Next Stop: Considering the role of sectors in engaging young Jewish families
Susan Jackson is one of Canada’s most experienced outreach and community development professionals. She is currently the Executive Director of Women’s Philanthropy for UJA Federation. Susan is responsible for fundraising, outreach, education and leadership for Women's and other parts of the annual campaign, specifically working with the women in our community. Susan has been at UJA Federation for 34 years in several capacities.
Evan Mazin is the Director of Educational Finance of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education, which builds the capacity of Toronto’s system of Jewish education. His specific responsibility is to solve the problem of day school affordability through cost analysis, innovative revenue side interventions, and rethinking the structure of day schools. Additionally Evan manages the community’s day school subsidy system as well as the internal budgets for the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education. Evan is both a lawyer and an accountant and brings several years of private sector experience to his work. Evan received his B.A. from Yeshiva University in Economics and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He also attended York University to complete his accounting coursework.
Natalie Walden has been working at the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education for the last 5 years as the Supplementary School Coordinator. Natalie is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Degree in Marketing. She also completed a certificate from Midrash L'morim (Jewish Teacher Seminary in Toronto) with an additional qualification in Special Education from York University. Natalie has many years of experience as a Hebrew teacher in several Supplementary Schools in Toronto.
Dvora Goodman is a consultant to the WOW! initiative of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. She works on a multitude of other Jewish educational projects with day schools, supplementary schools, camps, and Hillels as a consultant, faculty member, mentor, and coach.
Andrew Levy is the Executive Director of the Schwartz/Reisman Centre and Prosserman JCC. He is a passionate, dynamic and collaborative leader focused on inspiring Jewish journeys and maximizing social return for Jewish communal organizations. Andrew is dedicated to creating vibrant and welcoming Jewish experiences that encourage people to lead engaged lives of meaning and purpose. He has been a Jewish community professional for over 20 years, as a Jewish Day School Teacher, Jewish Camp Director and a JCC Executive.