ARZA Canada's officers are instrumental to our ability to function as a vibrant Zionist organization. Without the monumental work of our president, vice-presidents, and treasurer, we could not continue to provide our valuable service to the Canadian Reform Jewish community.
Our officers come to ARZA Canada after decades of experience and dedication to Jewish, Zionist, and community causes, as well as a track record of accomplishments in their professional lives.
To get in touch with any of our officers, please contact the ARZA Canada office.
President Les Rothschild
Les Rothschild is serving his first term as President of ARZA Canada. Prior to that he was the Treasurer. Les is a member of Solel Congregation of Mississauga and a Past President of the congregation. He is the owner of private learning centres providing adult education programs. He lives in Toronto with his wife Beverley. He has two married daughters, one living in Toronto and one in Minneapolis and four grandchildren.
Vice-President Miriam Pearlman
Miriam has served on the ARZA Canada Board for four years, currently as Vice-President and Chair of Communications. She served as an ARZA Canada delegate to the 2006 World Zionist Congress in Israel. She is an active member of Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, serves on the Board of Directors and many committees including Chair of the Israel Committee. She has participated in two Temple Sinai missions to Israel led by their senior rabbi. Professionally, she is retired from the position of Superintendent of Education with the Toronto District School Board but continues to work supporting Supervisory Officers both locally and provincially. Miriam is married, with children and grandchildren.
Vice-President Cheryl Englander
Cheryl Englander presently serves as a Vice President of ARZA Canada, having been a member
of the Board since 2008. Previously she worked part-time as a staff member for CCRJ and ARZA Canada.
She is active at Solel Congregation, Mississauga and in the local community.
Vice-President Dorothy Millman
In 1972 Dorothy launched DMS Market Services as an Outsource Contact Center service. By 1995, she employed 2000 people, went public in 1995 and in 2001 sold to Minacs Worldwide where she was Vice Chair for over two years.
Since 2005, Dorothy’s company, SBS Communications, has specialized in client advocacy, process and contact centre strategies, solutions, outsourcing on a global platform and vendor management. Dorothy has worked on several not-for-profit boards over her career. She is currently serves on the ARZA Canada Board of Directors as Vice President Fund Raising and the Temple Sinai Board of Directors, and member of the Organization Review Committee. Dorothy is also Co-Chair of the Israel Committee and Leader for the April 29, 2011 Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.
Treasurer Jeff Denaburg
Jeff Denaburg is the Treasurer of ARZA Canada and is currently serving in his first year on the ARZA Canada board.
Jeff has held the position of co-Chair of the Israel Committee at Holy Blossom Temple for several years, where he also serves as Religious School Teacher and Shaliach Tzibur. When not pursuing his Israel-related interests, Jeff works as a Project Manager in Information Technology at CIBC. Jeff is married and he and his wife Phyllis have two children.
Feel free to contact them with any questions or comments.
Les Rothschild, President ARZA Canada
Dorothy Millman, Vice-President
Jeff Denaburg, Treasurer
Paul Leszner, President, CCRJ
Rabbi Robert Orkland, President ARZA U.S.
Rabbi Daniel Allen, Executive Director, ARZA U.S.
Marc Newburgh, Camp George
David B. Dewitt
Prof. Carl Ehrlich
Rabbi Larry Englander
Rabbi Steve Garten
Dr. Elliot Goldenberg
Rabbi Sharon Sobel
Rabbi Michael Stroh