Comprised of dedicated volunteers with a range of professional expertise and parent experiences, the WBJE is the primary policy-making body for Gray Academy of Jewish Education. The WBJE sets strategic direction and provides operational oversight to ensure the strength, sustainability and long-term legacy of Winnipeg's only Jewish day school.

WBJE Members


Bryan Borzykowski (’98), President

Dr. Laura Kravetsky-Chisick (’99), Vice President

Diane Shindleman, Treasurer

Josh Weinstein (’89), Secretary


Bruce Caplan

Jen Dimerman

Evgeny Gotfrid (’13)

Richard Hechter

Cindy Lazar (’87)

Rabbi Matthew Leibl (’03)

Jonathan Strauss


Sean Shore, Past President

Lori Binder (’91), Head of School and WBJE CEO

Chief Financial Officer

Carlos Benesdra, CPA,CMA

WBJE is:

WBJE’s key responsibilities:

  • ensures that Gray Academy’s mission is fulfilled
  • provides policy guidance and operational oversight of Gray Academy
  • maintains Gray Academy’s financial security and infrastructure; to provide the resources necessary to fulfill its mission on an ongoing basis
  • helps Gray Academy maintain the highest standards of academic excellence and Jewish values

View our 2020-2021 Annual Report:

View past Annual Reports: