Left to right, panelists Rabbi Don Pacht, Abba Brodt, Ellen Wiesenthal and Lu Winters with moderator Sherri Barkoff. (photo from the Bayit)
On the night of Jan. 24, four leading Jewish educators were panelists for the symposium Think Education, hosted by the Bayit and the Kehila Society. More than 50 people, from all walks of life, attended. Rabbi Don Pacht, head of Vancouver Hebrew Academy; Abba Brodt, principal of Richmond Jewish Day School; Lu Winters, counselor at King David High School; and Ellen Wiesenthal, director of Judaic curriculum and programming at Vancouver Talmud Torah, covered a variety of topics that had been suggested in advance by email by parents, such as making accommodations for working families, financial assistance and special education. The panel was moderated by Sherri Barkoff, president of the Kehila Society.