About Lynn

Posted February 8th, 2012 by admin

Lynn Kaplan brings a myriad of life experiences to her role as Divorce Doula & Divorce Coach. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Lynn always enjoyed challenging boundaries. She steeped herself in art and animals, nature – threads she has woven throughout her life. Her travels took her through art school, to a kibbutz in Israel and finally to Toronto. Here she developed a deep commitment to working with young people and their families, and helping them to discover their spiritual and emotional potential.

Her involvements have included opening a successful business, Whimz Live Animal Programs, which provides children and adults with a unique hands-on opportunity to learn about animals and their habitats; founding an arts-based Jewish Heritage Program; establishing and facilitating the Toronto branch of the Mother’s Circle, which provides support to interfaith families; has served as a foster parent for Jewish Family and Child Services. Lynn parents as a single mother to a daughter and a son.

Lynn brings to the table an open, warm, direct style, and a nonjudgmental approach. In her own life, she has worked at turning obstacle into opportunity, and she motivates her mediation clients to do the same.

 

Education

Lynn’s formal training and qualifications include:

  • Family Arbitration, Cooperative Solutions, Toronto, 2011
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate, Family Mediation, York University, Toronto, 2010
  • Circle Work Training, Peacebuilders International, Toronto, 2010
  • Family Law, Cooperative Solutions, Toronto, 2010
  • Domestic Violence Screening, Cooperative Solutions, Toronto, 2010
  • P.R.I.D.E., Training to Foster Parent, Jewish Family and Child Services, Native Family and Child Services, Toronto, 2009
  • Bachelors of Fine Art with Distinction, California College of Art, California, 1985
  • Associates of Science with Honors, Santa Rosa College, California, 1982

 

Work In The Worldwide Jewish Community

  • Camp JCA Shalom, Malibu California ,USA, Camp Counselor
  • Netzer Olami (Internatonal Reform Movement), Jerusalem, Israel, Administrator
  • National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), Jerusalem, Israel, Administrator
  • Temple Emanu-el, Toronto, Canada, Confirmation and Post Confirmation Teacher
  • Temple Holy Blossom, Toronto, Canada, Pre Confirmation Teacher
  • Whimz Live Animals Program:, Toronto, Canada, Founder and Developer of Shomrei Chayot Program
  • Kesher: Jewish Heritage Program , Toronto, Canada, Co-Founder Director, Teacher
  • Mothers Circle: J.O.I. Program for Non Jewish Women Committed To Raising Their Children Jewish: Toronto, Canada: Initiated Bringing Program to Toronto, Facilitator, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre and Beth Tzedec Synagogue
  • Jewish Family and Child Services: Toronto, Canada, Foster Parent (former)
  • City Shul: Downtown Reform Synagogue: Toronto, Canada: Founding Leadership Team
  • Shalom Institute Fellowship Program: Malibu, California ,USA Volunteer Developing and Implementing Farmers Market Projects
  • Jewish Kensington Self Guided Tour, Toronto, Canada Author
  • City Shul:Downtown Reform Synagogue: Toronto , Canada, Family Programming Director
  • Heart to Heart: Hashomer Hatzair, Toronto, Canada Volunteer and Host Family
  • Shoresh: Canadian Soil/Jewish Roots, Toronto, Canada Volunteer
  • Divorce Through A Jewish Lens, Toronto, Canada, Programme Developer

 

For More Information
Please Contact Lynn at: 
(416) 910-5261
[email protected]