Rabbi Sherril

Rabbi Sherril Gilbert has served congregations in Newfoundland and Labrador and Montreal, Quebec. A native Montrealer, she is founder/spiritual leader of B'nai Or Montreal, Executive Director of ALEPH Canada, and works in the larger community as rabbi, rabbinic chaplain, spiritual director and adult educator. With deep intention and joyful creativity, Rabbi Sherril weaves wisdom teachings, chant, ecology, poetry and percussion into lifecycle rituals and spiritual practices. 

Cantor Heather

Hailing from Minneapolis MN, Cantor Heather Batchelor is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. She has served congregations in Quebec and throughout the United States. Cantor Heather has an extensive background in theatre, dance and music, and is active in Montreal’s local Klezmer and Yiddish arts scene. Cantor Heather is a hevraya of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a certified Jewish Meditation instructor. She lives in NDG with her husband Steven and son Benny, and can be spotted riding her bike around the neighborhood.

Rabbi Schachar

Rabbi Schachar Orenstein has served as a congregational rabbi for many years in both Vancouver and Montreal. He co-founded Teva Quebec, Quebec's first Jewish Environmental Organization. A certified yin yoga and restorative yoga instructor, he enjoys accompanying his classes with his guitar.

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