Service Times

July 2 – July 29

Friday 6:45 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM**
Monday 6:30 AM- 8:30 PM
Tuesday 6:45AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6:45 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday 6:45 AM – 7:00 PM
**Sunday Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tamuz**
Fast Begins at 3:52 AM and ends at 9:06 PM

 

Lifecycle

Our team, services & support systems can add an important Jewish element to all stages of your life with the goal of playing the role of your extended family.

 

MAZEL TOV TO…..

BIRTHS:
Shelley and Murray Borenstein upon the birth of a grandson
Bella Borenstein upon the birth of a great-grandson
Donnie Deckelbaum upon the birth of a granddaughter
Rosalind and Joe Blend upon the birth of a granddaughter
Paige and Stuart Becker upon the birth of a daughter
Donna and Sydney Becker upon the birth of a granddaughter
Rickie and Udi Kochman upon the birth of a grandson
Brenda and Stephen Rodier upon the birth of a granddaughter
Galit and Matthew Victor upon the birth of a daughter
Lauren and Ricky Victor upon the birth of a granddaughter
Chantal and Gerard Buzaglo upon the birth of a granddaughter

BAR / BAT MITZVAH:
Lisa and Yaniv Elharrar upon the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ethan
Tamara Schwartz aned Mitchell Slutsken upon the Bar Mitzvah of their son Lucas
Harriette and Jerry Schwartz upon the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Lucas Slutsken
Simone and Joseph Itovitch upon the Bar Mitzvah of their son Arie
Jana and Jonathan Sinclair upon the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Erin
Denise and Sheldon Popliger upon the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Erin Sinclair
Natalie and Sheldon Cutler upon the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Zoe Rosenblatt
Rhona and Norman Daitchman upon the Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter Sydney Lichter
Esther and Henry Topas upon the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Joshua Lifson
Carol and Elliot Lifson upon the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Joshua Lifson

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Jewel and Zev Mestel upon the achievement of their daughter Joni who was accepted into the Masters Program in Social Work at McGill University
Nancy and Jerry Leithman upon the achievement of their daughter Gillian who received her PhD
Cynthia and Neil Horowitz upon the achievement of their daughter Laura who graduated from McGill University and received her medical degree


ENGAGEMENTS AND MARRIAGES:
Suanne and Nathan Fox upon the engagement of their son Shaun to Laurence Amar
Cynthia and Neil Horowitz upon the engagement of their daughter Julia to Adam Greenberg
Mark Demberg and  Brenda Barbalat upon the engagement of their daughter Stefanie to Josh Campbell
Shelley and Jordan Charness upon the engagement of their daughter Dvora to Ofir Shmaryahu of Tel Aviv
Carol and Stephen Kosters upon the marriage of their son Michael to Rachel Silverman
Gayle and Brian DeBloeme and the late Paul Borenstein Z”L on the upcoming marriage of Ryan Borenstein to Cheryl Niman
Bella and the late Eli Borenstein Z”L on the upcoming marriage of their grandson Ryan to Cheryl Niman
Renana and Moris Chemtov upon the marriage of their son Brandon to Julie Flegg
Helene and Ronnie Shear upon the marriage of their daughter Marissa to Mark Singer
Lauren and Ricky Victor upon the marriage of their son Scott to Karen Gurman
Zahava and Howard Satim upon the marriage of their son Avi to Amanda Bercovitch
Arlyne and Robert Saks upon the engagement of their daughter Samantha to Thierry Pinto
Joelle and Simon Gutberg upon the upcoming marriage of their daughter Amanda to Patrick Lurie
Joelle and Simon Gutberg upon the upcoming marriage of their son Adam to Ruth Essebag
Debbie and the Late Scott Morris Z”L upon the engagement of their son David to Jillian Steinberg
Loriann and Michael Fellner upon the upcoming marriage of their son Matt to Kat Issenman
Heleena and Eddie Wiltzer upo the upcoming marriage of their grandson Matt Fellner to Kat Issenman

CONDOLENCES TO:
Aharon Petel and family upon the loss of his beloved brother Tzvi
Larry Kaplan and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Sylvia
Carol Lifson and family upon the loss of her beloved mother Fay Schaffer
Sandy Jesion and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Elizabeth
Hilda Schwartz and family upon the loss of her beloved husband Jacob
Jimmy Altman and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Rose
Tal Gilboa and family upon the loss of her beloved mother Helen
Benny Cohen and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Simy
Willis Grad and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Lottie
Harriet Greenstone and family upon the loss of her beloved mother Frances Lillian Isenberg
Ady Koffler and family upon the loss of his beloved mother Netti
Ruth Kertesz and family upon the loss of her beloved mother Alina Weiden
Carl Gelber and family upon the loss of his beloved sister Jessica Miller
The family of the late Louise Laframboise
Shirley Rosenfeld and family upon the loss of her beloved mother Edith Lebovits
Shirley Nyman and family upon the loss of her beloved sister Bayla Kligman
Hyman Tannenbaum and family upon the loss of his beloved brother Willie

 

 

We offer a variety of services that can assist, support or enhance:

  • Bris / Baby naming
  • Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah &Aufruf’s
  • Shabbat
  • Celebrations
  • Weddings
  • Illness
  • Bereavement
  • Divorce
  • Conversion

Congregation Beth Tikvah Ahavat Shalom Nusach Hoari has two contemporary, fully equipped and air conditioned reception halls to suit the size and budget of your specific occasion. Whatever your special simcha, we have all of the essential elements for a warm, stylish and successful affair. Please contact the synagogue office at 514-683-5610 to book your event.

For information regarding our cemetery arrangements please Gerry Spevack through the synagogue office at 514-683-5610 for further details or to make arrangements.

Clergy and Staff

Rabbi Mark Fishman, Head Rabbi

Rabbi Mark Fishman

Rabbi Mark Fishman is originally from London, England. Following Rabbi Fishman’s studies at Manchester University, he went on to pursue his passion for Jewish learning by studying at Yeshivat Darche Noam in Jerusalem, Israel. It was in Jerusalem that Rabbi Fishman met and married his wife Sarah who is originally from Dollard des Ormeaux.

Rabbi Fishman completed his rabbinical studies under the leadership and training of Rabbi Riskin at Yeshivat Hamivtar – Torat Yosef in Efrat, Israel.

His interests include literature and Jewish philosophy and, of course, reading bedtime stories to their children Shira, Shmuel and Dvorah.

Rabbi Fishman can be reached at (514)683-5610 or at rabbifishman@bethtikvah.ca

Rabbi Dr. Mordecai E. Zeitz, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Dr. Mordecai E. Zeitz, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Zeitz is the founding Rabbi of the Synagogue in 1964 who led the Congregation and spearheaded the development of the Jewish Community in the West Island for 49 years. In July 2013, he assumed the position of Rabbi Emeritus, remaining part of the CBTASNH family, available to service the community as called upon. He, as well, established the Hebrew Foundation School, where he served as its Education Director until 2013 and a host of other innovative educational and cultural initiatives.

He is well respected in Greater Montreal and nationally for his ongoing community involvement and leadership which has made CBTASNH a model community well known throughout North America.

The Rabbi can be reached at (514)683-5610 or at rabbi@bethtikvah.ca

Chazzan Yossi Pomerantz

Chazzan Yossi Pomerantz

Cantor Pomerantz comes to us from B’nei Brak, Israel and is excited about being active in all areas of our synagogue life. There is no doubt that Cantor Pomerantz adds immeasurably to our enjoyment of prayer. Come listen and join him for Shabbat and the holidays. He is also available for Bar Mitzvah instruction.

The Cantor can be reached at (514)683-5610 or at ypcantor@gmail.com

Hank Topas, Associate Cantor

Hank Topas, Associate Cantor

Hank Topas has been our Associate Cantor for many years. You can hear him each Shabbat morning reading the weekly Torah portion or on Purim reading the megila. He is also available for Bar Mitzvah lessons.

The Cantor can be reached at htopas@canpro.ca

Zev Mestel, Parnass

Zev Mestel, Parnass

Zev and many other individuals contribute to the smooth conduct of our services. Members of our Religious Committee are approachable for guidance and direction.

Zev can be reached at 514-683-5610

Irwin Horner

Irwin Horner, Executive Director

Irwin Horner has been the Executive Director since July 1st, 2013 and held the same position with another Montreal synagogue for 11 years. He has also previously served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Congregation Beth Tikvah for 16 years. The Executive Director holds a leadership position and oversees the operations of the synagogue to ensure that the organization runs effectively and meets organizational objectives. He is responsible for all administrative and fiscal functions including the supervision of office staff and building maintenance personnel. Irwin is committed to servicing and meeting the needs of CBTASNH members in the planning and celebration of simchot ie Bar / Bat Mitzvot, weddings, brisses, baby namings, etc. Irwin works closely with the clergy, the Board of Directors, synagogue committees and the directors of Hebrew Academy, Playful Parenting and Youth.

Irwin can be reached at 514-683-5610 or by email at irwin@bethtikvah.ca

Office Staff

Office Staff

The office staff is comprised of Marcia Biddles, Nini Abramovitch and Gloria Goren.

The ladies are experienced and efficient in performing diverse responsibilities in a professional and courteous manner. Their responsibilities include constant communication with member families regarding programs and events, Bar Mitzvah anniversaries, birthday celebrations, Yahrzeit notices, High Holy Days’ seating, publications, bookkeeping duties and processing of donations. The staff work in a collaborative environment with the clergy, executive director, lay leadership and directors of Hebrew Academy, Playful Parenting and Youth.

To reach the office call (514) 683-5610 or by e-mail:

nini@bethtikvah.ca
marciab@bethtikvah.ca
gloria@bethtikvah.ca

Shelley Rosenberg

Shelley Rosenberg

Shelley Rosenberg has been associated with Beth Tikvah for 28 years. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and is the Coordinator of Playful Parenting, Explorers, Busy Bee Day Camp and Sportball. She does a cooking class with children from Hebrew Foundation School, teaches at our Hebrew Academy Afternoon School and runs the Tot Shabbat program. To reach Shelley  by phone 514-683-5610 or email playfulparentingddo@gmail.com

 

Viki Zerdok

Viki Zerdok

Viki Zerdok, Interim Youth Director joined us in September 2015. Viki has worked for 16 years at the West Island Jewish Community Center where she created, developed and ran the Children & Teen Departments. She coordinates Beth Tikvah Youth Group for children ages Pre-K to Grade 5 and has initiated a Teen Mitzvah Club for Junior and Senior Leaders from grades 6 to 9. This leadership program is designed to empower and prepare pre-teens and teens to make a difference in the world.  To reach Viki by phone 514-683-3889 or email viki@bethtikvah.ca

Bonnie Leiner

Bonnie Leiner

Bonnie Leiner is a certified, experienced, elementary school educator. Her strengths lie in her dedication to her students, creating innovative programs and her professionalism. She was a teacher at Beth Tikvah Synagogue Hebrew Academy Afternoon School and has been the Coordinator for the past 8 years. She is currently teaching at Hebrew Foundation School in Dollard des Ormeaux. Bonnie speaks English, French, Hebrew and a “bissel” Yiddish. She is an Israeli Dance Instructor and an active participant. She leads Dance Workshops for various community activities and celebrations.  To reach Bonnie by phone 514-683-5610 or email at haafternoonschool@yahoo.ca

Programs

Explore Beth Tikvah's different programs. There's something for everyone.

  • bty
    Beth Tikvah Youth
    • BTY is a program offered by the synagogue for the children of our community. Our participants range between Pre-Kindergarten and grade 11. We offer exciting weekly programs and strive to fill the building with laughter, learning and fun.
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  • hebrew-academy
    Hebrew Academy
    • Our primary goal is to plant and nurture the seeds of Jewish pride within everyone of our students.
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  • olam
    OLAM
    • CBTASNH's new division formed to unite Jewish Women (ages 25-45) in programs of community building and learning.
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  • playful-parenting
    Playful Parenting
    • Playful Parenting prides itself on its professional staff and programming. The teachers create a safe and nurturing environment that encourages wonder, creativity and builds confidence.
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