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People


Chair & Director

  • Ira Robinson
    Professor, Religion
    Chair & Director of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies


    Jews in Canada; Orthodox Judaism in North America

The Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies is supervised by an Academic Council.

  • Frank Chalk
    Professor, History


  • Bina Freiwald
    Professor, English
    Director, Humanities PhD Program, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC)
    Member of Academic Council, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies


    autobiographical practices / gender and sexuality / women's writing / contemporary Canadian literature / Israel & Palestine
  • Norma Joseph
    Professor, Religions and Cultures
    Associate Director, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies


    Religion and gender, Judaism, food studies, Jewish law and gender, Canadian Jewish studies
  • Michael Oppenheim
    Professor, Religions and Cultures


  • Sherry Simon
    Professeure titulaire, Études françaises


  • Loren Lerner
    Professor, Art History


    Drawing, Portraiture, Curatorial Practices, Images of Children and Youth, Canadian Print Culture, Travel Art

The Chair has established a Community Advisory Board which works together with the Academic Council of the Chair to direct the Chair’s community outreach efforts to more effectively serve the interests of the Jewish community.

Senator Yoine Goldstein

Yoine Goldstein received the Lord Reading Law Society Human Rights Award in 1992, and the Lord Reading Law Society Service Award in 1998. He is the founder and Quebec Chairman of the Quebec Section on Bankruptcy (Canadian Bar Association) and the Founding Director and member of the National Executive Committee of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.

Mr. Goldstein has been involved with the Bar of Quebec for twenty-three years, including his term as President of the Committee of the Bar of Montreal on the Organization of the Bankruptcy Court, from 1981 to 1997. He received the Mérite du Barreau and is a member of the Quebec Press Council and its Judicial Committee.

Mr. Goldstein has assumed leadership roles in many Jewish communal organizations, including President of FEDERATION CJA, from 1995 to 1997.


Miriam Roland
Member, Board of Governors, Concordia University

Miriam Roland, M.A., C.C.C., Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Stanford University (California), is a practicing psychotherapist. Currently she serves on the Boards of Concordia University, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Pennsylvania), the Susan and David Wilstein Institute on Jewish Policy Studies (Massachusetts) and the Montreal Jewish Community Foundation.


Brahms E. Silver
Concordia alumnus

Brahms E. Silver has had a successful career in the food service distribution business for close to thirty years. He is the recipient of a CFE designation (Certified Food Executive), awarded by the International Food Service Executives Association for education, professional experience, and dedicated service to the food service industry, FSEA, and the public. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. degree in Judaic Studies. He was awarded the Julius and Ilka Ekler Book Prize as a graduate student. A member of the Community Advisory Board to the Department of Religion at Concordia University, he was also named to several executive and board positions for community based organizations, not least of which, President, of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal. He served for a number of years as a member of the Advisory Council to Relation and Encounter, an interfaith initiative of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, Canada - USA.

As a member of the Commission on Reform Jewish Outreach (New York) of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, he was one of two members representing the Canadian region. He is certified as an Outreach Fellow - a triple designation of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

As a recent graduate of McGill University’s School of Social Work, Mr. Silver holds a B.S.W. degree and is presently a social work clinician, working with oncology patients at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital. His immediate plans are to concurrently continue his studies towards a M.S.W. degree.

Married to Vivianne M. Schinasi-Silver, they are the parents of three sons, Jeffrey, Jonathan and Joshua, and three grandsons, Matthew, Andrew, and Justin.

brahmsesilver@videotron.ca


Janice Rosen
Archives Director, Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives, Montreal

Ms. Rosen also serves on the Board of the Association of Canadian Jewish Studies and is the Secretary of the Institut québécois d'études sur la culture juive. The National Archives of CJC is located in the same building as the offices of the Chair in Canadian Jewish Studies, and serves as a resource centre and advisor on their many subjects of mutual interest.

janicer@cjc.ca

Pierre Anctil is a full professor in the department of history of the University of Ottawa

Pierre Anctil is a full professor in the department of history of the University of Ottawa, where he teaches contemporary Canadian history. In 2010 he published ‘Fais ce que dois’, 60 éditoriaux pour comprendre Le Devoir sous Henri Bourassa, 1910-1932 (Septentrion, 2010), Trajectoires juives au Québec (Presses de l’Université Laval 2010) and, in collaboration with Ira Robinson, Les communautés juives de Montréal, histoire et enjeux contemporains (Septentrion, 2010). In 2011, together with Howard Adelman, he edited a book entitled: Religion, Culture and the State, Reflections on the Bouchard-Taylor Report (University of Toronto Press). He is the author in 2012 of a book-length biography of Jacob-Isaac Segal, entitled: Jacob-Isaac Segal (1896-1954), un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l’Université Laval) and in 2013 of: ‘Soyons nos maîtres’, 60 éditoriaux pour comprendre Le Devoir sous Georges Pelletier, 1932-1947 (Septentrion, 2013). He was made a Killam fellow in 2008-2010 and was awarded prestigious awards, among them the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award (2013) et the J.-I. Segal Literary Award of the Jewish Public Library of Montreal (2012).


Pierre Anctil est professeur titulaire au département d’histoire de l’Université d’Ottawa, où il enseigne l’histoire canadienne contemporaine. En 2010, il a publié: ‘Fais ce que dois’, 60 éditoriaux pour comprendre Le Devoir sous Henri Bourassa, 1910-1932 (Éditions du Septentrion) et Trajectoires juives au Québec (Presses de l’Université Laval). En collaboration avec Ira Robinson, il a aussi fait paraître en 2010 un ouvrage collectif intitulé : Les communautés juives de Montréal, histoire et enjeux contemporains (Éditions du Septentrion). En 2011 il a publié en collaboration avec Howard Adelman un ouvrage collectif intitulé : Religion, Culture, and the State, Reflections on the Bouchard-Taylor Report (University of Toronto Press). Ses dernières publications sont : Jacob-Isaac Segal (1896-1954), un poète yiddish de Montréal et son milieu (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2012) et ‘Soyons nos maîtres’, 60 éditoriaux pour comprendre Le Devoir sous Georges Pelletier, 1932-1947 (Éditions du Septentrion, 2013). Il a été titulaire d’une bourse de recherche Killam du Conseil des arts du Canada (2008–2009) et de prix prestigieux, dont le Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award (2013) et le prix littéraire J.-I. Segal de la Bibliothèque publique juive de Montréal (2012).


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