We are proud to celebrate two of our exceptional colleagues who were honoured in the last week.
Steven Shulman, president and CEO of Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA was recognized in The Jerusalem Post’s Top 50 Influential Jews for 2023. Under his leadership, our national partner organization has been safeguarding and strengthening the connection and engagement between Canadian Jews and Israel. A friend of our community, Steven champions the notion of a connected, caring, and impactful national collective that is built by, and supports, each and every Jewish community in the country, no matter how big or small. Through his dedication and that of his team, here and in Israel, we have a voice in Israel, and maintain open communication with influencers and decision makers at all levels and from all backgrounds.
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) Director of EDI and liaison to LGBTQ2+ Partnerships, Jess Burke, was recently named in the Tel Aviv Institute’s Top Influential Jews in 5783. Jess is a talented resource for Jewry across the country, and has played a lead role in assisting Jewish Calgary in combating antisemitism and celebrating the diversity of our community. Her work with our advocacy agents at CIJA has positively impacted our local community.
Yasher Koach and Mazel Tov to both Steven and Jess for the amazing work they have done, and continue to do.