Ellen WiesenthalHead of Judaic Studies
There has never been a time in Ellen’s life, she claims, when she hasn’t been involved, heart and soul, in Jewish education. Thus joining VTT’s leadership team is a natural progression in her career development.
A graduate of the Jewish school system in Winnipeg, Ellen brings to the team over 30 years of both formal and informal experience in cultivating and advocating on behalf of Jewish education, Israel, and continuity.
She has lived extensively in Israel: serving in the army, studying at University of Tel Aviv, and passionately supporting Israeli music, dance, and art.
Ellen oversees the running of the Hebrew and Judaic program from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 7 and is responsible for diverse school-wide programming with the goal of creating enriching and experiential learning opportunities for the school community.
Ellen holds a B.A., B.Ed., and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, but believes that her best training has been alongside a vibrant and dynamic team of dedicated teachers.
Morah Ellen has three daughters: one a graduate of VTT, and twins who await another year at VTT with uncontained excitement.