(AJNews) – Jewish Federation of Edmonton, Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton and Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce that Stacey Leavitt-Wright has been hired as the new CEO.
“We are excited to announce that after an exhaustive search, the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, Jewish Community Centre of Edmonton and Edmonton Jewish Community Charitable Foundation have hired Stacey Leavitt-Wright as our new Chief Executive Officer,” stated the Jewish Federation of Edmonton Board of Directors in a news release.
“Stacey will be joining the organizations in the autumn, after Simchat Torah, in order to further familiarize herself with day to day operations, before fully taking over from Debby Shoctor, who is retiring, on January 2, 2021.
“We would like to thank Debby for her dedication to our community over the past 6 ½ years as our CEO and for her decades of professional and volunteer work. We wish Debby the best in her retirement.”
Stacey grew up in Montreal, Quebec and has been active in the Jewish community wherever she has lived. In 1994, she earned her Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and in 1998 she earned a Master of Arts from Concordia University. Stacey and her husband Erin began their family in London, Ontario where she was an active lay leader. In 2007 they moved to Edmonton with their three daughters Jordyn, Abby and Zoe. Since that time, Stacey has been heavily involved as a volunteer throughout our community and has devoted her time to many different community organizations, including the Talmud Torah Society, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Aviv Israeli Folk Dance Association and the Jewish Federation of Edmonton. In addition to her volunteer work, Stacey has been a college instructor, she has acted as a consultant for leadership development and for the last 10 years has served as the Managing Editor of a medical journal.
“Stacey brings with her an infectious enthusiasm to strengthen and grow our community,” concludes the news release. “We look forward to introducing her formally to the community in the coming months.”