We are always looking for more people to
help our committee initiatives and programming

if you would like to reach a specific committee chair or have any general inquiries please contact the office – bethtikvah@btikvah.ca

if you are interested in supporting us please contact programming@btikvah.ca

Ryan Berger


Sits on the Board of Directors, aids the President settle into the new position. Leads the Nominations Committee.

Ryan Berger

Vice President of Programming

The vice president of programming ensures all committees with a portfolios provide programs of value and interest
to the members.

Alan Marchant


Keeps financial records, renders financial statements to the Directors, members and others when required, and prepares annual financial budget for approval by Directors.

Allan Seltzer


Conducts the correspondence of the Congregation, issues notices of meetings of the Congregation and Directors, has custody of all records and documents of the Congregation except those required to be kept by the Treasurer, and is responsible for the administration and employed personnel of the congregation except the Rabbi, in conjunction with the executive committee.

Mark David

Hebrew School Chair

The Hebrew School sub-committee helps plan Jewish Holiday events, as well as provide input on programming in consultation with the Principal.

Dina Medicoff & Jeanna Gavsie

Youth Programming Chair

The Youth Programming committee was established to create USY and Kadima programs for our Richmond youth. The aim is for our Jewish youth to mingle, socialize and create lasting friendships within the Richmond Jewish community, as well as strong ties with other Jewish youth in Greater Vancouver.

Robert Urist

Adult Education Chair

The adult education committee consists of several educational series, all serving to enrich the lives of those who attend by elevating their knowledge of Judaism.

David Numerow

Tikkun Olam

A key component of Judaism is striving for social justice for all. In the words of Rabbi Hillel, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”

The Tikkun Olam committee was established to create opportunities for members of Beth Tikvah to better the world. We aim to provide our congregants with a platform with which we can move forward existing or launch new initiatives underpinned by chessed, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Pikuach Nefesh (saving lives).

Adam Osten


House Committee is responsible for the management, care, maintenance and supervision of Beth Tikvah property, and for regulating the affairs conducted by the Congregation.

Social Programming

The aim of the social programming sub-committee is to provide a range of fun and diverse social programming to meet the needs of our congregants.

We look for new ways to provide opportunities for members and prospective members to make new connections and strengthen old ones by joining together in a variety of programs.

Lois Powell

Isha L’Isha Chair

An active and vibrant group of women that seek to build relationships and strengthen their Jewish commitment through social and educational programs, from youth to seniors, this group comes together throughout the year to make a difference in people’s lives.

David Zacks

Legal Chair

The Constitution and Legal Committee studies revisions and amendments to our congregation’s Constitution and by-laws (and proposes them to the Board of Executives) and may be requested to examine any legal documents, papers and related material effecting the Congregation.

Ian Felgar

Ritual Chair

The Ritual committee oversees all aspects of service at the synagogue, including Shabbatot, Bnei Mitzvah, as well as holiday services and programming. There is a large emphasis on coordinating the High Holidays services, Festival services, Family Shabbat dinners, Community Passover Seder, and the food menu during other Holidays, such as Sukkot and Shavuot. The Ritual Committee seeks to improve and refine our services, help the Rabbi with the list of duties assigned to the Gabbaiym, as well as train new and existing Torah readers (post-Bnei Mitzvah).

Deborah Freedman

Membership Chair

The Membership Committee seeks out new and retains existing members of our Synagogue, to ensure Beth Tikvah remains a vibrant and sustainable congregation.

Vivian Garfinkel

L’Maan Achai

For the sake of my brother- Beth Tikvah outreach committee reaches out to others is both a mitzvah and a privilege. Join this group of compassionate members that helps congregants in times of personal need.

Shoshana Parker, Mindy Cofman, Shuli Ben-Moshe & Michael Kierszenblat

Members at Large

The at large members, like regular members, must attend all Board meetings and participate in decision making and discussions held during meetings.

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world…

it’s the only thing that ever has.