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Our Team

Abigail Freeman
Interim Executive Director 
 

Dr. Stacy Goldstein
Director of Community Building

Sari Zelenietz
Youth Programming
Coordinator

Susan Grossner
Interim Office Manager

Abigail Freeman - Interim Executive Director 

Abigail has been a member of the Machzikei community her entire life. She even had her Bat Mitzvah at Machzikei! 

In the years since those days as a kid around Machzikei, he went on to study at McGill University, earning his B.A. in Industrial Relations. She worked for four years as the Program Director at Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa, and then for a brief period as a Staff Accountant at Deloitte.

Abigail is thrilled to be at Machzikei, and to be working with the CMH community.

Feel free to contact Abigail anytime at the shul office at 613-521-9700 or via email at ed@cmhottawa.com

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 stacy@cmhottawa.com.

Sari Zelenietz - Youth Programming Coordinator

Sari grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her first job was teaching the preschool Hebrew School class at her synagogue. She’s excited to return to her roots in Jewish Community life working with children and families at Machzikei.

A genetic counsellor by day, Sari is an active member of CMH, and has served on the board and multiple committees. She is a board member and volunteer with Ten Yad and JET Ottawa. Sari and her family love life in Alta Vista and can be found enjoying one of the neighbourhood’s beautiful parks almost every Shabbos afternoon.

Sari can be reached via email at sari@cmhottawa.com.

Mon, November 29 2021 25 Kislev 5782