The Atlantic Jewish Council is unique in North America, as the only federation that deals with Jews who live in different cities—even across provincial borders. The organization represents an estimated 4,000 Jews who live in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
In November, its executive director, Naomi Rosenfeld, is leaving her post after five years in the job. She and her husband are expecting their first child, and the couple has decided to leave Halifax and move back to their native Toronto, so they can be close to their extended families.
Rosenfeld spoke the CJN to explain her reasoning, how she feels about the move, her legacy, and the future of Atlantic Canada’s Jewish community.
A special thank you to former Atlantic Canadian resident and 2019 AJC Yom HaShoah Keynote Speaker, Ellin Bessner, for her hard work on this article and podcast!