"TI: The Next Generation" features web links to interesting projects, activities, awards, and accomplishments of the teen and adult offspring of our members.  We rely upon parents to send a brief paragraph and optional URL to webmaven@templeisraellondon.ca for display on our website. 

Reported August 2017:


Jordi Mand, photo by Will O’Hare

Jordi's new play “Brontë: The World Without,”  will be featured in the 2018 season at the Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario. It tells the story of the famous literary sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.  “Jordi Mand, among the very finest playwrights of her generation, has created a profoundly beautiful and detailed exploration of these three women, who – living in poverty with their ailing father and dissolute, dying brother – find desperately needed self-expression,” said [Antoni] Cimolino, [artistic director of the Stratford Festival].

JORDI MAND, daughter of Daryl Friedenberg and Jason Mandlowitz, is a Canadian playwright based in Toronto. Her first full-length play, Between the Sheets, been produced nationally, internationally and published by Playwrights Canada Press. Her second full length play, Caught, premiered in 2016 as part of Theatre Passe Muraille’s season. Other work includes: The Speedy (World Stage Festival/UnSpun Theatre), Right of Passage (Theatre Yes), The Knot (Tonic Theatre). Jordi has new plays in development with the Stratford Festival, Carousel Players and Litmus Theatre. She has been a Playwright-in-Residence with Theatre Passe Muraille, Carousel Players and Nightswimming Theatre. She is a past member of the Tarragon Theatre’s Playwrights Unit and the Stratford Festival's Playwrights Retreat. Jordi is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

Reported March 2013:

TESSA SPROULE, daughter-in-law of TI members LEN & MAXINE SILVERSTEIN, now holds the position of Director of Digital Content for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC announcement says, "Tessa's responsibilities will now include all content and she will be a key part of the team that is identifying our video content needs on all of our platforms and outlets." and "Tessa ... is one of the company's most valued digital innovators." Len said, "We are so proud of our daughter-in-law Tessa. 20 years ago Tessa volunteered her time to the CBC just to 'get a foot in the door.' She is now a senior executive in charge of all digital media content at CBC."

Reported August 2012:

ZACHARY NEVIN, grandson of TI member BESSIE BORWEIN, has cycled across Canada. The expedition was called "Cycling to end Multiple Sclerosis". His uncle Peter has had MS for about one and a half decades. The disease has taken a great toll on him, as well as the rest of the family. The same is true for many other families affected by MS. Zachary told us about the expedition: "The cycling itself was 6,336km in total (as registered by our GPS units). We ended up averaging 240km per day, completing the expedition in 28 days of cycling. There was a 400km day from Edmunston, NB to Moncton, NB. We believed that by going as fast as possible (professional athletes were telling us that we wouldn't be able to hit 200km per day), we could give people something to cheer for and more importantly make this an attractive story for large news stations, making it easier to generate funds after the expedition is completed. In essence, the idea of the expedition was this: 'We are not biomedical researchers, so we can't actively go out and try to find a cure'. This is us doing what we can with the abilities we've been given." (http://cyclingtoendms.com/)

Reported June 2012:

JUDY SILVER, daughter of ART & SANDRA BENJAMIN was appointed as Temple Kol Ami's new Director or Education!
Judy has spent her entire career in Jewish Education, previously holding teaching positions at Bialik Hebrew Day School, Bet Shalom Congregation, and Temple Har Zion. She served for five years as Director of Education at Shir Tikvah Congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was involved in all aspects of youth education in a school of 185 students. As well, she has experience with Reform Jewish camping, having spent a number of summers at URJ Camp GUCI. Judy was selected from a number of qualified candidates after an extensive search conducted by Kol Ami's Director of Education Search Committee, co-chaired by Sheri Epstein and David Cohen. Judy has served for the past year as the coordinator of our Madrichim (Student
Teacher) program, and she is excited to be taking on a larger role in the Religious School of Temple Kol Ami.

Reported February 2012:

DAVID JEROME, son of KATHLEEN & LAURENCE JEROME, was awarded third place (prize valued at $100.00) in the Right to Know Week Essay Competition, sponsored by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC). The purpose of RTK Week is to raise awareness about people’s right to access government information, while promoting freedom of information as essential to both democracy and good governance. Students were asked to write on the following topic: “In the era of Wikileaks, where should the line be drawn for access to government records?”

Reported January 2012:

DAVID JEROME, son of KATHLEEN & LAURENCE JEROME, while President of the King's Student Union, helped establish the King's Co-Op Bookstore, one of the first campus bookstores in North America to be owned and operated by students. The bookstore recently celebrated five years of successful operation. Jerome's leadership in establishing the bookstore inspired his parents to establish the King's Co-op Bookstore Award, which is directed to students who take social action on behalf of the King's Community.http://issuu.com/ukings/docs/tidings_w11_webfinal (see Page 18)

Reported December 2011:

ANNA ROSNER, daughter of THELMA & DAVID ROSNER, founded Books With Wings http://www.books-with-wings.org
Books With Wings is a Toronto not-for-profit organization which provides brand new, quality picture books to First Nations children who reside in isolated Canadian communities. The organization consists of five dedicated volunteers who are driven by the belief that literacy, education and equal opportunity are critical elements in the transformation of the lives of our First Nations children.

DAN ROLLMAN, son of BARBARA & GARY ROLLMAN, is Founder and President of RecordSetter http://recordsetter.com/
"We believe everyone can be the world's best at something. Our mission is to raise the bar of human achievement through world records."

RACHEL ZIMMERMAN BRACHMAN, daugher of LINDA & WALTER ZIMMERMAN, was recently honoured by The Women's International Film & Television Showcase with their 2011 Visionary Award for her invention of the Blissymbol Printer at age 12, and her career in Space Education. http://www.thewifts.com/2011Honoree_RachelZimmerman.php

TESSA SILVERSTEIN, daughter-in-law of MAXINE & LEN SILVERSTEIN was selected as the CBC's featured employee of the week. With over 5000 employees this is a great accomplishment!

DAVID LIVINGSTONE, son of PEPA LIVINGSTONE was awarded the Massey Medal for outstanding achievements in Canadian Geography.