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Lay Leadership

Miriam Ziegler-Goldberg - President

Miriam Ziegler-Goldberg has been a member since being married in the synagogue in 1983. Her family has celebrated all of their lifecycle moments as part of the Beth Emeth Community and look forward to many more in the future. Miriam has been involved in numerous committees over the years and served as VP of GAASC and Board Chair from 2021-2023. Miriam has 30+ years leadership experience in strategic planning, policy development, and the design and implementation of new business initiatives. 

Steven Greenwood - Board Chair 

Sharon Eidelman - VP Governance

Sharon, her husband Lloyd and their family joined Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in 2013 after attending a trip to Israel with the synagogue. Originally from Montreal, Sharon is a CPA, CA with over 30 years of accounting and auditing experience. Sharon has been a member of the shul board and chair of the audit committee since 2020. 

Eleanor Minuk - VP Membership Development

I am a life-long member of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue and am proud to continue to serve as VP of MDSC. I have served as secretary for several years and help to oversee the Aleph Beit Chadash Hebrew School and I organize the Lunch and Literature and Books and Bagels events. I knit with the Chesed Knitters group and assist with the Out of the Cold Program. 
I was very honoured to be named Volunteer of the Year several years ago and continue to help provide interesting and informative programming for our membership and the community at large. My husband, Michael, and our children and grandchildren are very committed to the Jewish values that my parents espoused as founding members of the synagogue.

Jason Rubinoff - VP Financial Development

Jason joined Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda in 2008 along with his wife Maureen Gottesman and their sons Daniel and Zachary. He has been a member of the shul board since 2000 and a co-chair of the Strategic Planning committee. Jason's extensive volunteer work includes roles on the boards of UJA of Greater Toronto, Jewish Federations Canada UIA, Prosserman JCC, and Keren Hayesod in Israel. He is a current member of UJA’s Israel and Overseas committee which is responsible for the allocation of community money raised for Israel and communities across the world. Professionally, Jason is managing partner of a company which holds a portfolio of properties in Canada, and a BPO company in Asia.

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Sheldon Zelsman - Secretary

Sheldon is a retired secondary school vice-principal of 13 years and retired crisis counselor of 25 years. For years now, he has been a regular shul goer, attending daily minyanim morning and evening and have been a member of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda since 2015. A while back, he served on the Board and have also co-chaired shul committees (for example, Aleph Beit Chadash Hebrew School and The Czech Torah Project — the restoration of a 300 + year old Torah that survived the Holocaust). You will often see Sheldon leading portions of our weekly and Shabbat services — his most personal and edifying moments. Beth Emeth is a community of people, a home; it is where one lives Jewish, where one connects to the broader Jewish world, and to our homeland — Israel.

Gail Bergman - Treasurer

Gail Bergman was born and raised in Toronto and has been part of the synagogue for almost 60 years. Both Gail and her husband’s parents were members and when married in 1984 also joined the synagogue. Our family have enjoyed celebrating all our life cycle events at the synagogue and look forward to many more years to come. Gail is a CPA, CA, who has over 35 years of audit experience with not-for-profit organizations, and in addition to being treasurer is a member of the audit, investment, and budget and finance committees.

Stephen Werger - Past President

Stephen has been a member of Beth Emeth for over 30 years. Over the years he has been involved in many committees and in leadership, including, Young Families, Brotherhood and was the president of CCCS (Canadian Council of Conservative Synagogues). Having served previously as both Treasurer and President. Steve has also been involved in several of senior leadership hires.  
Steve recently completed his second term as president and was instrumental in helping BEBY resume operations after the pandemic.
Stephen’s family, wife Beth, adult children Jennifer, Tanya and Sam are active members of the Jewish community. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys participating in sports, especially golf.  


Wed, 29 May 2024 21 Iyyar 5784