Hillel Ontario
Speakers Bureau

Hillel embraces religious and political diversity in an inclusive environment and is blessed with a team of professionals who represent a broad spectrum of Jewish voices, experiences and perspectives. If you’re looking for a speaker to address the current realities of Jewish campus life, or Hillel’s work, look no further than our Speakers Bureau.

To book one of our incredible speakers to address your organization, group or synagogue,

Rabbi Seth Goren

Chief Executive Officer

Rabbi Goren moved to Toronto in 2017 from Philadelphia to serve as Hillel Ontario’s Chief Education and Campus Officer. Prior to joining Hillel Ontario, he served as the Executive Director of Repair the World – Philadelphia, and before that as the Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh University. Rabbi Goren holds a Masters in Linguistics, and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently working on his PhD in Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He was also ordained as a rabbi at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 2007. Rabbi Goren is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and a recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award from Hillel International. He now serves as Hillel Ontario’s Chief Executive Officer.

Jay Solomon

Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer

A seasoned Jewish community leader, Jay has significant expertise in stakeholder cultivation and management, communications, public affairs, and strategic planning. An entrepreneurial, business-minded professional with a heart, Jay is constantly pushing himself, and empowering those around him, to innovate, take risks and think outside the box. A graduate of York University, with degrees in both Political Science and Education, Jay has served the Canadian Jewish community in various professional and volunteer roles over the past fifteen years. He has also worked as a senior administrator at York University, and is a teacher by training.

Daniel Sennet

Chief Financial Officer

Dan is a Toronto-based Executive with a demonstrated track record of bringing initiatives and ideas to fruition with poise, precision and efficiency. Dan is the Chief Financial Officer at Hillel where he oversees the finance, accounting, HR and Operations departments. During his tenure, he has been responsible for implementing the organization’s Covid safety protocols, for overhauling and optimizing the financial management systems for institutionalizing operating best practices that enabled Hillel to thrive during the pandemic. Dan’s reputation has been built on three primary attributes: reliability, approachability and dedication. He has leveraged these traits to create value by approaching challenges as opportunities, by investigating gaps and then filling them and by optimizing departments to increase income and cash flows.

Beverly Shimansky

Chief Campus Officer

*Bev’s Bio Here*

Judith Dworkin

Vice President, Campus

*Judith’s Bio Here*