As Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) prepares to face an increase in anti-Israel and antisemitic activity on campuses, churches and unions across the country, we are thrilled to have new partners in our ongoing efforts to help address this issue, and to promote our agenda of greater tolerance in Canada. 

FSWC champions Esther Dressler and Ricky Brooks are excited about taking on the challenges of co-chairing the Lawyers4Wiesenthal (L4W) group, and seem well prepared to fight the good fight to achieve our shared goals. 

What is Lawyers4Wiesenthal?

Lawyers4Wiesenthal is a group of distinguished legal professionals who are dedicated to support the work and mandate of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center. The Lawyers4Wiesenthal mandate for the 2016/2017 program year is to strengthen FSWC by raising funds to empower social justice programs such as Freedom Day, Speaker’s Idol, Tour 4Humanity, and Tolerance and Diversity Workshops. Lawyers4Wiesenthal is a leadership committee that leads by example and sets the tone for fundraising and engagement within the FSWC support base and the greater community.

Members of Lawyers4Wiesenthal 2017/2018

Esther Dressler

Green and Spiegel LLP
Co-Chair

Richard Brooks

Brooks Business Lawyers
Co-Chair

Deborah Anschell L.L.B, L.L.M
Norman Bacal L.L.B.
Leonard Banks, Banks & Starkman
Justin Beber, Brookfield Asset Management
Nili Birshtein, Stikeman Elliot LLP
Howard Black, Minden Gross LLP
Richard Bogoroch, Bogoroch & Associates LLP
Anna Boulman, Boulman Family Law
Michael Bourassa, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Richard Brooks, Brooks Business Lawyers
Stephen Clark, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Glenn Cohen, BYLD Barristers
Jeffrey Cohen, Torkin Manes  LLP
Michael Deverett, Deverett Law Offices
Jeremy Diamond, Diamond & Diamond
Esther Dressler, Green and Spiegel LLP
Robert Eisenberg, WeirFoulds LLP
Stan Elkind, McLean & Kerr LLP
Martin Gladstone L.L.B.
David Glicksman, PwC Law LLP
Jeffrey Goldenberg, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Max Gotlieb, Cassels Brock LLP
Matthew Gottlieb, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP
Hon. Jerry Grafstein, Minden Gross LLP
David Green, Davmol Developments
Evan Green, Green and Spiegel LLP
Mendel Green, Green and Spiegel LLP
Stephen Green, Green and Spiegel LLP
Jack Greenberg, Law Offices of Jack Greenberg
Irwin Greenblatt, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Rachel Grinberg, Osgoode Law School
Adrian Kaplan, Piasetzki, Nenniger, Kvas LLP
Stephen Karr, Harris Sheaffer LLP
Steve Kelman, Aird & Berlis LLP
Howard Kirshenbaum L.L.B.
Howard Krupat, DLA Piper LLP

Francy Kussner, Goodmans LLP
Dale Lastman, Goodmans LLP
Larry Levine, Levine, Sherkin, Boussidan
Howard Levitt, Levitt LLP
Justin Linden, Linden & Associates
Frances Macklin, Gowling WLG
Leah Price L.L.B.
Stephen Price, Price & Altman Barristers
Feaz Rahim, McCarthy Tetrault
Martin Rochwerg, Miller Thomson LLP
Tilda Roll, Altmid Roll & Associates
Lonny Rosen, Rosen Sunshine LLP
Gale Rubenstein, Goodmans LLP
Andrea Rush, Blaney McMurtry LLP
Lorne Saltman, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Leora Shemesh, Leora Shemesh Criminal Law
Gary Shiff, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alan Siegal, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
Ariane Siegel, LLB
Brahm Siegel, Nathans Siegel LLP
Samantha Solomon, Tenenbaum & Solomon
Sari Springer, Littler Mendelson
Paul Stein, Cassels Brock LLP
Mark Surchin, Goodmans LLP
Kenneth Tepper L.L.B.
Charles Ticker, Charles B. Ticker Law Office
Lawrence Weinberg, Cassels Brock LLP
Andrew Wilder, Torkin Manes
Lawrence Wilder, Miller Thomson LLP
Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP
Isaac Zisckind, Diamond & Diamond
Sandra Zisckind, Diamond & Diamond

For more information, email or call Tracey Steyn: tsteyn@fswc.ca // (416) 864-9735 x21