Mazal Tov to our recent B'nai Mitzvah students!


Adam Ethan Fellen, son of Diana and Mitchell Fellen, brother of Isabelle and David. Grandson of Marlene and Jeff Fellen and Ida and Nazzareno Salvati. Adam is presently attending Bialik High School. Thursday, September 14, 2017.




Alex Yazer, son of Julie Kristof and Murray Yazer, brother of Miriam. Grandson of Sheila and Michael Kristof and Myrna and Harold Yazer. Alex is presently attending Bialik High School. Shabbat, October 7, 2017.




Tal Smith, son of Andrea Ross and Craig Smith, brother of Ari, Ashley and Noa. Grandson of Adrienne and Alan Smith and Penny Ross and the late Arthur Ross. Great-grandson of Helen Aronowitz. Tal is presently attending Bialik High School. Monday, October 9, 2017.



Individual Bar and Bat Mitzvah

Shaare Zion Congregation is proud to be the synagogue of choice for dozens of B’nai Mitzvah celebrations annually. We pride ourselves on our excellent teachers, engaging monthly programme, the beauty of our religious services and elegance of our halls.

There are several opportunities for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to be called to the Torah:

  • • Shabbat Morning
  • • Shabbat Minhah-Ma’ariv-Havdallah
  • • Monday or Thursday Morning
  • • Festival days (Rosh Hodesh, Sukkot, Hannukah, etc)


Both boys (age 13) and girls (age 12-13) are eligible to have an aliyah, read from the Torah and chant the Haftarah. For non-Shabbat morning celebrations, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah can learn to lead elements of the prayer service. Use one of our halls for the celebratory Seudat Mitzvah (special meal) afterwards.

West Island Option
For those families living on the West Island, Shaare Zion Congregation is pleased to offer lessons in your neighbourhood. Please ask for details when you call for information.

The office will take reservations up to three years in advance. To make your Bar/Bat Mitzvah reservation, 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.