Board of Directors

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Eli Fellman

Eli Fellman, his spouse Liz Scanlon and their two sons, Isaac and Sam, have been DJC members for over 10 years. Both Sam and Isaac participated in the DJC Education Program from kindergarten onwards and recently had wonderful Bar Mitzvahs through the B’nei Mitzvah program at the DJC. Eli and Liz were delighted to learn about the DJC shortly after they moved into the Danforth area and appreciate the DJC’s progressive values and embrace of interfaith families. Professionally, Eli is a lawyer with the Ontario Government and practices in the areas of administrative, landlord-tenant and human rights law. Eli has ...
Kathy Glazier

Kathy Glazier

Kathy Glazier joined the DJC fifteen years ago. She feels very much at home with its egalitarianism and inclusive values and is uplifted by the music and meaningfulness of the services. On the DJC’s Social Justice Committee for two and a half years, Kathy has been integrally involved with our sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family as Project Lead.  She is also part of the DJC’s Threads Project which created the Yahrzeit tapestry. Now retired from the Ontario Public Service, she worked in areas such as employment equity, disability issues, domestic violence and services for at-risk youth. In her early ...
Marlene Greenberg

Marlene Greenberg

Marlene and her husband live in Riverdale and have been members of the DJC since 1997. Both their daughters attended the DJC Children’s Jewish Studies Program and participated in the B’nei Mitzvah Program. Marlene has a graduate degree in Community Nutrition and over 27 years of working experience as a program and project manager in cancer prevention, working in collaboration with clinical and community partners with a focus on reaching populations that are disadvantaged.  She is honored to assist the board in serving the DJC community ...
Saara Greene

Saara Greene

Saara Greene has been a member of the Danforth Jewish Circle since 2003. Her children, Sam and Rebecca, have been faithful students of the DJC Jewish Studies program and the DJC B’nei Mitzvah program. During this time, Saara was a member of the Education Committee starting in 2006, taking on the role of chair from 2007-2017. As a youth and young adult, Saara sang with the Chai Folk Ensemble based in Winnipeg and feels very lucky that her love of Jewish music continues to be fulfilled through her participation in the DJC choir, which she has been a part of ...
Rob Krakauer

Rob Krakauer

Rob has been a member of the DJC for about 13 years, and during that time has been joined by his wife Jill and their two children Ben and Charlotte, who are both students in the DJC Jewish Studies program. Rob started attending High Holiday services at the DJC after moving back to Toronto in 2002 and wanting to find a progressive Jewish community close to his family’s home in the Beaches. After starting the kids in the Jewish studies program about 5 years ago, Rob joined the Education Committee. Last year, he was recruited to the Fundraising Committee, and ...
Sarah Neville

Sarah Neville

Sarah first joined the DJC in 1996, as a teacher with the brand new Jewish Studies program.  She and her husband Bob have been members for 15 years, and first joined while living in Riverdale. They moved to the west end just in time to enroll their children in the east end DJC Jewish Studies program on Thursday afternoons, during rush hour.  They’ve made the cross-town journey (almost) every Thursday since, and their son Elijah joyfully became a Bar Mitzvah as part of the Bnei Mitzvah program. Sarah loves the DJC for its warmth, inclusiveness and persistent curiosity.  She’s been ...
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Juliet Palmer

Juliet and her husband James Rolfe have been members of the DJC since 2014, when their daughter Miriam joined the B'nei Mitzvah program. As an intercultural family they value the deeply inclusive spirit of the DJC and feel blessed to have found a welcoming and progressive spiritual home. They've been grateful for community support as they deepen their Jewish learning and for the creativity and curiosity that underpins the DJC. Juliet was raised in New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. Before moving to Canada in 1998, she lived and studied in the New York area for seven years. Juliet is ...
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Diane Swartz

Diane Swartz has been a member of the DJC for over 20 years. Her children attended the DJC’s Jewish Studies program, beginning in kindergarten and staying through the B’nei Mitzvah program. During that time, Diane was an active member of the DJC Education Committee. Raised in British Columbia, Diane grew up attending Habonim Dror’s Camp Miriam, where she learned to appreciate the many links between Judaism and egalitarian values. She has lived in Toronto since 1987, except for two years doing an MA in feminist philosophy at Dalhousie University. Diane has been a high school teacher in the Toronto District ...
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Deborah Shore

Deborah’s draw to The DJC was her desire for an inclusive, diverse and welcoming Jewish community. This became ever more important as her interfaith and interracial family grew to include her partner Tim McNab and two kids, Isaac and Jonah. The DJC has come to be an important anchor of community and support for Deborah and her family who have been members for approximately 10 years. She has been involved as a volunteer on the Social Justice Committee where she helped welcome and settle the Mohammed family in Canada, the Family Committee where she helped organize events to bring families ...
Daniel Sennet

Daniel Sennet

Daniel and his wife Jessica recently moved to East York from midtown along with their two kids, Levi and Micah. Looking for an inclusive and approachable congregation where they could meet friends, Dan and Jess joined the DJC and enrolled Levi in the Jewish Studies Program immediately. Dan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Hillel Ontario where he manages the finances and operations of the head office as well as the nine campuses that fall under the Ontario banner. Prior to his time at Hillel, he lived in New York City ...
Nicki Weiss

Nicki Weiss

Nicki Weiss and her husband Mike Fox have been members of the DJC, off and on, over the past 20 years.  As longtime Riverdale residents, we feel it is important to be part of our local Jewish community.  Since our family’s sabbatical to Jerusalem in 2000, we enjoy attending shul regularly & celebrating Jewish holidays.  Nicki is a member and currently co-chair of DJC’s Membership Engagement Committee.  Nicki and Mike are both active volunteers and participants in the broader Toronto Jewish community, including the Downtown Jewish Day School, UJA, Toronto Jewish Film Society, and the MNJCC. Professionally, Nicki is the Founder and President of SalesWise, ...
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