Mazal Tov to our recent B'nai Mitzvah students!

Michael Feldman, son of Rosanne Kozloff and Lloyd Feldman, brother of Joshua. Grandson of Linda and Solly Feldman and Evelyn and David Kozloff. Michael is presently attending Selwyn House. Shabbat, May 6, 2017.

Orit Asefa, daughter of Habtnesh Belay and Girma Asefa, sister of Makda and Meron. Granddaughter of Tiru Aron and the late Belay Melku and Etagnehu Bitewe and Asefa Yohanes. Orit is presently attending Hebrew Foundation School. Shabbat, May 20, 2017.


Rory Guralnick, son of Michele and Mitchell Guralnick, brother of Spencer. Grandson of Barbara and Joel Engel and Marcia and Perry Guralnick. Rory is presently attending West Island College. Friday, May 26, 2017.


Ethan Benjamin Lyman, son of Bev Mitelman and Joe Lyman, brother of Jakob. Grandson of Barbie and Peter Mitelman and Bonnie and Sherwin Lyman. Great-grandson of Chana Mitelman and Isadore Levine. Ethan is presently attending Bialik High School. Shabbat, June 3, 2017.


Emma Haccoun Choquette,  daughter of Nathalie Haccoun and Robert Choquette, sister of Olivia, Nicolos, Liam and Arielle. Granddaughter of Danielle Haccoun and Joan and André Choquette. Emma is presently attending Solomon Schechter Academy. 

Shabbat, June 17, 2017.


Max Nathaniel Steinberg, son of Mona and Robert Steinberg. Grandson of Ida Gold and the late Lionel Gold and the late Sybil and Max Steinberg. Max is presently attending Okanagan Mission Secondary. Shabbat, June 24, 2017.


David Wilk, son of Melanie Emond and Lawrence Wilk, brother of Jacob. Grandson of Ita and Mark Wilk and Claire and Gilles Emond. Great-grandson of Masha Markovitch and Rose-Ange Leblond. David is presently attending West Island College. Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Jordana Tylore Goldstein, daughter of Jessica and Warren Goldstein, sister of Maximillian and Eleanore. Granddaughter of Jay and Janet Goldstein and Richard Haley and Helene Péloquin. Jordana is presently attending College Bourget.

Shabbat, September 2, 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.