Grade 6 & 7 Faculty - Vancouver Talmud Torah

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Rabbi David Bluman
Grade 7 Judaics/Visiting Rabbi

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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Shoshana “Shoshi” Burton
Coordinator of Hebrew Language/Grade 6 & 7 Hebrew/Grade 7 Tikkun Olam/Grade 5 Tikkun HaLev

Shoshana (“Shoshi”) Burton has been teaching in Vancouver’s Jewish day school community since 1992 having instructed Hebrew and Judaic studies at VTT, RJDS and King David High School. This year she will join the Grade 5-7 teams and instruct Hebrew language, Grade 5 “Tikkun Halev” and Grade 7 “Tikkun Olam.” Born…

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Meghan Davey
Grade 7 Humanities/Tikkun Olam & Department Head

Born and raised in Vancouver and a graduate of Southlands Elementary and Crofton House School, Meghan Davey 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. Davey opted to…

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Kim Fisher
Grade 6 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 6 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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Danny Laufer
Grade 6 Educational Assistant

Born and raised in Vancouver, Danny Laufer has a lot of passions. He grew up speaking Hebrew at home and being immersed in Jewish/Israeli culture. Thus, his love of the language and his eagerness to speak Hebrew with whomever is willing—even if it’s just to say Shalom! Danny also has a…

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Shannon McDonald
Grade 7 Math & Science

Shannon McDonald is thrilled to be joining the VTT team this year, teaching Grade 7 Math and Science. Her most rewarding moments occur when students who are reluctant in math respond positively to challenges and experience success!  One of her greatest heroes is Chris Hadfield, “Canada’s Space Man”.  Ms. McDonald…

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Tatiana Semotiuk
Grade 7 Educational Assistant

Mrs. Semotiuk is originally from British Columbia, but has had the good fortune to travel and live abroad to experience different cultures and education systems. She recently returned to Vancouver from California to build a foundation for her family and seek opportunities to work in the BC education system. Mrs….

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