Bios of Facilitators
Hi, my name is Inga and I love rocks! I’m currently pursuing a PhD in geology at McGill and working on fossilized earthquakes in the mountains of Namibia. I moved to Montreal a year and a half ago (and I am loving it!). I’m Israeli, and spent the last 8 years before coming to Canada living and studying in Jerusalem.
I have experience in teaching geology to both academics and the general public, and teach a geology 101 course to Israeli tour guides through Israel’s Ministry of Tourism. The craziest, most magnificent things that make our earth move are so much fun and intuitive to understand through basic demonstrations and experiments, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!
Hi! My name is Shai Gilboa. I grew up in Jerusalem, and came to Montreal several years ago. I’m a teacher at Torah school, and just finished a Web Development course at Concordia University. I’m excited to teach coding and web development fundamentals in the Temple online summer camp! Other than teaching and coding, I’m also interested in Philosophy and Math, and I am finishing my bachelor’s degree from an Israeli online university. I hope to see you in my workshop!
This past year, I was the Torah School teacher for grades 3 and 4, and I loved it! This fall, I will be entering my third year at McGill University studying Anthropology and Indigenous Studies. In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar. You might also find me cooking in the kitchen, usually not following the recipe!
I started singing at the age of 5 and went on to sing in competitive small ensembles and choirs. I majored in Musical Theatre Performance, (with a double minor in Psychopathology and Classical Literature), at Wagner College in NYC. I played clarinet in the Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) for several years and later picked up Piano and Guitar. I lead First Friday services and the Shabbat morning Family Service at Temple. I am the front man and songwriter for the band Lakes of Canada. I have been teaching privately for twelve years and I am the head of music at Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire, (but sadly, no camp this summer). I won a Juno award for album of the year and a Grammy Award for Rock Performance of the Year for my work on Leonard Cohen’s “You Want it Darker.”