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Meet The Teachers

Danielle GlucksmanDanielle Glucksman
Programming Co-ordinator; Family, Youth, and Education Programs

Danielle holds two BA’s in Child and Youth Work, Sociology and Women Studies. She also holds a certificate in Event planning, Fundraising and Volunteer Management. She has been involved in the Jewish Community for the past 30 years, 10 of these has been part of the Darchei Noam Family. Danielle started her Darchei Noam path as a teacher teaching Judaic studies, cooking and running several High Holiday programs for kids.  Danielle also works at the TDSB working with students at risk.  Danielle is married and has two teens who are often seen around the shul. 

Alex Shayer                                                                                                       

Alex grew up in Israel and came to Canada 21 years ago. He graduated from the faculty of physical education in Israel. Alex started his path of teaching in Toronto at the Jewish day schools teaching Hebrew and physical education.

In 2006 Alex moved to the York Region District School Board and is still there today teaching physical education, special education and math in multiple high schools around the board. He started at Darchei Noam at 2021.

He has a 10-year-old son who goes to Bialik Hebrew day school. Alex has a big passion for world politics and history, especially Jewish history, his second passion is sports and especially swimming. He also enjoys reading, travelling around the world and art.


Eli is a writer and communications professional who has been involved in Toronto Jewish community in a wide variety of ways for his entire adult life. He is passionate about sharing his love of Jewish history, identity and practice with others.




Matan Boker

Matan Boker

Matan has been working with Jewish organizations educating Jewish youth in our cultures and traditions and facilitating Jewish experiences for the past eight years. He has taught at Torah high and has staffed Passover programs all around North America. Matan’s love of Judaism and passion for connecting Jews to their roots is what brings him to join our wonderful team of educators.




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