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Canadian Council for Reform Judaism Board of Directors (the Charity)​​​

   
President Vice-President
Pekka Sinervo  Jonathan Wyman
Temple Emanu-El (Thornhill ON) The City Shul (Toronto ON)
   
Secretary/Treasurer Immediate Past President
Elliott Jacobson Paul Leszner
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON) Temple Emanu-El (Thornhill ON)
   
Past President  Past President 
Carole Sterling Gavin Herman
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON) Solel Congregation (Mississauga ON)
   
Director Director
Len Bates Austin Beutel
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON) Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)
   
Director Director
Morris Cooper Denise Grossman
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON) Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom (Montreal PQ)
   
Director Director
Jay Palter Miriam Pearlman
Temple B'Nai Tikvah (Calgary AB) Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)
   

URJ Canada Board of Directors

   
Director Director
Carole Sterling Elliott Jacobson
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON) Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
Director Chair
Barbara Weinstein Pekka Sinervo 
Religious Action Centre (Washington DC) Temple Emanu-El (Toronto ON)
   
Communications Chair URJ Canada Community Vice-C
Doug Harefeld ​​Len Bates
Temple Israel (London ON) Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)
URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Jonathan Wyman Rhonda Singer
The City Shul (Toronto ON) Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)
   
URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair  
Charles Magerman  
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   
The Steering Committee includes all congregational presidents, committee chairs and representatives from affiliate organizations. 
   

URJ Canada Steering Committee

   
The URJ Canada Steering Committee includes all congregational presidents, committee chairs and representatives from affiliate organizations. 
   
Chair URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Pekka Sinervo  Len Bates
Temple Emanu-El (Toronto ON) Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)
   
URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Charles Magerman Rhonda Singer
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON) Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)
   
URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair Communications Chair
Jonathan Wyman Doug Harefeld
The City Shul (Toronto ON) Temple Israel (London ON)
   
 
   

National Social Action Committee (NSAC)

Honorary Chair  
Isla Adelson  
Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)  
   
Co-Chair  
Helen Poizner   
Temple Emanu-El (Toronto ON)  
   
Co-Chair  
Fran Isaacs  
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   

URJ North American Board of Trustees - CDN Members

Honorary Chair  
Austin Beutel David Baskin
Temple Sinai (Toronto ON) Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
Len Bates Morris Cooper
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON) Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
Phyliss Denaburg Elliott Jacobson
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON) Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
Paul Leszner Miriam Pearlman
Temple Emanu-El (Thornhill ON) Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)
   
Pekka Sinervo  Carole Sterling
Temple Emanu-El (Thornhill ON) Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   

Reform Affiliates 

 
   
ACC -  American Conference of Cantors  
VP ACC  
Cantor Benjamin Maissner  
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
ARZA Canada-Assoicaition of Reform Zionists  
President  
Miriam Pearlman  
Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)  
   
URJ Camp George  
Chair  
Susie Berg  
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   
Canadian Social Action Committee  
Chairs  
Helen Poizner  
Temple Emanu-El (Toronto ON)  
Fran Isaacs  
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   
WRJ - Canadian Women of Reform Judaism  
First VP WRJ
Sara Charney
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)
   
CCAR-Canada Central Conference of American Rabbis  
Chair  
Rabbi Dan Moskovitz  
Temple Shalom (Vancouver BC)
 
Beit Din/Conversion/Get  
Rabbinic Director  
Rabbi Michal Shekel  
Har Tikvah (Brampton ON)  
The Leo Baeck Day School  
Head of School : Eric Petersiel       
President Eli Mogil  
NATA - National Association of Temple Administrators
Chair  
Rivka Campbell  
City Shul (Toronto ON)  
   
Reform Educators Council  
Chairs  
Arliene Botnick  
Solel Congregation (Mississauga ON)  
Debbie Spiegel  
Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)  
   
Reform Mikvah of Greater Toronto  
Chairs  
Robin Leszner   
Temple Emanu-El  (Toronto ON)  
Marley Greenglass   
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   
Reform Mohalim  
Chair  
 Dr. Jacob Langer  
   
Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto  
Chair  
Rabbi Cory Weiss  
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)  
   
Canadian Friends of the World Union for Progressive Judaism  
Chair
Les Rothschild
Solel Congregation (Mississauga ON)