Rabbi Fishman’s Weekly Podcasts

Kids Shabbat Club

Join us Saturday mornings for our kids programs:

Tot Shabbat with Shelley/Sue
6 months – 4 years old


Schmoozers with Leah Lazar & our Shinshiniot
5-11 years old

Programs include:
Amazing games and activities, songs, stories, prayer, snacks and a hot Kiddush

Service Times

December 15 – December 22

Friday 6:30 AM 4:05 PM
Saturday 8:45 AM 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM 4:05 PM
Monday 6:30 AM 7:45 PM
Tuesday 6:30 AM 7:45 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM 7:45 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM 7:45 PM
 Friday 6:45 AM 4:10 PM







Upcoming Events

  1. Voyage of the Travelling Chanukiah

    December 12 @ 6:00 pm - December 19 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Family Chanukah Party: Light Up the Night

    December 17 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 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.



Ellen and Murray Shapiro on the achievement of their son Adam passing his CPA exams.

Naomi and Stuart Cohen on the birth of a son
Mira and Ben Cohen on the birth of a grandson
Rabbi Mark and Dr. Sarah Fishman on the birth of a daughter
Simone Frenkiel on the birth of a granddaughter
Cindy and Sid Weiss on the birth of a granddaughter
Daphna and Charles Leibovich on the birth of a granddaughter
Tal Gilboa and Rob Steiner on the birth of a granddaughter
Sandi and Marty Isaif on the birth of a grandson
Elaine and Ricky Pouchet on the birth of a grandson
Gail and Neil Trister on the birth of a grandson

Leona and Gerry Phillips on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Evan Posner

Muryel and Alain Hertz on the engagement of their daughter Celine to Kevin Leibner
Iris and Bruce Leibner on the engagement of their son Kevin to Celine Hertz
Heidi and Earl Sederoff on the engagement of their daughter Shannon to Dr. Michael Loloyan
Judi and Lloyd Goldstein on the engagement of their son Evan to Ashley Tritt

Carin Byer and family on the loss of her beloved father Gerald Smiley
Roslyn Karpman and family on the loss of her beloved husband Ben
Marsha Kaufman and family on the loss of her beloved brother, Ben Karpman
David Chemtob and family on the loss of his beloved brother Ephraim (Frank)
Larry Sckolnick and family on the loss of his beloved father Hyman
Dorothy Greenbaum and family on the loss of her beloved husband Martin
Joseph Zunenshine and family on the loss of his beloved brother Michael (Mendy)
Family of the late Hela Zloff

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

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 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 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,  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.  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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