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 2016/2017

Esther Dressler

Green and Spiegel LLP
Co-Chair

Richard Brooks

Brooks Business Lawyers
Co-Chair

Tammy Anklewicz, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
Deborah Anschell L.L.B, L.L.M
Norman Bacal L.L.B.
Leonard Banks, Banks & Starkman
Justin Beber, Brookfield Asset Management
Howard Black, Minden Gross LLP
Robert Blanshay, Blanshay & Associates
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
Alan Dryer, Sherman Brown Barristers & Solicitors
Robert Eisenberg, WeirFoulds LLP
Stan Elkind, McLean & Kerr LLP
Aliza Fisch, Fisch+Anthonette
Lisa Gelman, Gelman & Associates
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
Jason Gudofsky, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Eli Hoffman, Dunlop & Associates
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
Rob Kwinter, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Larry Levine, Levine, Sherkin, Boussidan
Howard Levitt, Levitt LLP
Justin Linden, Linden & Associates
Robert Masters, Masters& Masters
Eric Moncik, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Jordan Nahmias, Hall, Webber LLP
David Nakelsky, Goldman, Sloan, Nash and Haber LLP
Adam Pivnik L.L.B.
Sheldon Plener, Cassels Brock LLP
Leah Price L.L.B.
Stephen Price, Price & Altman Barristers
Martin Rochwerg, Miller Thomson LLP
Tilda Roll, Altmid Roll & Associates
Avra Rosen, Law Offices of Avra Rosen
Lonny Rosen, Rosen Sunshine LLP
Gale Rubenstein, Goodmans LLP
Andrea Rush, Blaney McMurtry LLP
Lorne Saltman, Gardiner Roberts LLP
Mitch Sanders, Goldman, Spring, Kichler & Sanders LLP
Evelyn Schusheim, Cummings, Cooper, Schusheim & Berliner
Leora Shemesh, Leora Shemesh Criminal Law
Gary Shiff, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ariane Siegel, LLB
Brahm Siegel, Nathans Siegel LLP
Lorne Silver, Cassels Brock LLP
Samantha Solomon, Tenenbaum & Solomon
Sari Springer, Littler Mendelson
Paul Stein, Cassels Brock LLP
Mark Surchin, Goodmans LLP
Howard Tanenbaum L.L.B.
Kenneth Tepper L.L.B.
Charles Ticker, Charles B. Ticker Law Office
Lawrence Weinberg, Cassels Brock LLP
Andrew Wilder, Torkin Manes
Lawrence Wilder, Cassels Brock LLP
Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP
Micah Wood, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Sandra Zisckind, Diamond & Diamond

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