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 School Board for 24 years and now works as the department head of Special Education at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute.
Diane enjoys yoga, hiking, weightlifting and ocean beachcombing.