Board of Directors 2017/2018
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Bruce Leboff, Chair
Warren Kimel, Vice-Chair
Eric Cohen, Treasurer
Morris Perlis, Immediate Past Chair
Jodie Kaufman Davis
Honey Sherman z”l
Rabbi Debra Landsberg
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin
Linda Frum, Campaign Chair 2018
Elan Pratzer, Campaign Chair 2018
Aryella Weisz, Women’s Philanthropy Chair 2018
Adam Minsky is the President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. He is a 46-year-old leader who is a product of the Canadian Jewish Federation movement.
Adam’s leadership extends well past Toronto’s borders, as he played an integral role in the founding of many important national initiatives including the creation of the Canada Israel Experience and its Birthright Israel programs.
For more than a decade, Adam has dedicated himself to strengthening the strategic impact of UJA Federation through its network of local, national and international agencies. Most recently, Adam led the development of UJA Federation’s Strategic Plan with outlines an exciting vision for the future of UJA Federation.
In 2013, Adam was honoured to receive the Gordon Wolfe Award for Professional Leadership in recognition of his ability to lead with vision, integrity, Jewish values and humility.
Adam is married to Heidi Brown, a Toronto lawyer, and they have three children.
Mr. Leboff is a Managing Director, Client Wealth Management at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc, a discretionary portfolio management firm based in Toronto, serving high net worth families globally. Mr. Leboff is member of the Firm’s Asset Mix team and a Licensed Portfolio Manager. He joined Gluskin Sheff in 1997. Mr. Leboff received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Great Distinction from McGill University and a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy. Mr. Leboff received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University in 1991. Mr. Leboff has also earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA). In 2017, he was named a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA).
Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in 1997, Mr. Leboff was a Vice-President and Director with Toronto Dominion Asset Management, where he was a member of the Investment Management team focused on Canadian and U.S. securities. Mr. Leboff is a native Montrealer, and has been involved in Toronto’s Jewish Community since 1991, when he moved to Toronto following graduation from business school. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. He is also Chair of the Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal’s Investment and Endowment Board, and a member of the Keren Hayesod World Executive Advisory Board. Together with his wife Lianne, he Chaired the Walk with Israel for two years – and had the privilege of welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the kick-off speaker for the Walk in 2010.
He is a past President of the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre (JCC) and served on the JCC Board for 8 years. He was a member of the Investment Committee of the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University for 6 years. Mr Leboff is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage and the Fisher Flight Programs.
Bruce and his wife Lianne live in Toronto, Ontario, and have 3 daughters - Stephanie who is 19, and Rachel and Danielle who are 20.