FAQ

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, David Moscovitch at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This e-mail 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, David Moscovitch at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This e-mail 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, David Moscovitch at 514-481-7727 ext. 227 or This e-mail 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 our Administrative Assistant, Debbie Hurwitz Cooper at 514-481-7727 ext.224 or This e-mail 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. Please click here to view our current and upcoming classes.

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: What active committees are there and how can I join?
A: We have many active committees. Please click here for a full list as well as information on how to join.