Rabbi Fishman’s Weekly Podcasts

Kids Shabbat Club

Join us Saturday mornings for our kids programs:


Service Times

March  16 – March 23

Friday 6:45 AM 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM 6:15 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Monday 6:30 AM 7:00 PM
Tuesday 6:45 AM 7:00 PM
Wednesday 6:45 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM 7:00 PM
Friday 6:45 AM 7:00 PM


Upcoming Events

  1. Blood Drive

    March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. BTY – Ultra Chocolatey Ice Cream Seder

    March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Goats & Coats

    March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Youns Adults – 7 À 9 – Game Night

    March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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.



Helene and David Brodkin on the birth of a granddaughter
Linda and David Goodman on the birth of a grandson

Alison and Joel Goldenberg on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Daniel
Rosalie Glantz on the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson Daniel Goldenberg
Liane and Scott Sugar on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Jake
Elissa and Moshe Topas on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Evan
Esther and Henry Topas on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Evan
Alana and Robert Goldenberg on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Brett
Linda and Jack Hirschberg on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Brett Goldenberg
Bena and Andrew Menchaca on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Daniel
Carole and Mayer Diamond on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Daniel Menchaca
Jodi and Jeff Suissa on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Michael
Sandi and Norman Parnass on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Michael Suissa
Zina and Isaac Suissa on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Michael
Michelle and Mark Greenstein on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Matt
Dalia and Mark Wolinsky on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ben
Jodi and Irwin Kornfeld on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Matthew
Bernice and Ruby Budman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Charles Budman
Carol and Jerry Zigman on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Ryan Stern

Evie Blanshay on the marriage of her granddaughter Eliana Blanshay to Netanel Klein
Shelley and Mickey Guttman on the engagement of their son Matthew to Ashley Rosenberger

Susan Kaufman and Family on the loss of his beloved father Herbert Goodman
Family of the Late Lois-Terri Allister


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, Dvorah and Batsheva.

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 52 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

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 hanktopas@gmail.com

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:


Shelley Rosenberg

Shelley Rosenberg

Shelley Rosenberg has been associated with Beth Tikvah for 31 years. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and is the Coordinator of Playful Parenting, Explorers, Busy Bee Day Camp and Sportball.

She conducts 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,  Youth and Programming 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.

Viki is also the Hebrew Academy Afternoon School Administrator.

To reach Viki by phone 514-683-3889 or email viki@bethtikvah.ca


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

  • 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
    • Our primary goal is to plant and nurture the seeds of Jewish pride within everyone of our students.
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  • 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 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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