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: Joel Lazer
Vice President: Josh Blatt
Immediate Past President: Laurel Malkin
Departmental Chairs
Marcelo Aprosoff, Allocations Chair
Jessica Cogan, Israel and Overseas Chair
Carol Duboff, Community Planning Chair
Neil Duboff, Campaign/Financial Development Co-Chair
Jason Gisser, Next Generation Initiatives Chair
Peter Leipsic, Campaign/Financial Development Co-Chair 
Stephen Rosenfield, Finance Chair
Elana Schultz, Education & Engagement Chair
Candice Tenenbein, Public Affairs and Advocacy Chair
Adam Levene, Honourary Counsel
Board of Directors
Eduardo Borovich
Bryan Borzykowski, WBJE Rep
Rietta Floom
Laura Diamond, Women's Philanthropy Co-Chair
Bryan Hack, YAD Chair
Phil Gussakovsky
Ari Hanson, JCFS Rep
Debbie Hoffman, Rady JCC Rep
Daniela Jacobsohn
Shane Kozlowich
Marcelo Mandelbaum
Paula Parks, Women's Philanthropy Co-Chair
Rabbi Kliel Rose, Council of Rabbis Rep
Carrie Shenkarow
Yael Silver
Eric Winograd, JFM Rep
Marc Zynoberg

Board of Governors

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


Elaine Goldstine, Chief Executive Officer
204.477.7427  [email protected]


Carlos Benesdra, Chief Financial Officer
204.477.7402   [email protected]


Rebecca Brask, Chief Development Officer 
204.477.7403  [email protected]


Florencia Katz, Engagement Manager & PJ Library
204.480.7559  [email protected]


Jordan Lazareck, Office Support


Linda Levesque, Campaign Associate 
204.477.7428  [email protected]


Adam Levy, Public Relations & Communications Director 
204.477.7423  [email protected]


Madeline Lopez Ficher, Creative Director
204.477.7404  [email protected]


Hartley Mendelsohn, Young Leadership Coordinator
204.477.7407  [email protected]


Graciela Najenson, Donor Development Director
204.477.7426 [email protected]


Carmelle Noiseux, Executive Assistant
204.477.7421  [email protected]


Mara Pellettieri, Engagement Coordinator & PJ Our Way
204.477.7424  [email protected]


Anna Ren, Accountant 
204.477.7401  [email protected]


Faye Rosenberg-Cohen, Community Planning and Allocations Director
204.477.7422  [email protected] 


Sam Slutchuk, Administrative Associate
204.477.7473  [email protected]


Dalia Szpiro, GrowWinnipeg Director
204.477.7470  [email protected]