Linda & Alan Judelman

From:   Johannesburg, South Africa
ARRIVED:   1978


Alan and Linda were born in Johannesburg towards the beginning (Alan, 1939) and end (Linda, 1945) of the Second World War. The two were married on January 5, 1965. Together, they raised three children—Andrew, Vanessa, and Greg—all of whom were born in South Africa.

Following a working holiday in Toronto for a year in 1966/67 and a return to South Africa, political unrest prompted the family to emigrate in 1978.  Upon arriving in Canada, the family settled in North York. Alan, who had studied accounting back in South Africa, graduated as a chartered accountant in Canada and went on to become a partner/director of an environmental services company by the name of Diproinduca Canada. Linda, who possessed a bachelor of arts degree from Wits University, retrained as a teacher and pursued a bachelor of education degree at York University. Over the course of her twenty-plus-year career working for the Toronto District School Board, she specialized in English as a second language, history, and guidance.

Alan has given his time to a number of organizations including the Men’s Service Group at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, the Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living, and a group that promotes head injury awareness and knowledge. The Judelmans are members of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, where Alan has volunteered with the congregation.

Judelman family
Invitation to Men’s Service Group at Baycrest
Men’s Service Group article