Hilla Keren grew up on a religious Kibbutz in Israel, near the Jordan River, that celebrated agriculture and Jewish life. From 1986 to 2014 she lived and worked as a social worker in Maryland and was an active member of the East Bank Havurah, an egalitarian fellowship promoting the joyful participatory practice of Judaism for people of diverse backgrounds and ages. Hilla taught Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons to children and adults and led Jewish prayers and community celebrations.
From 2005 to 2009 Hilla was an active member of the Living Room Dialogue and Love Thy Neighbor both of which are dedicated to improving Jewish-Palestinian relations and promoting peace and understanding between the two groups. In March 2014 Hilla moved to Toronto to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She joined the DJC in the fall of 2014 & has been active in community events, multi-faith programs, and the choir. She recently led a Shiva service for a DJC member and has helped lead a Rosh Chodesh group in Toronto.
Hilla has more than 20 years of experience in individual, couples, group, and family therapy with a passion for helping people achieve true healing. In her work, Hilla always leads with her heart, integrating the theory, skills, and knowledge obtained through years of experience into an intuitive process that goes beyond typical talk therapy. Hilla is looking forward to working with this wonderful, welcoming community.