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PAST PRESIDENTS

Joanie Smith

2017-2020                                                                                                                  

Joanie was a long time Habonim board member, bringing a wealth of volunteer and Jewish communal experience with her, including involvement with Israel Cancer Research Fund, the Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, along with chairing various school committees when her children were younger.  Joanie's leadership was instrumental in the fruition and success  of The New building.  Joanie and her husband Steven have two adult children who attended the Habonim Jewish Heritage School and were Bar/Bat Mitzvahed by Eli.

Ted Rechtshaffen

2010-2017

Ted Rechtshaffen presents award to Habonim Cantor Esther Ghan Firestone, the first female cantor in Canada.

Ted Rechtshaffen has been a member of Habonim since 1988, joined the Board as Treasurer in 2007, . He believes that Congregation Habonim provides an ideal home to a segment of the community that is looking for an open, meaningful, accepting and down to earth environment. The music is very good too!!

Outside of Habonim, Ted is President and CEO of TriDelta Financial and TriDelta Investment Counsel, a financial planning and investment firm. In addition, he writes a column on Personal Finance in the National Post.

Ted’s wife Cathy is also Registrar of the Jewish Heritage School at Habonim. They have 3 children, Hannah, Meyer and Owen.

Fri, September 18 2020 29 Elul 5780