Radio Shalom appoints a new Board of directors with economic slant
Robert Levy, founding President, officially named businessman, Charles Barchechath, as the new President of Radio Shalom’s Board of Directors. Since 1999, Radio Shalom has been the voice of the Montreal Jewish community and is the only bilingual Jewish radio station operating 24 hours a day across North America. Radio Shalom broadcasts (CJRS) on AM 1650 band, on the Internet www.radio-shalom.ca and services a population of 98,000 Jews in Quebec.
« Choosing a business professional with over forty years of experience in business recovery and consolidation like Charles for President, we are certain that not only will he revitalize Radio Shalom along with his newly appointed Board of Directors but, also help ensure the development and longevity of our station. » Declared founding President Robert Levy.
Mr. Barchechath was a regular host and journalist at Radio Maroc, before he became a political correspondent for Radio Shalom, a position he has been holding since 1999. He also sits on the CLD Centre-Ouest selection committee since 2005, a publicly funded economic regional development organization, which offers a large selection of services to businesses in Saint-Laurent, Côte St-Luc, Hampstead and Montreal West.
On the community level he sits on the Board of Directors of la Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec (CSUQ), for which he received a special award for his exceptional contribution in 2010. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Congregation Or Ha-Hayim located in Côte-St-Luc.
Charles will be joined by several illustrious new members of the Board of Directors, also consisting of business men and women, as well as an eminent researcher in the Jewish community:
Henry Abitan, president of the Modextil company.
Sylvain Abitbol, former president of Federation CJA, past co-president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and vice-president of (JJAC) Justice for Jews in Arab Country.
Ralph Benatar, president of Canadian Friends of (AIU) Alliance Israelite Universelle, former president of école Maimonide and of the CSUQ.
David Bensoussan Ph.D, author, and professor at professeur à ETS, and past president of CSUQ.
Patrick Levy, Director General of the Olympia de Montreal.
Salomon Oziel, former president of CSUQ and of the Communauté Sépharade deLaval, and former member of the Board of Directors of Place Des Arts.
Patricia Rimok, outgoing president of the Council of Intercultural Relations of Quebec, and president of the Ib2iB business immigration network.
Source : Arlette Fara, Media and Public Relations
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