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Jewish Child & Family Service Staff


Executive Director
Al Benarroch, B.A (Hons.), M.A. (Psych)
Manager of Adult Services Cheryl Hirsh Katz, BSW, MSW, RSW
Business Manager Ron Beach, C.B.A.
Manager of Volunteer Services Einat Keynan, BSW, MSW
Manager of Financial Programs Shelley Garfield, B. Comm. (Hons.)
Administration Supports
Office Manager
Carol McCall
Accounting Clerk Shelley Garfield, B. Comm, (Hons.)
Reception Meytal Lavy, BSc.
File Management Edith Freylejer
Admin General Phyllis Gilman
Director of Communications and Outreach Rena Elbaze, PHD

Professional Services
Social Worker Shelley Levit, BSW, MSW, RSW
Contract Counsellor

Janet Bergsgaard, B.Ed, M.Ed, MMFT

Contract Counsellor Irene Boxer-Meyrowitz, M.Ed, CCC, MMFT
Contract Counsellor Bernie Migie, MSW, RSW
Contract Counsellor Craig Posner, MSW, RSW
Contract Counsellor Seijiro Tsuchi, B.Ed, PBDE, M.Ed
Older Adult Services/ Holocaust Services
Social Worker Helen Aldor, B.Sc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Social Worker Smriti Dewan-Kryger, BA, MSW (candidate)
Social Worker Heather Mandell Kraut, MSW, RSW
Social Worker Adeena Lungen BSW, MSW, RSW
Social Worker Vera Chaykovska
Social Worker Margarita Iskijaev, BSW, MA
Case-Aide Keith Elfenbein
Team Lead Iael Besendorf
Settlement Worker Anna Schoichet, BSc
Integration Worker Einat Keynan, BSW, MSW
Employment Counsellor Carina Blumgrund, BA ( Psych)
Child Welfare Services
Supervisor of Child Welfare Services Wade Bilodeau, BA Psych
Child Welfare Worker David Azuelos, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Adoption/ Foster Care Coordinator Randee Pollock, BSW, MSW, RSW
Social Worker Yardena Zimmermann, BA, ECE II, BSW, MSW, RSW
Family Enhancement Worker vacant
Chaplaincy Service
Jewish Community Chaplain Rabbi Yitzchok Charytan
Mental Health and Addictions Support
Coordinator of Mental Health Program Judy Plotkin, BA, BSW, RSW
Social Worker Marvin Hamm, MSW, RSW
Social Worker Heather Mandell Kraut, MSW, RSW
Addiction Services Coordinator Ivy Kopstein, MSW, RSW
Case Aide Keith Elfenbein
Professional Consultants
Psychiatric Consultant
Cara Kroft, MD, FRCPC
Honorary Solicitor David I. Marr, BSC, LLB