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 2020 Women of Distinction

Tobie Bekhor
Ilsa Blidner
Gloria Cole
Clara Cooper
Lori Goodman
Gilda Goodman Helman
Lynda Latner
Judith Megow-Rose
Lesley Offman
Cookie Sandler
Wendy Switzer Myles
Lillian Vine Glowinsky
Gabi Weisfeld
Lucille Wolf
Barbara Wolfe
Carole Zucker





In support of Women in Science, Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute

Central to the activities of the year, we are creating a Woman Scientist of Distinction honour. We are thrilled to tell you that over the course of our series, we will be hearing from four Women Scientists from Baycrest. Each scientist will have an opportunity to meet with The Women Friends of Baycrest members (virtually, on Zoom), and share information about their research and goals. After meeting all the scientists, members will vote to select the Woman Scientist of Distinction.

To learn more about our scientists and their areas of research click here.

A minimum $360 gift gives you entry to the 2021 Women Friends of Baycrest Launch event and entire series of events. To make a gift please CLICK HERE.

Monday, March 8, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

Women Friends of Baycrest 2021 Series Launch

Honouring the Women of Distinction with special guest speaker Allison B. Sekuler, Vice President, Research, Baycrest

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

Masterpieces of Porcelain

Featuring a tour of Herend Porcelain with Rita Rubin

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

Highlights from the Dr. Fred Weinberg and Joy Cherry Weinberg Judaica Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum

A conversation with Joy Cherry Weinberg and Corey Keeble ROM Curator Emeritus

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m.

The Rachel Trilogy: Inspired by the Author’s Grandmother Who Escaped a Russian Pogrom

Rachel’s Secret, Rachel’s Promise & Rachel’s Hope Featuring Author Shelly Sanders
To purchase books with promo code BAYCREST25 please click here.

Watch the Event

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Summer at the Lake

Featuring the documentary My Grandparents Had a Hotel with film-maker Karen Shopsowitz

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Spin with the Rechts

Join the Rechts as they take you on an exclusive tour of their incredible dreidel collection just in time for Chanukah.

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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