Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toronto Jewry bowls for Peace of Mind

Bowl-with-a-Soldier, held last night at Playtime Bowl near the Yorkdale shopping centre in Toronto, raised the bar on what a party atmosphere within a bowlerama should look like. The premiere event for Peace of Mind (POM), a program of The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma (ICPT) in Jerusalem, amassed nearly $13,000. POM’s co-ordinating director in Toronto, Linoy Hazan, brought together a cross section of supporters of all ages.

There were prize giveaways for top scorers, a 50/50 raffle, music, soldiers singing, lots of laughs – and who could forget the food! The strength and unity shown by leading members of Toronto’s Jewish community in attendance, was greatly felt and much appreciated by the young men and women from the Israel Defence Forces who participated in the POM program.

When Bowl-with-a-Soldier is announced again, be sure to mark your calendar. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

For more information about Peace of Mind, jump to the feature piece on or the post on Heebonics, visit, or e-mail Hazan at .

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