Susan Tendler

604-271-6262 ext.104

Yvette Tarko-Sabi

Programming Manager

Francie Steen

Interim Administration & Relationship Manager

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.


Stacey Kettelman

Kitchen Supervisor
604.271.6262 ext.111

Inna Gutman

604.271.6262 ext. 105

Stacey has been cooking for the Jewish community for over 25 years! You might have had her delicious cookies and Caesar salad at both Camp Solomon Schechter or at Camp Miriam. When she is not in the kitchen, she is cheering on the Seahawks and the Canucks! You should come by the Shul for Kiddush and taste her signature dishes- they are to die for!