(Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2015)—Sheila Mostyn of Toronto was elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting.
Mostyn currently serves as the National co-chair of affordable housing for B’nai Brith Canada, actively pursuing affordable housing opportunities across Canada. From 2013-2014, she served as chair of the B’nai Brith Canada Board of Governors.
Mostyn is an active volunteer outside of B’nai Brith, previously holding the positions of president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section, and sisterhood president of the Beth Emeth Bais Synagogue. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her exceptional service to Canada.
Also newly elected: President Gary P. Saltzman, Centennial, Colo; senior vice presidents Eric Engelmayer, Luxembourg; Shel Marcus, Morton Grove, Ill.;; Marvin Siflinger, Framingham, Mass.; Robert Spitzer, Seattle, Wash.; and Eduardo Weinstein, Santiago, Chile. Other officers include Treasurer Michael Gellman, Potomac, Md.; and re-elected Chief Justice William Peirez, Great Neck, N.Y.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community.