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 with young children together, as well as at a variety of other DJC events. Her eldest son, Isaac, completed the B’nei Mitzvah Program in 2020 and continues to be a member of the teen group and volunteer in the Jewish Studies Program. Her youngest, Jonah, will become Bar Mitzvah with The DJC in 2023.
Deborah and her family have been grateful for the incredible support from Rabbi Miriam and the B’nei Mitzvah team when it mattered most. At this transitional moment for the DJC, she sees sitting on the Board as an opportunity to contribute to strengthening and shaping its future.
Deborah has a background in adult education and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over 25 years of working experience as a program manager and clinical occupational therapist. She currently works for Sunnybrook Health Sciences providing collaborative leadership and clinical care.