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Congregation Beth Tikvah Ahavat Shalom Nusach Hoari now counts nearly 600 families as members, hosts a vibrant and inclusive Afternoon School, events, activities and learning opportunities for everyone. We are proud of how each member brings his or her own story to our diverse community—such as those who have a multi-generational history at our congregation and those new to the city or CBTASNH, people of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking a Jewish community – a place to call home.


Congregation Beth Tikvah was founded in 1964 by a group of young families who were considered pioneers of Jewish life in the West Island. Today, Dollard des Ormeaux is home to North America’s fastest growing Jewish community. In 2007 we were honoured to have been selected to merge with Congregation Ahavat Shalom Nusach Hoari, helping to ensure the continuity of their name and long term stability of our synagogue. We are a family focused synagogue providing educational, spiritual and recreational opportunities for all ages. While Orthodox in practice, we embrace every Jew and attempt to extend both a level of comfort and opportunities for growth for all.

Join our Family

Join our family and help us experience Judaism, community & family. Our congregation mixes religious and social activities to enrich our members’ lives. Check out all of the different programs we offer or come join us for evening or Shabbat services. If your are interested in joining our family please contact us at: 514-683-5610 or send us an email to: Click here for our application form.

Clergy & Staff

Rabbi Marc Mandel

Rabbi Mandel comes to us from the historic Touro Synagogue In Newport, Rhode Island where he has been senior Rabbi for the last eleven years. Prior to that, Rabbi Mandel was Associate Rabbi at Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, California for close to sixteen years.

Rabbi Dr. Mordecai E. Zeitz
Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Zeitz is the founding Rabbi of CBT, who in 1964 led the Congregation and spearheaded the development of the Jewish Community in the West Island for 52 years. In 2013 he assumed the position of Rabbi Emeritus.

Cantor Henry Topas

In addition to reading the weekly Torah portion on Shabbat mornings, you can hear Cantor Topas leading High Holiday services. He is available for Bar Mitzvah lessons and lifecycle events.

David Hershon
David's Judaic knowledge and lifelong commitment to Judaism and our community allow him to support our clergy and congregants.

Sari Medicoff
Executive Director

Sari oversees the daily  operation of the synagogue to ensure the organization runs effectively, meets objectives and has a welcoming environment.

Marcia Biddles

Marcia has been responsible for the financial records of CBTASNH since 2002.

Aviva Miller-McCrory
Director of Hebrew Academy Afternoon School

 Aviva organizes and oversees our afternoon school classes and activities, working closely with the teachers and synagogue staff to ensure the students have a fun and engaging Jewish learning experience.

Cheryl Bender
Director of Program Development and Outreach

Cheryl Bender has been a “force” in Montreal’s Jewish community for over 30 years. Her passion is teaching women to embrace their Judaism and independence.

Gloria Goren
Executive Assistant

Gloria’s commitment and understanding of our community allows her to support the administrative needs of CBTASNH and our contributors.

Rachel Schlosberg
Graphic Design, Social Media

Rachel has been the Graphic Designer and Social Media Guru for CBTASNH since 2011

Teresa Sobierajska
Building Supervisor

Teresa maintains the physical integrity of our synagogue for the comfort of all who use it.

Board of Directors


Charles Leibovich

Vice President:
Jamie Matlin

Vice President:
Keren Ritter

Vice President:
Lorne Novolker

Sandy Jesion

David Hershon

Robert Wiseman

Immediate Past Presidents:
Howard Messias
Jamie Goren



Chantal Buzaglo

Abraham (Sonny) Cohen

Michael Cohen

Brittany Freger

Stewart Freger

Jonathan Greenspan

Anaelle Hertz

Neil Kravitz

Bonnie Leiner

Adam Luxenberg

Adam Muscott

William Waks


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