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, Innovation Nation: Inspiring Innovation for the Jewish Community is a 4 part event with leading community and business leaders speaking to a variety of topics from leadership to mentoring.


Jordan Banks was featured with David Kaufman in a fireside conversation and the billed topic was "The real side of mentorship". The evening was aglow with inspiration. Attendees remarks that they had never felt such warmth and genuine content from a community event of this nature. The candour between them was infectious and sparked an evening of intense networking.

"Genesis is UJA’s investment in engaging young adults in Jewish life through a growing mentorship program (over 80 matches to date); public programs and an incubator that supports Jewish innovation. Genesis, in partnership with UJA Young Leaders and many of Toronto’s Jewish young adult focused organizations said Alana Kayfetz, Director. " The evening offered attendees  an opportunity to expose participants to community agencies other opportunities for engagement within the Jewish community for this age group including:  JIAS Toronto, VJS, Shoresh, The Holocaust  Centre, Annex Shul and CIJA" she continued.

Genesis aims to enhance emerging Jewish non for profits and enhance the career advancements of young adults in the community. We aim to achieve these goals by drawing on the talent of our diverse community.

Innovation Nation: Inspiring Innovation for the Jewish Community is a Speakers Series of Genesis: UJA Centre for Jewish Innovation. 

Join us: January 28, 2016 Innovation Nation, featuring Aaron Zifkin - Country Manager, Airbnb.


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