Board of Directors 2019/2020
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
Warren Kimel, Chair
Linda Frum, Vice-Chair
Ariella Rohringer, Treasurer
Bruce Leboff, Immediate Past Chair
Jenna Kellner Izraelski
Karen Simpson Radomski
Rabbi Adam Cutler
Rabbi Daniel Korobkin
Honorary Board Member
Adam Minsky is the President and CEO of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, beginning his service in 2016 at age 45. Throughout his career prior to becoming CEO, Adam was deeply involved with Federation and its affiliated partner organizations.
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. Kimel is the General Manager and President of Fabricland, the largest retail chain of fabric stores across Canada.
Extremely active in the community, Mr. Kimel is a long-time supporter of several Jewish and community organizations. He has been on the Board and Executive of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, including serving as the Vice Chair of the Board prior to being elected as Chair of the Board in 2018. He has also chaired or co-chaired a number of UJA Federation committees, including the Israel and Overseas Committee and the Lebovic Campus Steering Committee, and has served on the Board and Executive of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
In addition to his leadership roles with UJA Federation, Mr. Kimel serves on the Board of Baycrest Hospital and was Foundation Chair from 2009-2013. He is also Past President and current Board Member of B’nai Brith Toronto Freedom Lodge and Past President and current Board member at Beth Sholom Synagogue. He has also been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 2012 and serves as the Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee.
Mr. Kimel has been recognized numerous times for his philanthropy, service to community and leadership. Among his awards are the 2015 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Beth Sholom Humanitarian Award in 2006, The UJA Federation Harold Lederman Award in 2008, and the UJA Federation Ben Sadowski Award in 2015.
Mr. Kimel holds a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario and is married to Debbie Kimel, a former co-chair of UJA’s Annual Campaign and past Chair of UJA Women’s Philanthropy. Warren and Debbie have four children.