Lusi manages the online tuition assistance system project for Jewish Education and is excited to be supporting the digital transition of community affordability programs. She manages all operational aspects of projects to ensure a smooth system transition and enhanced involvement of stakeholders.
Samantha manages the PJ Library program for the Toronto area, including both PJ Library (ages 6 months – 8 years) and more recently PJ Our Way (ages 9-11)! She works closely with our community partners, building relationships with synagogues, supplementary schools and JCC’s in the GTA to bring more fantastic PJ Library programs to our community. Samantha also manages our Neighbourhood Connectors initiative as well as our amazing PJ Plus weekly parent/grandparent and tot classes - two programs that help Jewish families meet one another in their neighbourhoods. She is constantly working hard to develop new programs to grow PJ Library’s offerings and impact on young Jewish families and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for PJ!
Maya joins us as the Director of the Centre for Jewish Identity. She oversees the Centre’s work with young families, teens, university aged students, and emerging adults. Maya is excited to be working with the team to develop and implement innovative new programs as well as a relationship building strategy to support the Centre’s mission to bring Jewish experiences to you!
Nitza is part of our amazing PJ Library team! She manages the almost 9,000 and counting PJ Library subscriptions and assists with the administration of the PJ Plus Parent-Tot program. She works very closely with the PJ Library team to ensure all PJ programs are running smoothly
Tamar works collaboratively with the entire CJE team to identify and develop marketing/communication strategies to increase engagement and enrollment across multiple initiatives, programs and events. She is also responsible for curating unique content that showcases the CJE's unique and important work.
Dvora is our consultant to the WOW! Initiative. She helps advance the work we are doing with part time Jewish educational programs in the GTA, to expand their reach in the community and deepen the quality of the educational experiences they offer.
Chani manages short and long term research projects and is excited to help with a variety of educational and identity initiatives. She manages community partnerships and acts as liaison to local and international stakeholders in order to ensure the overarching goals of capacity building are achieved.
As Executive Director of the Centre for Jewish Education, Daniel leads the CJE team in fulfilling our vision to ensure that every Jew has access to a youth filled with multiple, high impact Jewish experiences. Daniel is dedicated to strengthening our community by developing and deploying excellence in formal and informal Jewish education.
Evan works in partnership with CJE lay leaders and professionals and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the programming and reach of our Jewish educational agencies.
Shoshana wears many hats. From working with talented, bright and engaged youth on the Jewish teen board to managing and growing relationships with Jewish summer camps, supplementary schools, youth groups and synagogues, Shoshana constantly strives to create more unique and memorable experience and opportunities for Jewish teens.
Rachel’s extensive experience and love of Jewish camping makes her a perfect fit to develop a strong strategic plan for increasing the impact of our Jewish camps. In addition to the focus on camps, Rachel will work collaboratively with our many local and national youth programs to develop a strategy to increase teen engagement in the Jewish community.
Since 2008, Jessica has held a variety of positions at UJA and Canada Israel Experience, including roles with March of the Living, overseeing large-scale volunteer fundraising initiatives, Birthright Israel Leadership training, and alumni engagement. Jessica holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, an MA in School and Clinical Child Psychology from OISE at the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Jessica currently works with Birthright Israel alumni and Toronto’s young adults to help them develop their connections to Judaism, Israel and community in meaningful and relevant ways.
Having spent most of her childhood and adulthood as a as a camper, counsellor and director at a number of Jewish summer camps. Yudit’s passion for Jewish camping shines through in her role. With her focus on Jewish engagement and identity building, Yudit manages a number of initiatives that connect Jewish children to the magic of Jewish summer camp to inspire them to return year after year.
Natalie works closely with part time Jewish education programs across the GTA. She assists agencies in building their capacity to better serve our 21st century learners and coordinates opportunities for professional development. Natalie is excited to manage the WOW! Initiative, an innovative program aimed to address massive cultural and demographics changes in our community. To learn more about the WOW! Initiative click here.
As the administrative assistant at the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, Tanya is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of the daily happenings of the department. Tanya is delighted to work in cooporation with our schools, camps, and partnering agencies.