Grade 6 & 7 Faculty - Vancouver Talmud Torah

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Zafi Ali
Educational Aide
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Rabbi David Bluman
Grade 7 Judaics

Rabbi David Bluman is a native of Vancouver, BC. As a youth he attended Kerrisdale Elementary and Point Grey Secondary, was active in USY and regularly attended Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel. He graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of British Columbia. During his undergraduate…

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Kim Fisher
Grade 7 Math & Science/Tikkun Olam

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kim Fisher moved to Canada with her family while she was in elementary school. Raised in North Vancouver, Mrs. Fisher loves being outdoors and has spent many hours running and biking the North Shore trails. A former triathlete (she completed the Ironman triathlon more than…

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Ryan Gluckman
Grade 7 Humanities/Tikkun Olam

He may be a humanities teacher, but Ryan Gluckman is anything but one-dimensional. Nature lover, outdoors enthusiast, world traveler, sports and news junky, recreational tennis player and avid cyclist are just some of the terms ascribed to him. Upon graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts, Moreh Rafa spent many years nurturing…

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Ashley Maronik
Grade 6 Math & Science

Last year, Ashley Maronik moved to Vancouver and is happy to be continuing to contribute to the VTT community for a second year. Ashley was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she completed her educational degrees with a specialization in Aboriginal Studies and teaching students with special needs. Right…

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Meghan Schouten
Grade 6 Humanities/Tikkun Olam & Department Head

Born and raised in Vancouver and a graduate of Southlands Elementary and Crofton House School, Meghan Schouten holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees (in physical & health education and science) from Queen’s University. In 2009, she moved to Queensland, Australia, to earn a graduate diploma in education. Ms. Schouten opted to teach…

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