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Synagogue Operations Manager: Casey Soer

Casey has been serving the Jewish, wellness, social and fitness communities in Los Angeles, New York and her hometown of Toronto since 2001. She co-founded and operated Spynga, the yoga and cycling studio for over a decade, and has a strong background in finance, management and community building. Casey attended Holy Blossom Temple since birth and experienced her Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation and was married within the congregation. She is a proud mom of 3 boys who all attend Bialik Hebrew Day School. She is grateful to be at City Shul, where she focuses on both the external and internal workings of a wonderful inclusive and diverse Jewish community.  

You can reach Casey at 416-613-1309 or

Director of Jewish Learning: Lori Shapero-Press



Lori Shapero-Press is delighted to join the City Shul community as our new Director of Jewish Learning.  She has been a dynamic teacher and leader in Jewish Education for over 25 years, as a curriculum specialist, program leader, teacher of preschool through grade four, and a mentor to new teachers.  Lori holds a Masters in Education from OISE, an Honours Degree in Religious Studies, certification from both the Ontario College of Teachers and the Board of Jewish Education, as well as additional qualifications in Math, Phys. Ed., and Special Education. Her professional experience and passion equip her with the skills and understanding to support rich, experiential and hands-on Jewish learning in our warm and inclusive school community. When with her family, Lori can be found exploring city trails on her bike, or shepping nachas from her three children who are each dedicated to their respective sports of water polo, baseball and dance. Lori is particularly excited to join our welcoming, diverse, and creative downtown community. 

You can reach Lori at .

Wed, May 18 2022 17 Iyar 5782