Irving Kirshenblat

Irv Kirshenblat is Ritual Director at Beth Tikvah. He is responsible for strengthening our weekday services and serves as Ba'al Koreh during weekday services. Irv assists in our B'nai Mitzvah and lay participation programs, and teaches some of our B'nai Mitzvah. He brings to Beth Tikvah many years of valuable experience in service to the Toronto Jewish community. Contact

Doris Alter

Doris Alter, Beth Tikvah Synagogue’s Executive Director, is responsible for all aspects of the Synagogue Administration. Doris’s career began over 20 years ago in the Jewish non profit sector. Born and raised in Montreal and moved to Toronto in 1997. Amongst the various volunteer positions Doris has held today she is President of STAT (Synagogue Temple Administrators of Toronto). Doris oversees the fiscal management of Beth Tikvah and is responsible for membership, recruitment and retention, fundraising, catering, major events and building maintenance. Doris interfaces with outside organizations on administrative affairs and daily operations. Contact Doris Alter at

Sigal Tuch B.A, B.ED

Sigal Tuch has been our Youth and Young Families Director since 2007. She is a long time member of Beth Tikvah where she was a Kadimanik, USY participant, and BETSY president. Sigal received her BA in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education from York University with a specialized certificate in Equity Education. Her diverse career includes teaching with the Toronto Board of Education; serving as a Jewish educator with schools such as USDS, DJCS, and the Beth Tikvah Congregational School; Executive Assistant to a celebrity chef; event planning; and working as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator in the foodservice industry. She also teaches bar and bat mitzvah lessons at Beth Tikvah. Contact

Alexander Veprinskiy

Alexander Veprinskiy, Beth Tikvah’s Choir Conductor, has been the conductor of the Adath Israel Choir since 2011. He earned his Music and Piano Teacher's Degree followed by his Masters Degree in Opera and Symphonic Conducting from the Lviv State Conservatory (the Music University in Ukraine). From 1994 until the present, he has taught piano privately and theory and harmony at the Toronto School of Music (2002-present), as well as teaching at Roberts Music Centre in Toronto (1997-1998) and Majesty Music School (1998-2008). He has also conducted the Beth Emeth Synagogue Choir (2007-2010) and the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir (2002-2013). Alexander is the Artistic Director and Principal conductor of Shevchenko Musical Ensemble of Toronto (1995-present) and has experience as a chorister in the Beth Tzedec Synagogue Choir (1994-2002). He also composes and arranges music and his fluency in English, Russian and Ukraine has allowed him to work with all segments of the Jewish community and beyond.

Rabbi Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Dr. Avraham Feder

Rabbi Avraham Feder was the founding rabbi of Beth Tikvah. Originally trained as a Hazzan, and a powerful speaker, he makes an annual Spring visit to Beth Tikvah to speak on Israel – where he now resides – and current events.