ICRF Monthly Newsletter – November 2018

January 5, 2019 8:38 pm

Bring a little more light into the world this Hanukkah.  Make a donation to Israel Cancer Research Fund and help us continue to find treatments and cures for all forms of cancer, utilizing the unique benefits Israel and its scientists have to offer. Thank you for making a global impact through your support.

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Humans of ICRF: Norman Shiner


Norman Shiner is a senior member of The Goldhar Group and focuses on portfolio construction, research and client service. He is an Investment Advisor of BMO Nesbitt Burns.
Norman has devoted much of his time to community and philanthropy over his working career. Norman has just completed his term as the President of the Toronto Chapter of Israel Cancer Research Fund, spent ten years as a Board and Finance Committee member of The Royal Conservatory of Music, and eleven years as a Founder of The Baystock Foundation, a charity that raises money for youth via its annual Battle of The Bands Competitions. Norman also served as a Board Member of Holy Blossom Temple and is currently Chair of Holy Blossom’s Investment Review Committee.
Norman joined BMO Nesbitt Burns in 2013 after an 18 year career in Institutional Equity Sales, and a three year period as Head of Business Development for a niche money manager. As a Director of RBC Capital Markets and other bank owned and independent Bay Street firms, Norman was responsible for the day to day coverage of some of Canada’s largest and most reputable institutional money managers. Norman’s focus was on Equities and he specialized in researching and recommending investments with discounted intrinsic-value and those with a dividend growth focus. Norman advised his portfolio manager clients on research, trade flows and execution, as well as IPO and M&A transactions. Over his career Norman has met with hundreds of North American CEOs representing companies in all sectors of the public markets.  Please join us in thanking Norman Shiner for his dedication to the ICRF Toronto family!




Please welcome our newest ICRF President, Bonnie Fish.  


We wish Bonnie a successful term as President and we look forward to making great strides in funding cancer research!


Devastating war injury turns Israeli soldier into best-selling author and doctor

JERUSALEM ­— When Asael Lubotzky led his soldiers into battle against Hezbollah 12 years ago during the Second Lebanon War, he knew he might be wounded or even killed.

What the infantry platoon commander never could have imagined was that a crippling injury would catapult him into becoming a best-selling author — and, eventually, a physician.

Despite suffering wounds in Lebanon that nearly cost him his life, Lubotzky is now one of Israel’s most promising young cancer researchers. His work focuses on epigenetics: designing new methods for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer based on blood tests.

Lubotzky says the 2006 battle at Bint Jbeil — just two miles north of the Israel-Lebanon border — changed his destiny.

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