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Leadership

Ideological, ceremonial and educational leadership for Oraynu is provided by Rabbis and Madrikhim ordained by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Rabbis and Madrikhim are recognized worldwide as clergy and are licensed by the Province of Ontario to perform marriages. The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Jews offers a rabbinical program leading to ordination. Administrative leadership for Oraynu is provided by an elected Board of Directors with a committee structure.

Rabbi Denise Handlarski, Oraynu’s Spiritual Leader and Program Director
Rabbi Karen Levy, Rabbi Emerita
Rabbi Eva Goldfinger, Life Cycle Director and Adult Educator
Lisa Wright, Madrikha
Dr. Jerald Bain, Madrikh
Sandi Horwitz, Congregational Music Leader

2016-2017 Oraynu Board of Directors

Mark Brender (President)
Sue Drohan (Secretary)
Karen Elkin
Kevin Fine
Robert Horwitz (Treasurer)
Maia Miller
Penny Parnes
Louise Sherman (Past-President)
Norval Wener
Erin Winocur

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