Temple is all about connection

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.


Membership information

Curious about membership, even from afar? Learn more about the ways Temple is committed to providing spiritual sustenance.

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Important Statement

Kol Yisrael aravim zeh b’zeh, kol Yisrael achim – All the people of Israel are responsible for one another, all of us are sisters and brothers.

As a Jewish community, we are connected to one another around the world. Our joys and our sorrows are shared.

This is especially true close to home. The Shaar Hashomayim is our neighbour in Westmount. Our clergy, staff, and congregants are colleagues and friends. We join together in Westmount Park on Rosh Hashanah, and at Westmount City Hall for Chanukah. There is so much that connects us.

And so our hearts are with the Shaar Hashomayim today. Swastikas were spray-painted on their doors, and a container of gasoline carried by the assailant. It is thanks to the quick and courageous action of the synagogue’s security and our city’s police that the offender was apprehended and arrested, and for this we are all grateful.

We at Temple will continue to be vigilant and work together with the City of Westmount and FederationCJA on security. We also know that we can follow every protocol and still be confronted with anti-Semitism. The work of tikkun olam, creating a better world, is still incomplete. But we stand together in solidarity and support, and we will always stand up against hate. May tomorrow be a better day.

Neil Wiener, President
Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, Senior Rabbi
Shellie Ettinger, Executive Director
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

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

Torah Study, Saturdays at 9:00 am


Rosh Chodesh:

Rosh Chodesh Nisan: Sunday, March 14th at  10:15 AM
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar: Monday, April 12th  at 9:00 AM
Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Wednesday, May 12th at 9:00 AM
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz: Thursday, June 10th at 9:00 AM
Rosh Chodesh Av: Saturday, July 10th at 10:15 AM
Rosh Chodesh Elul: Sunday, August 8th at 10:15 AM


Parsha of the Week

Our Rabbis’ Torah thoughts on the weekly Torah portion (parsha).

Read this week’s Torah thoughts

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April Gift Shop News

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Look What’s Happening at Temple

Lunch Together Registration

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

Tuesday, May 4th | 12 noon
Sarah Tuttle-Singer “Jerusalem, a love story”

Tuesday, May 11th | 12 noon
Rabbi Mark Fishman “Morality and Legacy: Personal Reflections on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks”

Tuesday, June 8thth | 12 noon
Rabbi Lerner, “Italian Jewry from Crisis to Crisis. An historical overview with special emphasis on the rise of Mussolini and the Fascist state and its effects on the Jews.”

See What’s Going on at Temple


Interested in connecting with like-minded people who have similar interests? Join our newly forming Small Groups at Temple. Click below for more information; contact Sari if you have questions. sari@templemontreal.ca

Temple in the News

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Capital Campaign

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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, Arlene Fels, Louise Dery-Goldberg and Joel Goldberg, Rabbi Lisa and Shelley Grushcow, Dr. Barbara Morningstar, Corey and Tiffany Phelps, Eileen Ramos Segal, Joel Segal, Brahms E. Silver, Michael Tinkler, Neil Wiener, and several anonymous donors.