Q: What type of synagogue is Shaare Zion Congregation?
A: We are a traditional egalitarian conservative synagogue.

Q: How do I join the congregation?
A: You can contact our Executive Director, Jodi Toledano at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for information on membership

Q: Can non-members attend services?
A: Most definitely! Our doors are open to the entire community and we would love to have you at our services. Please click here to view our times of services.

Q: Can non-members reserve halls for events?
A: Yes. Please contact our Executive Director, Jodi Toledano at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Can non-members attend events and programmes?
A: Yes, however, certain programmes have preferential pricing for Shaare Zion Congregation members. Please click here to view our events calendar

Q: Do you have Weddings?
A: Shaare Zion Congregation provides a beautiful venue, inspirational clergy and melodic choir.

Q: Do you have teachers to guide my child through his/her Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience?
A: Yes. Our Ritual Director Asher Tannenbaum teaches your child all the religious requirements (Maftir, Haftarah, putting on Tefillin). Rabbi Lionel Moses works with your child to create a personalized D’var Torah. Our Cantor, Adam Stotland leads a monthly family programme covering the traditional aspects of the celebration.

Q: When does the Shaare Zion Congregation choir perform?
A: Our choir performs during Shabbat morning and Holiday services from March to June and from August to December.

Q: Is the choir available to perform at a Bat/Bar Mitzvah or wedding?
A: Yes, our choir is available for special occasions on request. Please contact our Executive Director Jodi Toledano at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for additional information and to book our choir for your event.

Q: How do I contact the Rabbi?
A: You can reach Rabbi Lionel Moses, through our main office number of 514-481-7727 ext. 228. For additional contact information please click here for our general contact page.

Q: How do I get to your synagogue?
A: Our synagogue is situated on Cote-St-Luc Road. Click here for a full interactive map and detailed instructions.

Q: How can I make a contribution to your congregation?
A: Online donations can be made here. Please contact Rosanne Puritz at 514-481-7727 ext.223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for additional information on how you can contribute.

Q: Do you serve Kiddush after Shabbat services?
A: Yes, we serve Kiddush after Shabbat Services in one of our reception halls. Please feel free to come down after services to socialize and enjoy refreshments.

Q: When are the service times to recite Kaddish?
A: Please click here to view the times of services on our calendar.

Q: What classes do you offer?
A: Our classes vary depending on the time of year. 

Q: Do you offer a conversion programme?
A: Yes, Shaare Zion Congregation, in association with Shaare Zedek Congregation and Congregation Beth-El offer a conversion programme to individuals and couples interested in conversion to Judaism. For more information, please contact Rabbi Lionel Moses at 514-481-7727 ext. 228.

Q: How do I become a member of Shaare Zion?
A: For all membership inquiries, please contact our Executive Director Jodi Toledano
Ext. 227
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Q: Who do I contact to book a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding or bris/baby naming?
A: To book a life cycle event, please contact our Executive Director, Jodi Toledano
Ext. 227
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Q: How do I purchase Judaica or religious articles such as prayer books, candles and CDs …?
A: Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Debbie Hurwitz Cooper
Ext. 224
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Q: How do I make a donation or purchase a memorial tablet or celebratory leaf on the Tree of Life?A: To make a donation, please contact Rosanne Puritz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ext. 223). To purchase a memorial tablet or celebratory leaf please contact Debbie Hurwitz Cooper (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ext. 224).
Please click here to see our donations page for more details on ways to give.

Q: Who do I contact for inquiries regarding cemetery upkeep?
A: Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Debbie Hurwitz Cooper
Ext. 224
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Q: Who do I contact if I would like to include an announcement (birth, engagement, marriage, anniversary, birthday, academic or professional achievement) in the bulletin or on the website?
A: Please contact our Desktop Publisher, Brenda Saptel Batterton
Ext. 235
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Q: I have a question for the Rabbi but cannot reach him. Who can I speak to?
A: Please be in touch with the Rabbi’s Secretary, Rosanne Puritz
Ext. 223
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Q: I am interested in joining the Shaare Zion Congregation choir. Who should I talk to?
A: Please contact our Choir Director, Shimon Radu
Ext. 239
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Q: I would like Kaddish to be recited on behalf of a loved one. Who should I speak to?
A: Ritual Director Asher Tannenbaum is available to say Kaddish for the 11 month period and yahrzeit observances, on behalf of those who cannot attend services. Please contact him to make arrangements
Ext. 237
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