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Dr Rena Secter Elbaze Appointed Executive Director of Shaarey Zedek

08/09/2023 06:00:02 PM


Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s leadership is thrilled to share some exciting and happy news with you today. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director – Dr Rena Secter...Read more...

Update on fee Live Stream for High Holy Days

25/07/2023 04:48:50 PM


Neil Duboff, President, Dr Rena Secter Elbaze, Interim Executive Director

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Free Shaarey Zedek High Holy Day Seats

09/05/2023 01:18:08 PM


Neil Duboff, President and Dr Rena Secter Elbaze, Interim Executive Director, and Director of Engagement and Education

Since our full-page advertisement came out two weeks ago in the Jewish...Read more...

Witnesses to the Holocaust - Czech Torah Scroll Program Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

05/04/2023 12:00:00 PM


Two Winnipeg Holocaust survivors have never told their stories and yet they are important witnesses to the Shoah. These survivors are two Czech Torah scrolls whose presence speaks as loud as words. The Nazis swallowed pre-war Czechoslovakia in two bites, November 1938 and March 1939, creating an occupied Czech zone called the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the independent state of Slovakia, a German ally. The Nazis destroyed many...Read more...

Passover Message and Special Video

04/04/2023 12:13:13 PM


Rabbi Anibal Mass

Dear Friends,

Before we start the celebration of Passover, the Festival of Freedom, I would like to reflect with all of you about the importance of being grateful even if we don’t necessarily have everything we think we need or want.

The reality is that we all have things in our life that are incomplete and the key to happiness is, as the Dayeinu song is teaching us, to celebrate partial successes along the way.

The...

Message from our Cantor

31/03/2023 01:12:08 PM


Cantor Leslie Emery

Dear Friends,

As the seasons shift here in Winnipeg, we begin our preparations for Pesach, planning meaningful opportunities for our community to observe...Read more...

Executive Director Ran Ukashi Resigns; Dr Rena Secter Elbaze Appointed Interim Executive Director

30/03/2023 03:45:42 PM


Neil Duboff, President

Dear Members of the Congregation,

The Board of Directors announces that after two years of dedicated leadership, Ran Ukashi will be stepping down as the...Read more...

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

05/08/2022 01:27:49 PM


Thank you for your patience as we continue to work away from our Shul on Wellington Crescent.

Please note:

Catering services are available and the current take out menu can be found by clicking here. Please reach out to our Executive Chef, Joel Lafond, by email at or call 204-975-3485. We are currently renting kitchen space at Schmoozer's, but ask you to please call Chef Lafond directly...Read more...

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...

Fri, 29 September 2023 14 Tishrei 5784