DJ, Hatzoloh member and champion ballroom dancer. While it may sound like Jeremy Pertman is playing “2 truths and a lie”, they are all true! Growing up in Edmonton, he developed a love for music at a young age through his mother’s support and encouragement. Studying classical piano, performing as a percussionist in his high school band and jazz ensemble, and then finding a passion for DJing, “music was always very much a part of my life.” Jeremy’s foray into ballroom dancing before he became a ba’al teshuva brought together his love of music with his passion for the performing arts. He competed in the Northern Alberta Dancesport Competition, placing first in seven categories! Jeremy then ventured into acting with the Yiddish Theatre of Montreal and performed for audiences in Canada and Europe. During his first year of university, he bought his first turntables, DJ mixer, and records off of a friend, and so his DJ career truly began!⁣

Jeremy, aka DJ Frisco, has not stopped learning. He has earned a medical degree, become an emergency responder for Hatzoloh, and volunteers with Hillel Ontario, UJA of Greater Toronto, and now Netivot – where he finds incredible meaning and continued learning opportunities. His current professional role has him overseeing infrastructure development projects in the recycling industry. “I spent the last 12 years of my life learning how to do things I’ve literally never done before.” Every project he manages he needs to learn from the ground up: best practices, operating procedures, safety protocols, and more. “That’s what I love about what I do, I really feel like I am firing on all cylinders every day.” ⁣

Jeremy Pertman is married to Hadassa, a Netivot alum, and is the father of 4 Netivot students.