In the spring of 2012, EMUNAH CANADA hosted their annual ‘Family in Israel Dinner’ honouring , Faygie and Phil Schwartz. The dinner was an outstanding success, there was a wonderful turnout as the community came to pay tribute to the Schwartz’s; esteemed pillars of the Toronto Jewish Community.
The proceeds of the dinner culminated in the creation of the ‘Faygie and Phil Schwartz Wing’ in the newly refurbished Safra building at the EMUNAH's Neve Michael Children’s Village, in Pardes Chana. The dedication ceremony was held recently. A large group came to visit Neve Michael and show there support of Phil & Faygie Schwartz.
The group toured the new building, people were visibly impressed by the renovations and the attention to detail that went into creating the Faygie and Phil Schwartz Wing. This was evident from the beautiful décor, the impeccable design of the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. All of course was created with the overwhelming feeling of warmth and homey ambience that is palpable throughout the new Wing.
Some of the most memorable highlights of the Dedication Ceremony were the heartfelt performances by some of the children who live at EMUNAH Neve Michael Children’s Village. Many were moved to tears by the extraordinary impromptu solo performed by a young and unassuming little boy.
The group was also treated first hand to the outstanding ‘Sulamot’ program, in which musicians from the Israel Philharmonic give weekly lessons to the children on a variety of musical instruments. The children performed a lovely selection of songs and musical pieces, topped off by a beautiful solo performed on the clarinet.
On behalf of WORLD EMUNAH, we would like to express our appreciation to those involved in creating such a beautiful and memorable event. A special thanks to the wonderful group of people, who came to honor the Schwartz’s. Finally, it is with much affection and gratitude that both WORLD EMUNAH and EMUNAH CANADA acknowledge the kindness and generosity of Faygie and Phil Schwartz, who remain vigilant in their efforts to positively impact countless young Jewish lives.