Come join us at CHW Ottawa’s Annual Spring Tea!
Honouring Ottawa volunteers Lynn Gillman and Bobby Kaminsky
Sunday, June 11, 20232:00 – 4:00 p.m.
At the home of Gina Grant
The Ottawa Spring Tea is supporting the CHW Social Impact Investing Fund. Click here to learn more.
Registration can be done at the door on June 11. Please contact Hedy Gutman at [email protected] to get Gina Grant’s address if you do not have it already.
CHW Ottawa is proud to honour Lynn Gillman and Bobby Kaminsky at our 2023 Spring Tea. The couple is known for their dedication and impact. Lynn is the CHW National President (2022-2024), and Bobby is the recipient of Jewish Family Services of Ottawa’s 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award. Lynn and Bobby met after university and married 41 years ago.
Lynn’s ardent Zionist and volunteer leadership upbringing in Sherbrooke, Quebec led her to CHW Ottawa where her creativity, programming, and marketing skills bloomed in roles such as council and chapter presidencies, and later, National Chair of fundraising and membership. The high-tech sector was her professional home for 44 years. When she retired in 2022 as a top-producing Canadian salesperson for a Fortune 500 technology provider, she was elected CHW National President. Lynn saw an opportunity to devote her fundraising savvy to CHW, caring deeply about the impact the organization has on the lives of women and children served by CHW’s partner organizations in Israel and Canada. She is a champion of social impact investing, and is currently co-chairing CHW’s Journey for Impact, in October 2023 in Israel.
Bobby grew up in Montreal, the first Canadian child of immigrant Holocaust survivors. After graduating from McGill University, he was recruited by Statistics Canada, and he and Lynn settled in Ottawa. He built his career as a systems analyst and enjoyed family life, devoted to their daughter Kira, son-in-law Doug, and their granddaughter, Maya, now 3 years old. Through family circumstances, he developed a will to be helpful in the community. Bobby has volunteered for many years at Kehillat Beth Israel (formerly Agudath Israel), where he headed the Men’s Club and was a member of the Board of Directors. Currently, he is one of the head ushers. At Jewish Family Services, he is a trusted volunteer driver for the Senior Service and Tikvah programs. He also assists the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank, Miriam’s Well, and the Ottawa Food Bank. He believes that “the little bit of time that you can give, can make a huge difference to others.”
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