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 continues to serve on both.
Professionally, Rob has spent most of his career in a variety of roles within the pharmaceutical industry, primarily sales, sales management, training and marketing. In recent years, he has gained a much closer than desired view of the gig economy, doing sales effectiveness consulting within pharma and also teaching part time for the Centre for Business at George Brown College. The upside of inconsistent work has been an opportunity to get involved in various volunteer activities, including the DJC, Charlotte’s school’s parent council, where Rob is treasurer, and an organization that was set up to provide handsewn cloth facemasks to people in need during COVID. Rob is looking forward to contributing his skills to the ongoing success of the DJC.