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.



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]