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Lay Leadership

Malcolm Weinstein | President

president@beby.org

I have been very involved with Beth Emeth since becoming a member in 2005. I joined the Board in 2010 and have served as a Vice-President since 2015. I served as Treasurer for 6 years and have chaired the Budget and Finance, Audit, Adjustments and Investment Committees and FDSC over the past 7 years. My previous position was Vice-President Financial Development. I also sit on the Ritual Committee.

I am actively involved in Men's Club, and was honoured to have recently been chosen as the 2019 Men's Club Man of the Year which recognizes leadership. I regularly attend daily and Shabbat services and often lead the davening. I have also led services in the main sanctuary when the Cantor has been away, and lead services at Shiva houses when needed.

As a CPA, CA with over 35 years of public accounting experience, I know I can lead Beth Emeth through all of the challenges we face, both now and in the future. I am committed to seeing Beth Emeth flourish and grow. Over the past 7 years, I have dealt head-on and hands-on with the financial challenges of the Synagogue and am committed to ensuring that the policies and procedures that have been put into place over the past few years are continued and strengthened. The leadership, management and organizational skills that I have developed as the managing partner of a CPA firm have positioned me to assume the duties and responsibilities of President.

Steven Greenwood | Chairman of the Board & Vice-President / Chair GAASC

chairman@beby.org
gaasc@beby.org

Steven Greenwood, married to Lori, father to Deborah and Julia, zadie to Riley, Sadie, Hayden and Molly. Professionally, I am the President of Magstar Inc., a Canadian software development company providing solutions to the retail marketplace globally.

My parents were part of the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda amalgamation so I have been a member for most of my life. All of our life cycle events have been held at BEBY.

Since 1976, I have been an active participant in our synagogue. I started my involvement as the first President of what was known in 1977 as the Young Couples Club. Over the course of 40 years I have had the pleasure of being President of the Brotherhood, Chairman of United Congregation Schools, Chairman of the Computer Committee, advisor to clergy, Chairman of Aleph Beit School, Ushering/Greeter Committee, served on both the Board and on the Executive of the Board. I appreciate the fact that members of the Board must represent our membership, provide strong stewardship in programing, operations and fundraising. At the same time ensure that our Synagogue is welcoming and can meet the spiritual and social needs of our congregants and their families.

 

Susan Colomby | Vice President / Chair MDSC 

 mdsc@beby.org

I bring to this role integrity, transparency, fiscal responsibility and accountability to the membership.

I have been a member of this synagogue for over 20 years, having previously served on the board for 8 years.  During my time as a member, I have been Sisterhood President, Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee, Project Manager of two Yakir Hakahals, participated as a speaker several times for the Leadership Development Program teaching how to give effective feedback and currently am Co-Chair of the BEBY Boomers Committee. We need to bring more young members into our Leadership Roles and I would like to help make that happen.

 

Lorene Richmond | Vice-President / CHAIR FDSC

fdsc@beby.org 

The Richmond Family have been members of BEBY for over 60 years. My grandfather, Charles z”l and my dad, Sam z”l were among the founding members. From nursery school in 1959/60 to cheder to my Bat Mitzvah and thereafter, we attended shul weekly. All of our family life-event cycles were held at BEBY.

Throughout the 1970’s and the 1980’s I lived in Israel. My daughter, son-in-law and 5-grandchildren live in Ramat Beit-Shemesh.

I attend services every Shabbat and frequently during the week and have had the pleasure and honour of serving on many synagogue committees.

​​​​​​​ BEBY is my second home. Interacting with my “Shul Family” is extremely rewarding and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve you and the shul that has served me and my family for over 60 years.

 

Eleanor Minuk | Secretary
secretary@beby.org

 

Gail Bergman| Treasurer
treasurer@beby.org

 

 

Allan M. Snow | Immediate Past-President

pastprez@beby.org

Married at Beth Emeth and joined with wife Susan in 1982 with 4 children who are all members. Has served as Membership Chairman from 2003 to 2007. Has served as Chair of the Adjustment Committee from 2003 to 2007. Has served as Catering Chairman and Web Development Co-Chair.

Has served on the House, Computer, and Choir Director Search Committees. Helped start the Young Professionals Group. Graduated from the Beth Emeth Leadership Development Program. Facilitated the first 5 Yakir Hakahal Honouree Dinners & Tribute Books. Facilitated the Jubilee Dinner & Tribute Book honouring our past 50 years. Co-founded the weekly Hashkamah Minyan held on Saturdays at 7:30 am. 

Co-founded the Monthly Minyan Dinner, now in its 12th year. Joined the Executive in 2005 as 3rd Vice President, after serving on the Board of Governors, chairing the Membership Development Steering Committee. 2007 - 2nd Vice President, chairing the Financial Development Steering Committee. 2008/2009 - Vice President, chairing the Governance & Administration Steering Committee 2010/2011 - Served on the Governance & Administration Steering Committee & the Financial Development Steering Committee.

Day job: Operations and Technology Consultant.

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