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Joy and Resilience: Jewish LGBTQ Leaders on What Sustains Us – Darren Sukonick

July 8, 2020


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As LGBTQ Jewish people, we have often been put in situations where we need to create our own ways of persevering through tough moments. Surviving and thriving in this world has pushed us to create our own store of unique wisdom about resilience, joy, and community.

Join us for a weekly series of thoughtful conversations with LGBTQ Jews about what sustains us and keeps us hopeful.

These pre-recorded conversations will be  available on Facebook and YouTube.

This week, we will be speaking to Darren Sukonick.

Darren SukonickDarren Sukonick is a lawyer and former partner at Torys LLP who shifted to a new career as a principal at Matthew Sapera Fine Homes, a design/build/development company based in Toronto, Canada.  Darren is an active community leader: he serves on the board of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and its LGBTQ task force and has held various senior roles in UJA’s annual fundraising campaign; participated in Jewish Federation of North America’s (JFNA’s) National Young Leadership Cabinet program and is one of the Toronto representatives to the JFNA Board of Trustees; is a Toronto co-chair of the Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; is a board member and Vice-President, Membership at Holy Blossom Temple of Toronto; and is the President of Congregation Shirat HaYam, a pluralistic congregation in Nantucket, MA.  Darren lives with his husband Matthew in Toronto.