Daniel Abramson, Director of Tikkun Project
Daniel serves as the curriculum development director for the Tikkun Project at The Leo Baeck Day School, where he mentors teachers in the implementation and evaluation of social justice education anchored in Jewish values, texts and tradition. Daniel has been a teacher to students and young adults in classrooms, summer camps and communities across North America. He has published articles about best pedagogical practices in science, visual art, and environmental education and has experience creating, improving and assessing curricula. Daniel earned his master’s degree in education at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Eric Petersiel, Head of School
Eric is the head of school at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto since 2009. He joined the school in 2001 as vice principal of Hebrew and Judaic studies, and the following year he was appointed South Campus principal. Eric earned his bachelor of arts degree from McGill University in Jewish studies and philosophy. He earned his bachelor of education in history and English and a master’s degree in Biblical Hebrew language and literature from the University of Toronto. Eric holds the title Reform Jewish Educator (RJE) and in 2021 was recognized with the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Art of Leadership Award.