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Facilities

Awe-inspiring facilities


 
The Shaar Hashomayim synagogue is renowned for its extensive facilities. Shaar weddings are described as breathtakingly beautiful and surprisingly affordable. Our Main Sanctuary, with its awe-inspiring central aisle, is recognized as the most magnificent in Montreal.
Our staff, with many years of experience in event planning, provide personalized attention to every detail. We work hard to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests.
The Shaar building is accessible to those with limited mobility, with ramps and an elevator.
 

Beautiful Spaces for Every Occasion

The Shaar is considered the premier venue for weddings and B’nei Mitzvah celebrations, community events, tribute dinners, concerts, lectures and seminars. We offer a range of different sized banquet halls and meeting rooms, from the most intimate to the most lavish.
 

Main Sanctuary

The Main Sanctuary’s stained-glass windows, stately stone pillars, original wood paneling and the 40 foot tall ceiling make it the most elegant venue in Montreal. The majestic bimah, ark and choir loft invoke the very essence of Jewish tradition.

Capacity:
Seating for 1,800
 

Chapel



The Chapel provides a more intimate setting for smaller ceremonies and celebrations, such as weddings, Brit Milah or Baby Namings. Weekday, Friday Night and some evening Holiday Services are held in the Chapel. During the quiet months of January and July, most services are held in the Chapel.
 
Capacity:
Seating for 260
 

Lande Hall

 

The largest of our two banquet halls, Lande Hall boasts a spectacular chandelier and state-of-the art audio/visual capabilities. This hall is a masterpiece of understated elegance.
Capacity:
Cocktail reception 600
Seated at tables, no dance floor 540
Seated at tables, with dance floor 460
Theatre-style seating 900
 

Victor Hall


This modern banquet hall features stunning detail with wood flooring and ambient lighting.
Capacity:
Cocktail reception 300
Seated at tables, no dance floor 260
Seated at tables, with dance floor 200
Theatre-style seating 400
Victor Hall can be enlarged to include adjoining rooms for an even greater capacity.
Connected by the Paperman Lobby, the close proximity of Lande and Victor Halls makes them ideal for a cocktails/dinner combination.
 

Goodman and Raby Kiddush Rooms


 
Ideal for small gatherings and intimate functions. These two rooms have movable walls, which open to create a large space.
Capacity:
150
 

Corber, Adelson & Hoppenheim Meeting Rooms

Ideal for meetings, lectures and classes. These three rooms have movable walls, which open to a create a large space.
Capacity:
Each room, seated at tables 30
Combined rooms, seated at tables 100
 

Beutel Rabbinic Suite and Ben Korda Beit Midrash
 

A suite containing the Rabbinic offices as well as the Ben Korda Beit Midrash, this intimate space is ideal for a private ‘Rabbi’s Study’ wedding.
 

Bronfman Youth Lounge

This environmentally friendly space with WiFi connection, whiteboards, computers, big screen TV and mini kitchen, was created with young people in mind. It is conducive to lounging, meeting, studying, lectures and classes.
 

Segal Recreation Center

This full-size gymnasium offers basketball courts, volleyball nets and sports equipment for athletes of all ages and stages and bleachers for the comfort of spectators.
 

Deitcher Courtyard

We offer a breathtakingly-beautiful outdoor garden in our private enclosed courtyard. This space can be used for receptions, wedding ceremonies, parties or BBQ’s.
Capacity:
Cocktails/reception 300
Seated at tables 200
 

Indoor Parking

The Shaar is the only synagogue in Montreal with an underground indoor parking facility. Valet parking is available.
 

Catering


 
An experienced and professional in-house catering team can create a custom menu to meet your specific needs. Two fully-equipped kosher kitchens (dairy and meat) can accommodate large-scale functions. All kosher caterers are welcome.

For more information about our facilities, please contact Stephanie Nagus, Booking Manager:

Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 169
Tue, 19 September 2017 28 Elul 5777