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Eric Petersiel, Head of School

Bio

Eric Petersiel HeadshotEric joined Leo Baeck in the role of Vice Principal of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in 2001 and in 2002 he was appointed South Campus principal, a position he held for seven years until he assumed his role as Head of School in the summer of 2009.

A Toronto native, Eric earned his Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University (Jewish Studies and Philosophy). He earned his Bachelor of Education (History and English) and Masters Degree (Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature) from the University of Toronto. Eric also holds the title Reform Jewish Educator (R.J.E.)

Eric began his teaching career at Holy Blossom's Religious School. From 1994-2000 he served as the Director of Education at Shaarei Beth El Congregation in Oakville. At the same time, Eric began to volunteer his time as a member of faculty at Camp George and took on several leadership responsibilities for the Reform Educators' Council of Toronto.

Eric and his wife Tami Moscoe have a daughter, Lilah and a son Micah. They are members of the Holy Blossom Temple.

Contact Eric Petersiel, RJE
epetersiel@leobaeck.ca