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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 

Synagogue Administrator:  Barb Wiseberg



My name is Barb Wiseberg and I am the Synagogue Operations Manager.

My background is in marketing & communications, and I have enjoyed working with a variety of clients, large & small.

My family is from Toronto – my grandparents immigrated from Poland and Russia, and my parents grew up on Euclid Street (mom) and College Street (dad). 

I am married and our son attends UBC.

In my spare term, I enjoy collecting antiques, wooden jigsaw puzzles and spending time at our cabin at Camp Naivelt (430 square feet, keeping things cozy!)

Each person is unique at City Shul and I enjoy learning more about how I can help you – whether it’s a large or small issue – along with listening to how you came to our Shul, what you enjoy most and any suggestions that you may have.

Troubleshooting could be my hashtag – so please feel free to reach out to me HERE with any questions, issues or suggestions



Fri, December 8 2023 25 Kislev 5784