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Our Professionals & Staff

Pearl Grundland | Executive Director

Married to Gidon, 3 children; Batya (Mark Rottmann), David (Shira Rachel), Yoni (Lauren). 6 Grandchildren, Mattan Lee, Benjamin Simon, Amitai Zvi, Akiva Chen, Mali Tova, Joshua Hersh.
Has served as Executive Director of Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue since 2007. 

Synagogue Member since 1981. As a lay leader, Pearl served in the following capacities: President, Member of the Executive and Board of Governors, Chairman of and/or participation in Budget & Finance, Cantor Danto Tribute, Clergy Search & Succession, Continuing Ed., Human Resources/Evaluation, Long Range Planning, Music, Siyum Hatorah, Special Events, Sviva Non-Profit Housing, Young Couples Club and Youth.

Former Executive Director, Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University and Private Planning Consulting Services. Previous urban planning and management consultant experience. Volunteer & member of: Canadian Friends of Tel Hashomer Hospital; Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and Canadian Institute of Planners.

To reach Pearl, please don’t hesitate to be in touch:


Iona Berlind | Controller, Ext 231 »
Financial statements, financial reports, Audit, accounts receivable and accounts payable,
- General ledger, Y/E schedules
- Professional Financial Support to the Board
- Serves on Budget and Finance and Audit Committees,
- Royal Bank liaison, Moses liaison (computer software)

Sari Birnbaum | Donor Services Associate/Receptionist, Ext 221 »
- General reception duties such as answering telephone inquiries
- Selling of tickets for Synagogue functions
- Daily mail, donation cards, dedication book labels, spreadsheets for synagogue functions
- Invoicing of donation payments

Valerie Duarte | Events Coordinator, Ext 250 »
- Event and simcha bookings
- Internal food services (e.g. for committees and meetings)
- Breakfast & Kiddish sponsorships

Dale Gold | Youth Program Director, Ext 229 »
- All programming related to youth and young families activities, special events and holiday programming. Includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Shabbat Services, Young Professionals and Mommy and Toddler programming.

Freda Marcovitch | Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Ext 233 »
- Secretarial duties for Executive Director, Synagogue Executive, Board of Directors and Committee Chairmen
- Yarhzeit Notices, Graduation Shavuot
- Funeral & Cemetery Arrangements, Yizkor Book -Co-ordinate all Kesher information
- High Holy Day administrative duties

Christine Persaud-Peretz | Executive Assistant, Ext 288 »

- Assist in the development of fundraising programmes and strategies
- Assist in the preparation of proposals, strategic plans and public relations materials
-Facilitate donor recognition and retention.
- Work closely with FDSC, lay and professional leadership, and volunteers to realize goals.
- Provide administrative support to the Executive Director

Tevy Pilc | Communications & Marketing Specialist, Ext 232 »
- Content, layout and distribution for the Weekly Shabbat Bulletin
- Designing and distributing posters/flyers. Kesher layout & design.
- Preparing and executing external and internal communications

- Social media manager 
- Field inquiries and prep for life cycle events

- Webmaster
- MDSC Liaison

Maxim Varshavsky | House, Building Manager, Ext 239 »
- Capital projects
- IT support, heating, electrical and other major infrastructure systems, custodial supervision, supplier contracts

Shlomo Wanounou | Ba'al Koreh

Sun, 21 April 2019 16 Nisan 5779