Rabbi Janice Elster

Director of Family Learning

(647) 873-1237

Rabbi Janice Elster was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio where she also received a Masters in Hebrew Letters. She graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts. A native to Canada, Rabbi Elster has returned to Toronto after many years living in the US. She has worked with college students at Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania and young adults in their 20's and 30's at the Jewish Federation of San Diego. She has worked with children, adults and families of all ages as an educator and is passionate about helping people find ways to meaningfully engage with Judaism. She has spent significant time studying and traveling in Israel and loves to lead trips to share her passion for the people, language and land of Israel. She is married to Rabbi Michael Satz and they have two beautiful boys, Eitan and Ammiel. Rabbi Elster is very excited to help families engage with Jewish life at Beth Sholom.