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Connecting Through Torah Returns

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  • Monday, June 12, 2017 - 19:30 (ended)
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 - 19:30 (ended)
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 - 19:30 

Connecting Through Torah Returns

June 12th: Three perspectives on Leadership

1965 West Broadway

Leadership is evolving; come her three perspectives of leadership in the modern wold, inspired by ancient Torah wisdom.

Guest Lecturers:

Rabbi Y. Wineberg

Karen Levitt

Aaron Friedland

New Format: Three 15 presentations by three new presenters on three different topics.

Presentations followed by refreshments.

Speakers for June 12:

Rabbi Y. Wineberg

Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg is the personal emissary of the Lubavitch Rebbe OBM in western Canada. He is  the founder of Chabad Lubavitch of Western Canada. He arrived in Vancouver in November of 1974, and to date has established 14 Chabad Lubavitch Centres in BC and Alberta. Rabbi Wineberg was ordained by Rabbi Hirschprung chief rabbi of Montreal, and by rabbi Piekarsky of the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn. He is a well known speaker and teacher, and has been teaching classes for over 43 years. 

The Winebergs' have 9 children and many grandchildren. He is Vancouver's senior Rabbi, having served the Vancouver Jewish Community for over 42 years

Karen Levitt

Karen Levitt is the Director of the Business Planning Secretariat at the City of Vancouver. She has held various positions at the City over the past twenty years, including Director of Olympic Games Strategic Planning, Deputy City Treasurer and Manager of Financial Planning. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ohel Ya’akov Community Kollel, and previously served on the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Education Task Force, and the Boards of the 2010 Winter Games Operating Trust, King David High School and Jewish Family Service Agency in Vancouver. Ms. Levitt has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UBC, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She taught the popular course, “Real life, real me: The Jewish path to success, happiness and inner peace,” at the Kollel.

Aaron Friedland

Aaron developed his passion for economic development and education while working and researching abroad. He recognized that students in places such as Uganda, South Africa, and India who struggled academically would often fall into the poverty trap. His personal experiences opened his eyes to myriad barriers to education including distance to school and lack of nutrition. These experiences in conjunction with his work at UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-profit taught him a great deal about education in developing countries and gave him the foundation to create an organization called The Walking School Bus, which aims to help students worldwide access education. In addition to founding the organization, he serves as the Executive Director. Aaron currently works as an Economics Lecturer. He brings enthusiasm and a research-based approach to his teaching. He is passionate about motivating his students through experiential learning, a model that he has applied in the classroom as well as at TWSB through a global reading program and various nutrition initiatives.

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