General News

Welcome Rabbi Miriam Spitzer!

Please join us in welcoming  our next clergical candidate, Rabbi Miriam Spitzer to the Shaar! We hope you will attend services throughout the weekend if you are able.

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Mazel tov …

Rabbi Ari Isnberg Grzeda and Gila Wilensky April 7 2019

to Rabbi Ari Isenberg-Grzeda and Gila Wilensky on their April 7, 2019 marriage in Closter New Jersey!

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Gift Shop

Passover is coming soon and the Shaar Gift Shop has all of your holiday needs, Hagadahs, Seder Plates-at a wide variety of prices, Matzo Plates, Matzo Covers, Afikomen Bags-avoid the crumbs everywhere! Please come in to see for yourself. We also now have a selection of mezuzahs–including designs by Michael Aram and Lenox.

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Jews in Cape Breton

Whitney Pier Synagogue 1960

The impact of the Cape Breton Jewish community is chronicled in an article in the Nova Scotian insert to The Chronicle Herald on April 1, 2019. Read the article online by clicking here!

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Michael Falk tells his story…

Michael Falk

about the kindness and bravery of those who hid Michael and his mother during the Holocaust. This “must read” story was published in the September 15th edition of The Chronicle Herald: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/series-the-holocaust-mother-son-saved-by-friends-and-fighters-241320/  

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Dalhousie University Released a Video on Constance Glube: Canada’s First Jewish Female Provincial Chief Justice

“Constance Glube’s (1931-2016) legacy includes a long list of firsts within the Canadian judicial system, but to her many friends and colleagues, “Connie’s” passion for helping others, her modesty and her decisiveness shape the stories told about her. These traits all came together to make Glube a diligent trailblazer for women and minorities throughout her…

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