Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze
Director of Engagement and Education
Dr. Elbaze earned her degree in Communications from the University of Nice, France in 1999. Her doctoral thesis dealing with the impact of the media on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the culmination of studies which took her from the University of Manitoba to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and to Nice in the South of France where she worked and studied for over 20 years. Born and raised in Manitoba, Rena returned to Winnipeg, Canada with her husband and three daughters in 2007. Since her return, Rena has worked for a Francophone organization, the Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Manitoba Trade and Investment, and the Centre for Higher Learning Research and Development at the University of Manitoba. Rena has been both a volunteer and a professional in the Winnipeg Jewish community where she spent three years working in the field of Jewish Engagement with the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Jewish Child and Family Service as Director of Communications and Outreach and since August 2016 has served as Director of Engagement and Education at Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
Ms. Lina Lockshin
Programming and Marketing Assistant, High Holy Day Seating Coordinator