Board of Directors



Jillian Rodak, Interim Chair
Jillian graduated from Ivey Business School in 2010 with a passion for using business to create impact. After Ivey, Jillian spent a year with Ashoka Canada while independently consulting in the social enterprise space. Upon leaving Ashoka, Jillian worked for corporate social responsibility consulting firm Better The World until 2014, when she moved to Buenos Aires to consult for a social enterprise accelerator. Jillian is now Program Officer at Innoweave, an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. She is concurrently working toward a Masters of Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo. Jillian serves as the Chair of Toronto’s Holocaust Education Week Legacy Committee. In 2015, Jillian was named a Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader.

Alexandra Kuperman, Chair (Maternity Leave)
Alexandra Kuperman is the founder of Torat HaTeva: The Jewish Nature Centre of Canada, Shoresh’s previous incarnation! Alexandra loves working with people to turn good ideas into reality and she thinks that Shoresh is one of the best of Toronto’s Jewish community ideas. She is excited to bring her experience in non-profit management and passion for environmental issues to the Board and looks forward to seeing Shoresh continue to blossom.

Carolyn Lefebvre Ruby, Secretary
Carolyn is a proud mother of three and partner to Jeff Ruby.  At Bell Canada, where she is a lawyer, she connects people to one-another.  She is excited about Shoresh’s mission to connect people to the land.


Zeke Kaplan
Zeke Kaplan is an enthusiastic entrepreneur committed to sustainability, creativity, and a sense of community, in the world of construction and real estate. Zeke is honored be on the Board of Shoresh and to be a ‘steward’ of Bela Farm, named after his grandfather, who was his role model for Jewish ethics in real estate and life.

Lisa Borden
Lisa Borden, owner of Borden Communications, a BCorp certified company she started in 1994, takes a unique approach to holistically marketing, eco-intelligent living, and working. Lisa is also a mother of 3, Enthusiastic Philanthropist, Inspiration Agent, and Wannabe Organic Farmer.



Ellen Rosenbluth
Ellen is a policy consultant specializing in Aboriginal education and Jewish policy issues, and recently co-authored a Queen’s University paper on funding gaps in Aboriginal education. She serves on the Camp Solelim board and is the pianist for Rock the Shtetl and KlezKonnection, a klezmer band rehearsing at Beth Tzedec. Ellen holds an MSW in policy and planning and an MA in political economy. She is married to Allan Rosenbluth and they have two children.

Adam Beder

Adam is the Executive Vice President of Global Licensing and Business Affairs of Spin Master. He has played a pivotal role in forming and shaping the company’s entertainment division and leading Spin Master into a variety of very innovative partnerships to produce compelling television content for kids around the world.  Adam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1996 and completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1995.

Danny Richmond

Currently working as Director of Community Engagement at Ve’ahavta, Danny has worked and volunteered on five continents. He believes that communities working together can be a force for social change and speaks often on topics such as social activism and global citizenship.



Past Board Members
Seymour Epstein
Rabbi Ilyse Glickman
Len Kofman
Rabbi Aaron Levy
Andrea Most
Sam Mizrahi
Michael Schecter (Chair)
Shai Spetgang (Chair)
Mark Weinstock


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