The Chai Society


Chai Society

The Chai Society is an exclusive group of donors who, through their generosity, will breathe continuing life into the HGJTC. By becoming part of this initiative, you are contributing to the only professional Jewish Theatre Company in Toronto. You can help to support a medium that can educate - not simply our own, but the greater community - inspire and celebrate the arts across generations, while providing a positive spotlight on the Jewish story and reflecting pride in our heritage. Our theatre company has been made a reality by the Harold Green family. Now we invite you and your family to participate in building the Canadian voice of Jewish theatre.

For further information, please call:
General Manager Matt Birnbaum 416.932.9995 x 223

  • Invitation to exclusive Salon Evenings with major guest artists (exciting new opportunity to mingle with the "stars")
  • Special VIP Receptions on Opening Nights to personally meet the cast members
  • Six Opening Night subscriptions for 3 years (Best Seats)
  • 2 Families (4 subscriptions each)
  • 3 Families (2 subscriptions each)
  • 4 Families (2 subscriptions each)
  • Custom-designed pin for members
  • Donor recognition board in theatre lobby to be recognized in perpetuity
  • Opportunity to join the cast on first day of rehearsal
  • Recognition in all publicity and programmes as a Founding Member of the Chai Society
  • Backstage Tours available
  • Complimentary tickets available to Conversations on the Green (when available)
  • Invitation to Pre-Announcement of Next Season with Artistic Co-Directors, David and Avery



  • The Harold Green Family, Miriam, Eric, Cary and Ronda, Kevin and Lisa, Robin Green and Jamie Purdon
  • The Azrieli Foundation
  • Anna and Leslie Dan
  • Toby and Saul Feldberg
  • Sheila and Murray Goldman
  • The Families of David Green and Daphne Wagner, Karen Green and George Fischer, Donna Green and Michael Sanderson, Lindy Green and Barry & Laurie Green
  • Alan Greenberg
  • Debbie and Warren Kimel
  • Metropia
  • The Robbins Family
  • Rosalie and Isadore Sharp
  • Shanitha Kachan and Gerald Sheff
  • Fran and Edward Sonshine
  • Wagner Green Family Trust
  • Eric and Leah Weisz and Family - Effort Trust
  • Judy Klarman and Eric Bresler
  • Anonymous
  • Donna and Barry Bank and Barbara and Henry Bank
  • Sarah and Morris Perlis and Hinda and Allan Silber
  • Elly Barlin-Daniels and Peter Daniels
  • Rose and Sam Reisman
  • Carol Mitchell and Richard Venn in Honour of Marv Mitchell
  • Dene and Glenn Cohen
  • Annalee and Jeff Wagman
  • Judi and Marshall Egelnick
  • Joy Kaufman and Eric Cohen


This exclusive group will have access to live performances in private homes with well-known celebrities from Toronto and beyond. Whether musical, dramatic or literary, the salon evenings promise to be a unique inside look at theatre. The first evening was a salon with the Jersey Boys and Theresa Tovah. The spring salon promises to be equally inspirational!

  • Ordained by the Harold Green Family as the Canadian voice of Jewish theatre, our company is the only one of its kind to exist in Toronto, and one of two in Canada.
  • The Chai Society is being inaugurated in support of the mission of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. Members of this exclusive group will help give "chai" or life to our theatre company and help support the rich history of the Jewish community, and our city as a whole.
  • Your gift will help create a bridge to sustainability, allow us to pilot new programs for youth and seniors, and help nurture and discover new Jewish Canadian playwrights

  • A portion of your gift will support the operating costs of theatre and allow us to build a bridge to sustainability. Ticket prices do not cover all the costs associated with creating live theatre. Examples: rising costs of venues, marketing for theatre and travel for artists.
  • Our Jewish values of honouring our seniors and educating our children are hallmarks of our mission. With your gift, we will pilot exciting programs with schools, both public and private, and work to bring theatre to places such as Baycrest and other retirement homes. To date we have been able to supplement a number of tickets for these populations, but we would like to establish youth programs on a continuous basis that will allow the next generation to taste Jewish art and explore the potential of our culture through a personal connection with drama and live theatre. Through programs such as In the Beginning: A Jewish Playwright's Festival, we will encourage and discover new Jewish Canadian playwrights.
  • Because we plan on being here for the long term, we also wish to strategically "save for tomorrow", to ensure that programs started today will endure.


It takes a very special person to support the arts. There are so many worthy causes, but we recognize that the arts are essential to preserving our rich culture and history. When you are part of the Chai Society, you are contributing to the only professional Jewish theatre company in Toronto. You can help us to sustain the vision, celebrate the arts and share our wonderful stories with the world.

  • Fighting the negative picture of Israel in the news today
  • Telling the story... good theatre has the ability to have a tremendous impact on community
  • Passing on traditions through the shared experience of theatre
  • Exploring the arts through a Jewish viewpoint


Our goal is to secure 36 "chai" (life sustaining) gifts of $36,000, payable over 3 years to the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, and thereby raise over one million dollars, which will strengthen our foundation.

  • One donor may make the commitment
  • A family gift of one or more families
  • Groups of people may come together to make the gift
  • Corporate sponsorships


You have the opportunity to be a member of the Chai Society, an exclusive and important group of donors, who, through their generosity, will take this company to the next level. You can be part of the transition that will sustain our vision and forever be recognized for this meaningful contribution.

For further information, please call:
General Manager Matt Birnbaum 416.932.9995 x 223