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URJ North American Board - CDN Members

Honorary Chair
Austin Beutel
Temple Sinai, Toronto, ON

David Baskin
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON

 
Len Bates
Temple Har Zion, Thornhill, ON
Morris Cooper
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON

 

Phyliss Denaburg
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
Elliott Jacobson
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON
 
Paul Leszner
Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, ON
Miriam Pearlman
Temple Sinai, Toronto, ON

 

Pekka Sinervo
Temple Emanu-El, Toronto, ON
Carole Sterling
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, ON

Canadian Council for Reform Judaism (the Charity)

President
Pekka Sinervo
Temple Emanu-El, Toronto ON

Vice President
Jonathan Wyman
The City Shul, Toronto ON

Secretary/Treasuer
Elliott Jacobson
Holy Blossom Temple,Toronto ON

Immediate Past President
Dr. Paul Leszner
Temple Emanu-El,Toronto ON

Past President
Carole Sterling
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto ON

Past President
Gavin Herman
Solel Congregation – Mississauga

Director
Len Bates
Temple Har Zion,Thornhill ON

Director
Austin Beutel
Temple Sinai, Toronto ON

Director
Morris Cooper
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto ON

Director
Denise Grossman
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal PQ

Director
Jay Palter
Temple B'Nai Tikvah, Calgary AB

Director
Miriam Pearlman
Temple Sinai , Toronto ON

URJ Canada Steering Committee

The Steering Committee includes all congregational presidents, committee chairs and representatives from affiliate organizations. 

Director
Carol Sterling
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto O
Director
Elliott Jacobson
​Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto ON)

Director
Barbara Weinstein
Religious Action Centre (Washington DC)

Chair
Pekka Sinervo 
Temple Emanu-El (Thornhill ON)

Communications Chair
Doug Harefeld
Temple Israel (London ON)

URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Len Bates
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill ON)

URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Jonathan Wyman
The City Shul (Toronto ON)

URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Rhonda Singer
Temple Sinai (Toronto ON)

URJ Canada Community Vice-Chair
Charles Magerman
Temple Har Zion (Thornhill 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