The Board of Directors is constituted in two ways. Officers are elected at a Biennial Convention held every two years and community representatives are elected by their various communities, also every two years. The most recent Biennial Convention took place in Halifax, November 2012.

The Board of Directors is made up of officers, community representatives, members at large (who may be appointed by the President or elected at the Biennial Convention), Camp Kadimah Chairman, UJA Regional Chair, JSA President, Chairman of the Atlantic Jewish Foundation, and Executive Director (ex-officio). The Board meets four times per year, either in person or via conference call.


President Michael Argand
1st Vice-President Howard Conter
2nd Vice-President Howard Budovitch
Secretary  Marilyn Kaufman
Treasurer Nana Shteinberg
Legal Counsel
Past President Shulamith Medjuck
Executive Director Jon Goldberg (send an e-mail)
Members Victor Goldberg
Jim Spatz – CIJA National Officer
Michael Pink – Camp Kadimah
Michael Zatzman – Canada-Israel Committee
Kathy Zilbert – Atlantic Jewish Foundation
Members at Large
Community Representatives Beth Israel Synagogue (Halifax, NS)
Shaar Shalom Congregation (Halifax, NS)
Barry Carnat – Cape Breton, NS
Ayten Kranat – Fredericton, NB
Nancy Cohen – Moncton, NB
Susan Isaacs-Lubin – Saint John, NB

Ernest Schleichkorn – PEI

Barbara Grandy – Beth El Congregation (St. John’s, NL)
Jonathan Richler – St. John’s Havura (St. John’s, NL)