Our team

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Lucia Pizarro, Founding Spiritual Director

Lucia was born in Mexico City, where she became qualified to practice law. She completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Essex in the UK. She followed her academic passion for Jewish thought with four years working for social justice in Palestine. She recently became a mother and a Rabbi. Her dream is to provide a space for Jewish activists, who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, to be able to act Jewishly.

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Sandra Ruch, Founding Ritual Director

Sandra is a mother and grandmother, a choir member, after school teacher and lay leader in her Temple community. Today she is working toward her ordination as a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess). She lives in the Toronto area and works as a Holistic Health Care practitioner, human rights activist, and Teacher/Facilitator. She has traveled extensively for both work and pleasure.

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Robert Allison, Founding Executive Director

From a very early age, Robert Allison has been involved in community organizing. In 2006, after the brutal Israeli attack on Lebanon, he found himself becoming involved in the Palestinian solidarity movement. He is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Palestine Film Festival. He is a new father.

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