Foundation Trustees

Foundation Trustees are responsible for the care, custody and distribution of the Jewish Foundation’s charitable assets and for the promotion and safekeeping of the planned giving program. We thank the Foundation Trustees for their community commitment and leadership.

Leonard Abramsky, CHAIR
The Dunloe Group

Jeff Appleby,
CIBC Capital Markets

Diana Avigdor,
Barometer Capital

Amy Baryshnik,

Lindsay Brand

Jessica Davis,
Fruitman Kates LLP

Lauren Davis Landau,
Burgundy Asset Management LTD

Richard Diamond,
Canderel Management Inc.

Joel Flatt,
Give And Go Prepared Foods Corp.

Jack Frieberg, Vice-Chair
WTF Investments Ltd.

Daniel Goodman,
GFI Investment Counsel

Mark Grammer,
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

Mark Halpern,

Robert Handelman,
Staff Relief Healthcare Services Inc.

Jay Klein,
Action Candy Co. Ltd./Pur-Gum

Sloan Levett,
Fuller Landau Family Office Services Inc.

Glenys Lindenberg

Melissa Muskat,
Minden Gross LLP

Michael Ptasznik

Keith Ray
Realvest Management

Craig Rimer,
Cidel Financial Group

Jeff Rosenthal

Anthony Sigel,
TerraNova Partners LP

Leah Silber,
Aird Berlis LLP

Ali Spinner,
Crowe Soberman LLP

Investment Advisory Committee

Reporting to the Board, the Investment Advisory Committee oversees the management of the Foundation’s assets. We thank them for their invaluable time and commitment to the Jewish community.

Leonard Abramsky, The Dunloe Group
Diana Avigdor, Barometer Capital, Chair
Amy Baryshnik, Knixwear
Ariel Berkal, Berkal & Company
Mark Caplan, Bank of Montreal Ireland PLC, Immediate Past Chair
Ira Gluskin, Irager + Associates Inc.
Mark Grammer, Gluskin Sheff + Associates
David Levenson
David Posluns, Cedarpoint Investment Inc.
Stacy Rosen, Grayhawk Investment Strategies Inc.
Michael Sacke, The Northpine Foundation

Professional Advisory Committee

The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of leading lawyers, accountants, financial planners and advisors, insurance and other professionals who are committed to supporting the Jewish Foundation’s work by promoting philanthropy through their professional practices. We are honoured to be working with the following members of PAC:

Stephen Altbaum, Lipton LLP
Eric Benchetrit, Independent Financial Concepts Group Ltd.
Larry Berdugo, Wealthmore Financial Strategies
Mark Biderman, Cidel Asset Management
Rachel Blumenfeld, Aird & Berlis LLP
Jeffrey Brown, Fuller Landau LLP
Sarah Brown, Al G. Brown & Associates
Jordan Caplan, Crowe Soberman LLP
Brian Cohen, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Joel T. Cuperfain, RBC Dominion Securities
Jessica Feldman Chittley, Bales Beall LLP
Matthew Getzler, Torkin Manes LLP
Brian Ginsler, Ginsler Wealth
Daniel Glazerman, Evans Investment Counsel Limited
Michael Goldberg, Minden Gross LLP
Jamie Golombek, CIBC Wealth Strategic Group
Jonathan Greenwald, RBC Wealth Management
Holly Haber, Fuller Landau LLP
Mark Halpern,, Immediate Past Chair
Robert Handelman, Staff Relief Healthcare Services Inc.
Eric Hoffstein, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Jonathan Kopman, CIBC Private Wealth
Mark Levine, Integrated Financial Strategies
Norman Levine, Portfolio Management Corporation
Jonah Mayles, Sterling Park Financial Group
Israel Mida, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Jordan Novack, TD Commercial Banking
Marly Peikes, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers
Marni Pernica, Aird & Berlis LLP
Saul Plener, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Gavin Reiff, Richter
Meir Rotenberg, TD Wealth
Andrew Shalit, Segal LLP
Tamar Silverbrook, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Alexandra Spinner, Crowe Soberman LLP, Chair
Brittany Sud, Miller Thomson LLP
Robin Turack, PearTree Financial Services Ltd.
David Weinberg, David Weinberg & Associates
Lorne Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP

Distribution Policy Committee

Jack Frieberg, Chair
Leonard Abramsky
Amy Baryshnik
Jordan Gnat
Keith Ray
Leah Silber

Admin Fee Committee

Craig Rimer, Chair
Jack Frieberg
Jay Klein
Keith Ray
Ali Spinner

Book of Life

Lori Rosenthal, Chair

Lion of Judah Endowment

Felicia Posluns, Co-Chair, LOJE
Reesa Sud, Co-Chair, LOJE

Teen Philanthropy

Adina Bloom Somer, Chair


Laurie Davis, Chair