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 […]

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