Rabbi Howard Finkelstein
Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beit Tikvah of Ottawa
Rabbi Finkelstein was the spiritual leader of Beit Tikvah of Ottawa (formerly Beth Shalom West) from August 1991 to November 2019. 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 was the Dean of Judaic Studies at the Ottawa Jewish Community School from 2016 to 2019 He was the Judaic Studies Principal at Yitzhak Rabin High School from 1995-2015. Now retired, the Rabbi and his wife Rivka hope to make aliyah soon.
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.