Genia Mikhalchenko

Blockchain business development professional

Genia is a blockchain and business development professional with over 5 years of experience in Toronto’s startup ecosystem. He is currently the Member Services Executive at Toronto based think tank the Blockchain Research Institute. Working alongside clients such as IBM, Accenture, FedEX, KPMG, Tencent,TSX, Pepsico and the Canadian government (among others), Genia advises leaders in […]

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Evgeniy Kharam

Cyber security expert and senior architect

Evgeniy Kharam is an expert in information security with two decades of experience and a senior cyber security architect. Evgeniy started his information technology career in the Israeli Navy. Upon finishing the service, he joined Israeli leading cyber security firm Checkpoint, where he worked as a firewall specialist. Evgeniy joined Herjavec Group in 2006 and […]

Alex Plotkin

Alex Plotkin

Cyber Security and Privacy adviser

Alex Plotkin is a Cyber Security and Privacy adviser. Alex holds MSc in Technology Management from New York University (Polytechnic), and B.Eng. from Coventry University, as well certifications as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Alex has more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in different business and technology […]


Gary Guz (Garik Suharik)

Stand up comedian ("Baba Fira")

Gary Guz immigrated to USA from Kharkov, Ukraine in 1990 with his parents. He grew up wanting to be a lawyer, then changed his mind in college. At the age of 19 Gary joined the SAG union after he landed a few role in a movie with Bruce Willis. He wanted to learn how to […]

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Michael Nosovsky

Theater director, actor, playwright and scriptwriter

Mikhail Nosovsky is a Russian-Israeli-Canadian theater director, actor, playwright, scriptwriter, and set designer. He studied at the School-Studio of Vitas Grigolunas in Minsk, Belorussia and graduated from the Theater School of Mogilevsky and Volkova in Minsk. During 1983-1990 participated in theatrical plays as an actor. From 1992-1997 Mikhail was an actor at the Theatre for […]


Igor Irtenyev

Popular Russian poet, journalist

Igor Irtenyev is one of the best known poets of the contemporary school of “ironic poetry”. He is a Member of the Russian Journalists Union and Russian Writers Union. He was born in Moscow, Russia, and lives in Moscow and Karmiel (Israel). He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Cinema Engineering (LIKI) and Russian Institute […]

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Elena Korotaeva

Life Coach

Elena Korotaeva grew up in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from the Moscow Linguistic University with a Master’s degree, and for a number of years, worked as translator for scientific negotiations in the Institute of Genetics, Moscow and in Cambridge, England. In 1991, Korotaeva moved to Israel, and lived there for 9 years working as an EngIish teacher at […]

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Yakov Palatnik

Rabbi, Jewish Educator

Rabbi Yakov Palatnik is originally from Chicago. Like most of us, he had the classic “twice-a-year” synagogue experience, and was part of the “13-and- Out” club at his Bar Mitzvah.  As a young adult, he traveled through Europe and then to Israel.  There, he discovered the vibrancy and relevancy of Judaism.  He studied for 10 years […]

Max Wallace

Max Wallace

Author, Holocaust historian

Max Wallace is the author of “In the name of humanity”, a book about the the secret deal that ended the Holocaust. Max Wallace spent 17 years investigating the people and the secret deals that led to the Nazis destroying the major instruments of mass murder at Auschwitz and other death camps in the waning months of […]


Harry Rosenbaum

Co-founder and COO of Great Gulf Group Limited; Honorary Chair of Limmud FSU Canada Horizons 2017

Mr. Rosenbaum is the Honorary Chair of Limmud FSU Canada Horizons Conference 2017.  Mr. Rosenbaum co-founded Great Gulf Group Limited in 1975 and also serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rosenbaum is a Founding Principal of the Great Gulf Group of Companies. He has been instrumental in manifesting such iconic projects as One Bloor […]


Adrienne Gold

TV host, Jewish educator, lecturer and leader for Jewish Women's Renaissance Project

Adrienne Gold was a fixture on Canadian Television for over 15 years, both as host of her own daily fashion and beauty program and as a regular contributor on scores of others. Her direct, no holds barred approach and her disarming humor won her a large and loyal viewership! About 18 years ago, Adrienne’s family […]


Alex Yentin

Individual and group psychotherapist

Alex is NYS licensed clinical psychotherapist and certified group psychotherapist with BA from Ben Gurion University and Bar Ilan University (Israel) and Master’s Degree from New York University, three years of postgraduate studies for Clinical Psychotherapy and two year studies for Group Psychotherapy in Selig Institute in NYC. He works as an individual and group psychotherapist […]

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Alexander Levin

Patent Portfolio Management and Intellectual Property expert

Alex Levin is co-founder of Levin Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from Schulich S.B. Toronto, P.Eng. electrical and computer science (Israel) with diverse experience in management consulting of technology companies. Alex manages Business Development of Levin Consulting Group and commercialization activities. In IP department, Alex performs patent portfolio analysis and outlines client’s IP strategy, while ensuring it […]

Alexandra Gerson

Alexandra Gerson

Radio host, producer and program director, Radio VERA in Vancouver

Alexandra Gerson is a radio host, producer and program director, Radio VERA, in Vancouver, BC. For close to ten years Russian speaking population of Western Canada and United States have been listening to Alexandra hosting a daily morning variety show on Radio VERA originated in Vancouver. Under her direction the show has experienced a steady […]

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Anna Kissin

Director of Hillel York and Jewski

Anna Kissin was born in Moscow, grew up in Israel and Toronto and has been involved in the Russian-speaking Jewish community for many years, focusing on arts and culture. She is currently the Director of Hillel York, and Jewski where she works with university students to create vibrant Jewish life on campus, and to develop […]


Ariel Cohen

Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security; internationally renowned expert on Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, Balkans, and the Middle East

Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert on Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, Balkans, and the Middle East. He serves as the Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). CENRG focuses on the nexus between energy, geopolitics and security, and […]


Avi Pollock

Head of Retail Solutions at D&H, Former Head of Innovation and Strategic Planning at RBC

Avi is the Head, Retail Solutions at D&H, a financial technology firm, responsible for P&L for three lines of business. Previously, Avi has held senior leadership positions in technology and innovation, including Former Head of Innovation and Strategic Planning at RBC. Prior to joining RBC, Avi provided interim executive management services in sales, business operations, […]

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Chashi Skobac

Jewish meditation teacher, artist

Chashi Skobac studied Jewish mystical thought with the legendary Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, Jewish Meditation with Shneur Zalman Stern and Rav Doniel Katz, and Torah and Jewish Philosophy at Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem. She is a prize winning Fine Artist doing experimental  three-dimensional work using mixed media and dealing with themes of nature and also Judaism.  Chashi studied at […]


Eli Chagaev

Krav Maga, police and security units instructor

Eli immigrated to Israel in 1995 from the Caucasus and already in 1996 he won the Israel’s Boxing Championship. Eli served in Border Police. In 2003, he began working for the prison guards unit, the Nahshon unit. Eli is also certified K-9 and shooting instructor and trained Prison Guards, K-9 unit as well as Israeli Police School. Eli is the official […]

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Galit Baram

Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada

Galit Baram was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1969. Her academic background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Archeology and English from Tel Aviv University (1991-1994) followed by a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003-2006). She speaks Hebrew, English, and Russian. Her international postings include: Counselor for Public Affairs and Coordinator […]


Galya Sarner

Director of the Israeli Canadian Project at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Shwartz/ Reisman Centre

Director of the Israeli-Canadian Project at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Schwartz/ Reisman Centre. Since joining the UJA Federation of Toronto in 2005, Galya has been working closely with the growing community of Israeli Jews who have moved to Canada. In her work with the Israeli-Canadian community, Galya has helped initiate many projects […]

Gary Koren

Political Science student, head the University of Haifa "Yisrael Beytenu"

Gary Koren, Activist against de-legitimization of Israel by anti-Zionist Arab students at Haifa University. Gary made Aliya twice to Israel, at the age of 2 from Siberia and at the age of 18 from Toronto. Served in the IDF as a combat sniper and a lone-soldier from Canada. Studies Political Science and Communications at the University […]


Genya Klaiman

Yoga studio director, teacher

Genya Klaiman is the owner and director of Indigo Yoga Studio, located in Richmond Hill Ontario. After completing his kinesiology program in Wingate Institute (IL) in 2003, Genya set out on a journey to discover the mind-body-spirit benefits of Yoga.Combining knowledge and experience gained in the past twenty years, he offers a highly integrated approach by […]

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Gregory Molev

Chemical researcher, government research grants consultant

Gregory Molev has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, followed by 4 years of research work in USA (University of Utah) and Canada (University of Toronto). Gregory has 16 publications in scientific journals and a US patent, he presented at many seminars and international conferences. In the last three […]

Gilad Shloush

Gilad Shloush

Director of Human Resources at Hilton Israel

Gilad Shloush is Director of Human Resources at Hilton Israel. For the last 30 years he has been working, “living and breathing” the hotel industry in Israel. After finishing his military service as a fighter and commander in the armor corps, Gilad started working in security field at the Hilton hotel. After a while he […]


Hirsch Rabiski

Rabbi and Jewish Educator

Rabbi Hirsch Rabiski was born into a family which observed Jewish traditions while living in Moscow. As a child, the future Rabbi Rabiski attended a Soviet school while secretly studying Torah. In the early 70s, after leaving Russia he studied at the Lubavitcher yeshivot in Israel, France and the United States and obtained the status of Rabbi. He was a […]

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Igal Hecht

Documentary filmmaker and television producer

Igal is a documentary filmmaker and television producer who has made dozens of films on a variety of issues, including Israel and the Jewish world. He presented at Toronto Taste of Limmud in 2016. Igal Hecht created Chutzpa Productions Inc. Throughout his twenty-year career, Igal Hecht has been involved as a director, producer and editor in the production of […]


Ilan Nachim

General Practitioner and co-founder of the Cannabinoid Medical Clinic

Dr. Ilan Nachim is co-founder of the Cannabinoid Medical Clinic and a general practitioner with an interest in addiction medicine, pain medicine and cannabinoids. Dr. Nachim’s interest in pain and addiction medicine has earned him recognition from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has given lectures at the Wasser Pain Clinic at Mount Sinai […]

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Irene Chu

Author, Television producer, former Canadian Citizenship Court judge

Born in Shanghai, grew up in Hong Kong, Irene came to Canada in 1963. She has an Honors B.A. Degree in English Literature from University of Hong Kong, completed an M.A. program at McGill University, obtained an A.R.C.T. Diploma in Pipe Organ Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Media Development Certificate (Television […]


Jana Tuhman

Health and Holistic nutrition consultant. Biomedical science researcher

Jana Tuhman is a Health and Holistic nutrition consultant. She Holds Master degrees of Science of Biophysics and Biomedical science, Bar-Ilan University and University of Toronto. Current research: Holistic nutrition impact on human body and mind. Her research topics include nutrition assessment and practice, and statistical live-blood test analysis.  

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