Arliene Botnick received her Honours B.A. degree from University of Toronto and her M.Ed. from OISE. As well, she was granted the title Reform Jewish Educator from the National Association of Temple Educators.
Arliene has been Director of Education at Solel Synagogue for the past 30 years, prior to which she taught both in the public school system and was a volunteer teacher at Solel's Hebrew/Religious school. Her present staff, continuing Solel's tradition, is entirely avocational - parents are the teachers.
Arliene is involved in several community organizations and is a member of the Steering Committee of the 905 Interfaith Organization, the Trillium Health Centre Spiritual Advisory Committee, Pathway Community Projects, Mandel Teacher Education Institute.
She is currently treasurer of the Reform Educators' Council and is a graduate of the International Summer School of Holocaust Studies - Yad Vashem in Israel as well as the Bergman Israel Seminar for International Educators. Arliene is the proud parent of 5 wonderful children and grandparent of 13 equally wonderful grandchildren.