David Inhaber was President and Treasurer at the Beth Tzedec for the past six years, working closely with the rest of the current Beth Tzedec Executive. As a result of Max Lipsman’s retirement, David agreed to assume the role as Interim Chief Executive Officer until the Board and Executive Committee of the Board has had the opportunity to permanently staff the position.
David’s not-for-profit experience dates back to the late 1990’s serving on many Boards which include the Calgary Jewish Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary and Canada. David served as Prairie Regional Director of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for over 10 years. His volunteer positions include serving as president and chair of the Certified General Accountant Association of Alberta (now merged into the CPA association). Currently, David is the Board chair of Parks Foundation, Calgary.
During David’s Board term, David established the Beth Tzedec Legacy Endowment Fund which will hopefully directly impact the viability and sustainability of our Shul.
Moving forward, David has now set his sights on the future of our society. While David continues to have those same qualities of fiscal responsibility (you cannot take the fiscally responsible gene out of him), he has stated that his new vision is asking these tough questions…Where will we be as a synagogue community in the short run and as more importantly…in the long run? What will our synagogue community look like in the next generation? What can we do now to help our next generation of worshipers?
David has said, “With a strong strategic plan from the membership, we will address the short term and long term goals of our organization. We need to continue to implement strong programming that addresses the needs of all generations so that we are as inclusive as we can be under the USCJ model. We need to remain relevant to our entire membership…or we will lose them.”
David is a principle in a professional tax practice. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is certified in Canada, the UK and Australia.
David has been married for 35 years and is the proud father of two sons.