April 14 Anna Shternshis Al and Malka Green Associate Professor of Yiddish Studies at the University of Toronto. Author of “Soviet and Kosher Jewish Life in the Soviet Union” and over 20 articles on Soviet Jewish popular culture, Anna will talk about:
Jewish Folklore/Soviet Jewish Culture
April 21 Steve Paikin Anchor of TVO's "The Agenda with Steve Paikin" since 2006, author, documentary producer, election debate moderator and Officer of the Order of Canada. Returning to Lunch & Learn after 9 years, Steve will talk about his most recent book: "Paikin and the Premiers”
April 28 Lisa Borsook Executive Partner, WeirFoulds LLP Desiring more influential women in management positions as role models, Lisa addresses the gender imbalance. One of Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and honoured with many awards, Lisa’s is also involved with Bay Street Division of 2015 UJA Campaign, Canadian Society for Yad Vashem, Women’s Brain Health Initiative etc. Women in the Workplace & Advocating for Change
May 5 Karen Liberman Retired Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and currently travelling North America as a workplace mental health advisor, Karen brings vast professional and personal experience. Currently holds positions in the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Recognized and awarded by many (Royal Bank of Canada, Ontario Psychological Association, CAMH etc.), Karen will talk about mental illness-the torment and despair, and ultimately, the hope and recovery. Mental Health - Despair, Hope and Recovery
May 12 Naomi Parness Well known and award-winning CTV News Toronto reporter with a special interest in education stories, Naomi has also covered areas such government elections, the G20 Summit, etc. Naomi will talk about growing up as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, influences on her life and her path to becoming a television reporter. Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors
May 19 Shalom Bard The First Israeli-Canadian Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, a two-time Chalmers Award winner and a clarinetist since the age of 12, Shalom will talk about his path to becoming a conductor as well as influences in his life. Conducting the TSO Youth Orchestra
May 26 Howard Lichtman President of The Lightning Group, providing marketing and strategic guidance to blue chip clients, Howard was the creator/marketer for programs such as American Express “Front of the Line” as well as “Taste of the Danforth”. Howard will talk about the business and marketing opportunities opening up in Canada through immigration, and how viewing them with a “Jewish lens” can lead to success.
Marketing to Canada’s Multicultural Mosaic – With a Jewish Lens
June 2 Steve McDonald Associate Director of Communications for the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs, Steve is national media spokesperson for the Jewish Community, preparing written advocacy materials. Steve also served in the office of an MP. Twice named as one of Canada’s “Top 100 Lobbyists” (one of the few members under the age of 30). Steve will talk about: Zionism and Jewish Identity Through the Eyes of a Convert
This series has been generously sponsored by Helen Stollar
8-pack: Beth Tikvah Member - $119 Community Member $139
4-pack: Beth Tikvah Member - $65 Community Member $75)
Single tickets can be ordered starting Mar 1st - $20 per session.
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