Montreal born and raised, Peter graduated from Hebrew Foundation elementary school and Herzliah High School (St-Laurent) before receiving a Bachelor of Commerce from the Faculty of Management at McGill University.
He successfully completed the Passport to Jewish Life Fellowship with Federation CJA and M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, and was a participant at the third Kenissa Communities of Meaning National Consultation. He was also a Freed Fellow at KlezKanada.
A founding Board member of Mile End Chavurah, Peter made the jump from volunteer Board member to Director of Operations in 2011 and is now the Managing Director of the organization.
In addition to programming and producing events, managing the finances of the organization and supporting the Board, Peter founded and continues to direct the popular JEDI (Jewish Education Development Initiative) after-school program, and can often be seen and heard on the bimah as a member of the “Holy Rollers”, the Mile End Chavurah house band.
Peter lives in Mile End with his wife Megan and two kids Zeke and Hazel.
Rabbi Schachar Orenstein
Schachar served as Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim and as Rabbi of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue of Montreal. He is currently the Co-Executive Director of Aleph Canada. He co-founded Teva Quebec, Quebec’s first Jewish Environmental Organization.