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

Ryan Berger

Past President

Advises the current board, sits on the executive committee, and is part of the strategic planning for the overall direction of the shul.

Tadd Berger


Linda Stein

Vice President, Programming

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

Jacob Pawer

Vice President, Finance

Shuli Ben-Moshe


Oversees the finances of the synagogue, presents financial statements to the board, members and others when required, and prepares the annual financial budget for approval by the Directors.

Ian Felgar

Secretary, Ritual Chair

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.

The Ritual Committee oversees all aspects of services at the synagogue, including Shabbatot, B’nei Mitzvah, as well as holiday services and programming. There is a large emphasis on co-ordinating the High Holidays services, Festival services, Shabbat dinners, the 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 Gabbayim, as well as train new and existing Torah readers (post-B’nei Mitzvah).

Laurie David-Harel

Education Chair

The Education Chair creates meaningful educational opportunities to support the learning of Jewish values, rituals and mitzvot. With the support of our Education Committee, we engage parents and encourage their involvement in their children’s Jewish lives.

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

Jeanna Gavsie

Youth Programming Chair

The Beth Tikvah Youth Chair serves to empower Jewish youth to develop friendships, leadership skills and a sense of belonging to the Jewish People.  Our youth programming looks to bring deep engagement with and love for Israel, and a commitment to inspired Jewish living through meaningful and fun experiences based on the ideology of Conservative Judaism. Our inclusive youth groups Atid, Kadima and USY welcome all who are interested in taking part!

Alon Sabi


The House Chair is responsible for the management, care, maintenance and supervision of the Beth Tikvah property.

Tammi Belfer

Isha L’Isha Representative

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.

Elana Berger

Community Liaison

The Community Liason works on building relationships with key people at Kehila, Jewish Comunity, Jewish schools, shuls, and youth movements, to encourage positive relationships with Beth Tikvah. The Community Liason raises awareness of Beth Tikvah, across the whole Jewish spectrum and informs professionals about Beth Tikvah programs as well as work together to achieve mutual goals.

Paul Fruitman, Sam Krikler, Elena Felgar, Alisa Magnan, Alan Marchant

Members at Large