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Jayson Taller - Executive Director 

Jayson has been a member of the Machzikei community his entire life. He even had his Bar Mitzvah at Machzikei!

In the years since those days as a kid around Machzikei, he went on to study at Carleton University, earning his B.A. in Political Science and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

For the past eight years, he has worked in the financial services industry, working as a financial advisor with two of Canada’s largest financial institutions.

Jayson is thrilled to be returning to his roots at Machzikei, and to be working with the CMH community to build a thriving kehila in the Nation's Capital.

Feel free to contact Jayson anytime at the shul office at 613-521-9700 or via email at

Dr. Stacy Goldstein - Director of Community Building

Growing up in Toronto, Stacy never imagined she would end up living in the Nation's Capital, and now she can't imagine living anywhere else. Fortunately for Machzikei, life led Stacy to Ottawa, and she has embraced this community with joy and enthusiasm.

A practicing chiropractor, mother, distance runner, and master challah baker, Stacy has a contagious energy and enthusiasm for everything that she does. From 2010-2015, she was the co-founder and co-director of the Glebe Shul, an outreach program in Ottawa with a community of over 750 Jewish young adults.

Stacy's role as Director of Community Building has her overseeing the Shabbat and Yom Tov youth programs, monthly family events (such as Shabbat dinners and holiday parties), and outreach with families who are new to the Machzikei community.

Please feel free to contact Stacy anytime at 613.618.1235, or

Youth Program Coordinator - Lianna Krantzberg

Image result for lianna krantzbergLianna was born and raised in Ottawa and is excited to be joining the CMH Youth Programming team for the first time!

Lianna completed her Bachelor of Arts focusing on Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Ottawa before pursuing studies in Education. She has just completed her Bachelor of Education (Teacher’s College) and has begun to pursue Special Education Qualifications.

Lianna is currently working in the Kindergarten room at Ottawa Jewish Community School (OJCS) as well as teaching Kindergarten and Grade 1 at Ottawa Modern Jewish School (OMJS). Lianna is also part of the administrative team at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa, where she has spent the last 16 summers of her life! When Lianna is not working at a school, she can be found teaching dance at a studio in Barrhaven. Lianna is extremely enthusiastic about joining the CMH team and is eager to bring new ideas and activities into Youth Programming.

Alecia Laliberte - Office Manager

The friendly voice answering your calls at the shul is our amazing office manager, Alecia Laliberte. You can reach Alecia at the shul office at 613-521-9700 ext: 221, or email her at

Ariel Aarenau - Communications & Development Associate

Ariel has been a member of the Machzikei community his entire life and has always been an active member. He currently leads the Little Schmoozers group on Shabbat & High Holiday mornings, as well as was our Communications Intern in Summer 2016.

Ariel looks to pursue a career in Business and is specifically interested in real estate and marketing. 

Ariel's roles include, online communications, assisting in program development and event advertising. 

Ariel is open to new ideas and suggestions and will work hard to make them happen.  Ariel can be reached by email at 

Youth Programming Staff

Ariel Aarenau 

Bernadette Gala

Tziporah Ross

Sarina Aarnau

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