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Spiritual Director
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, known as "Montreal's Hip Rabbi" is the spiritual director of Chabad NDG & Loyola Campus and the Jewish Chaplain at Concordia University. He received his BA and Rabbinical Ordination from the Central Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brooklyn, NY. He was trained in Structual Cognitive Modifiability and received his diploma from Haddasah-Wiso. Rabbi Bernath is the author of three titles and has extensive experience working in Adult Education, Special Education and counseling hundreds of young adults and couples...
Co-Director
Sara Bernath serves as the co-director of Chabad NDG. She graduated from Chaya Mushka Seminary in Montreal, QC.
Sara lives in the trendy Monkland Village with her husband Rabbi Yisroel Bernath and children Chaya, Zalmy, Leiba and Henna.
Assistant Rabbi and Family Programming
Zvi and Chayale Hershcovich have lived in NDG for three years. Formerly the heads of the Jewish Community of Stavropol, Russia, Zvi and Chayale bring laughter and joy to everyone they meet. They volunteer to make sure that NDG's families have fun and interactive programming.
Community Development and Education
Rabbi Yehoshua & Chani Berkowicz joined Chabad NDG in June of 2014. Recently having moved in to the neighborhood, they are looking forward to invigorating NDG with a variety of classes, programs and delicious deliveries of Challah!
Building Management and Renovations
Better known as the "rent-a-fiddler", Eric Klein is a one-man renovating show. One of Chabad's most ardent supporters since its infancy, his determination that "if you can imagine it, we can do it" has led Chabad from its various properties to where it is today.
Furniture and Groundskeeping
Dan Bensimon is a furniture man extra-ordinaire. His beautiful handiwork graces our building - from the Holy Ark (pictured) to the lawn, garden and wall-mounted charity box - each is a work of art.
Administrative Assistant
Joseph is a legendary administrative assistant - the man who gets things done. He's a proud uncle and interested in all kinds of culture.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Sheryl is our COO and a one-woman band of holistic health expertise via her enterprise, Belarome. Her interests include Aromatherapy, Heart Math Stress Reduction, and Reflexology.. not to mention hydroponic vegetables! Her organizational skills are an immense asset to the 'health' of Chabad NDG.
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