Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University



Montreal Chapter

6900 Decarie Blvd., Suite 3480, Montreal, QC H3X 2T8

Tel: + 514-344-3417




Toronto Chapter

3130 Bathurst Street, Suite 214, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2A1

Tel: +416 787 9930




The Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University is a registered charitable organization headquartered in Montreal. Founded several decades ago by leading Canadian philanthropists, the Association's primary mission is to raise critical funds for the University. 


The Association holds activities designed to encourage Canadian youth to study in one of TAU's many international programs, and to familiarize Canadians with the outstanding scholarship taking place at Tel Aviv University. Events range from gala evenings to parlor receptions, and include symposia and film festivals.



National President: Jeff Wagman

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, (B.A. Economics, 1979) Jeff has worked in the financial industry for over 30 years, beginning as a Foreign Exchange and Money Market Trader for a variety of major international banks. In 1986, Jeff became a Financial Advisor with a major Canadian investment brokerage firm. Over the past 26 years Jeff has successfully completed many securities industry examinations leading to his current designations as a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and Canadian Investment Manager. As well, Jeff has been an instructor for the Intelligent Investing series of seminars for the Investor Learning Centre from 1997 until 2001. The Investor Learning Centre was a not-for-profit, public educational organization sponsored by the Canadian Securities Institute. In 1998, Jeff became one of five Ontario semi-finalists for the coveted I.D.A. Distinction Award sponsored by the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, now known as IIROC.


Jeff is married to Annalee and they have three grown children (Eric 27, Elizabeth 25 and Stephanie 23). Jeff is very involved in the Jewish community and currently is Treasurer, Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Past Board Chair, BBYO Toronto.


Montreal Chapter

President: Claire Dalfen

Executive Director Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces: (Mr.) Sharon J. Fraenkel

Contact: 6900 Decarie Blvd., Suite 3480, Montreal, QC H3X 2T8, Canada

Tel: +514-344-3417 - Email:



Toronto Chapter

Chairman: Jeff Wagman

Executive Director for Ontario and Western Canada: Stephen Adler

Contact: 3130 Bathurst Street, Suite 214, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2A1, Canada

Tel: +416 787 9930 - Email:


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