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Support the JCFS Passover Assistance Program and help less fortunate families celebrate Pesach this year

27/03/2023 05:47:05 PM


Neil Duboff, President
Fanny Levy, Vice-President
& Tikun Olam Committee Chair

Dear Friends,

The Passover Haggadah opens with an important statement: “All who are hungry, let them come and eat!”

The practice of collecting Ma’ot Chitim, “wheat money” for the purchase of Matzah for the poor, is mentioned in the Jerusalem Talmud dating back over 1600 years!

 In this tradition and in the spirit of enabling everyone in our...Read more...

SZ Haggadah Now Available

27/03/2023 12:00:24 PM


Available in the Shaarey Zedek Office at Temple Shalom (1077 Grant Avenue) and on the table outside the Temple Shalom Sanctuary if picking up after services. Please remember the Shaarey Zedek office is open weekdays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until 3:00 PM on Fridays. The office will close on Erev Pesach, Wednesday, April 5, at 1:00 PM.



Capital Campaign Update from the President & Capital Campaign Chair

23/03/2023 04:50:00 PM


Neil Duboff, President, Capital Campaign Chair

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you well! I’m pleased to provide the following progress report regarding the building project and related L’Dor Va...Read more...

Message from the President & Capital Campaign Chair

16/03/2023 01:10:22 PM


Neil Duboff, President, Capital Campaign Chair

In Judaism, the synagogue is much more than just a building. It is a sacred space where we connect with God, with one another, and with our shared history and traditions. It is a place where we find...Read more...

Message from the Communications Committee Chair

10/03/2023 10:51:41 AM


Dr Ted Lyons OC, Communications Committee Chair

Communications is critical, not only within an organization, but most most importantly to its membership. To improve our communication with the congregation, and to ensure that our members know what is happening at the synagogue, we are exploring and adopting a variety...Read more...

Message from the Catering Committee Chair 

02/03/2023 02:45:13 PM


Noam Millo, Catering Committee Chair

Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to hear from various board, executive and clergy members regarding our shared vision for a thriving Congregation Shaarey Zedek.


Message from our Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Alan Green

23/02/2023 04:50:08 PM


Rabbi Alan Green, Rabbi Emeritus

Greetings from Fairfield, Iowa! Those who know something about Iowa will know that the University of Iowa, with its 30,000 students, is located in Iowa City—about an hour north of Fairfield. Iowa City is...Read more...

Message from the Executive Director

16/02/2023 04:31:11 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

As the Jewish Nation—Am Yisrael—we are not simply mere individuals who share a religious identity. After all, we are a whole that is much more than the sum of our parts. We Jews are, in fact, a kehillah,...Read more...

Message from the Vice President & the Tikun Olam Committee Chair 

09/02/2023 02:11:46 PM


Fanny Levy, Vice President, Tikun Olam Committee Chair



This week, I’d like to share my experience with a tradition that has been a part of Judaism since the 3rd...Read more...

Message from Rabbi Anibal Mass

02/02/2023 05:00:10 PM


Rabbi Anibal Mass, Spiritual Leader



As we start the journey towards spring, the exciting changes for the building at 561 Wellington...Read more...

Message from Board of Directors Member 

26/01/2023 03:30:54 PM


Jonathan Kroft, Board of Directors Member


In his first message to us this year our new president, Neil Duboff, emphasized how important timely communication is to the health of our synagogue.

In...

Message from the Membership Committee Chair

19/01/2023 05:46:40 PM


Amy Karlinsky, Membership Committee Chair

The Membership Committee affirms the value of participating in and growing with Jewish communal life in Winnipeg. All of us have had powerful and meaningful experiences at Shul, engaging in individual, familial, communal life cycle events, prayer services —...Read more...

Message from the Executive Director

12/01/2023 06:00:58 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

It is from the wisdom of King Solomon in Mishlei Shlomo, the Book of Proverbs, that the Jewish People learn the value of seeking wise counsel from others. In the words of King Solomon “without counsel plans fail, but with many advisors they succeed...Read more...

Shaarey Zedek Announces New Chief Financial Officer Joel Boroditsky

06/01/2023 12:00:05 PM



We are pleased to announce that Joel...

Message from the President

05/01/2023 12:00:13 PM


Neil Duboff, President



I am truly honored...

Daily Kiddush Returns

04/11/2022 05:00:18 PM


Accessibility Notice: Planning Your Visit for Shaarey Zedek Services at Temple Shalom

12/10/2022 02:52:59 PM


Although Temple Shalom does not have their own elevator or wheelchair lift system, we are happy to arrange for the use of the Shalom Garden Housing Co-Op elevator next door to the shul — A corridor with locked doors connects the two buildings, providing access to the Sanctuary in the upper level, and Offices and Social Hall in the lower level. Shalom Garden is not open to the public and as mentioned, locked doors separate the two buildings....Read more...

High Holy Days 2022 / 5783

01/09/2022 03:00:47 PM


High Holy Days 2022 / 5783

Dear members,

We are happy to announce that Shaarey Zedek High Holy Day Services for 2022 will take place both in-person at the Berney Theatre at the Asper Campus, as well as streaming online! We thank you for your patience as we explored available options over the summer and continue to navigate a once-in-a-life-time temporary move during renovations. High Holy Day tickets account...Read more...

Temporary Location // Update (Nov 2022)

05/08/2022 01:27:49 PM


Good afternoon,

One update to report this week:

Catering services are available and the current takeout menu can be found by clicking here. Please reach out to our Executive Chef, Joel Lafond, by email at or call 204-975-3485 (the phone is now working). A reminder, please do not contact Schmoozer's to reach us.

A reminder that:

Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Shabbat Morning...

27/07/2022 09:16:13 AM


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Synagogue Closure for Renovations // Relocation in Late-July

30/06/2022 05:00:00 PM


Gary Hyman, President & Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

Dear Friends,

The number one question we’ve been asked in 2022 is about the relocation of synagogue operations during construction. We appreciate your patience with us — it has been a challenging process to assess options, reach consensus, and negotiate lease terms. Today we are pleased to provide you with the plan! After exploring countless options from commercial spaces to hotels, we chose to keep close to the Jewish community...Read more...

Vandalism at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery

29/06/2022 02:52:59 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director


Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that all of the headstones have been reinstalled to their normal placement. The location of the vandalism was in sections 1 and 2 — we are in the process of cataloguing the damage and contacting families. The Winnipeg Police investigation continues and we hope for justice in this matter — we will provide additional...Read more...

Synagogue Closure // Snowstorm

12/04/2022 04:00:02 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

UPDATE APRIL 15, 2022 — Shabbat Morning Service and the Congregational Second Seder will proceed in-person and stream online. The synagogue office will reopen on Monday. Chag Pesach Sameach.


# ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW from April 12, 2022 #

Dear Friends,

A major storm is expected to bring significant accumulations of snow to the City of Winnipeg and will include high winds and...Read more...

COVID19 Protocols Observed

16/03/2022 12:10:28 PM


Immunization Card and Government-Issued Photo ID must be presented by adults entering the building. We will accept parental confirmation of immunization for teens and children that do not have Immunization Cards since these are not widely available for children. Note: Children Ages 4 and under are not eligible for vaccination in Manitoba, but are welcome to attend Shaarey Zedek programs and services. Masks must be worn at all times. If you...Read more...

Synagogue Reopening March 2022

09/03/2022 09:30:30 AM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

As the province counts down to lifting COVID-19 restrictions, Congregation Shaarey Zedek is taking a staged approach to reopening in the interest of the health and safety of congregants, volunteers, clergy, and staff.

Effective Wednesday, March 16, Shaarey Zedek will reopen for in-person Social-Cultural Programs, Adult Education, Life Cycle Events, Private Functions, and Services with some limitations and...Read more...

Capital Campaign Launches

01/02/2022 04:19:11 PM


For over 130 years, Shaarey Zedek has been the gathering place for the Jewish community in Winnipeg and the traditions we share. And now, our story continues with a new chapter. With L’Dor Va Dor, the campaign to enhance and update our institution, we are asking our community to come together and make this necessary and exciting change possible.

Visit the Capital Campaign Website for more information


We Stand with Congregation Beth Israel

17/01/2022 05:30:37 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

Dear Congregants and Community Members,

On Saturday, Jewish communities across North America and beyond were rocked by an act of terror that took place during Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The synagogue’s Rabbi and three congregants were taken hostage, and thankfully, after many hours made a heroic and safe escape.

We are happy that the hostages are now free...

Synagogue Closure // COVID Safety Protocols

29/12/2021 05:03:17 PM


Ran Ukashi, Executive Director

Dear Congregants and Community Members,

As COVID-19 Omicron variant rapidly circulates in our province, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to close the shul once again for the safety of the congregation, clergy, and staff. The closure will affect our operations in the following ways:

Prayer Services — In-person attendance is cancelled as of December 30, 2021. We will pivot back to online...Read more...

Tikun Olam Committee Reaches Fundraising Goal

29/12/2021 10:00:22 AM


Todah Rabah, Thank you, for supporting Jewish Family Service and West Broadway Ministries Clients! Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s Tikun Olam Committee set out to raise $3000, and donors stepped up in a big way and helped us get to $4577!

Funds raised were used to...

COVID Immunization Requirements to Attend Events, Programs, and Services at Congregation Shaarey Zedek

23/12/2021 04:10:53 PM


A valid government issued COVID Immunization Card and photo ID are required for adults and children ages 12 and up to attend Daily Minyan, Shabbat Morning Services, and any other services, events, programs, or meetings at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. These cards must be presented upon checking into the venue.

If you have any questions about attendance requirements, please contact our Executive Director, Ran Ukashi at 204-975-3482 or by...Read more...

Thu, 30 March 2023 8 Nisan 5783