It is with great excitement that we announce and enthusiastically welcome the incredible staff joining our already dynamic team this year!
As the Youth Department Director, Jason “J.R.” Renard oversees the logistical, organizational, and supervisory tasks of the Youth Department. As Teen Director, J.R. manages teen engagement at The Village Shul.
J.R. has spent the past 10 years dedicating his life to the Jewish people – specifically, working as a Youth Director for the Thornhill Community Shul and Shaarei Tefillah and also as Outreach Director at JUMP. He currently serves as Director of Teen Development at NCSY.
J.R. is married to Pauline and they have 5 beautiful children. His favourite kiddish food is Hermes Kugel and he likes pineapple on his pizza.
As the Juniors Director, Tzvi Tabakman is in charge of engagement with the junior high tweens, ages 9-12. Tzvi was the Assistant Youth Director at the BAYT and is currently the Senior Coordinator of NCSY’s Juniors Program where he’s run over 60 shabbatons!
The youth room staff will be joined by Yael Weinstein. Yael’s favourite musician is Arianna Grande and her favourite holiday is Chanukah.
When you see them around, please take the time to welcome them and say hello!
Now more than ever, our youth and teens, are our number one priority. Thanks to the unique partnerships and strategic collaborations between NCSY Canada and The Village Shul, our community’s future is bright and our resources are focused where they are most needed.