Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University
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: The Honourable Jerry S. Grafstein, J.D., Q.C.
Mr. Grafstein was a co-founder of a range of media companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and South America. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1984 by then Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Mr. Grafstein served on all Senate Committees, especially the Foreign Affairs and Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Senate Banking, Trade and Commerce Committee.
Retired from the Senate on January 1, 2010, he continued his law practice as counsel to Minden Gross LLP in Toronto until March 2015; he is now Counsel Emeritus. He was named one of Canada’s top intellectuals by the National Post. He is an Honorary Commandant of US Marine Corps and Honorary War Chief of the Peigan Nation of North Alberta. He continues to serve as a director of public companies and as a key investor in several Canadian based tech start-ups.
Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Canada
Regional Chair: Josh Cummings
Executive Director Ottawa, Quebec and Atlantic Canada: (Mr.) Sharon J. Fraenkel
Contact: 6900 Decarie Blvd., Suite 3480, Montreal, QC H3X 2T8, Canada
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Ontario & Western Canada
Regional Chair: David Altshuller
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: email@example.com