Board of Directors

A message from Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa’s Board of Directors

As a former camper, staff member, supervisor and son of a former CBB Board Chair, it is my honour to guide and work with our Board of Directors to continue the long-standing mission and traditions that have made Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa what it is today! We have been providing Jewish children with the summer of their lives for over 80 years.

Founded in 1935 by B’nai Brith, CBB of Ottawa remains an institution of Ottawa’s Jewish Community, with deep historical ties to the Jewish communities of both Montreal and Toronto.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of highly committed professionals, including CBB Alumni, serving in a variety of roles and responsibilities.  Prior to taking the Chair position, I co-Chaired the Facilities Committee, committed to the betterment of our facility.  Our Committee has successfully undertaken a variety of rejuvenation projects over the last few years in order to better serve our community and campers.

Jewish summer camp builds Jewish identity, community and leaders. Connection to the Jewish community is enhanced significantly by attending Jewish summer camp and we are proud to have been growing the next generation of Jewish leaders for over 80 years!

We invite you to join us in our journey. There are a multitude of ways to get involved, from board membership to Committee membership, to registration as an Alumnus and attendance at Alumni events, to sending your children to CBB of Ottawa, to coming up and seeing us on visiting day. As well, donated funds continue to assist our rejuvenation and help underprivileged kids have the summer of their lives.

There is nothing more gratifying than watching all of our campers arrive at camp full of smiles and laughter and leaving with much more. The Board’s collective wish is to ensure that the next generation can spend their summers at CBB of Ottawa making new friends, and creating memories that will last a lifetime!

We are very excited to have you visit us up at camp so you can see firsthand all that we have to offer. Welcome to the CBB of Ottawa family!

Adam Tanner
Chair of the Board

Board of Directors

Adam Tanner* (Ottawa) Chairman,
Co-Chair of Physical Plant and Equipment Committee
Principal, Shore-Tanner & Associates
Michael Polowin* (Ottawa) Past Chairman, Chair of Legal Committee Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Ben Sohmer (Ottawa) Vice-Chair Co-Chair of Medical Committee Physician, Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
Marlo Slipacoff Rifici* (Ottawa) Vice-Chair Co-Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee
Chair of Alumni Committee
Ryan Appotive* (Toronto) Treasurer Chair of Finance Committee Head of Strategy & Planning, Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence, North American Personal & Business Banking
BMO Financial Group


Robyn Adelson* (Toronto) Co-Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee Director of Strategy, Public Relations at Weber Shandwick
Max Gennis*
Fundraising Committee
Alumni Committee

Legal Counsel at Dragados Canada, Inc.

Robbie Glenns*
Physical Plant and Equipment Committee
Alumni Committee
Director, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Ilana Greenstone-
Co-Chair of Medical Committee Emergency Room Pediatrician at Montreal Children’s Hospital
Josh Kardish*
Co-Chair of Physical Plant and Equipment Committee Project Manager, Regional Group of Companies
Michael Kimmel*
Finance Committee Portfolio Manager, Finance at Picton Mahoney Asset Management
Joel Kom*
Finance Committee Legal Counsel, Chambers of the Chief Justice, Tax Court of Canada
Jordana Polowin Lesser*(Ottawa) Recruitment Committee Teacher, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Clifford Richstone*
Finance Committee CEO, Blockhouse
Josh Rubin*
Fundraising Committee CFO, Econo-Malls Management Corporation
Robyn Seidman Nadler (Montreal) Recruitment Committee High School Math Teacher
Ian Shabinsky*
Chair of Fundraising Committee Vice President, Glenview Management Limited
Reesa Shinder*
Recruitment Committee Director, Ganon Preschool and
Director, JCC Day Camp


David Appotive*
Life Member President, Dahavland Capital Corporation
Danny Chazonoff*(Montreal) Life Member Chief Operating Officer, Paysafe
David Freeman
Past Chairman, Life Member President, Nordave Sales and Consulting Ltd.
Jeffrey Laks
Life Member P.Eng, SR&ED Tax Credit Consultant
David Lisbona*
Life Member Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
Alvin Miller*
Life Member Financial Advisor, Raymond James Ltd.
Jonathan Pivnick*
Life Member Retired School Teacher and Guidance Counsellor

*Alumni of Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa

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