Our Windsor Shaar Hashomayim synagogue is a replica of the namesake synagogue in Montreal. Originally planned in 1926 and built in 1929, it is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Canada. It is listed on the Heritage Register of the City of Windsor, Ontario. Pictured here is the main sanctuary.
Photographer: Louis Davidson. Used with permission.
Our Windsor Shaar Hashomayim synagogue is a replica of the namesake synagogue in Montreal. Originally planned in 1926 and built in 1929, it is one of the most beautiful synagogues in Canada. It is listed on the Heritage Register of the City of Windsor, Ontario. Pictured here are the main entrances on GIles Blvd and Goyeau Avenue.
I would like to welcome you to the new online home of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Since going live in April 2021, we have added features such as our weekly and monthly bulletins, membership application forms, donation and dues payment forms, a search capability for our Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, and a misheberach request service. In the coming months, we plan to introduce more features for our members and the community at large.
Take the opportunity to learn more about our shul, its rich history, our plans for the future, and get to know what we have to offer.
According to our constitution, our objectives are to:
We provide a place where sabbath and holiday services are held
We provide educational programs for children and adults, with emphasis on Jewish content
We encourage social activities for our members and their children
The Shaar Hashomayim cemetery provides a final resting place for the entire Jewish community
Shabbat services are held every Saturday at 9:00AM in the Main Sanctuary, with kiddush in the social hall following the services. Pedestrian and wheelchair access to the synagogue is available from the parking lot on the east side of the building.
Holiday Services are announced in the synagogue bulletin, available by email and online.
Our constitution defines us as being an Orthodox congregation, although we have made some concessions to certain Conservative practices at the request of many of our congregants. While we strive to maintain strict separation of men and women in the main sanctuary, we do provide mixed seating in our social hall; as well as limited areas of family seating in the balcony during the High Holidays.
While our synagogue is open to the public for worship, there are certain occasions when we need to maintain control over capacity. In those situations, priority will be given to members of our congregation.
If you are Jewish, you may apply to become a member. There are both individual and family memberships available. Your membership application must be accompanied by a recommendation from an existing member of the congregation. The membership committee will present your application for consideration by the Board of Directors and you will be informed of their decision.
In addition to the financial support your membership dues provide in helping us preserve Jewish culture and education in the community, your membership entitles you to participate in member-only functions, take part in elections of board members, participate as an officer or board member should you be so inclined, and to enjoy special member-only rates for various goods and services. A full list of benefits is available from the main office.
115 Giles Blvd. EastWindsor, OntarioN9A 4C1
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