The CIJA Team

The CIJA team is a dedicated group of professionals comprised of analysts, public affairs specialists, researchers, historians, pollsters, writers, editors, web and social-media practitioners, relationship-builders, and media-relation experts with decades of experience. Though different in many ways, they have this in common: they care deeply about the issues and they work had to advance them on behalf of the organized Jewish community.

Team members with this symbol after their names are part of CIJA's Speakers Bureau. Click to read more about them and their areas of expertise.


Carole Faucher
Executive Assistant to Richard Marceau and David Cooper
(613) 234-8271 x225
David Cooper
Vice President, Government Relations
(613) 234-8271 x244
Gerry Almendrades
Security Advisor, Greater Toronto Area, National Community Security Program (NCSP)
(416) 638-1991 x5612
Martin Sampson
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
(613) 234-8271 x223
Richard Marceau
Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel
(613) 234-8271 x242
Sandra Esposito
Senior Manager, Digital Communications & Government Relations
613-234-8271 ext. 229
Shimon Fogel
Chief Executive Officer
(613) 234-8271 x240
Silvia Di Nardo
Executive Assistant to Shimon Fogel
(613) 234-8271 x239
Sumiko Yabushita
Administrative Assistant
(613) 234-8271 x241
Susan Marcus
Senior Accounts Payable Technician
(613) 234-8271 x232


Adir Krafman
Associate Director, Communications and Analytics
(416) 638-1991 x5143
Catherine Morrow
Associate Director, Development
(416) 638-1991 x5619
Cindy Osheroff
Associate Director, Services and Project Management (GTA)
(416) 638-1991 x5126
Debbie Climans
Executive Assistant
(416) 638-1991 x5624
Gayle Nathanson
Associate Director, External Affairs
‭(416) 638-1991 x5622‬
Jason Grossman
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
416-638-1991 x5142
Jay Solomon
Associate Director, Campus
(416) 638-1991 x5625
Jessica Burke
Associate Director, Community Training and Campus Advocacy
(416) 638-1991 x5394
Judy Zelikovitz
Vice President, University and Local Partner Services
(416) 638-1991 x5608
Noah Shack
Vice President, Greater Toronto Area
(416) 638-1991 x5609
Sarah Scriven
Executive Assistant, GTA
(416) 638-1991 x5712
Sophie Helpard
Director, Government and University Relations (Ontario)
(416) 631-5718 x5718
Zachery Ellison
Creative Strategist
(416) 638-1991 x5735


Dan-Michael Abécassis
Associate Director, External Affairs (Quebec)
(514) 345-6411 x3630
David Ouellette
Director, Research and Public Affairs (Quebec)
(514) 345-6411 x3675
Elana Minz
Associate Director, Community Relations and Project Management
(514) 345-6411 x3674
Eta Yudin
Vice President, Quebec
(514) 345-6411 x3169
Jessica Itzcovitch
Manager, Campus Outreach (Québec)
(514) 345-6411 x3678
Nina Assedo
Executive Assistant, Quebec
(514) 345-6411 x3166
Peter Subissati
Manager, Communications and Marketing (Quebec)
(514) 345 1567 x 3618
Sara Saber-Freedman
Executive Vice President
(514) 343-8703


Etti Goldman
Manager, Partnerships
Nico Slobinsky
Director, Pacific Region
(604) 622-4235
Shelley Rivkin
Associate Executive Director, Community Affairs - Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
(604) 257-5192


David Weinberg
Director, Israel Office
011 972 2 566 6220
Franck Azoulay
Director, Missions
011 972 2 566 6220
Rebecca Ash
Associate Director, Missions

Other Regions — Local Partners

Adam Levy
Public Relations and Communications Director, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
(204) 477-7423
Ilana Krygier Lapides
Director of Programming and Holocaust and Human Rights Education, Calgary Jewish Federation
(403) 444-3162
Naomi Rosenfeld
Executive Director, Atlantic Jewish Council
(902) 422-7491 x222
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