This series of workshops will inspire, educate and provide opportunities for young Jewish adults to gain hands on experience, insight and tips from industry leaders. This will catapult you towards your chosen path.
Please select the workshops you are registering for: they are described below.
Please note, that mentees in the Genesis career mentoring program and program alumni are free. If you would like to pay a donation towards the program to offset cost of food, please pay what you can. If you are not in the program, the fee is $15.00.
Work / Life Balance: Living A Life With Purpose
Alexander Norman is a tech entrepreneur and community builder. He started his career advising companies while working at Lehman Brothers & McKinsey. Then he learnt operations and sale while working for start-ups in NYC, San Fran and London. He finally put everything together at HomeSav, an ecommerce company that he built and sold. Over the last two years he has focused on strengthening tech communities across Canada via TechToronto. The flagship monthly event series has had over100 founders share lessons and it is attended by 600+ monthly. You can follow Alex on twitter at @alexanderlnorman
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Born, raised and inspired Jewishly in Montreal, Yacov has spent the last ten years working as an informal Jewish educator. After attending McGill, he worked as the Director of Advocacy and Programming for Hillel Montreal. He then moved to Toronto to work as the Director of Emerging Campuses and Jewish Education for Hillel Canada. Most recently, from August 2009 until June 2015, Yacov served as the Spiritual Leader of the Annex Shul where he built a community of hundreds of inspired young Jews and empowered them to take ownership over their Jewish experiences.
Yacov is married to Ryla Braemer and is the proud father of two girls, Sheelo Netta and Lev Amie. Yacov and his family enjoy living in the heart of the Annex and are proud to contribute to the vibrancy of Jewish life South of Eglinton.
Yacov is always available for a conversation about any topic that is important to you. He believes in the transformative power of "real” conversations and is always excited to help individuals and families make meaningful Jewish decisions.
Yacov writes a monthlyD'var Torahfor theCanadian Jewish Newsand was selected among the "Top 20 Under 40" byShalom Lifein 2015. Yacov is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Pastoral Studies program at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto.
Yacov is currently doing a 3 month placement in the spiritual care department of CAMH