Jonny and Rachel Riaboy moved to Hamilton in August 2015. As a couple, they value finding a space to impact the Jewish Community and create a welcoming shabbos table for university students. They are blessed with three children- Yosef Noam, Yaakov Hillel, and Rivka Emunah. They are so excited for the opportunity to bring JLIC to the students at McMaster University. Rabbi Jonny Riaboy, grew up in Thornhill, ON, in a family of eight children (tied for second in his family with his twin sister). He has studied in Yeshivas Bais Yisroel, Yeshiva Gedolah of Bridgeport, and Shor Yoshuv. He holds a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Law Degree from Western University. Jonny practised for several years in Criminal, Real Estate, and Family Law. While practicing law, Jonny realized he could better help people by supporting them in their personal lives and relationships, before reaching the legal system. He is currently pursuing his MSW at Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Jonny loves talking about Chumash, Halacha, and the intersection of Judaism and Relationships. In his spare time, Jonny likes baking bread, smoking meat, and watching reruns of The Office and Parks and Rec.
Rachel Riaboy, originally from Chicago, IL grew up with two older brothers and attended Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov for high school. After a gap year at Tomer Devorah seminary in Eretz Yisroel, she began her nursing degree at Adelphi University in Long Island, NY. Two years into nursing school, Rachel met a really awesome Canadian boy, dropped out of nursing school, got married, and moved to Canada. While applying for her permanent residency in Canada, Rachel shifted career paths and earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Science in Audiology from Western University and her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Stills University. While previously working as a clinical Audiologist, Rachel realized her true passion in education and is now a full time faculty member at Humber College. Rachel is well k
nown for her delicious shabbos dips that compliment Jonny’s sourdough bread. When Rachel is not working for Humber and supporting JLIC programming, she enjoys a yoga/pilates blend workout and watching Office reruns with Jonny.