Following an extended tenure as AJC president Michael Argand is retiring after six years. The impact that Michael’s leadership had on the Atlantic Jewish communities was immeasurable, he was able to accomplish so much during his terms as president. He developed and increased youth and family programming, strengthened Holocaust education, expanded support for Israel among many other of his goals. All his effort will allow for continued growth and strengthening of the Jewish communities of Atlantic Canada in the future. For the speech delivered by Micheal at the Shabbat dinner in honor of his retirement this past November, read the Winter 2019 issue of Shalom magazine.