Susan Tendler

Rabbi
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Yvette Tarko-Sabi

Programming Manager
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Jessica Zimmering

Administration & Relationship Manager
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Rabbi Susan Tendler served as the rabbi of B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, and served on the faculty of Camp Ramah Darom each summer. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Susie was an associate rabbi at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, VA and the assistant rabbi in Greensboro, NC where her primary focus was on education and programming.

Susie grew up in Virginia and received her bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies with concentrations on Islam and Judaism from the University of Virginia. At the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Susie received her rabbinical ordination and her Masters of Education in Informal Jewish Education. Later, she completed the two-year Rabbinic track of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. An ardent Zionist, she is proud to be the first student of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel to have taught for the program.

Additionally, Susie serves on the Mayor’s Women Council and the United Synagogue Board. She co-chairs the Resolutions Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly and the Faith and Culture Committee of the Mayor’s Council Against Hate. In her spare time, she bakes/cooks, runs, hikes, gardens and invests, with her husband Ross Sadoff, in their precious daughters: Hannah Sofia and Daniella.

Yvette was born and raised in Israel,  moved to Vancouver 21 years ago.
Yvette & her husband Alon, have two daughters Danielle and Amber.
Yvette started her career in Canada with Elizabeth Arden as a make up artist; growing with the company until she became an Account Executive, managing over 90 stores in Southern Alberta and B.C. interior.
Yvette is bringing her flare for design and knowledge of business to Beth Tikvah with the goal of creating fun and exciting programs for our congregation as well as attracting new families.

Jessica’s passion for community-based work in a Jewish environment led her to Beth Tikvah.

Prior to joining the shul as an Administration and Relationship Manager, Jessica worked within corporate environments in Human Resources, and recruitment. Fostering meaningful relationships with individuals across all areas of business has always been a key value for Jessica, and this lends very well to her current role.

Jessica supports Rabbi Tendler, the Board, and her team to manage the day-to-day operations of the shul.

Outside of work, Jessica is a mom of 2 beautiful children, and together, with her husband she enjoys all that BC has to offer! Whether it is hiking a local trail, or hitting an island for a weekend away, Jessica loves to explore and discover new areas along the way.

Esther Valdez

Kitchen Manager and Building Custodian
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Inna Gutman

Accountant
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