Our B’nei Mitzvah learning-enrichment instructor is Elise Eisenkraft Klein, an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certified teacher, having recently attained the Master of Teaching (MT) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She graduated from McGill with an undergraduate degree in Jewish history and women & gender studies. She previously worked as a teacher at a progressive Jewish Sunday school, and one-on-one with children of many backgrounds and learning styles. Elise has been involved in Klezmer music scenes and Jewish cultural and artistic communities for many years, including at the annual Klezkanada retreat. As a member of the Jewstice League Klezmer Ensemble, she has performed at Shir Libeynu functions and other gigs in Toronto and Montreal. Elise has attended our shul with her family for more than 20 years, where she has volunteered with our children’s programs and as a violin accompanist to the choir and chazzan.