Dynamic…enthusiastic…making a difference!

Women Friends of Baycrest is a motivated group of supporters who believe in community and a cause.

Together, they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Baycrest lead the way in care and research on memory and brain health. They also create special memories by organizing events that engage and enlighten.

All donors will be recognized and acknowledged. To find out how you can get involved with Women Friends of Baycrest, please contact Ian Leventhal, Leadership Gifts Director, at 416-785-2500, ext. 3896 or by email at ileventhal@baycrest.org

Thank you to our 2021 Women of Distinction

Tobie Bekhor
Gloria Cole
Clara Cooper
Lori Goodman
Gilda Goodman Helman
Lynda Latner
Judith Megow-Rose
Lesley Offman
Cookie Sandler
Lucille Wolf
Carole Zucker



A Taste of Home: Help us Nourish Baycrest’s Kosher Kitchen

Women Friends of Baycrest will focus on the heart of the home at Baycrest as we launch our 2022 campaign, A Taste of Home, which will support improvements in the kosher kitchen.
The Baycrest kitchen is a kosher community treasure, feeding people far beyond our campus. The kitchen supplies meals to hospitals throughout Ontario, Meals on Wheels, Circle of Care and other institutions.

Providing kosher meals at Baycrest costs much more, because as we all know, kosher food is specialized and requires additional expensive ingredients, refrigerators, storage, separate food preparation areas, two sets of dishes, and COR-certified mashgiachs.

Now, there is a dire need to replace aging equipment, including the enormous dishwashing conveyor machine, cook tanks, fridges, freezers and much more.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting Baycrest in its work to defeat dementia and provide everyone the tools they need to make their later years the best years of their lives.

A minimum $360 gift gives you entry to the 2022 Women Friends of Baycrest Launch event and entire series of events. To make a gift please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 11 a.m

Women Friends of Baycrest 2022 Series Launch

Blintzes & Brisket & Bagels, Oy Vey!

A History of Toronto’s Favourite Jewish Eateries, 1900–2022
Featuring Dorion Liebgott, Curator of the Beth Tzedec Museum | Virtual Event

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 11 a.m.

Celebrating Asian and Jewish Heritage Month

Life in Shanghai

Featuring Ian Leventhal and the Culinary Team from PRC Caterers | Virtual Event

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11 a.m.

High Style Afternoon: Art, Collections & Design

Hosted by Rosalie Sharp  |  In-person Event.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 11 a.m.

An Intergenerational Culinary Experience: Feeding Body, Brain & Soul

Featuring James Mayer, Chef, Baycrest | Virtual Event

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 11 a.m

Modern Israeli Food Trends in North America

Featuring Executive Chef Derek Wasser, Food Dudes and Ace Kosher | Virtual Event

Watch Now

Women Friends of Baycrest Sustaining Women

Pamela Austin
Tobie Bekhor
Florence Cooperz”l
Eleanor Dover
Budgie Frieberg
Joy Gales
Gilda Goodman Helman
Debbie Kimel
Henrietta Kostmanz”l
Judith Megow-Rose
Margaret Nightingale
Lesley Offman
Cindy Orfus
Joyce Posluns
Cookie Sandler
Fran Sonshine
Tauba Spiro
Jeannie Tanenbaum
Lillian Vine Glowinsky
Gabi Weisfeldz”l
In Honour of Bella Goldsteinz”l