May 25, 2011
Canadian Jewish Congress Announces Change in Professional Leadership
Toronto- Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) President Mark J. Freiman issued the following statement today:
"Today, Canada and for that we are grateful. At the proper time and place, we will recount in full all of Bernie's contributions to the Jewish community.Bernie M. Farber announced his intention to pursue a political opportunity. Canadian Jewish Congress, like other organs of the Jewish community, has always encouraged our professional staff to engage in public service, including by standing for election for public office. As is common in other Jewish organizations, our policies provide for leaves of absence to enable our professionals to take up such opportunities, and we have granted Bernie's request for such a leave. Bernie has dedicated much of his life to defending and supporting the Jewish community of
Irrespective of the personal political choices of our professional staff upon taking leaves of absence to run for public office, our organization remains resolutely non-partisan in its advocacy on behalf of Canada's Jewish community," said Freiman...Thanks, Mark, for my laugh o' the day.