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Empowering Voices: Women Lawyers Championing Jewish Causes in Canada

Honour International Women’s Day with The Matas Law Society

Celebrate International Women’s Day with us at the MLS event on March 6. Join us for an empowering and inspiring event dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of women lawyers in championing Jewish causes in Canada.


Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Reut Amit, Barrister & Solicitor, Southern Butler Price LLP (Vancouver)

Reut Amit is a workplace lawyer, investigator, mediator, and facilitator who has a depth of experience in advising and representing diverse public and private sector clients on labour and employment matters, including human rights. She brings a trauma-informed lens to her work and is particularly passionate about bringing a trauma-informed process into all adjudicative and decision-making spaces.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Reut focused her undergraduate and graduate studies on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and has worked on initiatives centered on coexistence and conflict resolution in the context of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Reut holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria, a Master of Arts in Government from Reichman University (Israel) with a specialization in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2015. In 2022, Reut completed a Mediation and Conflict Management certification course from Harvard Law School Executive Education.

As a descendant of survivors of generations of antisemitic violence, including but not limited to the Holocaust, Reut pulls from her breadth of personal and professional experience to provide trauma-informed and compassionate services to work, including publishing and presenting on Jewish intergenerational trauma.  Her family originates from Jerusalem since approximately the 16th century, following their expulsion from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition.

Rachel Silber, Counsel, Aird & Berlis LLP (Toronto)

Rachel is Counsel in the Financial Services Group at Aird & Berlis LLP advising lenders, borrowers and other commercial entities on complex debt and financing transactions. A skilled problem-solver, Rachel leverages her in-house experience and commercial expertise to devise pragmatic solutions for clients. Rachel has broad experience in the financial services industry, and is proficient at adapting to the unique needs of her clients. Having practised law in Canada and the United States, she is well-placed to advise on cross-border financings and commercial transactions.

When not working, Rachel spends her time with her husband and two kids and pursuing volunteer initiatives in the Jewish community, including with B’nai Brith Canada and the Matas Law Society.


Ilit Aharonson Mannheim, LLM, Manager Legal Affairs, B’nai Brith Canada

Ilit Aharonson Mannheim is an Immigration lawyer by profession and a Manager in the Legal Affairs department at B’nai Brith Canada. Born and raised in Israel, Ilit moved to Toronto in 2016 with her family. She obtained her Master of Law from Bar-Ilan University and the University of Toronto and is licensed by both the Israeli Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. As part of her commitment to B’nai Brith and her Jewish identity, Ilit is part of the Matas Law Society, the only national law society for Jewish lawyers, paralegals, and Law students. 

For more information about this event, contact us at: [email protected] | 416.633.6224 ext. 220

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour in Ontario and may be considered as a learning activity in your mandatory annual CPD plan in Alberta and in Nova Scotia.


Mar 06 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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