When physician and mother Gillian Presner gave her acceptance speech for the Freiman Family Young Leadership Award on June 14 at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa annual general meeting, the Choices committee decided their worldwide search for a keynote speaker for the annual event scheduled for November 1 at Kehillat Beth Israel was over.
Because of the young Ottawa native’s “positivity, strength and determination, the choice became clear,” said Choices Co-Chair Jen Zaret. For the first time in 11 years, the Choices speaker did not come from outside the community.
Choices is an annual women’s event presented by the Jewish Federation of Ottawa Women’s Campaign that is designed to inspire women to become involved and make choices that can affect change in their community. [Read more…]