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Our Team

Jayson Taller
Executive Director 

Dr. Stacy Goldstein
Director of
Community Building

Alecia Laliberte
Office Manager

Lianna Krantzberg
Youth Program Coordinator

Ariel Aarenau
Head of Marketing

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

Alecia Laliberte - Office Manager

Alecia was born in Edmonton, Alberta and spent most of her childhood years there before moving to Vancouver and finally settling down in Ottawa.

Alecia received her diploma in Hotel Restaurant Management from Algonquin College. Prior to joining the CMH Team, Alecia has worked a wide array of jobs including time at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and Canada Mortgage and Housing. When Alecia is not working at CMH, you can find her and her food truck all over the city!

You can reach Alecia at the shul office at 613-521-9700 ext: 1, or email her at

Lianna Krantzberg - Youth Program Coordinator

Image result for lianna krantzbergLianna was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. 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 a Grade 1 teacher at Ottawa Jewish Community School. She is also part of the administrative team at Camp B’nai Brith of Ottawa, where she has spent the last 17 summers of her life! When Lianna is not working at a school, she can be found teaching dance at a studio in Barrhaven. 

Please feel free to contact Lianna at

Ariel Aarenau - Head of Marketing

Ariel has been a member of the Machzikei community his entire life and has always been an active member.

Ariel is studying the fields of Information Technology and Digital Storytelling at Carleton University, as he obtains a Bachelor of Media Production & Design with a minor in Business.  

Ariel's roles include, leading this year's mail-out, marketing & communications, event advertising and assisting in program development. 

Ariel is open to new ideas and suggestions and will work hard to make them happen.  Ariel can be reached by email at or by calling 613.521.9700 ext. 222.

Youth Programming Staff

Ariel Aarenau ​​​​​​
Bernadette Gala
Tziporah Ross
Sarina Aarnau

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Wed, May 22 2019 17 Iyyar 5779