Professional Staff

Interim Executive Director

Elisheva Brantz
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 225

Elisheva is the Interim Executive Director for the year and oversees all aspects of the shul operations. She has three children and enjoys spending time with family in her free time.


Youth/Administrative Professional

Laura Dimitroff
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 229

Laura is the Youth Engagement Professional at KBI who plans and runs the youth events. She looks forward to many opportunities to celebrate, pray and learn together. She likes animals, kayaking, spending time in nature, and reading.

Communications Coordinator

Ilana Goldfarb
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 242

Ilana is our Communications Coordinator, responsible for management and distribution of communications you received from the shul. This includes the weekly newsletters, promotional flyers and website maintenance. Ilana is a busy mom of three small girls and enjoys reading, boating and swimming in her free time.

Facilities Manager

John Denomme
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 223

John is our Facilities Manager, who manages the day to day operations of the building. He oversees custodial staff, HVAC systems, security, fire protection, waste & recycle, landscaping, outside contractors as well the preventative maintenance of all equipment. John enjoys travelling, motorcycles and working on his vehicles in his spare time.


Lana Phillips-Miller
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 226

Lana is the shul’s bookkeeper. She is responsible for daily bookkeeping, as well as monthly reporting to the finance committee. When Lana is not crunching numbers, she enjoys travelling, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her husband and two grown sons.

Kosher Food Bank

Dahlia Kandelshein
Email | 613-728-3501 ext. 235

Dahlia is the manager of the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank, which provides food for over 100 Jewish families each month. She is responsible for managing a team of dedicated volunteers, creating social media content, and procuring food and financing for the OKFB. Dahlia is a mom of one little boy and one big dog and is also a Registered Dietitian who loves working out and watching football.