Nadya Burton

Nadya Burton

Nadya has been involved in the DJC for 10 years. She was one of the founders of the DJC’s B’nei Mitzvah program; her elder son was in the first B’nei Mitzvah year, and her younger son was in the 2012-13 year.  Both her sons also had individual Bar Mitzvahs at the DJC.
Nadya’s passion for the DJC centres on commitment to creating an open, thought-provoking, alternative and widely inclusive Jewish community. Understanding progressive Jewish community as a place that both welcomes and honours the diversity that walks through our doors, that centres mixed-faith and queer families, Jews of colour, those with disabilities or less access to economic resources, and all those who may often tend to be ‘outsiders’ to Jewish community, is an aspect of the DJC that is close to her heart and that she seeks to support and strengthen.  A critical, thoughtful approach to Palestinian rights and peace in Israel/Palestine is also an aspect of the DJC to which she is committed. In her working life, Nadya is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University.