Federation names new CEO

July 2017

The board of directors of the Hamilton Jewish Federation is pleased to announce that they have hired Gustavo Rymberg to succeed Barb Babij following her retirement later this year.

“I am excited about this opportunity to serve the Hamilton Jewish community as chief executive officer,” said Rymberg. “I am eager to work with local leadership and all community members to build a strong, vibrant and enduring Jewish community in Hamilton, Israel and the Jewish world.”

Gustavo Rymberg, with his wife and two children, were the first Argentine family to relocate to Winnipeg. Originally from Buenos Aires, Mr. Rymberg has a strong background in marketing, community events, program development and fundraising. Since moving to Canada in 1997, he has served the communities of Winnipeg, Ottawa and Toronto in various professional and volunteer positions for JCCs, Federations, and other Jewish organizations. Most recently, he has worked as director of marketing, special events and revenue development at the Schwartz/Reisman and Prosserman JCCs.

‘We feel very lucky to have Gustavo join our community and lead the Hamilton Jewish Federation,” said Hamilton Jewish Federation search committee member Jacki Levin.