Day 62: Humans of UJA – Shael Rosenbaum

As part of our Centennial Campaign year, we are spending some time spotlighting donors in our community.  Check back every Saturday night after Shabbat ends to see who we are profiling.  Meet Shael Rosenbaum.

Who are you?Shael

I am Shael Rosenbaum – the grandson of four Holocaust survivors from Poland, first generation Canadian and proud Zionist. 

What do you do?

I am the Chair of the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre and real estate developer.

What is important about being Jewish in Toronto?

Toronto’s vibrant and rich Jewish history continues to be a cultural ewel in this diverse metropolis.

Why is it important to make a gift to the community through UJA?

UJA is an umbrella that covers and protects the needs of Jewish causes near and far. It is essential in preserving our population and the institutions that serve us.

Which book are you reading right now?

I’m currently reading Hi Hitler!: How the Nazi Past Is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture by Gavriel Rosenfeld, who was our keynote speaker at the opening of this year’s Holocaust Education Week.

Falafel or Schwarma?

Swhawarma  (lamb or beef, not chicken)

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