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Rabbi Howard Finkelstein

Spiritual Leader of Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Rabbi Finkelstein has been the spiritual leader of Beit Tikvah of Ottawa (formerly Beth Shalom West) since August 1991. Before coming to us, he served as Rabbi in Kingston, Ontario for 12 years. He is a musmach of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, and has a Masters of Science in Secondary Jewish education from Yeshiva University as well as a Masters of Arts in Education from New York University. He has a Principal’s Certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and is a licensed teacher and principal with the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York. Rabbi Finkelstein is the Dean of Judaic Studies at the Ottawa Jewish Community School. He was the Judaic Studies Principal at Yitzhak Rabin High School from 1995-2015.

Chazan Yair Subar

Musical leader of Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Chaza Subar has been serving at our congregation since June 2008. Prior to that, he was the Chazzan at Beth Tikvah in Montreal for many years, then at Beth Shalom downtown followed by a year in Mexico City prior to his return to Ottawa in 2008.

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