Max Lipsman has been in Calgary for over 35 years. He has been working with youth and adults in various capacities such as athletics, recreation, rehabilitation, corrections, counselling, education, and administration.
Max graduated from Loyola College/Concordia University with a combined degree in Political Science and Sociology, and from McGill University with a degree in Social Work. Max is married to Rochelle and has two daughters, Simmy and Kyla.
His extensive community service career started in Quebec with Labour Zionist Youth movement camps (Young Judea, Habo-nim and Workman Circle movements) and then moved on to Jewish community camping (B’nai Brith, Wooden Acres, Y-Country and Biluim). He also was employed with the Montreal JCC and Calgary JCC organizations, University of Calgary, Alberta Social Service and Solicitor General departments. With over 25 years in Jewish Communal work, he is still involved with youth as he has participated in six March of the Living trips in 1998, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Max, without any doubt, attributes his community experience as a motivating factor in the direction he has taken his life. His passion, dedication, and acceptance of people of all abilities are evident in his everyday interactions. He believes that if he can provide some guidance and support to people to accept who they are, and believe in their potential… then his work has had some meaning. He is still passionate, enthusiastic and mostly driven to provide the best possible service to every-one to grow and develop a sense of self awareness and confidence in themselves.