Category Archives: Other Shul’s Communications

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Why the crowds keep growing at The Song Shul

See the Great Thing Happening at the Song Shul

Song Shul

 

 
  • Cantor Simon Spiro and the fabulous Toronto Festival Singers
    (You’ve never heard anything like it) 
  • Music Mini-yan
    (For little ones)
  • Davening in-the-round
    (So easy to sing with us)
  • The Shabbat Starbucks Coffee Lounge
    (For not-so-little ones)
  • A compelling and to-the-point Staccato Sermonette
    (If you don’t hit oil after 8 minutes, stop boring) 
  • Best kiddush in town
    (with gourmet cheesecake for Shavuot) 
  • The whimsical Torah Bubble Parade
    (You saw it here first!) 
  • The happy feeling in the air!
    (THIS is how a shul should feel!)

See for yourself and The Song Shul will become YOUR shul!

 

 

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Top Ten Reasons

To Join Petah Tikva Anshe Catilla Congregation

Top Ten Reasons to Join Petah Tikva

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 a warm and welcoming environment.  Petah Tikva Congregation is family-oriented and committed to building a strong and caring community rooted in Torah values, mitzvoth and chesed.

To view their weekly bulletin, click here.


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Why Shaar Shalom Members Chose Beth David

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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 exceptional Clergy team: Rabbi Philip Scheim, Cantor Marshall Loomer and Ritual Director Michael Rubin
  • Located at Bathurst & Sheppard (plus auxiliary High Holy Day services in Richmond Hill); with 850 members, we’re not too big but not too small!
  • Traditional service structure with 3 daily minyanim; women take part in virtually all aspects of prayer
  • Extensive programs and activities for all ages, including dozens of adult education programs, Shabbat morning youth and teen programs, family events celebrating all the chaggim, and casual community Shabbat dinners, to name a few
  • Lots of groups: Yedidim, Kadima and USY, Young Professionals, Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Club Chaverut (for seniors)
  • Honoured to be the new home of “Shaar Shalom Singles at Beth David
  • Lots of wonderful volunteers and plenty of volunteer opportunities
  • Proudly affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  • Special 3-year introductory rates for Shaar Shalom Members starting this year at $180 (single) and $360 (family)

Please visit www.bethdavid.com/shaar-shalom for more information. We invite you to contact our Executive Director Anita Bloom at 416 633-5500 to discuss joining Beth David.

Kind regards,

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Barry Levine           

President

 

PS: mark your calendar for Shabbat Unplugged on Saturday, January 28th from 2 pm to 6 pm!


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10 Reasons to Make Beth David Your Home

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:

  1. An Egalitarian Conservative community where members of all ages “Participate, Learn and Grow”
  2. Located at Bathurst & Sheppard with auxiliary High Holy Day services in Richmond Hill; with 850 members (families and singles), we’re not to0 big, not too small, just right!
  3. Led by an exceptional Clergy team: Rabbi Philip Scheim, Cantor Marshall Loomer and Ritual Director Michael Rubin
  4. Traditional service structure with 3 daily minyanin; women take part in virtually all aspects of prayer
  5. Extensive programs and activities for all ages, including dozens of adult education programs, Shabbat morning youth and teen programs, family-oriented events celebrating all the chaggim, and casual community Shabbat dinners, to name a few
  6. Programs for Very Young Families, Yedidim (Grades 1-5), Kadima (Grades 6-8) and United Synagogue Youth (Grades 9-12), active Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Club Chaverut (for seniors) and much more
  7. Lots of wonderful volunteers and plenty of volunteer opportunities
  8. Honoured to be the new home of “Shaar Shalom Singles
  9. Proudly affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  10. Special 3-year introductory rates for Shaar Shalom Members starting this year at $180 (single) and $360 (family)

Please visit www.bethdavid.com/shaar-shalom for more information. We invite you to contact our Executive Director, Anita Bloom at 416 633-5500 to discuss joining Beth David.

sukkahJoin us for Sukkah Decorating and Brunch on Sunday, October 16th at 10:00 AM!

Wishing you and your loved ones a Shanah Tovah Umetukah,

barry-levine_sigBarry Levine
President

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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.

Beth Radom Revised Offer


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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 to provide a warm and welcoming environment where our members can come together in prayer, learning and community-oriented activities. Our clergy, professional staff and lay leaders commit to working with you to help each member create a new spiritual home at Adath Israel.

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Beth Sholom Sanctuary

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.

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Dear Shaar Shalom Member;

Although we are saddened by the loss of your synagogue community, we are very excited about the opportunity to invite you to join us and become a part of ours. 

Here, you will find a warm and welcoming congregation, led by Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich.  Our services have a traditional format, yet are modern, inclusive and engaging within traditional conservative Judaism, as evidenced by our once monthly Shabbat Beth Sholom; a Shabbat program that begins with a learning session with the Rabbi at the Shabbat Café followed by a unique musical Shabbat service interspersed with short sermonettes from Rabbi Flanzraich.

We have also recently introduced a new concept Hebrew School – Sholom Learning, a new approach to Hebrew school – flexible, innovative and active learning.  It includes two components – Shabbat Do-n-Learn which is a twice monthly Shabbat Family experience where kids learn about Jewish Values, prayer, Bible stories, holidays etc. through experiential, interactive activities.  The second component – Hebrew Connections is all about learning Hebrew through singing, movement, speaking and listening in a fun, interactive environment. 

Beth Sholom, under the direction of Cantor Eric Moses, prides itself on its innovative musical component, exclusive to Beth Sholom – our Ruach singers A Capella choir.  We continue to offer a traditional professional choir and are very proud of our young Junior Ruach singers youth choir. 

It’s important that families pray together at High Holy Days so we provide all members with reserved high holy day seating in two choices of rooms and provide for the opportunity for members to pre reserve seats with their families for their guests. 

If you would like more information detailing the opportunities available to Shaar Shalom members, please contact our Executive Director, Barbara Berke who will be happy to provide you with this information.  

We look forward to welcoming your family to our family.   

Sincerely,

BETH SHOLOM SYNAGOGUE

Steven Goldenberg

President


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Welcome to Neshama

Neshama Congregation of York Region

Reform Neshama Congregation

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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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Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El, Reform Congregation

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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.

Temple Emanu-El Open Letter