Lisa Richman

Lisa Richman

A scientist by profession, Lisa Richman’s involvement with the Canadian Friends of the Jaffa Institute comes with a strong commitment to the Jewish community, following her many years of dedicated volunteering for several Jewish organizations. These include the new Toronto Holocaust Museum (formerly the Neuberger Holocaust Education Center), where she was the co-chair of the Holocaust Education Week for three years. She has also volunteered at Baycrest, working with Holocaust survivors at Café Europa, a monthly social and cultural get-together for survivors.

In addition to joining the board of the Canadian Friends of the Jaffa Institute, Lisa is currently chair of the The Adult March of the Living Program. She previously participated in the March of the Living, as a chaperone for high school students and as vice-chair of the adult program. Additionally, she has volunteered at her synagogue, Beth Sholom, in various capacities, including its Out of the Cold program – an interfaith program which supports the homeless.

Lisa recently retired from the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. She was a Research Scientist for 37 years, involved in monitoring and remediating contaminated sediment in the Great Lakes, Environmental Risk Assessments and contaminant impacts on the Great Lakes’ ecology.


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