT CHAIR

Kimberly Cohen

GOLDA EVENT HONORARY CHAIRS

Ora Stolovitz
Montreal

Fania Wedro
Calgary

Dodi Weill
Toronto

WOMEN’S DIVISION CHAIR TORONTO

Brenlee Gurvey Gales

CEO ISRAEL BONDS/CANADA-ISRAEL SECURITIES, LIMITED

Raquel Benzacar-Savatti

DIRECTOR WOMEN’S DIVISION TORONTO, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Shaindy Nathanson

Thank you to our sponsors

Warren & Debbie Kimel, STATE BUILDING GROUP, Midland Group of Companies Inc.

Past Golda Meir Circle Honourees

In celebration of Israel Bonds at 70, we will also be recognizing our past Golda Meir Circle Honourees from across Canada:

Toronto

Tobie Bekhor 1995
Florence Cooper z'l 1995
Barbara Amiel 2001
Marvelle Koffler z'l 2002
Dr. Risa Freeman 2003
Yetta Freeman 2003
Cindy Freeman Gordon 2003
Debbie Kimel 2003
Sandra Waldman 2004
Wendy Eisen 2005
Carole Herman Zucker 2005
Toby Feldberg 2006
Dodi Weill 2007
Gabi Weisfeld 2008
Sherry Cooper 2009
The Hon. Linda Frum 2010
Julia Koschitzky 2011
Fran Sonshine 2012
Elise Kalles 2013
Elizabeth Wolfe 2014
Leslie Gales 2017
Lesley Binstock Offman 2019

Montreal — Prior to 2000

Saidye Bronfman, O.B.E. z'l
Rose Milner z'l
Sally Raicek
Anita Sager z'l
The RT Hon. Jeanne Sauvé Deceased
Judge Barbara Seal, C.M.
Julie Tauben z'l
Doris Weiser Small
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Lucia Kroo z'l 2001
Marcia Gurman 2003
Julie Gniwisch 2004
Sue Carol Isaacson 2006
Etty Bienstock 2008
Judith Rossdeutscher 2009

Hamilton

Sasha Weisz 1979

Calgary

Fania Wedro 2019
Rona Ambrose 2021

We apologize for any errors or omissions.

Israel Bonds Women’s Division Honour Pins

Golda Meir Circle Pin
Golda Meir Circle Pin

As a gesture of appreciation, Israel Bonds Women’s Division honors its members with a pin and an initial charm upon their first bond investment at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels.

After each year of subsequent investments, a new charm is added as an expression of gratitude for their enduring commitment to the land of Israel and the fortification of its economy.

The Golda Meir Club Pin is available with an Israel bonds investment of $5,000 or more.

The Diamond Trustee Pin is available with an Israel bonds investment of $10,000 or more.

To order your pin, contact:

Shaindy Nathanson

Director, Women’s Division

Shaindy.Nathanson@israelbonds.ca      416.789.3351 Ext: 144

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