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.

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Stay safe, and stay connected


(if you need help accessing Zoom, read these tutorials)

Membership information

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

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Schedule of Services

Click on the button links for more information. Need help with the Zoom links? Send us an email.


Online Shabbat Services


Shabbat Services in person have been cancelled. All services will be via Zoom.

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

Family Services: First Friday of each month at 5:45 pm, Saturdays at 12:00 pm
Please note that while services are on Zoom, we will continue our 7:45 pm service in addition to First Fridays.

Torah Study, Saturdays at 9:00 am


Shabbat Specials:

Friday October 2nd, 2020 I 7:45 PM
Guest speaker: Dr. Murray Watson 

Title: Called To Be A Blessing To Each Other: Jews, Gentiles and the Seventy Bulls of Sukkot

Dr. Murray Watson is a Roman Catholic Biblical scholar and interreligious educator, whose graduate studies took him to Rome, Jerusalem and Dublin. Murray has been active in Jewish-Christian dialogue locally, nationally and internationally for 25 years, including serving on the staff of the International Council of Christians and Jews, the Canadian Christian-Jewish Consultation, and the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto. He spent several years living and teaching in Jerusalem, leading interfaith adult education programs in both English and French. He has served on both Anglican and Catholic theology faculties at Western University in London, Ontario, and is today the Adult Faith Formation Animator for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (based in Barrie, Ontario), where he continues to speak and write on interreligious and Biblical topics.

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

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

Read this week’s Torah thoughts

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Pay your contribution, make a donation, buy a Memorial Plaque or register for Torah School.


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Look What’s Happening 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


October News

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October 13th | 12 noon

Jennifer Maccarone, MNA | A perspective from Quebec City

Lunch Together Online

Jennifer Maccarone is the Member of the National Assembly for Westmount—Saint-Louis, the Official Opposition Critic for Diversity and Inclusion, LGBTQ2, and Persons Living with a Disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ms. Maccarone is a Member of the Commission on Culture and Education and the Commission on Citizen Relations.

A single mother to Sam, 19, and Bianca, 17, who are both on the autism spectrum, Ms. Maccarone’s commitment to improving services for and growing awareness of those affected by autism comes from her first-hand experience.

Ms. Maccarone served as President of the Québec English School Boards Association (QESBA), where she was the voice of the Anglophone community’s public education institutions. Prior to becoming QESBA President, she was President of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB), as well as President and member of the SWSLSB Parents’ Committee from 2009 to 2014.

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 are continuing this tradition in a new way, by creating a video which will be incorporated into the Yizkor service online. As with our print Roll of Remembrance, you may submit names that will appear as text in the video. This will be in keeping with the solemnity of the day. We are providing an additional opportunity for remembrance to those who have lost loved ones in the last year. We invite you to submit a photo of your loved one, along with their name, the years of their birth & death, and one line, up to 10 words, describing who they were. As in the past, we ask for a donation of $18 for each name that you share.

If you have names/photos to submit for this year’s Yizkor Video, please click on the blue button below. Names submitted after August 21st may not be included in the video.


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, 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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