Who we are

The Toronto Jewish Community COVID-19 Response Task Force is a group of physicians representing various medical specialties and community organizations.

Steering committee:
Chaim Bell, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy Management & Evaluation,
University of Toronto
Chief of Medicine, Sinai Health System

J. Ari Greenwald, MD, FRCPC 
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine, McMaster University
Emergency Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences & Mackenzie Health
Medical Director, Hatzoloh Toronto

Barry Pakes, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto


Committee leads:

Sam Axelrod, DDS (Infection control and daily life)
Dentistry

Eli Bienenstock, MD (Dating and shidduchim)
Nuclear Medicine

Chaya Glogauer, PhD, C. Psych (Mental health)
Clinical Psychology

Avi Orner, MD (Kosher stores and restaurants)
Family Medicine, Medicolegal

Barry Pakes, MD, PhD (Funerals and cemetery)
Public Health

Moshe Weinstock, MD (Minyanim)
Cardiology


Task force members:

Arthur Ameis, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Seymour Axler, MD
Emergency Medicine

Dahlia Balaban, MD
Family Medicine

Debbie Bauer, AHCP
Occupational Therapy

Arielle Berger, MD
Geriatrician

Jason Benaim, BA
Advanced Care Paramedic

Michael Bloom, MD
Anaesthesia

Tara Bloom, MD
Family Medicine

Jeremy Chad, MD
Family Medicine Resident

Michael Chernick, MD
Family Medicine

Marshall Freilich, DDS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Colin Geft, MD
Paediatrics

David Gerber, MD
OB/GYN

Jeremy Gilbert, MD
Endocrinology

Chaya Glogauer, PhD, C. Psych
Psychology

Ronn Goldberg, MBA, MD
Medical Imaging

Ilana Greenwald, MD
Emergency Medicine

Ken Greenwald, MD
Family Medicine

Nesya Jacob, MD, CCFP
Family Medicine

Allan Kagal, MD
Rheumatology

Kayla Kanner, RN
Pediatric Critical Care

Rabbi Adam Law, RP, BCC
Psychology

Richard Levine, MD
Radiology

Esther Libman, MD
Family Medicine

Gary Mann, MD
Emergency Medicine

Gil Nimni, MD
Emergency Medicine

Adam Ohayon, DDS
Dentistry

Simone Orlan, D.Ch
Chiropodist

Daniel Ostro, MD

Paul Perlon, MD
Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Rothenstein, MD
Oncology

Julie Rubenstein, Nurse
Diabetes education

Lisa Salamon-Switzman, MD
Emergency Physician and Family Physician

Ariah Schattner, MD
Hematology

Allen Seidenfeld, MD
Oncology

Rachel Shour, MD
Family Medicine

Jeff Silverman, MD
Hematology

Arthur Slutsky, MD
Critical Care

Rachel Spitzer, MD
OB/GYN

Nathan Stall, MD
Geriatrics

Shaul Tarek, MD
Family Medicine

Elisha Targonsky, MD
Emergency Medicine

Sharon Unger, MD
Neonatology

Ellen Warner, MD
Oncology

Randy Wax, MD
Critical Care

Roy Wyman, MD
Family Medicine

Bernita Young, MD
Family Medicine


Administrative team: 

Debra L. Beck, MSc
Communications

Ioan Szabo Kovari
Website Development and Marketing

Please Stay Home For Us: We are a diverse group of health care providers from across the Jewish community whose mission it is to care for the needs of our community (and beyond) in any way we can.
Join our team!