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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 services only and offer online Aliyot and honours. We will communicate plans to re-open as soon as permissible. (

Life Cycle and Related Events — In-house events will not be allowed in January 2022, however, our Rabbi may be available to attend some life cycle events virtually. We will revisit this approach in the coming weeks. Funerals will continue to be held graveside with clergy attendance, and in the shul when temperatures are below -27°C. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Facility Rentals — New bookings for in-house events in the short-term will not be scheduled, including private meetings, luncheons, parties, and other facility rentals.

Social-Cultural Programs, Events, and Adult Education — For the time being, all offerings will be planned for online participation only. (

Gift Shop – The store is currently closed but can be opened for purchases by appointment. Please call 204-975-3487 to arrange.

Catering – Our catering team is available for take out orders. (

Office – The office will remain open during regular hours but with limited in-house staff, but all are accessible by phone and email. If you need to send a tribute, make a donation, or have synagogue business, the office is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays (closing at 3:00 PM Fridays for Shabbat) Note: We are closed at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 31, and closed all day on Monday, January 3.

To access our team's listing of phone numbers and email addresses, click here for our clergy, and click here for our staff. Reach out to us – we’re here to help! 204-452-3711 or

We want to wish you and your family and friends now more than ever, a happy and HEALTHY 2022.

Ran Ukashi
Executive Director
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Direct Line 204-975-3482 
Shul Office: 204-452-3711

Sat, 13 August 2022 16 Av 5782