Board of Directors

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

Adam & GirlsAs 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-Head of Physical Plant and Equipment Committee Principal, Shore-Tanner & Associates
Ben Sohmer (Ottawa) Vice-President, Co-Head of Medical Committee Physician, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Michael Polowin* (Ottawa) Past Chairman, Head of Legal Committee Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Pamela Swedko Rosenberg* (Ottawa) Secretary, Co-Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee Director of Marketing and Communications, Soloway Jewish Community Centre
Adam Aronson* (Ottawa) Treasurer Accountant, Ginsberg Gluzman Fage & Levitz, LLP Chartered Accountants


Robyn Adelson* (Toronto) Co-Chair of Marketing and Communications Committee Director of Strategy, Public Relations at Weber Shandwick
Robert Bloom (Montreal) Member Vice President/Principal, Dama Construction
Gianni Donatucci (Ottawa) Member

President & Owner, Infiniti Legal Support Services

Josh Kardish* (Ottawa) Co-Head of Physical Plant and Equipment Committee Project Manager, Regional Group of Companies
Michael Kimmel* (Toronto) Member Portfolio Manager, Finance at Picton Mahoney Asset Management
Jordana Polowin Lesser* (Ottawa) Member Teacher, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Howie Miller* (Ottawa) Member, Head of Food Services Committee Entrepreneur
Leslie Pokrass Ornstein* (Montreal) Head of Alumni Committee President, LPO Designs
Clifford Richstone* (Montreal) Member CEO, Blockhouse
Ian Shabinsky* (Ottawa) Head of Fundraising Committee Vice President, Glenview Management Limited
Marlo Slipacoff Rifici*
Member Marketing Professional
Ilana Greenstone-Sheppard* (Montreal) Member Emergency Room Pediatrician at the Montreal Children’s Hospital
David Lisbona* (Montreal) Life Member Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
Danny Chazonoff* (Montreal) Life Member  Chief Operating Officer, Paysafe
David Freeman (Ottawa) Past Chairman, Life Member President, Nordave Sales and Consulting Ltd.
Jeffrey Laks (Ottawa) Life Member P.Eng, SR&ED Tax Credit Consultant
Alvin Miller* (Ottawa) Life Member Financial Advisor, Raymond James Ltd.

* Alumnus of Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa

If you are interested in joining any of our committees, please contact us at