Who We Are

Our Mission


Jewish Federation of Winnipeg strengthens and builds Jewish life in Winnipeg, Canada, Israel, and overseas, acting as the voice of the community.

Annual Report 


Learn about who we are, what we do and activities of the past year including accomplishments, milestones and financial statements. View report here

Who is Federation?


Our Vision


A vibrant, engaged, connected and secure Winnipeg Jewish Community.

Financial Statements 


View the full 2021-2022 audited financial statements

What does Federation do?


Board of Directors 


For more information on becoming a member of our board, please visit the nomination criteria form.  


Executive Committee of the Board

President, Gustavo Zentner
Vice President Paula Parks
Immediate Past President, Joel Lazer
Departmental Chairs
Allocations, Brent Schacter
Community Planning, Marcelo Aprosoff
Education & Engagement, Elana Schultz
Finance, Aron Grusko
Financial Development, Ellie and Michael Silver
Israel & Overseas, Mariana Sussi
Next Generation Initiatives, Bryan Hack
Public Affairs & Advocacy, Jason Gisser
Honourary Counsel, Neil Duboff

Board Members at Large

Josh Blatt
Eduardo Borovich
Yael Borovich, Chair Genesis YWG
Bryan Borzykowski, Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education Rep
Bonnie Cham, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Rep
Carol Duboff
Patrick Elazar
Janet Frohlich, Co-Chair Womens Philanthropy
Gayla Guttman, Co-Chair Womens Philanthropy
Don Haid, Rady JCC Rep
Jonathan Katz
Daniel Kazado
Shane Kozlowich
Marcelo Mandelbaum
Kliel Rose, Council of Rabbis Rep
Carrie Shenkarow
Al Shpeller, Jewish Child & Family Services Rep

Board of Governors

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

Laurel Malkin
Howard Morry
Monte Nathanson



Jeff Lieberman, Chief Executive Officer 




Abby FlackmanEngagement Team Associate



Irina Gelzin, GrowWinnipeg Assistant 


Sharon Graham, Community Planning and Allocations Lead



Ilan Jacobowitz, Development Associate



Florencia Katz, Education & Engagement Director



Jordan Lazareck, Office Support 


Linda Levesque, Campaign Associate 



Adam LevyPublic Relations & Communications Director 



Raya Margulets, Hillel Director 



Graciela Najenson, Interim Chief Development Officer



Carmelle Noiseux, Director of Operations



Evelyn OrlovitzNext Gen Development Manager



Anna Ren, Accountant 



Shannon Slater, Chief Financial Officer



Dalia Szpiro, GrowWinnipeg Director



Tony Yakovenko, Graphic Designer - Creative Coordinator


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