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 […]

Marina Feldman

Marina Feldman

Painter, Artist, Teacher

Marina is the daughter of an internationally known artist Arkady Remennik, an author of the only patent in the art field in the USSR, called “the paper engraving technique”. Marina worked alongside her father in his studio since childhood where she developed her own unique expression. Marina graduated from the Moscow Polygraph University– Faculty of Graphic Design in […]


Vassili Schedrin

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Queen’s University

Vassili received PhD in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University in 2010. Since then, he taught Jewish history at many campuses in North America and overseas, including Virginia Tech, Ohio University, Franklin and Marshall College, University of Florida, and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. His first book—Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds. Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking […]


Lori Palatnik

Jewish educator, writer, international speaker. Founding Director of The Jewish Women's Renaissance Project.

Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator, who has appeared on television and radio, and is the author of several books. Her latest, “Turn Your Husband Into Your Soul Mate” is available in bookstores now. She is a much sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Central America, South America, […]


Ezra Levant

Human rights activist, author, TV host, founder of The Rebel Media

Ezra Levant is a human rights activist, author, TV host and dad. He is not to everyone’s taste. In 2014, Ezra was chosen as the “most irritating Canadian” by the Globe and Mail’s TV critic. The Globe’s readers were less discriminating, voting Ezra “the biggest name in Canadian broadcasting”. In the 2014 Hill Times survey […]

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