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the Winter 2016 CHATTER Magazine.
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INSIDE...
Annual
Report
2014-15
A SCHOOL OF
Significance
EDITOR’S
When I graduated from TCK in 2012, I could
not have guessed that I would be back in 2016.
Of course, this time around, my perspective has
changed, as I moved from student to staff. In some
ways, it has been a similar experience to entering
grade nine. Who am I going to eat lunch with? How
much homework will I have?
But I quickly realized that, like my first days of grade
nine, these questions became irrelevant the moment
that I stepped in the door. TanenbaumCHAT is not
just a high school, it’s a caring community and true
home, where everyone has a place.
To create and maintain this unique culture,
TanenbaumCHAT is always innovating new
programs which benefit the school. The surrounding
communities, students, and parents have not only
extended their support for these programs, but have
offered vital communal participation, in order to
ensure the continuity of the Jewish values that we
all hold dear. This edition of the CHATTER brings
light to these newly created initiatives and highlights
how our current students, as well as our alumni,
have built the strong foundation upon which
TanenbaumCHAT stands today.
ELIE GUTTMANN ’12
PAGE
ANNUAL
REPORT
2014/2015
is published through the TanenbaumCHAT
CHATTER
Advancement Office and is distributed to
magazine
more than 7,000 TanenbaumCHAT alumni,
parents and friends of the school.
E D I T O R S • Raquel Walman ’08 & Elie Guttmann ’12
D E S I G N / L AY O U T • Lynn Stanley, Graphic Directions
P R I N T I N G • Origo Communications
P H O T O G R A P Y • Matt Feinstein, Feinstein Photography;
Raquel Walman ’08
H O W
Facebook.com/tanenbaumchat1 Facebook.com/tanenbaumchatalumni
Twitter @TanenbaumCHAT youtube.com/tanenbaumchatchannel
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K I M E L FA M I LY E D U C AT I O N C E N T R E • 905.787.8772
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A
M E S S A G E
F R O M
HEAD OF SCHOOL
RABBI LEE BUCKMAN
TANENBAUMCHAT STUDENTS AND
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Theodor Herzl was a man with an idea that changed history. Despite
great opposition from within the Jewish community, he argued that
being a people without a nation is an anomaly. The State of Israel exists
today in part because he persuaded the global Jewish community of
the need for Jewish sovereignty. Ideas matter.
– – – –
Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity taught the world that every time
you measure an object’s velocity or how it experiences time, it is always
in relation to something else. His insights led to the discovery of
nuclear energy and the GPS which, to function accurately, must take
relativistic effects into account. Ideas matter.
– – – –
Moses’s notions of monotheism, equality, and the dignity of all human
beings transformed humanity. Throughout history, Judaism has been
an engine of ideas for civilization that has sought not just to repair
the world but transform it.
– – – –
Herzl, Einstein, and Moses were thought leaders. They moved
and inspired people with innovative ideas. They turned ideas into
reality and proved that “if you will it, it is no dream.” Thought
leadership is about building awareness. It’s about leading with
ideas.
TANENBAUMCHAT IS RAISING A GENERATION OF THOUGHT
LEADERS. LET ME GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE OF WHAT I MEAN.
Since October, many of our students have been distressed by the rise in terrorism
against our brothers and sisters in Israel. When they saw that the attacks weren’t
diminishing and neither was the world’s silence in the face of this violence, our
students felt compelled to do something. At the very least, they did not want to
join the chorus of the silent.
They understood that in the face of apathy, we must choose activism. In the
face of silence, we must be the ones to raise our voices. At first, the idea of a rally
was considered, but then we decided to go global. TanenbaumCHAT students,
shlichim, and staff recruited 40 other schools from around the world to stand with
Israel and sing Hatikva together in one resonant voice. The participants were varied:
Young kids and older kids, kids who come from Orthodox families, and kids who
come from Conservative or Reform families; students who wear uniforms and
students who don’t; kids whose mother tongue is Spanish and kids whose mother
tongue is French; those who speak English with an Australian accent and those
who speak with a southern accent.
Our students led with an idea: to assemble the voices of Jewish children around
the world and collectively affirm the right of the Jewish people “to be a free people
in our land.” By doing so, they showed that they are not only the leaders of the
future. They are the leaders of today who demonstrate that the Jewish people
continue to affect history not by might, numbers, or money but by what we stand
for – a way of life filled with values, courage, and powerful ideas.
More about the Global Hatikvah event on page 13.
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AS WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS SAID,
“EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL,
BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE.”
IT TAKES ONLY A SMALL FLAME TO IGNITE A FIRE,
BUT ONCE LIT, IT CAN BURN FOREVER.
T C W
T H O U G H I have just joined the
Wallenberg Campus, I see sparks of
greatness across many domains. Visiting
dozens of classes, I see curiosity piqued
during discussions around ethics,
literature, and science. Our talented
teachers create a classroom environment
that fosters independent thinking and
nurtures students’ nascent ideas, allowing
them to develop into full-fledged points
of view.
From very early in the morning to late
in the evening, I see students participating
in athletic teams and various clubs and
committees; which allow them to make
tremendous contributions to the school
and general community. Recently, I
witnessed five sports teams practicing,
attended a robotics club meeting and
stopped by two other committee meetings
all in the same afternoon! The many school
performances highlight our students’
multifaceted talent and creativity. Our
students have also dedicated thousands
of hours to community service ranging
from helping those less fortunate to
serving as role models for others.
Together, the curricular and extracurricular programs help develop the
whole child, providing them with
the tools to succeed in university and
P R I N C I P A L
beyond, as well as the values to form a deep bond with their roots –
Jewish, Canadian, and internationally.
JON ATH AN LE VY
Ph.D.
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ROBOTICS
GearingUp!
CHAI Engineering Academy
Partnering with the University of Waterloo’s Faculty
of Engineering, TanenbaumCHAT has welcomed
engineering interns into the school, bringing their
unique backgrounds and expertise to our students.
Students of all grades have been introduced to basic
coding, Lego programming, circuit building, Arduino
kits, manufacturing design and simple robot design.
Each campus now has a dedicated room for
engineering and robotics design. These specialty
spaces are equipped with tools, machinery, Lego
robotics, Arduino kits, stock material, and various
electronic components. Robotics has captured the
interest and imagination of our students.
In keeping with the school’s desire to continually
connect Israel into our curriculum, a Robotics
Mini Mester saw 14 students spend 10 days
intensely studying robotics. Under the auspices of
the Technion’s Centre for Robotics and Digital
Technology Education in Haifa, Ben Gurion
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University’s Department of Robotics and Beit Yatziv
Educational Centre in Beer Sheva, and the Goldwater
High School in Eilat, students learned engineering
concepts through the interaction with robots. The
mini-mester included hands-on workshops, visits
to robotics industries, guest lectures, preparation for
the First Robotics Competition, and mini-contests
This once in a lifetime experience opened the
students’ eyes and minds to the incredible potential
and infinite possibilities in the areas of engineering
and robotics, as well as to some of the cutting edge
research and development taking
place in Israel. Being immersed
in this learning while in
Israel has strengthened the
already deep rooted bond
that TanenbaumCHAT
students have with
our Jewish Homeland.
The robotics clubs are only the beginning of what
TanenbaumCHAT has in store. In the coming years,
the school will begin to offer specialized, Ministry
approved courses in the areas of engineering,
computer science and technology studies. The set
of skills that will be fostered and gained through
these courses will provide our students with the
practical skills and problem solving ability necessary
for success in our rapidly changing
technological world.
TanenbaumCHAT
is proud to be
a leader in this
educational realm
and to provide
its students with
this outstanding
opportunity.
“
THE
SCHOLARS’ CIRCLE
‫קהילת לימוד‬
WHOSE LEARNING
TAKES PRECEDENCE,
A CHILD’S OR A PARENT’S?
THE PARENT’S LEARNING
TAKES PRECEDENCE.”
– TALMUD TRACTATE KIDDUSHIN 29A
With thanks to a
generous donor,
TanenbaumCHAT has
an opportunity to share
A JEWISH LEARNING
EXPERIENCE
with families
new to the school.
THE SCHOLARS’ CIRCLE PROGRAM
Jewish History, Tanach (Bible) and Jewish Ethics. Each area will be taught by
The Scholars’ Circle Program will mirror the TanenbaumCHAT
a member of the TanenbaumCHAT Jewish Studies faculty. In addition,
Jewish Studies program taught to our students. In exchange for
two semi-annual programs or Yemei Limud will provide
your commitment to ongoing learning, a $5,000 credit will
opportunity to continue learning together and strengthen
be applied to your child’s tuition in the following year.
the community. These two study sessions will include
The participants of this program will be known as
Participation is limited.
your child – one pre-Chanukah and one pre-Pesach.
TanenbaumCHAT Scholars.
An online application process
will be announced after student
In order to receive the tuition credit, participants must
TanenbaumCHAT Scholars will participate in a
acceptances for the 2016/2017
successfully complete their studies and not miss
Jewish Studies Curriculum of twenty-four, ninety
year have been delivered.
more than two sessions.
minute evening classes during the school year. These
For more information please visit
will be divided equally into three areas of study:
tanenbaumchat.org/scholars-circle
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2016 EVENTS
For further information
please contact
[email protected]
T C K
March 2, 9
TA NENBAU MCHAT
U NIVERS ITY•7:30PM
TCK
March 13
REEL FILM FESTIVAL
7 P M • TCK
T C W
March 6
DANCE/FASHION
SH O W• 7 P M
Cardinal Carter
Academy for the Arts
T C K
April 3, 4, 5
TCK’S PRODUCTION
OF A DIFFERENT LIFE
7:30 PM•TCK’s
Drama Studio
April 13
SPRING CON CERT
7 P M • Richmond Hill
Centre for the
Performing Arts
T C K
May 26
ATHLETIC AWARDS
BANQUET
7:30PM•TCK
T C W
May 17, 18
UNDERGROUND PLAY
7:30PM• Matlow
Black Box Theatre
May 19
ATHLETIC AWARDS
BANQUET • TCW
March 20
MUSIC NIGHT 2 016
7 P M • Cardinal Carter
Academy for the Arts
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May 5
YOM HASHOAH
TCK
May 26
A RTS CA FÉ•6 :30 PM
TCW
T C K
June 20
GRA DU ATIO N
8 P M • Adath Israel
T C W
June 21
GRA DU ATIO N
8 P M • Adath Israel
TanenbaumCHAT
WELCOMES OUR
NEW ISRAEL
ENGAGEMENT
Shlichim
TanenbaumCHAT proudly welcomes
Shlomi and Ya’ara Edelshtein as our
inspiring new Israel Engagement
Shlichim. The shlichim (Israel emissaries) program
has been one of TanenbaumCHAT’s signature
initiatives, helping deepen students’ connection to
Israelis and to Israel. Shlomi and Ya’ara are dynamic
leaders and informal educators who joined us
September 1st and are involved in strengthening
current Israel engagement activities and in creating
their own exciting initiatives for and with our students.
Ya’ara and Shlomi bring a wealth of experience
with them. The young couple met while on shelichut
(Jewish Agency Emissaries) as staff at Camp Ramah
in New England, and have returned there for several
summers. In the IDF, Ya’ara served as a medic in
the Navy Seals, and Shlomi served as a combat
commander and received the “President’s Citation
Award” for his excellence in service. Both recently
graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Shlomi earning degrees in political science and
education, and Ya’ara in political science and
sociology. Ya’ara has worked with at-risk youth in
Jerusalem. Shlomi was Division Head for Ramah
Seminars in Israel – and is beloved by the TanenbaumCHAT students who were his campers these
past summers. Shlomi is also a certified Guide in the
International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad
Vashem museum. They are creative, passionate,
warm, friendly, dedicated, and inspiring.
TANENBAUMCHAT STUDENTS ARE VERY
FORTUNATE TO HAVE SHLOMI AND YA’ARA
JOIN AND ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.
! mi`ad mikexa
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GRANDPARENT DAY
WA L L E N B E R G C A M P U S
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K I M E L F A M I LY E D U C A T I O N C E N T R E
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STUDENT LAUREN BERMAN ’17
MY SUMMER SPENT
...counseling
bereaved children
at Camp Koby
T C K
On May 8th 2001, a 13-year-old boy named Koby Mandell
went hiking with his friend Yosef Ish Ran in a canyon near
their home in Israel. Arab terrorists stoned the two boys
to death. In memory of their son, his parents started a
foundation called The Koby Mandell Foundation, whose
mandate is to focus on helping the family and friends of
victoms of terror. This past summer TCK student Lauren
Berman ’17 participated in Camp Koby.
The program consisted of a four week tour of Israel and
a week spent as a counselor for bereaved Israeli children
who have lost close family members. The role of the
counselor was to take campers to regular activities, different
therapies, and most importantly, act as a support system
during this emotional time.
During orientation the head therapist provided tools
and strategies to better prepare the counselors for tough
situations they would face when helping their campers.
On Shabbat, one of Lauren’s campers left the group
suddenly. When Lauren approached the camper she could
STUDENT HARRISON LEVINE ’17
see tears in the campers eyes. Lauren explains that the
camper “put her head on my shoulders and cried for a long
time. When she could speak she told me she missed her
daddy. This is a moment I will never forget, it made me
realize how lucky I was to have my family.”
There is an evening activity called Sharing Circle, where
each camper has the opportunity to talk about their
personal situation, but to the campers it is referred to as
“Death Circle.” Lauren was brought to tears during every
story shared. The strength the campers had in their moment
of sharing was remarkable.
The most amazing part of working at the camp for Lauren
was seeing how happy these kids were, how grateful they
were for what they had and mostly their unconditional love
for Israel. Lauren describes her time at Camp Koby as, “the
most amazing experience that made me revaluate what is
important to me.”
“
I am thankful for such
a life changing experience.
”
MY SUMMER SPENT
...as a
Diller Teen Fellow
in Israel
T C W
Over the course of the summer, 20 of Toronto’s finest
Jewish teens travelled halfway across the world to Israel as
part of their Israel Summer Experience (ISE). This three week
trip was part of the larger 15-month Diller Teen Fellowship,
which develops leadership skills.
After touring the Golan Heights and hiking the Jilibun
trail, the Toronto fellows traveled to Jerusalem for their
Tikkun Olam project, OneFamily Fund, which provides aid
to victims of terror attacks. They then visited Har Herzl and
Yad Vashem to learn about contemporary history, ending
with a visit to the famous shuk, Machanne Yehuda, and
prepared for Shabbat at the Kotel.
The fellows spent Shabbat attending their choice of three
synagogues, followed by an insightful discussion lead by
their tour guide, Maor, about Israel, its history and politics.
The group then prepared for the drive to Kibbutz Sde Boker
for Kennes; a three day meeting of 11 North American and
South African communities, engaging in discussions and
listening to different speakers to gain an understanding of
the similarities and differences between their communities.
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Concluding Kennes, participants climbed Mount Masada
and swam in the Dead Sea.
The fellows embarked to Givat Haviva for International
Congress, where fellows from North America, South Africa,
and Israel met for five days of stimulating conversations
about Judaism, the diversity of Jewish identity, and the
commitment to Jewish community. Their trip finished in
Tel Aviv, visiting the Israel Guide Dog Centre for The Blind,
learning about the training process, and the Centre’s
connection to Canada.
Israel Summer Experience was an important and essential
part of the Diller Teen Fellowship, bringing relevance to
participants’ education in Toronto. The trip was filled with
adventure, new experiences and meaningful discussions,
and opportunities to develop leadership skills. Presently, the
Toronto fellows in connection with UJA and Helen Diller
Family Foundation, will be creating a charitable initiative
helping Toronto’s Jewish community and the Toronto
community as a whole.
Gl bal
Hatikvah
On December 7th, the first day of Hanukkah, TanenbaumCHAT organized and led a worldwide
Standing
withIsrael
•••••
Leading
theWorld
singing of Hatikvah in solidarity with Israel. In light of the recent rise in terror attacks, and the
muted response worldwide, the students decided that we must make our voices heard. At
exactly 12:20 p.m. EST, all the students of TCK and TCW gathered in their respective gyms in
order to sing an empowering Hatikvah, joined live by over 40 schools and institutions around the
world, including Brazil, Columbia, Australia, Italy, the United States, two army units in the IDF,
as well as many Jewish schools in Toronto. Some institutions overseas stayed up overnight just so
they could partake in the powerful experience! At a moving assembly leading up to the Hatikvah,
we honoured the memory of several victims including Rav Yaakov Don, former TanenbaumCHAT
teacher shaliach, gap year student Ezra Schwartz, and TanenbaumCHAT graduate Howie Rothman
’79. Throughout our years at TanenbaumCHAT we have been inspired to be deeply connected
to the State of Israel with all its beauty and complexities, and this Global Hatikvah was one way
to show Israel as well as the rest of the world that we, as a Jewish unified community, stand with
Israel. We a r e f i l l e d w i t h j oy a n d p r i d e a n d w e a r e s o g r a t e f u l t o e ve r yo n e
w ho made this e xt r aordinar y e vent p os sible .
! ig l`xyi mr
w w w. t i m e s o f i s r a e l . c o m / w a t c h - s t u d e n t s - w o r l d w i d e - r a i s e - v o i c e s - i n - g l o b a l - h a t i k v a h
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TanenbaumCHAT University (TCU) T C K
NEX T T C U SESSIONS:
MARCH 2 N D & 9 T H
7 :30 PM
ADULTS EMBRACE
THE JOY OF
LEARNING
T O R A H L I S H M A
ABOUT TO ENTER ITS FOURTH SUCCESSFUL YEAR,
TANENB AU MCHAT UNIVERSI T Y (TCU) has
ushered in a new era of adult education in the community and has
showcased the outstanding teaching taking place at TanenbaumCHAT.
Over the past three years, hundreds of TanenbaumCHAT parents, grandparents,
alumni and community members have joined together to enjoy thought-provoking
presentations and engaging discussions exploring some of the fascinating issues
taught in courses at TanenbaumCHAT. Topics have included the Arab-Israeli
Conflict, Risking One’s Life to Save Another, Science versus Religion, The Jewish
Revolt, Jewish Ethics, and Archaeology in Israel. Future topics will include
Antisemitism & Modernity and more. TCU has also twice partnered with the Sarah
and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s Holocaust Education Week
to feature TanenbaumCHAT teacher-scholars sharing their outstanding research
and insights with interested crowds from the community at large. TCU creates
community partnerships, enhances TanenbaumCHAT’s reputation, and offers a
stimulating, warm, scholarly and inviting atmosphere for us to practice and model
Torah lishmah – the joy of learning.
To find out more about the TCU sessions
contact Ms. Judith Shapero ’90,
TCK Vice Principal, at
[email protected] or
905 787 8772 ext 2201 or go to
tanenbaumchat.org/tcu
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DIALOGUE
TIKKUN
OL A M
G r o w i n g u p i n To r o n t o t h e c o n c e p t
o f ‘ t i k k u n o l a m’ w a s d e e p l y i n s t i l l e d i n u s
by our families, our communities and
o u r C H AT e d u c a t i o n .
Carly Bennie ’07
Caroline Kassie ’08
Ashley Steinhauer ’03
Lauren Kimel Wise
(Chief Marketing Officer)
We founded The Dialogue Projects in the fall of 2014 as a response to the challenges we have each
experienced dealing with stigma surrounding mental illness and the lack of accessible resources
for those seeking help, and it is our contribution to the shared mission of ‘tikkun olam.’ The company
is a marriage of two ideas: a philanthropic accessories line to make tangible changes in our
communities (currently in Canada we support programs at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Baycrest, Sick Kids
Hospital and Progress Place), and a content portal to share resources and provide a platform for
stories of personal experiences with mental health issues. After relying heavily on our individual
support networks, we recognized the power of sharing stories and how profoundly impacted we
were by sharing our experiences with each other. This was the impetus for the creation of our
Voices blog, which we hope will continue to empower people to share their stories, and inspire
readers to educate themselves on mental health.
V I S I T
W W W. T H E D I A L O G U E P R O J E C T S . C O M
T O
L E A R N
M O R E !
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Rebecca Alumna
T C W
COPELOVICI ’04
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
THE CANADIAN CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE IN SHANGHAI
WHEN Rebecca Copelovici ’04,
was a student at the TanenbaumCHAT
Wallenberg Campus, she could never
have imagined that she’d end up
moving to China and represent
Canadian commercial interests
abroad. Additionally, Rebecca didn’t
anticipate that learning a language
such as Hebrew with a non-romanized
alphabet would give her a leg up
in studying Mandarin Chinese.
Natalie Alumna
T C K
SL AVAT’11
PRESIDENT OF
H I L L E L YO R K
ENGAGING THE
JEWISH COMMUNITY
ON CAMPUS
“A typical day for me
includes spending time with
students, planning activities
to engage the Jewish
population on campus ...
and maybe a bit of class!”
“TA NE N BAUMC HAT TAUGHT ME THE I MP ORTANCE
A S TH E P ROUD P RE S ID EN T OF H ILLEL YORK
of creativity, thinking out-of-the-box, and cultivated a strong
curiosity towards life” states Copelovici. Post graduation, Rebecca
went on to travel the world, studying International
Relations in Hong Kong and later, moved to China.
TCK alumna Natalie Slavat ’11, has the privilege of educating
and engaging the Jewish Community on campus and helping
students foster and develop their Jewish identity and their own
unique personal relationship with Israel. Her goal is to
demonstrate to Jewish students the importance of creating,
fostering and maintaining a strong, united and proud Jewish
community at York University.
At the age of 29, Rebecca was appointed as
Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in
Shanghai. Rebecca is the youngest director the Chamber has ever
had and the first Jewish executive director to be selected.
In her new position, Rebecca leads a multicultural team,
conducting business in 3 languages and every day gets a
chance to apply her creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when
creating and implementing new initiatives to further solidify
the Sino-Canadian bridge the Chamber has built.
”I enjoy my work at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
immensely and am thankful to TanenbaumCHAT for providing
me with the skills to see what the world can offer and how
business learning can transform into a career across the world.”
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“Today, the York University campus is a safe and comfortable
environment for Jewish students. I hope that more students
are encouraged to come and be a part of our vibrant,
growing and diverse Jewish campus life!”
Natalie explains that “my time at TanenbaumCHAT gave me the
tools and resources necessary to help me on my journey to becoming
an effective Jewish campus leader. Over my four years, I was
able to learn about the unique history of the Jewish people and
participate in several workshops about effective Israel advocacy.
I am excited to see what the future holds for Jewish campus life!
how
‘‘
did it feel being a finalist for college hockey’s
best player award last year?
It was a humbling experience. Being selected as a finalist for the Hobey
Baker Award was a tremendous honour. I am very appreciative.
Much of my passion
for community service
stems from the way
I was brought up and the
values that my parents
and teachers taught me
over the years.”
how
have you utilized your status as an elite athlete
to improve the situation of others through
your community work?
Giving back to the community is really important to me. I realize that
fans, and in particular children, look up to athletes and I always want
to be a positive role model.
I’ve written two children’s books and I enjoy volunteering, visiting
schools and hospitals where I read to children.
how
has TanenbaumCHAT contributed
to your passion for community work?
TanenbaumCHAT always encourages its students to go out and
participate in community work. Beyond that, by being Jewish, we
are taught the importance of Tikkun Olam – together we can make a
difference in other people’s lives. Each of us can do our part to help
make our world a better place.
why
ZACH
HYM AN ’10
INTERVIEWED BY TCW’S
NOAH CHAIKOF ’15
have you made community service
such a central part of your life?
Much of my passion for community service stems from the way I was
brought up and the values that my parents and teachers taught me over
the years. I enjoy helping others. Graduating from TanenbaumCHAT
and studying at the University of Michigan afforded me many
wonderful opportunities. I want to share my experiences and always
want to give back to the community. It’s really, really important to me.
what
is your favourite TanenbaumCHAT memory?
I really value my years at TanenbaumCHAT. I was taught by so many
incredible teachers and I made life-long friends. I have wonderful
memories that will last forever.
CHATting
WITH OUR ALUMNI
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CLASS
OF
1990
1990 Highlights...
Edmonton Oilers
win the
Stanley Cup
The
Berlin Wall
comes down
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South Africa
frees Nelson
Mandela
Hundreds of thousands of
Soviet Jews emigrate from
the Soviet Union to Israel
The Simpsons
airs on Fox
for the first time
REUNION
Twe nt y fi v e y e ars
melted away on a Saturday
night in November, when the Class of 1990 returned to
school to reunite with old friends and teachers. A hard
working planning committee, led by Michelle Pearl
Scholes and Elana Zionz Winkler ensured a wonderful
evening with good food and drink to fuel the nostalgia in
the room. For some it was truly the first time back in
twenty-five years while others in the crowd are proudly
sending their own children to their alma mater and were
familiar with the physical changes to their old Wilmington
campus. Recognizing the continued need for improvement,
the Class of 1990 has been fundraising for capital
improvements and plan to refurbish a classroom.
Driving Miss Daisy
wins the Oscar
for Best Picture
Microsoft
releases
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Wind Beneath My Wings
104
amazing students
graduate from CHAT
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Lilly Malka
TO IS A A C A PTE R ’03 A ND A LY N I ZN IK ’03
Births
Lev Aryeh
T O M ITC H BAN K ’06 AND OLI V I A BANK
Jack Julius
T O A LIZ A ( SH AIN H OUSE ) GROSSM AN ’05
A ND LEE GROSSM AN ’03
CaseyBenjamin
Yasher
Koach
JACLYN (MILSTEIN)
LAKIEN ’05 and Josh Lakien
on the birth of their child
Benjamin Shael
•••
MELISSA LASS ’01
on her engagement
to Ross Linker
Evan William
TO R ON NE N M A Z E ’99
A ND DAWN S HEP PARD
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TO E LYS E ( KUMER) WIESKOP F ’04
AND JEFFREY WIESKOP F ’04
Engagements
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ANNUAL REPORT
BOARD MEMBERS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LIFE MEMBERS
STUDENT RECRUITMENT AND
PA R E N T E N G A G E M E N T C O M M I T T E E
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HEAD OF SCHOOL
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ANNUAL REPORT | A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
have no doubt heard our venerable Head of School, Rabbi
Buckman, say that his vision for TanenbaumCHAT is to be
recognized as a “school of significance”.
I would like to focus on two of the ways in which the school
is realizing that vision. The first is by constantly encouraging
curiosity and innovation – in curriculum, in teaching, and
in extra-curricular programming. From Shabbatonim to
robotics, from international business classes to mini-mesters
in Israel, TanenbaumCHAT teachers and administrators are
providing a rich and unparalleled experience for students.
There is simply no other place where students can explore their
Jewish identity and heritage while taking part in such an
exciting, rigorous and innovative General Studies curriculum.
The second way is by ensuring that students understand that
academic achievement is crucial, but it is equally important
to contribute to your community and to the broader world.
Students participate in a myriad of social action and volunteer
activities that enrich their own lives as much as those they are
helping.
I believe that the Board’s role in carrying out the vision is
also important, and mirrors that of the administration’s
and teachers’ roles. That is why the Board of Directors is also
committed to curiosity and innovation; for example, by
seeking out the latest research in best practices in corporate
governance to ensure that the school’s by-laws and committee
structure are strong and focused. By ensuring that Board
members think strategically and creatively, and by committing
to work with UJA Federation and the broader Jewish community
to safeguard and ensure the school’s financial sustainability.
In terms of contribution – I am so grateful to all the volunteers, who serve on committees and on the Board itself, for
being such wonderful role models, and for giving their time
and expertise and financial support to the school. When
students see their parents and other community leaders getting
involved and supporting TanenbaumCHAT, it sends a very
powerful message about the importance of our school to all of
us in the Toronto Jewish community. Indeed, it reinforces that
TanenbaumCHAT is not content to rest on its many laurels,
but rather is committed to innovation and improvement and
is constantly seeking to become the destination of choice for
all Jewish high school students in Toronto – T R U L Y
ELLEN CHAIKOF ’80
A
S C H O O L
O F
S I G N I F I C A N C E .
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YOU
2014-15
FINANCIAL REPORT
ANNUAL REPORT | REPORT FROM THE CFO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Year ending June 2015
RHONA BIRENBAUM B.A., M.B.A.
Financial statements at year-end show a small surplus of $4,000 compared
to $168,000 in fiscal 2014.
Below is a statement of the school’s operating fund for the year ending
June 30, 2015 and comparative figures for June 30, 2014.
YEAR ENDING JUNE 2015
% of total
YEAR ENDING JUNE 2014
% of total
REVENUES
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Donations
UJA Federation Grant
Other Sources
$ 25,267,000
$ 340,000
$ 1,855,000
$ 216,000
$ 25,920,000
$ 200,000
$ 1,800,000
$ 252,000
T O TA L R E V E N U E S
$ 27,678,000 100%
91.3%
1.2%
6.7%
0.8%
92.0%
0.7%
6.4%
0.9%
$ 28,172,000 100%
EXPENSES
Salaries and Employee Benefits
$ 21,115,000 76.3%
Programming and Operating Expenses $ 3,037,000 11.0%
Rent and Occupancy Expenses
$ 3,426,000 12.4%
Fundraising
$ 95,000 0.3%
$ 21,298,000
$ 3,241,000
$ 3,368,000
$ 97,000
T O TA L R E V E N U E S
$ 28,004,000 100%
EXCESS REVENUE
OVER EXPENDITURES
$ 27,674,000 100%
$ 4,000
76.1%
11.6%
12.0%
0.3%
$ 168,000
Tuition income declined because there were 105 fewer students in 2014/15
than in 2013/14. However, this was somewhat mitigated by a significant
increase in fundraising of $140,000 (70%) and an increase of $55,000
(3%) in our grant from UJA Federation. Overall spending decreased by
1% in 2014/15.
Before the school year ended, the Board drafted a strategic plan to
ensure a healthy financial future for TanenbaumCHAT on both campuses.
Board members, collectively and individually, committed to implementing a five-point plan that requires TanenbaumCHAT to:
❶ intensify recruitment efforts,
❷ tighten expense management,
❸ identify partners to lease space in our school buildings,
❹ attract significant donor dollars to secure signature programs, and
❺ redouble efforts to enhance the value of a CHAT education.
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T HE S CHOOL HAS EMBARK ED
ON T HESE EF F ORTS AND
WE ARE OP TIMI ST IC
AB O UT OU R FU TU RE.
2014-15
A N N U A L R E P O RT | A M E S S A G E F R O M T H E D I R E C T O R O F E D U C AT I O N A L T E C H N O L O G Y
EDUCATIONAL
AVITAL AHARON B.A. (HONOURS), B.ED., M.ED.
TECHNOLOGY REPORT
technology empowers teachers and students, enhances the
teaching-learning process, increases engagement, promotes
change, motivates students and fosters the development of
twenty-first century skills.
In the past year, teachers have increased technology integration by incorporating the use of programs like Voicethread, an
oral assessment and e-portfolios online program, blogging,
website creation and multimedia.
Course, ISA and FST expectations involved online content
and technology integration. Flipped and blended learning,
which reverses the traditional educational arrangement by
delivering instructional content online and outside of the
classroom, has been used in multiple courses. Online modules
replaced traditional assessments, and Chrome extensions as
well as Google apps have been used to enhance learning and
increase collaboration. A year-long, school wide contest called
Project Israel involved many forms of educational technology
tools from QR codes to video submissions and voting.
This year at TanenbaumCHAT promises even more
technology integration with the help of Edsby, our new
learning management system (LMS), the Hour of Code
initiative, new Chromebooks and tablets and the new
interactive SMARTBoard software (SMART Notebook 2015).
E-learning opportunities and the Global Hatikvah assembly
connect our students to exciting learning opportunities.Teachers will continue to be educated and trained on tools, gadgets
and sites that in turn will enhance student learning, engagement and success.
INTELLECTUAL C URIOS I TY,
C OLLABORATION, MEA NING F UL C ONNECT I ONS,
DIG I TAL CITIZ ENS HIP, A ND A S ENS E OF BELONG ING
TO THE GLOBA L A ND D I GI TAL C OMMUNI T Y A RE
ALL ENHANCED THROUG H THES E MA NY INIT IAT IVES A ND
TRANSF ORMAT I ONAL WAYS OF L EARNI NG.
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JEWISH S TUDIES REPORT
OUR
STUDYING OUR
JEWISH ROOTS
SOLIDIFIES THE
FOUNDATION
FOR OUR
CHILDREN’S
STRONG
FUTURE
Jewish studies program has been developed to teach students knowledge and skills
for life, understanding and abilities that transcend university years and last a
lifetime. Our courses and teachers implant in our students’ character traits distilled
from our Jewish traditions to ensure they grow into connected leaders in our
society, proud proactive members of our Jewish community, and productive
citizens of our country. The four subjects our students study, Hebrew language and
literature, Bible Studies (Tanach), Rabbinics (Jewish lore and tradition), and Jewish
History, offer our students foundations of significance in helping them develop the
“Five C’s” of our school’s mission – curiosity, character, connection, community,
and contribution.
This year we embarked on curricular work and development in a number of
departments to help further our mission and develop student character building
and relevancy and to enhance student intellectual curiosity and engagement. A new
Tanach curriculum has been introduced at the Kimel Family Education Centre in
Grade 9 and Grade 10 New Stream. Students will be trained to focus on the big
ideas and essential questions in the Tanach books as well as learn text skills. Work
has started on integrating this new program at the Wallenberg Campus.
We are piloting a New Stream Rabbinics curriculum in Grades 9-10 on Jewish
holidays and life cycle events, to build open discussions and nurture students
intellectual curiosity to help solidify their connection to our tradition and heritage.
We have renewed our association with Hebrew at the Centre (Ivrit Bamerkaz) to
help continue our development of the Hebrew proficiency approach in our Ivrit
courses. Teacher discussions and an internal review last spring have offered us
direction in retooling our curriculum to better reflect materials our teachers are
familiar with. We continue to infuse more opportunities for technology into our
programs in order to enhance our students engagement and connection.
Our Jewish Studies program also includes components that fundamentally help
build character, connection and community in our students. We offer lunchtime
events on Jewish and Israel themes and activities. Shabbatonim are offered to all
grades which help students not only celebrate Shabbat together in various ways but
offer opportunities to foster community building as well as develop connections
to our Jewish roots. Our celebration of Shabbat on Shabbatons set the basis
for Jewish dialogue and a sense of communal responsibility, as well as build the
foundation for character and community. A new young dynamic Shlichim couple
of informal educators are infusing our students with a vibrantly strong connection
to Israel.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF JEWISH STUDIES
RABBI MOSHE J. YERES PH.D.
JEWISH S TUDIES REPORT
S C H O O L O F S I G N I F I C A N C E A N D H I G H L I G H T S A U N I Q U E N I C H E O F TA N E N B A U M C H AT.
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ANNUAL REPORT
THERE
is a lot to talk about when it comes to philanthropy at TanenbaumCHAT.
We have not seen the kind of success in our fundraising efforts, totaling
over one million dollars, since the Together Campaign. Our Annual Fund
efforts resulted in a 70% increase over the previous year and funding for
new projects we hoped to launch were realized successfully. Earlier this year
Board Chair, Ray Rubin, hosted an evening at her home to celebrate the
successful year, to report to donors on our past performance, and hear
about our plans for the coming year.
FRANCES BIGMAN CFRE
C A P I T A L P R O J E C T S | Fundraising to reach the conclusion of the
Together Campaign for the Guttman Family Science Wing continued over
the year. The response to this ongoing project, another $200,000 this year,
primarily from our TCW families, confirmed that TanenbaumCHAT is in
our DNA! Take a walk down the science wing hall to see the beautiful new
DNA Wall adjacent to our already famous version of the classic periodic
table – the Palter Family Science Learners Wall.
ADVANCEMENT MESSAGE
A N N U A L F U N D | As always, the Annual Fund gives donors an
opportunity to support the school in a wider range of funding opportunities, aside from our capital projects. Our TCK families responded
overwhelmingly in 2014/15 – doubling donations to nearly $160,000,
while TCW families who chose Annual giving raised over $60,000 in
unrestricted dollars.
D E S I G N A T E D G I V I N G | The school is fortunate to engage donors
who are ready to step up and support specific projects that underscore
TanenbaumCHAT’s vision and values. In the past, ensuring our students
understand and identify their relationship with Israel has been enhanced
by the role of our Shlichim, who also served as teachers in our Jewish
Studies department. This year, our funding allowed us to engage a young
Israeli couple who, through experiential programming, are involved in
strengthening current Israel engagement activities and in creating their
own exciting initiatives for and with our students.
As we continue to enjoy the benefits of significant donations to our
Freedman Centre for Differentiated Learning and our Flatt International
Business, we are excitedly looking forward to the opening of the Anita &
Daniel Chai Engineering Academy in September 2016. In the interim, their
generosity has allowed us to pave the way with a robust Robotics program
at both campus’ this year – staffed by top Waterloo engineering student
interns, attracting more than one hundred students, some of whom travelled
with their mentors recently to study with their Israeli counterparts.
Fundraising efforts for 2015/16 are well underway, and the school is
fortunate to have Board member Melanie Kraft serving as our Chair of
Development. Melanie is building a core of parent volunteers
with a goal of raising at least $500,000 for the Annual Fund.
The success of the past year has shown us – it takes the
collective effort of each of us to deliver the financial resources
we require to ensure TanenbaumCHAT continues to remain
strong, and vibrant – delivering the highest standard of
educational excellence in an engaging and valuable
Jewish environment.
O N B E H A L F O F T H E S T U D E N T S W H O B E N E F I T F R O M Y O U R G E N E R O S I T Y, T H A N K Y O U !
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ADVANCEMENT MESSAG E
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We spark students’ intellectual curiosity in
an atmosphere of academic excellence, preparing
them for the rigours of university and beyond.
We expect all members of the school community
to treat all people with dignity and act with integrity,
empathy, self-discipline, and derech eretz.
We deepen students’ connection to their Jewish roots
by showing them how Judaism is timeless, meaningful,
and relevant to their lives.
We help students develop a sense of responsibility
to the State of Israel with all its complexities
and the global Jewish people in all its diversity.
We teach that achievement without contribution
lacks significance and that life becomes
more meaningful when we reach beyond ourselves.
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