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Avrum Rosensweig

Congregation Etz Chayim Presents Scholar-in-Residence Weekend -Guest Speaker Avrum Rosensweig October 30-31, 2015

October 16, 2015


Avrum Rosensweig founded Ve’ahavta (Canada's only Jewish humanitarian organization) in 1996 after a seven-year stint raising funds for the UJA/Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto.


He is also Ve’ahavta’s visionary, and the team’s source of guidance and inspiration.


Avrum works closely with the senior staff in organizational planning, program development and fundraising. He has spearheaded a plethora of Ve’ahavta's programs and has worked with hundreds of lay volunteers as well as leadership from over three dozen countries.


Avrum is a blogger and a writer who is regularly published in the Canadian Jewish News and other publications.


He is an artist and former "restaurant and food" radio and television personality.

Friday, October 30 

5:30 PM – A traditional Kabbalat Shabbat Service

6:10 PM - Shabbat Dinner 

After Dinner, Avrum Rosensweig will be speaking about

“Ve'ahavta:  The Founding of Canada's First Jewish Humanitarian Organization”


For reservations contact the synagogue at 204-589-6305

Activities for children will be available during the presentation


Adult Buffet

Members-$25/ Non- Members- $30



Children’s Buffet

Members $12 /Non- Members-$15

Free for children under age 4


SaturdayOctober 31

9:00 AM – Shabbat Morning Service 

Avrum’s topic will be:  The State of Israel: Crisis Response at Its Best 

Kiddush Lunch to follow

After Kiddush Avrum Rosensweig will be discussing : “Should you Give the Person in the Street a Coin?” 

Question & Answer period will follow


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