CONNECTIONS 2017

Carole Sterling

Chair, World Union for Progressive Judaism
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Carole Sterling

Carole Sterling is currently the Chair of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and has held many communal leadership positions in the Jewish community, including President of the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism, President of Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, Chair of UJA of Greater Toronto Women’s Campaign, and Chair of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial in 2011. She has been serving as Senior Vice Chair of the WUPJ since 2013. She is also a dedicated Board Member of Holy Blossom Temple, the URJ, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Local Partner Council (CIJA LPC), Rachael’s Centre for Torah and Mussar, The Leo Baeck Day School and ARZA Canada.

Carole earned both her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Secondary Education from McGill University. She is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Program and has received numerous awards, including the Granovsky Award for Campaign Excellence, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Young Leadership Award, and the United Israel Appeal Leadership Award.

Carole and her husband Jay live in Toronto and have two children, Lauren (and son-in-law Simon) and Cory.