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Neshamah Purim Family Bingo

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Neshamah welcomes Shaar Shalom Members for Purim Family Bingo Event Neshamah welcomes all their friends from Shaar Shalom to join them for their Purim Family Bingo event. A fun, family activity, social and schpiel, bringing our communities together in a festive atmosphere as we celebrate Purim with Bingo, a tasty lunch and some amazing prizes! Your

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Shabbat Shira & Dedication

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The Song Shul’s Dedication this Shabbat Shira to Shaar Shalom Members Please come out to join the congregation at the Song Shul, where services are held in the Bialik Hebrew Day School. The Song Shul is making a special dedication to members of Shaar Shalom who supported them in beginning their new kehilla.   Full

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Jewish Toronto 1910

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Learn About Jewish Toronto of 1910 Adath Israel is holding a series of evening presentations given by David Nitkin, author and lecturer on the Jewish Community in Toronto just after the turn of the 20th century. These presentations are open to all and are presented at no charge. Pre-registration is required. Go to www.nitkinliterary.com/events.html#education to register.

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Sweet Offer from Beth Emeth!

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Start 2017 off on a Sweet Note at Beth Emeth Beth Emeth is hosting a Meet & Greet on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in order for members of Shaar Shalom Synagogue to get acquainted with Beth Emeth’s leadership, both lay and clergy. Check out who has already joined BEBY and ask questions to clarify any

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Top Ten Reasons

To Join Petah Tikva Anshe Catilla Congregation Click on the image to get to the flyer from Petah Tikva, the first Sephardic synagogue in Toronto. Petah Tikva’s mission is to provide their members with a Sephardic synagogue that follows the customs of the Jews of Northern Morocco.  They offer daily services, educational and social programs in

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Reciting Refuah Shlemah Blessing for the Ill

Blessing for a Refuah Shlemah (Full Recovery) The prayer in English translation May He who blessed our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, heal (name) son (daughter) of (mother’s name), because (name) son (daughter) of (father’s name) pledged charity on his (her) behalf without a vow, for his (her) sake. In this merit may the Holy One, blessed be

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Why Shaar Shalom Members Chose Beth David

Beth David Continues to Welcome Shaar Shalom If you haven’t quite decided on a new shul, please consider the reasons why many former Shaar Shalom members have made Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue their new spiritual home: An Egalitarian Conservative community where members of all ages “Participate, Learn and Grow” Led by an

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BEBY Men’s Club Events

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Beth Emeth’s Men’s Club Planning Full Calendar of Events Beth Emeth’s Men’s Club is providing a preview of events on the horizon. As more information becomes available, it will be posted to their website.

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10 Reasons to Make Beth David Your Home

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Beth David Sends Shaar Shalom Members Warmest Wishes for a Sweet, Happy and Healthy New Year As you finalize your shul membership decision in the near future, please consider 10 reasons to make Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am Synagogue your new spiritual home: An Egalitarian Conservative community where members of all ages “Participate, Learn and

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Remembering Shimon Peres

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COMMUNITY MEMORIAL FOR SHIMON PERES z”l When former Israeli President Shimon Peres, z”l,  passed away on September 28th, Israel, the Jewish world, and the world-at-large lost a unique and important figure; one that will be greatly missed by all who yearn for peace. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish

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Special Thanks from DJC

The Danforth Jewish Centre Sends Message of Gratitude The allocation of Shaar Shalom’s possessions was a painful process but knowing that transferring our loved ritual items to shuls who need them and will allow them to practice Judaism in other neighbourhoods made the transition meaningful and fulfilling. Josh, Greenhut of the Danforth Jewish Centre recently

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LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP PLAQUES

Make Sure to Pick Up Your Plaques THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 18TH, 2016 Place:  8220 Bayview Avenue, Unit 203 Time:  Sunday morning, Sept. 18th, 2016 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM The entrance to the office is on the north side of the plaza, a side entrance. The building is equipped with an elevator. Follow the corridor until

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The Song Shul

High Holidays at The Song Shul Enjoy a musical High Holiday service at one of the newest shuls in town. Cantor Spiro and Aliza Spiro have launched this new congregation to speak to their strengths in music.

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City Shul Receives Torah from Shaar Shalom

Rabbi Elyse Goldstein of City Shul is Honoured to Receive Shaar Shalom Torah Rabbi Elyse Goldstein recently forwarded their newsletter to us to show just how thrilled their shul is to receive a Torah from our congregation. This ensures that the legacy of Shaar Shalom will go on in the City Shul as elsewhere. Select

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Building Sold

Update After Building Sold Below please find a link to a letter from Barry Barnes, President, as to the progress made as a result of the sale of the building. The letter addresses the work that has been accomplished to date and what still lies ahead of us. Letter Re Sale of Building

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Moving Update – mid August

Let’s Review the Progress on Moving To date we have had 3 dates for plaque pickups. I would like to reflect on the moving process and highlight the people who helped to simplify that process for you. There was a core group of Trudy Sassoon, Gayle Holtzman, Deana Fishman and Rhoda Gonen who organized all

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Beth Radom’s New Offer

Updated Offer from Beth Radom for Shaar Shalom Members! Beth Radom has sweetened their offer. Attached please find the details.

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Shiva Leaders

Shiva Leaders Continue to Support Shaar Shalom Members Shaar Shalom continues to support our members through the shiva process. When a loved one passes, there is a lot to take care of and a lot of deep sorrow and confusion. Our shul has historically supported those wanting to hold services at the shiva homes by

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Member Enrolment Form

Form to Be Completed by Recipient Synagogue on ENROLMENT of Shaar Shalom Member This form is provided to Synagogues who are registering Shaar Shalom members who were members in good standing as at June 30, 2016. Each of these members was provided a letter clearly outlining that they are a member in good standing as at

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Re-Enrolment Form

Form to Be Used by Synagogues RENEWING Membership of Shaar Shalom Members On the anniversary of the first renewal of membership of a member who was in good standing at Shaar Shalom on June 30, 2016, Shaar Shalom will require documentation to confirm the transaction. Attached please find the Re-Enrolment Form which both the previous Shaar

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Get to Know Adath Israel

Bruchim Ha’Baim – Welcome Adath Israel Congregation welcomes the members of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. While this is an emotional time as you look to find alternative for your shul community, we are certain that you will find in Adath Israel, the tradition Conservative community that you have been familiar with at Shaar Shalom. We strive

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Shul Leadership

Executive Barry Barnes, President bbarnes@shaarshalom.ca Rhoda Gonen, First Vice-President rgonen@shaarshalom.ca Jack Cayne, Vice-President jcayne@shaarshalom.ca Sam Chaim, Vice-President schaim@shaarshalom.ca Robbie Feldman, Treasurer rfeldman@shaarshalom.ca Morty Weisselberg, Secretary mweisselberg@shaarshalom.ca Board of Governors Michael Bowman mbowman@shaarshalom.ca Stephen Cappe scappe@shaarshalom.ca Brian Gordon bgordon@shaarshalom.ca Gayle Holtzman gholtzman@shaarshalom.ca Steve Lebner slebner@shaarshalom.ca Eric Lerner elerner@shaarshalom.ca Ralph Levine rlevine@shaarshalom.ca Gerry Lewy glewy@shaarshalom.ca Sam Mendelsohn

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Sharing Your Plans with Undecided Members

Many members are still undecided as to which synagogue they will go. This is a time for looking around and finding a good fit for each of us. But there was also a strong feeling for keeping a sense of community together even if it is not at 2 Simonston Blvd. For this reason we

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Want Your Grandchildren to be Jewish?

I just saw a video, while trying to see the video of Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem. It was  New York City Professor who talked about how those of us who are grandparents can influence our children who married other Jews but are not affiliated or for those whose children married non-Jews. I thought the video was

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Beth Sholom Synagogue

Midtown Conservative Shul Beth Shalom Synagogue is located at 1445 Eglinton Ave. W., Toronto. This is a well-established Conservative shul on Eglinton at the foot of the Allen Expressway.  Below you will find a letter from Beth Sholom’s President.   Dear Shaar Shalom Member; Although we are saddened by the loss of your synagogue community, we

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Welcome to Neshama

Neshama Congregation of York Region

Reform Neshama Congregation Neshama is reaching out to our members who would like to explore the Reform congregation. Rabbi Erin Polansky has personally extended an invitation to contact them. Please visit their website for more information.  

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Mitzvah Knitters

Mitzvah Knitters Will Continue On Monday, June 20th, Mitzvah Knitters held the final end of year party at Shaar Shalom with the traditional pizza party. There was a lovely turnout of dedicated women, members and non-members, to celebrate the work they have done over the past ten years and to honour the two chairs, Janice

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Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El, Reform Congregation Temple Emanu-El located in the Bayview and 401 area and is an inclusive and egalitarian kehilla deeply engaged in tikkun olam. Temple Emanu-El offers Shaar Shalom members to visit and consider joining their congregation. The following is an open letter to our members.

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Rabbi Fagan's Message

Rabbi Fagen’s Message

Dear Friends, For the last 18 years, I’ve had the honour of serving the Shaar Shalom family as one of the rabbis for the High Holidays.  My family and I have appreciated your warmth, and made many friends in the community. We empathize with you all as the Shaar Shalom era ends; we know how

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