Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) facilitates connections through fundraising research partnerships and academic exchanges.  Founded in 1944 by philanthropist Allan Bronfman, CFHU is a registered charitable organization and has raised significant funds, proudly bestowing academic scholarships to Canadian and Israeli students and establishing the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC).  With communities in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, CFHU's efforts enrich lives throughout the world through the academic and research excellence of the Hebrew University inspired by founding father Albert Einstein.



National Chair:  Monette Malewski

Monette Malewski took the helm of M Bacal Group after the death of her husband 20 years ago, and steered it to new heights. As President  & CEO of M Bacal Group she is recognized as one of the leading advisors in the insurance industry.  In 2014, she was named as one of the 50 most influential women in the business by the Insurance and Investment Journal.

Based in Montreal, M Bacal Group is a thriving family business that focuses on a personalized approach to providing SMBs, individuals, and family businesses with innovative solutions concerning estate and tax planning, legacies for family and community and living and group benefits. Monette offers her clients strategies and exclusive products to help them achieve their financial goals while protecting their assets against risk.  She is a Family Enterprise Advisor and is proud to bear the FEA designation. Monette establishes a close relationship with her clients to ensure that their needs are constantly monitored and evaluated and that appropriate solutions are implemented.

Monette has been associated with the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) for the past 10 years in a variety of local, national and international positions. She is currently the National Chair of board of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University as well as Montreal Releve, a non-profit organization that works to prepare the next generation of Montreal business leaders, as well as the Board of Directors of Immigrant Investisseurs IQ. She also sits on the boards of Investissement Quebec, Anges Quebec Capital and the International Women's Forum (IWF) International Board.

She has been honoured with many awards.  In recent years, she was named “Top de la Diversite“ by Médiamosiaque, received an honourary fellowship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and was named a Women of Action by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. In April 2015 Monette was awarded le Prix Inspiration- Andre Corriveau by the Association des femmes en finance du Quebec (AFFQ) and in September 2015 she was named one of 8 incontournable women in Finance. This past year she was profiled twice in the French review Finance et Investissement.


National Office - Toronto

President & CEO: Rami Kleinmann

Contact:  4950 Yonge Street, Suite 1202, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6K1, Canada

Phone +416-485-8000  -  Email:  info@cfhu.org

Website:  www.cfhu.org

Toronto Chapter

President: Randy Masters

VP Development: Elan Divon

Contact:  4950 Yonge Street, Suite 1202, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6K1, Canada

Phone +416-485-8000  -  Email:  tor@cfhu.org

Montreal Chapter

President: Ari Brojde

Executive Director: Jon Reider

Contact:  1310 Greene Avenue, Suite 720, Montreal, QC  H3Z 2B2

Phone: +514-932-2133  - Email:  mtl@cfhu.org

Ottawa Chapter

President: Susan Katz

Hebrew University Community Ambassadors: Orit and Daniel Tor

Email: ott@cfhu.org

Winnipeg Chapter

President:  Margaret Shuckett

Phone +204-942-3085  - Email:  wpg@cfhu.org

Western Region

Executive Director: Dina Wachtel

Vancouver Chapter

President: Randall Milner

Contact: 950 West 41st Avenue, Suite 204, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7

Phone:  + 604-257-5133 -  Email: vanc@cfhu.org 

Calgary Chapter

President: Cheryl Baron

Phone:  +403-297-0605  - Email: calgary@cfhu.org

Edmonton Chapter

President: Howard Sniderman

Phone:  +780-444-0809  -  Email: edmonton@cfhu.org