Volunteer based chapters

Volunteer-based Chapter Ottawa

Richard Zuker

Email: richardzuker@sympatico.ca


Richard (Dick) Zuker’s professional life involved work in economics and public finance, domestically and internationally, for the federal government and as a consultant. Much of his work was devoted to improving financial and intergovernmental arrangements between the federal government and Indigenous governments and organizations in Canada.

During his over forty years in Ottawa, he served as Finance Chairman at Temple Israel for many years and chaired the Community Panel on Jewish Education. He served as President, and continues as a member of the Board and Finance Committee Chair, of Tamir, a Jewish Agency serving developmentally disabled people; and is a Board member of AJA50plus, a Jewish organization providing a range of educational and entertainment programs for seniors.

Dick and Marcia, a retired hospital social worker, have been married for 48 years. They have a son, who is a lawyer for the federal government, and a daughter, who is a rabbi and recently returned to Ottawa, with her two young sons, to work at the new Congregation Kehilat Beth Israel.

Dick highly values education and is a strong supporter of Israel.

He is looking forward to working with other like-minded individuals to form the Ottawa Chapter of Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University, one of the best universities in the world.

Volunteer-based Chapter Halifax

Marina Brin RA, BN

Email: maribri80@gmail.com


Marina has been working as a nurse for more then 5 years. She has have an experience for more then 2 years as a paediatric nurse in a paediatric intensive care and an experience for 2 years in Paediatric Emergency Department. In addition, She has a one year experience as an operation room nurse.

She has a strong ability of analyzing and interpreting dynamics of patients and situations and acting accordingly. She has very good time management and planning skills and the ability to work with various cultural and ethnic groups and is able to work in a team.

“Moreover, I enjoy my job, I like to see children feel better and get well; I get excited when I see light in their eyes, and I enjoy communicating with their families.

Marina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Tel Aviv University (2005-2009). Currently she is working towards to get the Canadian RN licence.

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