Shaare Zedek Congregation (Montreal)

Shaare Zedek Congregation is a Conservative Jewish synagogue located in the residential district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Shaare Zedek Congregation
Shaare Zedek logo
AffiliationConservative Judaism
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusSynagogue
LeadershipRabbi Alan W. Bright
Location5305 Rosedale Avenue, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec H4V 2H7
Shaare Zedek Congregation (Montreal) is located in Montreal
Shaare Zedek Congregation (Montreal)
Location in Montreal
Geographic coordinates45°28′02″N 73°38′56″W / 45.4671°N 73.6489°W / 45.4671; -73.6489

History edit

Founded in 1953 as the Orthodox Jewish[1] Congregation of Western N.D.G., the synagogue was established to meet the needs of those Jewish families moving to western Montreal and to set up a Hebrew elementary school.

At first, both school and services were housed in temporary locations until land was purchased and a building constructed. The new building, on Chester in N.D.G., was ready in 1954; it was further expanded in 1962. In 1955, the school became affiliated with the United Talmud Torahs of Montreal and is now rented as a day care center. The congregation changed to the Conservative rite in 1955.[1] The facade of the synagogue, added in 1985, depicts the Ten Commandments in blue neon lights.

In an unusual move for a conservative synagogue, in 2010 the congregation adopted a siddur endorsed by the Modern Orthodox Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Arnold, Janice (7 July 2010). "Shaare Zedek adopts Koren Sacks siddur". The Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 24 October 2023.

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