In Loving Memory of Amanda Kantor

In Loving Memory of Amanda Kantor

Ms. Kantor was a dedicated Kindergarten teacher at LCHDS since 2012.  She loved our little school and fully encouraged anyone who would listen to come and try it out. Ms. Kantor was always there with open arms to help her students with any problems and to teach them how to be kind and be a good friend. Often, the reason children were excited and brave about their first independent journey out into the world was because they knew Amanda would be there. But more than that, she was also known for her exceptional teaching skills and creative classroom environment. She spent countless hours turning the classroom into a jungle where dinosaurs would roam, building a spaceship to explore the world, or constructing a large-scale papier mache tree so that the class could decorate it with the seasons. She was often heard saying that “learning should always be fun” and that “you could find an opportunity to teach and learn with everything you do”. Ms. Kantor’s ability to connect with each of her students and instill a love of learning, made their first school experience a positive and memorable one that will stay with them for a lifetime. Her impact reached far beyond her students. She touched the hearts and lives of her coworkers, parents and members of the London Jewish Community and will be greatly missed.

As a tribute to her love and devotion to the children and families in our community and beyond we would like to create a special place where people can connect with her memory doing one of her favorite things. We are raising funds to have a bench placed on the Huron Street Woods trail, that will be dedicated with a plaque in her memory. This trail was a favourite place for Ms. Kantor and her kindergarten children to have fun, get moving, and learn about nature. If you would like to contribute, you can make a donation towards the cost of of the bench which is $3400. Any funds received beyond the total will be donated to the school in her name.

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$2,606 raised of $3,400 goal

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Fundraiser Ends Sept. 1, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 20, 2021, 12:04 a.m. Howard Hoffman LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $50.00
Great teaching is a blessing to the world. I never knew her but my children attended LCHDS and benefitted from the dedicated teachers.
June 19, 2021, 9:43 a.m. JANICE LESSER LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $500.00
May her memory be a blessing. She is greatly missed by Hannah and her family.
June 18, 2021, 8:33 a.m. Craig Nathanson LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $118.00
June 18, 2021, 8:26 a.m. Barbara Weisdorf LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $118.00
While I did not know Ms Kantor, I too took my kindergarten class on field trips there. She sounds like someone I wish I could have known.
June 18, 2021, 8:06 a.m. Beverley Zaifman LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $100.00
I never got to work with Amanda, but I watched her in action. She had such great energy and passion for her work and her students. Bev Z
June 17, 2021, 8:22 p.m. Sari Belzycki LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $20.00
June 17, 2021, 8:22 p.m. Anonymous LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $20.00
June 17, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Lila Graham LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $200.00
June 17, 2021, 5:33 p.m. Debbie & Dahlia Levy LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $118.00
We will miss seeing Amanda’s smiling face. She was a wonderful teacher, colleague, and friend.
June 17, 2021, 2:20 p.m. Alyssa Logie LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $150.00
I will never forget you Amanda. Thank you for everything you taught me. We love you.
June 17, 2021, 12:01 p.m. Brandi Raposo LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $36.00
I will miss seeing her smiling face at camp this year, she was so good with the children.
June 10, 2021, 11:07 p.m. Anonymous LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $400.00
June 10, 2021, 6:27 p.m. Brian Rotenberg LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $360.00
She was a much loved teacher for two of our boys, and helped make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
June 10, 2021, 1:10 p.m. Malka-Deena Lewis LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $100.00
We miss you Ms Kantor! Love Zevi
June 10, 2021, 11:41 a.m. Anonymous LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $80.00
Amanda's nature walks were the highlights of my kids' weeks in kindergarten. She will always be remembered.
June 10, 2021, 10:48 a.m. Rachelle Frydman LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $118.00
Amanda was an incredible teacher, colleague and friend. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.
June 10, 2021, 9:22 a.m. Danielle Perelman LONDON COMMUNITY HEBREW DAY SCHOOL $118.00
Amanda will forever in our hearts & memories. ~The Perelman Family