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Programs, Adult Education, Tikun Olam

Shalom, Hello! My name is Rena, and I work to connect congregants to Jewish life, to one another, and to the synagogue community by offering meaningful learning opportunities and experiential Judaism through rich Shabbat, holiday and cultural programs. Whether you want to volunteer, come to a program, explore educational opportunities, or don't know where to begin, I can help you.

Our annual and ongoing offerings include:

  • Adults: Sukkot Seudah, Tu B'Shevat Seder, Megillah Reading, and Tu B'Av Celebration of Love.
  • Adult Education: Young Adult Chamishi Shaarey Zedek professional development, Real Women of Jewish Winnipeg education and networking, Shabbat: A Taste of the World to Come Shabbat preparation topics and food, Torah L'Chayim Torah study, Choosing Judaism conversion and Judaism refresher course, Hebrew Reading Course Levels I and II, Tikun Leil Shavuot, Tikun Leil Tisha B'Av, and webinars.
  • Family Events/Programs: Chanukah Celebration, Purim Extravaganza, Shabbat Dinners, and Baby / Toddler Playgroups.
  • General Audience: Sukkot Seudah, Megillah Reading, and Congregational Pesach Seder.
  • Tikun Olam: Winnipeg Harvest volunteer night, West Broadway Ministries Christmas luncheon, JCFS Food Yom Kippur Drive and ongoing food collection, Winnipeg Harvest Yom Kippur Drive and ongoing food collection, Eyewear Collection for third world distribution (Sisterhood also collects for Willow Place Women's Shelter. We also have a B'nai Brith Donation Blue Bin onsite.)

Reach out to us — we're here to help!

Dr Rena Secter Elbaze
Engagement & Education Director

Upcoming Events!

All Events
  • Monday ,
    OctOctober  5 , 2020
    Virtual Sukkah Hop and BYODinner

    Monday, Oct 5th 6:30p to 7:30p
    Welcome to the tent! Join our Rabbis and Engagement Team for learning and entertainment including singing, stories, crafts, and Sukkot Trivia – Virtually visit the Rabbis at home in their Sukkahs and the Shaarey Zedek Sukkah with live and pre-recorded segments hosted by Rabbi Aníbal Mass! Watch us shake the Lulav and Etrog and perform the traditional blessings --- find out what has been bringing Jews into the “tent” for thousands of years! Participants: Rabbi Matthew Leibl; Rabbi Aníbal Mass; Rabbi Emeritus Alan Green; Leslie Emery, Lay Clergy; Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze, Engagement and Education Director --- and their families! >>> BYODinner or ORDER SZ PIZZA! Arrange your own dinner (aka BYOD), OR order Gourmet Pizza from our Catering Department by >>>Friday, October 2<<< – Contact Executive Chef Joel Lafond at 204-975-3485 or (Cost [add tax]: Cheese Pizza $12, Veggie Delight $15, Cupcakes $2.25ea (Chocolate or vanilla)) Event live streaming on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM CST on: (chat, when logged in) (chat, when logged in) (no chat) This event does not require registration – but if you are ordering pizza, please call the catering department by Friday, October 2. Chag Sameach! Questions? Reach out to us -- we're here to help! Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze 204-975-3489



Tue, 29 September 2020 11 Tishrei 5781