Faces of the Kollel

Shlomo and Laura Daari

Hi Everyone! We are Shlomo and Laura Daari. We recently moved from Toronto and now call Vancouver our home! Moving to a new city can be challenging and overwhelming, so we are grateful to have been accepted so quickly into the amazing and welcoming Kollel community! To tell you more about ourselves – Shlomo recently […]

Ayelet Cohen Weil is a Mexican-born Israeli Jew, wife of Zohar Cohen and mother of two beautiful girls, Shai (5 yo) and Shir (3 yo) Cohen Weil. Ayelet Cohen Weil is also the new Executive Director of the Louis Brier Foundation. Ayelet has more than 14 years of experience working in Jewish community organizations, both […]

Den Sapeno

Hello everyone, born in Mexico City, but call Vancouver my home now.  Love seeing the changes of the seasons and spending quality time with the people I care about. I enjoy playing darts, trying new activities, learning about innovation and spontaneity.

Hi! We have recently arrived in Vancouver from Winnipeg and are enjoying this beautiful city. We are originally from South America and have been in Canada for around 3 years. We are looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying all the activities that the city has to offer.

Colin Szeplabi

Colin was born and raised in Vancouver. True to his roots, he loves to ski and hike. One of his favourite things to do is meet new people and learn about their stories. Colin recently graduated from UBC, where he studied Political Science. He now works as a commercial insurance broker.

Dana Koren

Hey everyone my name is Dr. Dana Koren, and I’m a Chiropractor.  I moved to Vancouver from Israel 16 years ago. After living in California for a few years, it’s been awesome returning to the Kollel to meet some amazing new people and reconnect with old community members! I’m excited to be helping out with […]

Ben Ames

Hi everyone, my name is Ben.  I grew up in Vancouver and I came back here after I completed my undergraduate degree in History in Montreal.   I am passionate about being involved in the Jewish community and strengthening my connection through learning Torah.  In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, training martial arts, reading […]

Adin Mauer

My name is Adin Mauer. An engineering student at UBC. Probably studying most hours of the day. Out running 🏃‍♂️ otherwise. I know I still have lots more to discover in British Columbia! Can’t wait to meet you all at The Kollel!

Jenny Orlov

My name is Jenny. I recently moved to Vancouver to study and enjoy this beautiful city. I’m very passionate and involved within the Jewish community of Greater Vancouver, both as an educator in several Jewish schools and as a volunteer. I look forward to bringing more innovative ideas and happy events to our amazing community.

Misha Mazur

Hey everyone! I’m Misha and have recently moved back to Vancouver. By day, I enjoy problem-solving and getting the creative juices flowing as a management consultant. By night and in my spare time, I’m either on an adventure or planning one…outdoors, on the dance floor, or with family and friends. Looking forward to making new […]