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: Barbara Seal

Barbara Seal, C.M. enjoys a distinguished career in public and community spheres. She has worked tirelessly on behalf of countless worthy causes ranging from the Arts to cancer research. She served as municipal councillor for the City of Hampstead and was responsible for introducing innovative policies and programs. She has sat on the Board of Directors of Place des Arts, the Arts Council of the Montreal Urban Community, Théâtre Espace Go and the National Forum on climate change. She was Vice-President in charge of the Canada Day Celebrations for Québec, and Québec President for the Canada Day Poster Challenge. She presently sits on the Board of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, the Advisory Board at the McGill School of Continuing Studies, for the Governors of Tel Aviv University.


Barbara has been widely recognized in Canada for her outstanding contributions in helping to make our world a better one and has been honoured with numerous awards. Among these are the Golda Meir Award, Grande Dame of Montreal, the Jerusalem 3000 Medal, Canadian Parks and Recreational Association Award, and the Canadian Cancer Society Award. In addition, she holds the distinction of having been chosen as one of 125 Canadian volunteers to receive the Governor General’s Special Edition Plaque, as well as the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. The University has bestowed upon her its President’s Medal and an Honorary Doctorate. She is also a recipient of the Médaille des Arts et Métiers from the Carrefour des Communautés du Québec, for her outstanding work as a citizenship judge and her devotion to community and intercultural rapprochement.


In recognition of her outstanding contribution to Canada in 1993, Judge Barbara Seal was awarded Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada.



Montreal Chapter

President: Dr. Michael Tenenbaum

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

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

Tel: +514-344-3417 - Email:



Toronto Chapter

Chairman: Nathan Disenhouse

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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