Jonathon Kahane-Rapport - DirectorJonathan was born in Brooklyn, New York and growing up he was able to be part of a dynamic Jewish community in Marlboro, New Jersey.He
was very active in synagogue life, president of USY and religious vice-president of USY's
HaGalil region.In his
teenage years his
family made aliyah and they moved to Herzlia, Israel where he
went to high school.In Israel he really improved his Hebrew skills, joined the Scouts, made lots of friends, and went to the beach as often as he could.
Later in the IDF he
served as a combat medic in the paratroopers and afterward came to Canada to continue his
education. Beit Rayim
took him in and helped him find a spiritual home while he
put down some roots.Jonathan
wife Orly practice law and they have two children learning at USDS.They enjoy Beit Rayim
on so many levels - it is their place to meet new friends and they tingle with fulfillment after every service.Jonathan
has become more involved with Shul life to give a little back.He
envisions Beit Rayim
, our growing house of friends, in a synagogue building with a full-time Rabbi, so our wonderful vibrant shul can grow to be the centre of conservative Judaism in York Region.