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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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

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

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Rosh Chodesh:

Rosh Chodesh Adar: Friday,
February 12th, 9:00 AM

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Parsha of the Week

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

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March Gift Shop News

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Lunch Together Registration

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


Tuesday, February 23rd | 12 noon
Nicole Beaudry, Eddie Paul, Eddie Stone


Tuesday, March 2nd  | 12 noon
Helen Fremont, “Family Secrets, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust”


Tuesday, March 9th  | 12 noon
Jeremy Dauber: “Jewish Comedy: A History in Five Jokes”


Tuesday, March 16th  | 12 noon
Iris Amizlev: “Chaki’s Contrasting Worlds”


Tuesday, March 23rd  | 12 noon
Irwin Cotler

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, 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.