Our Rebbetzin, Gail Michalowicz (we’ll use Gail the rest of the article, as she always prefers), was in the Jewish news about her match to a Rabbi down south who needed a kidney to live. The story of the procedure and of Gail’s life. You can read the insight filled article on the Jewish News website, or download it in print PDF format (download link).
Real Loud, Frank, dynamic talks and classes
Our Rebbetzin Gail is beloved by a great number of women and couples and men in the Jewish Communities of Thornhill and Toronto. Her weekly discussion groups and Torah classes are held in the inviting, non-judgmental environment of her many friends’ homes in Thornhill.
The classes are nearly always at room capacity; a crowd of Jewish women of at different stages of life, at different levels of observance and non-observance and with a wide range of opinions.
- Attend a class – this week’s schedule of Rebbetzin Gail Michalowicz’s classes and get-togethers is on the classes page and the weekly Learning Centre’s bulletins
- Listen to a class online – we are adding new class recordings to the website weekly
- Email, or talk to Gail about more subjects and programs
In her classes, the Rebbetzin has an extraordinary ability to allow people to voice their thoughts and to contribute freely to discussions that get animated – while maintaining a very high level of Torah and discourse and reach surprising and deep conclusions.
Putting Personal in Personal Trainer
Gail works tirelessly to help and build up Jewish women in the Thornhill community. As a Rebbetzin, Gail comforts, advises and influence women through relationship and life difficulties with an obvious love and caring.
As a personal trainer, Gail helps women seek change, set great exercise goals and succeed in reaching them in one piece. Gail advises on other life goals, on reaching more happiness and balance, self-esteem and family success.
A Journey of Educating and Caring
After 11 years in pre-school and elementary education, Gail began her important work in Jewish Outreach, where she continues to inspire and educate people of all ages through classes and programs. Her advice comes from education, Torah learning and experiences that came with rearing a family of nine beautiful children from 11 to 29 years old, and being grand-mother of 4.
Gail graduated from Bais Yakov High School and Teachers Seminary in Toronto. After graduating, she met Rabbi Michalowicz and moved to Cleveland where they both furthered their education. Rabbi Michalowicz studied in the Kollel and in John Carroll University, while Gail went on to study Social work and psychology at Notre Dame College in Cleveland where she graduated with honors. All the while, working as a pre-school teacher and Dorm parent for the Yeshivah.
With 2 children, Gail and Yossi returned to Toronto, where Gail began teaching pre-school at Eitz Chaim for 6 years and later Zareinu for 5 years. During that time Gail completed an E.C.E. and R.T. degree. After 11 wonderful years in pre-school and elementary education, Gail began her important work in Jewish Outreach, where she continues to inspire and educate people of all ages through classes and programs. She is mother of nine beautiful children from 11 to 29 years old, and the grand-mother of 4.