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Jeff Lieberman

Lieberman Honoured With William Norrie Community Leadership Award

posted May 1, 2014

Winnipeg, MB –  It is with great pleasure that the Rady JCC acknowledges Jeff Lieberman on his recognition as this year’s recipient of the William Norrie Outstanding Community Leadership Award. 


Mr. Lieberman is a dynamic individual who selflessly commits countless hours to volunteerism – not only within the Jewish community, but the community-at-large in Manitoba, and Rady JCC is pleased to see those efforts recognized with this award.


“It is amazing how the efforts of one person can truly have far-reaching impacts on a community,” said Gayle Waxman, Rady JCC Executive Director. “He does not just volunteer on boards, but also works on the front lines, particularly through his role in local sports where he has coached for over 12 years.”


Born and raised in Winnipeg, Mr. Lieberman still makes his home in the Manitoba capital with his wife, Robyn, and three children, Amy, Josh and Noah. Over the years, he has made volunteerism a major part of his life, helping make the Rady JCC what it is today through his work as a long-time committee member of the successful Sports Dinner (entering its 43rd year this spring), as a director on the Board for more than a decade, in his two-year term as President, and through his involvement as Chair of Yom Ha’atzmaut each spring, which brings together thousands of community members to celebrate Israel’s birthday.


Beyond the Rady JCC, Mr. Lieberman previously served on the Folklorama and Jewish Federation Board of Directors, is currently on the Board of Directors for the University of Manitoba Alumni Association and is Chair of the B’nai Brith Yom Hashoah (Holocaust memorial day) reading of names held at the Legislature each year.


Among his less heralded – but equally important – volunteer efforts include minor hockey coaching, Salvation Army fundraising, and canvasing for the Combined Jewish Appeal campaign for the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.


All told, his accomplishments and contributions include:


Rady JCC volunteering:

1995 – 2008   Director, Rady JCC Board of Directors

2004 – 2006   President, Rady JCC Board of Directors

2002, 2003, 2010 – Present   Chair, Israel Pavilion Folklorama

2010 – Present   Chair, Winnipeg Jewish Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

1995 – Present   Committee member, Rady JCC Sports Dinner


Other volunteering:

1988 – Present   Canvasser, Combined Jewish Appeal/Jewish Federation of Winnipeg campaign

1999            Chair of the VIP Room, World Junior Hockey Tournament

1998 – 2001   Member, Winnipeg Jewish Community Council, Board of Directors

2001 – 2006   Director, Promotional Products Association of Canada (National Board)

2001 – 2013   Coach, Winnipeg Minor Hockey Association

2001 – 2008   Director, Folklorama Board of Directors

2002 – 2004   Director, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

2004 – 2006   Director, Asper Jewish Community Campus

2005 – 2006   President, Folklorama Board of Directors

2007 – 2009   Board Member, Winnipeg Jewish Federation Board of Directors

2008 – 2012   Committee member, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Winnipeg Chapter Golf Tournament

2009 – 2012   Volunteer, Salvation Army kettle campaign

2009 – Present   Director, University of Manitoba Alumni Association

2010 – Present   Chair, Winnipeg Jewish Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

2012 – Present   Chair, B’nai Brith Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) reading of names at the Legislative Building

Current Director, Winnipeg Blues Junior Hockey Club



The Rady JCC strives to build and sustain an enriched, caring and connected community ensuring a vibrant Jewish future in Winnipeg. Our mission as a not-for-profit community agency is focused on providing a broad range of programs and services for all age groups to meet the diverse needs of members, the Jewish community, and the community-at-large. Programs include cultural, social, educational, health, fitness, and recreational for all age groups, from infant to older adult. 

Through its wide array of programs, the Rady JCC strengthens the individual, the family, and the community. Membership is open to all, and services are offered to both the Jewish and general communities. 

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