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Local Polar Plunge raises funds for Camp Moshava

Camp Moshava is the only co-ed modern Orthodox Jewish camp in Canada. It was established in 1959 and is situated in Ontario.

The camp draws 45 percent of its population from Toronto, 35 percent from Montreal and the balance from Israel and the US. Moshava has played an integral part in forming Jewish identity in Canada with it’s over 10,000 alumni.

In recent years, Camp Moshava has partnered with both YACHAD and One Family Fund to provide individuals with disabilities and children who are victims of terror in Israel an enjoyable summer of full integration in our camp. “We also provide over 50 children financial aid so that their parents can make sure they aren’t denied this amazing summer environment,” says Director Vicky Shizgal, a resident of District 2.

The total amount of financial assistance for these programs is $170,000 annually. In order to continuing providing the same services, Camp Moshava needs to find creative fundraising ideas.

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The plungers towel off.

This year marked the first ever Polar Plunge in Montreal and in Toronto (and in Israel). On March 19, volunteers jumped into freezing water after raising money on our online site  . Locally, this took place in an above ground pool at the Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation on Mackle Road.

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A brave man gets ready to chill.

A total of $65,000 was raised as folks like Vicky’s husband Jimmy braved the frigid conditions.

Bravo to all!

For more information log on to, email or call 514.488.4741.

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It's Super Plunger!



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