Join the Women Friends of Baycrest, a group of passionate and like-minded women who encourage and recognize the achievements of women in science, arts, technology and culture. Women Friends of Baycrest offers an opportunity to be part of a movement that enhances the lives of Baycrest residents through arts and culture, a chance to learn about the experiences and research of amazing Baycrest scientists, and a chance to socialize and create new friendships.


Tobie Bekhar and Gilda Goodman Helman
Woman Friends of Baycrest Members

“Our involvement and support of Women Friends stems from the importance of Baycrest as a world leader in Care and Brain Health.”


095-Fashion-Show-Moroccan-Event.jpgWomen 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.



Felicia Salomon 
Women Friends of Baycrest Member

“Women Friends of Baycrest is important to encourage and recognize the contributions of women in science, technology, education and medicine
Our world is facing existential threats - climate change, energy, hunger and health. Women have a unique opportunity to view and address these threats through the lenses of intelligence, compassion and strength.”

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.


Wendy-Myles-Painting-1.jpgCentral to the activities of 2021, they are creating a Woman Scientist of Distinction honour. Over the course of our events, 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.




Lesley Offman 
Woman Friends of Baycrest Member

"I love being a member of Women Friends of Baycrest because we are a group of like minded women who are committed to improving and enhancing the lives of Baycrest residents through art, culture, and music."



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.

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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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Contact Us

For more information or to make a gift, please contact Hayley Levitt, or 416-785-2500 ext. 5180

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