Our Mission

Acting as the representative body of the Winnipeg Jewish Community, building and sustaining a strong, secure and connected community rooted in Jewish values. 

Our Vision

Building a vibrant, connected Winnipeg Jewish Community.



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Executive Committee

President: Adam Levene
Vice President: Laurel Malkin 

Josh Blatt, Allocations Chair
Jessica Cogan, Israel and Overseas Chair
Carol Duboff, Community Planning Chair
Bryan Klein, CJA/FRD Chair to March 2017
Steve Kroft, CJA/FRD Chair start January 2017
Joel Lazer, Community Relations Chair
Dov Secter, Next Gen Chair
Gustavo Zentner, Finance Chair


Board of Directors

Danita Aziza, JCFS Rep
Eduardo Borovich
Miral Gabor
David Gisser 
Jason Gisser, YAD Co-Chair
Laurelle Harris
Debbie Hoffman, Rady JCC Rep
Daniela Jacobsohn
Mark Kantor
Lindsey Leipsic, YAD Co-Chair
Israel Ludwig
Eka Mednikov
Abby Morris
Elana Schultz, WP Chair
Sean Shore, WBJE Rep
Anna Shusterman
Evgueni Shusterman
Kovi Smolack
Eric Winograd, JFM Rep

Board of Governors

Don Aronovitch
Marjorie Blankstein, C.M.
Ben Cohen
Neil Duboff
Mel Fages
Ian Goldstine
Sid Halpern
Evelyn Katz
David Kroft
Guy Kroft
Jonathan Kroft
Israel Ludwig
Ted Lyons, O.C.
Howard Morry
Monte Nathanson


Elaine Goldstine, Chief Executive Officer

204.477.7427  egoldstine@jewishwinnipeg.org


Carlos Benesdra, Chief Financial Officer
204.477.7402   cbenesdra@jewishwinnipeg.org


Arielle Branitsky, Hillel Director/Outreach Consultant
204.480.6561   abranitsky@jewishwinnipeg.org


Shelley Faintuch, Community Relations Director 

204.477.7423  sfaintuch@jewishwinnipeg.org 


Florencia Katz, PJ Library Coordinator

204.480.7559  fkatz@jewishwinnipeg.org


Jessica Kerzner, Young Leadership Director
204.477.7407  jkerzner@jewishwinnipeg.org


Jordan Lazareck, Office Support


Linda Levesque, Campaign Associate 
204.477.7428  llevesque@jewishwinnipeg.org


Madeline Lopez Ficher, Creative Director
204.477.7404  mlopez@jewishwinnipeg.org


Shana Menkis, Strategic Development Director
204.477.7426  smenkis@jewishwinnipeg.org 


Carmelle Noiseux, Executive Assistant
204.477.7421  cnoiseux@jewishwinnipeg.org


Rhonda Prepes, Events Coordinator/Community Relations Assistant
204.477.7424  rprepes@jewishwinnipeg.org


Anna Ren, Accountant 
204.477.7401  aren@jewishwinnipeg.org


Faye Rosenberg-Cohen, Planning and Community Engagement Director 
204.477.7422  frcohen@jewishwinnipeg.org 


Lesley Smith, Leadership Development Director (maternity leave)
204.477.7407  lsmith@jewishwinnipeg.org 


Dalia Szpiro, GrowWinnipeg Director 

204.477.7470  dszpiro@jewishwinnipeg.org


Regina Teplitsky, Campaign Director 
204.477.7403  rteplitsky@jewishwinnipeg.org