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We are sharing services, classes, and social gatherings online while our building is closed in compliance with public health measures. We hope that all Temple members stay safe and connected with Temple.

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Schedule of Services

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Online Shabbat Services


Shabbat Services have pivoted online. Please join us via Zoom.

Service hours: Fridays evening at 7:45 pm; Saturdays at 10:15 am

Family Services:  Saturdays at 12:00 pm

Torah Study, Saturdays at 9:00 am


Shabbat Specials:

Friday, October 30, 7:45
Guest speaker: Jake Smith
Title: This is Home: Music from Times of Isolation

Jake Smith started singing at the age of 5 and went on to sing in competitive small ensembles and choirs. Studied as a soloist (with Bill Reed, Chuck Schneider, Lauri Young, and Amy Williams) from 15 on and Majored in Musical Theatre Performance (with a double minor in Psychopathology and Classical Literature) at Wagner College in NYC. They played clarinet in the VYO for several years and later picked up Piano and then Guitar. They sing as a Tenor section leader in the world-renowned Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir under the direction of Conor O’Neil. They won a Juno award for album of the year and a Grammy award for Rock Performance of the year for their work on Leonard Cohen’s “You Want it Darker”. They have also won numerous awards, and released 5 albums with their band “Lakes of Canada”. They’re currently teaching piano, voice, and guitar as well as working on music programs at Temple Emanuel Beth Shalom, Shaar Hashamayim, and camp Yavneh. They also perform and release songs under the drag persona, “Marsha Ball Soup”.

Shabbat music at Temple captures some of our favourite tunes from Temple’s Friday night liturgy. Available online or to download.



Rosh Chodesh:

Rosh Chodesh Cheshivan: Sunday, October 18th, 10:15 AM



Parsha of the Week

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October News

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This program is supported by Linda Kivenko, in memory of her sister, Mona Kaufmann.

Tuesday, October 20th | 12 noon
David Levy, Israeli Consul General | Israel’s COVID-19 response

Tuesday, October 27th | 12 noon
Abby Stein| “Becoming Eve”

Tuesday, November 3rd | 12 noon
Sameer Zuberi, MP for Pierrefonds-Dollard  | “Reflections from my First Year in Parliament”

Tuesday, November 10th | 12 noon
John Ashford “Reading the U.S. tea leaves”

Tuesday, November 17th | 12 noon
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed “Celebrating our differences”

David Levy is Consul General of Israel for Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces and Permanent Representative of Israel to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) since February 2018.

A first-generation Israeli, Mr. Levy grew up in the city of Rehovot. At the age of 18, he volunteered to the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) rescue and medical evacuation unit. His academic background is in law (LLB) and political science (BA) and diplomacy and security (MA magna cum laude), both from Tel Aviv University.

He joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002 and since then his diplomatic career has taken him to Yaoundé, Cameroon (2003-2005), Riga, Latvia (2005-2009), and Seoul, South Korea (2012-2016), where he served as Deputy Head of Mission. More recently, he served as Political Counselor at the UN and International Organizations, Human Rights Department.

Mr. Levy is married to Maya and a proud father of four children.

Yizkor Video

At Temple, we have a long tradition of honouring the memories of our loved ones on Yom Kippur with the printed Roll of Remembrance. This year, we continued this tradition in a new way, by creating a video that was incorporated into the Yizkor service online.


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Life & Legacy

LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) and Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom that promotes after-lifetime giving.

Why participate?

Making a provision for Temple in your will or estate will leave a legacy for future generations ensuring that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you today will exist for tomorrow. To have a conversation about leaving a legacy at Temple please send us an email.

Read the article about the launch of LIFE & LEGACY in Montreal.

It’s not about the number—it’s about ensuring the continuity of Jewish institutions important to you. A legacy gift of any size makes a difference!

Thank you to those that have pledged to leave a legacy to Temple:

Robert Davis, Shellie Ettinger, Louise Dery-Goldberg and Joel Goldberg, Rabbi Lisa and Shelley Grushcow, Dr. Barbara Morningstar, Corey and Tiffany Phelps, Michael Tinkler, Neil Wiener, Arlene Fels, and several anonymous donors.

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