Israel On My Mind – Life in the Middle East Has Changed


Monday, January 22, 2024    
9:00 pm EST - 10:00 pm EST

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“Life in the Middle East Has Changed”
hosted by Karl Rubin, Israel Programming Chair

Stan Greenspan will look at the changes in the Middle East since Oct 7 and what may have brought on the attacks.

Stan Greenspan was born in Trail, BC and raised in Toronto, ON, where he lives with his wife of over 46 years, Vanessa, and is the father of Nicole (Tel Aviv) & Jessie (Toronto). A graphic artist and internet developer, Stan graduated in the first baccalaureate class in Image Arts Programme from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto. Stan has been involved in the Zionist almost since birth, along with synagogue organizations and the FJMC for over 35 years, beginning at Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, the Sunnybrook Hospital Jewish Chapel and Bathurst Manor Jewish Centre. Stan has served the FJMC in many roles and was the FJMC International President from 2017 to 2019.

Currently the president of MERCAZ-Canada, Stan was honoured to be a member of the Masorti Movement Leadership Mission to provide witness of the October 7th atrocities. The mission to Israel took place from November 5 to 9, 2023, where the group visited K’far Aza, Ofakim and Nitivot as well as several meetings in Jerusalem, which included an audience with President Isaac Herzog.

Stan serves as a member of the Executive Committee, Zionist General Council, where he has been the Masorti Movement’s member of the WZO Budget Committee which controls the near billion dollar annual spending. Stan ensured that the FJMC, WLCJ and Cantors Assembly and others in our world wide movement all received new and significant Israel programming grants from 2020 to 2025.

Stan has represented the MERCAZ and Masorti at 5 World Zionist Congress and has led our Canadian delegation at the Virtual Congress in 2020, the 125th Anniversary Zionist Congress, Basel, Switzerland and the most recent Congress, the 75th Anniversary World Zionist Congress, Jerusalem, 2023.

Questions? More info? Have a suggestions for a presentation? Click on my name below to send an email.

In Brotherhood,

Karl Rubin
Chair, Israel On My Mind


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