Youth Director - Programming- Gila Ross
We are pleased to announce that after a thorough and thoughtful process, the Board, executive and search committees are very excited to announce that we have hired Gila Ross to serve as our Schara Tzedeck Youth Director. Gila will be responsible for developing and carrying out programming for the youth of our synagogue - young children, pre teens and teens, Shabbat, Holiday and ongoing programming.
Gila as with Rabbi Ross has a wealth of experience working with children and youth. Gila has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in psychology. She successfully created, developed and ran several programs in Calgary before coming to Vancouver. She opened a Sunday school for kids aged 3-12 that included a mother and daughter Bat Mitzvah program. She initiated community wide programs to teach kids and their families about Chaggim. Gila also taught as a preschool teacher in Calgary instilling a passion for Judaism in 25 children on a daily basis.
Gila's outstanding work for our Congregation has already translated into tangible success including the Families That Give Initiatives, Holiday and Shabbat Programming and has resulted in many new families participating in these events.
Director of NCSY
Rabbi Sam Ross
We are pleased to announce that NCSY Canada has hired Rabbi Samuel Ross as City Director of NCSY Vancouver. Many of you may know Rabbi Ross from his very successful tenure in Calgary providing outstanding youth programming. Rabbi Ross' responsibilities will focus on youth in the Greater Vancouver area. Rabbi Ross brings a wealth of experience as Calgary Kollel Youth Director over the last four years. Previous to that he worked for the Community Kollel in Berlin.