Admin Team - Vancouver Talmud Torah

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Neville Lok
Controller
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Angie Abbrusseze
Traffic Team
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Tirzah Abraham
Development Coordinator

A native of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, Tirzah immigrated to Canada in 2004 in search of a “better quality of life.” Despite having a B.Ed. and a Master’s degree in sociology, and with a background in the banking sector (in human resources), Tirzah’s first foray into paid work in Canada…

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Debbie Broadley
Office Manager

Debbie Broadley is one of BC Ferries’ best customers as she has spent much of her life ferrying between Victoria and Vancouver—and still does so to this day! When her two sons were young, she was very active in Southlands Elementary’s PAC, advocating for more funding for education and supporting…

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Natalie Chark
Administrative Assistant

Despite being born and raised in Queens, New York, Natalie bears no trace of a Yankee accent. Perhaps this is because her father hails from Israel and her mother is Canadian. Nevertheless, New York remains near and dear to her heart even though Natalie has lived in Vancouver since 1991…

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Chris James
Security

Chris James, a member of VTT’s trusted security team, is much beloved by many of our students. Perhaps it’s because he shares a last name with the leading scorer of his favourite basketball team, Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Or perhaps it’s because he connects so well with so…

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Tammy Kalvari
Enrollment Manager

For the last 19.5 years, Tammy Kalvari has been gracing the VTT community with her rolling r’s, frequent yah’s, regular shames’s and many South African phrases that we have all gotten used to and, after all these years, finally understand. A native of South Africa, this only child married a…

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Lihe Katz

Forming the second half of the VTT South African office team contingent, Lihe Katz ensures students and staff stay on task and on target every day—in addition to a multitude of other responsibilities. Born in Johannesburg, Lihe studied public relations and then made aliyah to Israel at age 21 where…

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Michelle Mah
Accounting Manager

Despite her penchant for crunching numbers, Michelle Mah cares deeply about working for organizations that make a difference. She spent the last 10 years working for a biotech firm that supported medical researchers in fast-tracking cures for cancer. Interested in a change of environment, Talmud Torah seemed like the ideal…

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Catherine Murray
Administrative Assistant

Catherine was raised in North Vancouver, and has just returned back to BC after spending the past 15 years living and working in Toronto. She has her BFA in Dance from Ryerson University, and her MFA in Dance from York University. Catherine is an independent dance artist and teacher, and…

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Isabelle Mumby
Development Coordinator

Originally from Oxford, England (hence the great accent!), Isabelle (“Isy”) moved to Vancouver in January 2017 with her partner to experience the outdoor lifestyle–and she is loving every minute so far! She studied Earth Sciences at Plymouth University in the UK and has a deep passion for nature and the outdoors. When…

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Jimmy Sanchez
Bus Driver/Recess Supervisor

Born and raised in Mexico City, Jimmy Sanchez immigrated to Montreal with his family at age 14. However, Montreal winters proved too challenging so at age 20 Jimmy moved to Vancouver to join his brothers and nephews. To pay the bills, Jimmy started a residential house painting business serving apartment buildings…

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