Julia Koschitzky, Honorary Member Honorary member of the Board of Governors
From June 1992, to June 1997 Julia Koschitzky was Chair of the Keren Hayesod World Board of Trustees, having completed a two-year term as President of the United Israel Appeal of Canada. She currently serves on the Keren Hayesod Executive and has been named Honorary President. In 2011, Julia Koschitzky was elected an Honorary Member of the JAFI Board of Governors. She served as Chair of the Israel Now Consortium and as Chair of Israel Advocacy for the Toronto Jewish Federation. Mrs. Koschitzky has served as a Trustee of the York University Foundation and has also served on the Advisory Board of York University for Jewish Studies. She is the immediate past President of the Jerusalem Foundation of Canada.
She has become increasingly involved with the Jewish Agency for Israel, serving as a Member of the Board of Governors and as a member of the Executive and has co-Chaired the Education Department of the Jewish Agency. Julie Koschitzky has also chaired both the Women’s Division and General Campaigns of the Toronto UJA.
Mrs. Koschitzky has received numerous awards both in Canada and Israel. In addition, she has just been named to the Order of Canada.
Julie Koschitzky’s whole life has been steeped in Yiddishkeit, something she and her husband have imparted to their four children and to their involvement and active participation in Jewish communal life. Her proudest achievement to date – 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild.. She resides in Toronto.
She is a member of The Jewish Agency Executive and has been a member of the Board of Governors since 1990. In 2008 she became a Committee Member and in 2011 was elected Honorary Member of the Board.