While born and raised in Toronto, it was as a staff member at Camp Kadimah, followed by time spent as the Director of Jewish Student Life for the Atlantic Jewish Council, where Naomi developed a love and appreciation for the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community. Naomi holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University where she graduated with both the medal in Psychology and admission into the Tricolour Society – the highest non-academic non-athletic honour that can be bestowed upon a student. Then, immediately prior to beginning her role as the Executive Director of the AJC, Naomi completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Arts (MA) in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University with a concentration in Israel Education from The iCenter. During this time, Naomi was a recipient of Jewish Federations of North America’s Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) Graduate Scholarship and the Charles R. Bronfman Scholarship from the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. Naomi is thrilled to have returned once again to Atlantic Canada, and cannot wait to help strengthen this Jewish community that means so much to her!
Craig is a Halifax native that before being involved in Hillel has worked in the community as a paramedic. Craig has also lived in Israel and completed a full combat service in the Israel Defence Forces, and spent time on a religious kibbutz where he learned to speak Hebrew. As well, Craig has experience with Jewish and Israel advocacy in Canada and is happy to bring that experience to campus. Craig is excited to be a part of working with the Jewish students of Atlantic Canada while they grow both in their communities and their Jewish lives. Please feel free to reach out on our contact page with any questions you may have.