Cara Bensimon joins HJFS as new executive director

Sept 2023
Cindy Mark

The board of directors and staff at Hamilton Jewish Family Services (HJFS) are excited to welcome Cara Bensimon as our new executive director. Bensimon brings with her a wealth of experience from her business background and her time at UJA Federation in Toronto.

Bensimon and her family moved from Toronto to Greensville approximately five years ago, and have set down roots. Some of her extended family members have even followed her to Dundas. 

The couple has built a family business, their two boys are in their teen years, and she feels that the time is right to start working within our community. We feel very lucky that this opportunity arrived at this point in Bensimon’s life.

Cara Bensimon is warm and welcoming, and her optimism is truly contagious. If you see her out in the community, please introduce yourself, as she is excited to meet everyone who has a link to this wonderful agency that has evolved in our city.

We feel that Bensimon’s vision for the agency will lead Hamilton Jewish Family Services to a sustainable future, as we continue to provide the vulnerable members of our Jewish community with a “hand-up.” 

Bensimon’s leadership style is one of leading by example. She believes in keeping communication open and transparent, whether it be with fellow team members, the board of directors, stakeholders in the agency or other community professionals.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an organization whose values and vision I believe in so deeply,” said Bensimon. “My goal is to preserve and build upon the incredible history of Hamilton Jewish Family Services while simultaneously looking toward the future. With our committed board of directors, a knowledgeable staff with years of experience, and a community full of volunteers and donors, we are in line to serve the individuals and families in need within our wonderful community.  I look forward to meeting many of you at the Hamilton Jewish Federation Carnival Kickoff on Sept. 10.”

We are looking forward to Bensimon’s brand of leadership at HJFS. If you haven’t already done so, subscribe to the newsletter at the agency to follow the path that our new executive director creates for our future.