Trustees

Andrew Weisberg, Interim President

Andrew was born and raised in Toronto. He is married to Dr. Fay Weisberg with whom he has two daughters. Andrew is an active volunteer, serving on the admissions and tuition committee at Bialik Hebrew Day School as well as the finance committee of Jewish Vocational Services.  He is also a member of the board of governors of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal. Andrew was drawn to Beth Torah because of Rabbi Sapirman’s progressive vision and direction for the synagogue that also encompassed traditional values. When not hard at work or volunteering his time, Andrew is travelling or rooting for his favourite sports team.

Ephraim Fiksel, Immediate Past-President

Ephraim met Rabbi Yossi in 1994 when he was hired to tutor Ephraim’s daughter, Zoey, for her Bat Mitzvah. From that experience and the many others over the years of Ephraim’s involvement in the shul—from joining as a member of the shul in 2000 to becoming a member of the executive committee in 2008 and, for the last two years, serving as president–Ephraim has been inspired to give back. “I have very much enjoyed and benefitted from all of my years, in all phases of my involvement, in the synagogue. My experience here is a true example of getting back much more than one gives.” Ephraim is married to Penny Fiksel, with whom he has two grown children. Outside of Beth Torah, Ephraim is busy practising law, and, on those days when he has the time to relax, he spends time with his grandson, roots for his favourite sports team, and keeps fit walking his dog, riding his bicycle, and swimming.

Michael Goldberg, Treasurer

Michael is married to Daniela Tiger, who together with their 2 boys, joined Beth Torah about 15 year ago. Michael became more active in the synagogue during the planning stages of Beth Torah’s addition; he first joined the building committee for the Shul addition and lent his expertise to the project as a practicing urban planner. Since then Michael has been on the Board of Trustees, participating on various committees. He joined the Executive Committee three years ago, focusing on the business and operations of the Shul. He enjoys collaborating with the Executive, the Board, and Rabbi Yossi in guiding the Shul toward the successful management of its many activities.