Ezra Shanken

Ezra Shanken

Biography

Ezra S. Shanken is the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver where he has the privilege of leading the third largest Canadian Jewish community and Canada’s western hub. Ezra is a third generation Jewish Communal Professional and former Director of Emerging Leaders and Philanthropists (ELP) at UJA Federation of New York. Prior to UJA Ezra spent six years at the Jewish Colorado finishing as Senior Manager of Young Adults and Major Gifts. Ezra is a co-founder of E-3 Event a Denver-based community organization committed to bridging the gap between popular culture and traditional Jewish values, while providing connections and exploring Jewish identity. Ezra lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and fellow Jewish communal professional Rachel and their twin boys Elie and Matan. Follow Ezra on twitter @eshanken.

Why I Serve on the JPRO Board:

I joined the board because you are the company you keep and the Jewish communal professionals are great company.