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January marks National Mentoring Month, the Mohammad Ali Family Foundation sponsors the organization with hopes of promoting positive mentorship in the lives of young people. Genesis: UJA's Centre for Jewish Innovation is on the same mission and is thrilled to have already placed 31 mentees !

Genesis Career Mentoring Match Moments Giselle and Jeremy Cammy

Mentee: Giselle Hausman

Industry: Music Entertainment 

​Mentor: Jeremy Cammy, Indigo Canada

“Captain Cammy to the Rescue” is not just a saying. It’s a reality.

As I stepped into the big white-walled Indigo office on King street, I reminded myself that UJA Genesis set …

Genesis Career Mentoring Match Moments Sam Weisbrod Ora Shulman

Mentee: Sam Weisbrod 

Industry: Jewish Day School Educator

Mentor: Ora Shulman, Judaic Studies Principal at Associated Hebrew Schools

From my first introduction to Mrs. Ora Shulman, Judaic Studies Principal at Associated Hebrew Schools, I knew that I had benefitted tremendously fr…

Genesis Career Mentoring Match Moment Shimona Hirchberg Miriam Margles

 

Mentee Name: Shimona Hirchberg

 

Industry: We’ll Get There / Education/Activism/Culture/Feminism/NonProfit/No One Knows Yet

 

Mentor: Miriam Margles

 

I was skeptical about the mentorship program when I first heard about it. I had difficulties deciding which titl…

Genesis Career Mentoring Match Moment

Mentee Name: Aaron Kroll  

Industry: Real Estate Development  

Mentor: Sam Mizrahi

The mentorship program allowed me to target a specific industry niche that I was seeking to enter by pairing me with a highly experienced mentor in the field. Through out my initial meetings with G…

Managing Director of Facebook Canada sparks Intense Inspiration

Toronto- On December 16, 2015 Genesis: UJA's Centre for Jewish Innovation in partnership with UJA Young Leaders hosted an evening at Telus House with over 250 young adults in attendance, featuring Jordan Banks Managing Director at Facebook Canada and Instagram. The speakers series, Innovatio…