Rubin Friedman, MA, DSP, born in a displaced persons camp, grew up in Toronto, Canada. He’s expert in translation into English of German, Russian and French. He’s written on language testing, lobbying on justice issues, and the quality of Jewish education. He’s written for magazines and newspapers such as the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen the Montreal Gazette and the Jewish community press. In the Public Service he was Executive Director of the Japanese Canadian Redress Secretariat. In Jewish Community Organizations, he’s taught Jewish History to teens and adults. As Chair of the Holocaust Education Committee of Ottawa, he participated in talks to schools, is a member of the Jewish-Christian dialogue of Ottawa, served as occasional host of the community television show, "Shalom Ottawa" and is a writer and performer in annual Yiddish productions. Most recently he was appointed to the Board of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and served as its Principal Operating Officer.