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Toronto's Top Volunteers - Day 5

The next five on the list of "Toronto's Top Volunteers Under 40".

By: Culture Staff

Published: April 6th, 2011 in Culture » Society » Interviews

Toronto's Top Volunteers - Day 5

We are proud to introduce the launch of "The Projects", a volunteer initiative that strives to provide volunteer opportunities to people, just like you. Through our work with the local Jewish social service agencies in Toronto, "The Project" is honoured to announce our inaugural "Toronto's Top Volunteers Under 40" list. Every day until April 8th we'll introduce a few more volunteers who are making a real difference in our community. The top volunteer will be chosen on April 10th, 2011 at "The Projects" launch party - Timeraiser and award night. For more details click here.

Evan Cooperman

Agency: Impact Toronto

Evan is a dedicated volunteer who chaired Impact Toronto 2010 and 2011. He led a team of more than 50 young leaders, and provided mentorship and guidance to thousands of young Jews in the Toronto community. Evan sits on the Israel and Overseas Committee and has shown his commitment to UJA through various missions and programming. Evan chaired the UIA National Young Leadership conference in 2009 that brought out hundreds of young leaders from across Canada. Evan was lucky enough to attend one of the first Birthright Israel trips and was instrumental in creating the first ever Birthright Alumni Committee member of the Impact Roundtable.

Shayna Nussbaum

Agency: JACS Toronto

Shayna has been an outstanding volunteer for JACS Toronto. She has been active in the community by going into high schools and speaking to teens about her personal experiences. She has also helped plan and execute the annual JACS Retreat, which outreaches to members of the Toronto community and other communities across Canada and the US to participate in a Shabbat wellness and spiritual Shabbat. She has also assisted in the JACS research department by coming up with new methods of research for JACS.

Oren Tamir

Agency: Kehilla Residential Programme

Oren discovered the Kehilla Residential Programme on the Internet and he was instrumental in assisting with the drafting of a business plan for a proposed Reena affordable/supportive community residential facility on the Lebovic Campus in Vaughan. A highlight of his time with Kehilla was his organization of Kehilla’s Bagels-to-Bricks Symposium 2004 on current policy and development issues relating to affordable/supportive housing. He came onto Kehilla’s Board of Directors in 2008 and has contributed by helping us with a new fundraising initiative.

Renee Rosenzweig

Agency: Zareinu

Renee has dedicated her time and resources to the community by serving as co-chair of the Zareinu Fashion Show for the last seven years. Renee witnessed the miraculous milestones and changes experienced by a Zareinu child through the therapies and education she received at Zareinu. Renee’s allegiance to Zareinu extends to her dinnertable discussions and often to her time with extended family. Renee is a volunteer like no other she is bright, outgoing and generous, ad she is extremely dedicated to any project she takes on. For staff, Renee’s positive attitude and vivacious personality make her a pleasure to work with. Her nurturing nature and sincerity is felt through her smile, voice and kindness. Renee is a mensch.

Evan Pilz

Agency: Impact Toronto

Evan has been involved with Impact Toronto for the past few years. He has shown great enthusiasm and commitment in his role as chair of Impact Toronto’s Young Business division. He has also been an active member of and a great asset to the Impact Roundtable. Evan continues to encourage his peers to get involved in Jewish Toronto.

All volunteer profile information were provided by their agencies.

Check back tomorrow for the next volunteers on our list and please join us at "The Projects" launch party - Timeraiser and award night on April 10th, 2011.

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