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Our Staff

Administration

 

Randi Feldman

Executive Director

randi@templeemanuel.ca
416-449-3880 ext. 214

Randi began her career at Temple Emanu-El in 1991. She has been involved with life cycle
events, festivals, cemetery management and membership to name a few.

She ensures that the policies and directions of the Board of Directors and its committees are
implemented effectively.

Randi grew up in London, Ontario. She has a BA degree in Sociology from the University of
Western Ontario and is a member of NATA. She is married to David. They have two children,
Ashley and Matthew and a grandson, Moses.

 

Carli Portman

Administrative Coordinator

carli@templeemanuel.ca
416-449-3880 ext. 215

Carli Portman started working at Temple Emanu-El as the Administrative Coordinator in August 2019. Being active, and working, in the Jewish community has been one of Carli’s passions since she was very young.  Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Carli was an avid participant in synagogue youth groups and regularly attended Shabbat services. 

After one year of study at the University of Winnipeg, Carli moved to Toronto and graduated from York University in 2005, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Having studied American Sign Language Levels one and two, Carli developed an interest for working in the Deaf community and graduated from George Brown College’s American Sign Language-English Interpreter Program in 2009. While attending university and college, Carli continued to work at Jewish summer camps as a counselor, program director and supervisor for youth of all ages.

It was her roles at Pinemere Camp in Pennsylvania that brought Carli’s heart back to working in the Jewish community. After working at Loving Care Centre as an Educational Assistant, Carli turned her focus to administration and worked at Congregation Darchei Noam as Office Administrator for six years.

Carli enjoys working for a warm, liberal Jewish community and truly enjoys working at Temple Emanu-El.  Carli has recently moved to Calgary, Alberta and works for Temple Emanu-El remotely. She can still be reached via email and phone during her office hours. Carli lives with her husband, Zack (whom she met at summer camp!), her son Benji, and their dog, Dexter.

 

Ilona Meron

Bookkeeper

ilona@templeemanuel.ca
416-449-3880 ext. 217

Ilona Meron has been serving the Jewish community in Toronto since 2008. Ilona has extensive experience in both Administrative and Accounting positions both in the non-for-profit and for profit organizations. She is excited to begin her next chapter at Temple Emanu-El, where she will be working as a bookkeeper attending to all financial aspects of Temple. Contact Ilona with any questions or concerns about your account, tax receipts or donation records.
 
In her spare time Ilona enjoys reading, loves to cook and has a passion for gardening and sewing.

 


 

Education 

 

Cassie Moscoe-Sweet

Director, Centre for Jewish Living and Learning

cassie@templeemanuel.ca
416-449-3880 ext. 213

Cassie has always been connected to her local Jewish community. Growing up in the GTA, being a part of a Jewish community has always been a priority of hers. Most importantly, she has loved being part of the Temple Emanu-El community for over the past decade. Cassie began teaching at Temple Emanu-El in 2011. She has taught multiple subjects to students in Grades 1-7 including foundations, Hebrew, and Hebrew Through Movement. She has also been the inclusion coordinator, overseeing the needs of students with exceptionalities for the past several years.

Cassie's passion has always been in the field of education. She completed concurrent education at Lakehead University in 2009. After graduating, Cassie continued her studies in education with a focus on special education. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Autism Behaviour Science from Seneca College in 2014 and went on to get a Masters Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2020 from Michigan State.  Since graduating, Cassie has worked in schools and in non-traditional educational settings. She has also worked in the private therapy sector, providing children aged 3-18 with behavioural therapy. Her greatest passion is ensuring all students are provided the opportunity to master their goals and reach their full potential.

Cassie has an extensive background in formal and informal Jewish Education. She has taught at both supplementary schools and Jewish day schools as a support staff, classroom teacher, Hebrew teacher and resource teacher. She has worked at several Jewish camps as head staff and was technical director of JCC's Chai Sports hockey and soccer programs. 

When Cassie is not working with students, she loves spending time with her daughter, Maya. They live just north of the city, but can always be found hanging around Temple Emanu-El.

 

Naomi Ramo-Gisser

Senior Youth Advisor

naomi@templeemanuel.ca

Naomi grew up at Temple Emanu-El and spent much of her time engaging our synagogue youth, including stints as one of our CJLL Madrichim, as our FEISTEY youth group president, as a member of our regional NFTY-NEL board and more. Naomi's years of experience working with teens include many summers on staff at URJ Camp George. 

 

 

Caleb Lahner

Associate Youth Advisor

caleb@templeemanuel.ca

Caleb has been a member of our Temple Emanu-El community since he was only six years old. He served three years as president of our FEISTEY youth group. He was also one of our CJLL Madrichim and part of the NFTY-NEL cabinet. Caleb hopes to create a positive environment where the next generation may flourish. 

 

 

Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783