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New at the Shaar!

NCSY Teen Program for Grades 7 - 11

Wednesday night get-togethers,  6:00 - 7:15 PM
led by our Shinshinim (Israeli youth leaders).  Activities, discussions, and leadership development. Pizza dinner included. 
Saturday and Sunday night programming
Movies, laser tag, open gym, and city-wide and regional NCSY events. 
Volunteer opportunities 
Community service hours provided.
Leadership through the Shaar Chapter Board
Grades 9-11 can join the Board to help plan events.  Monthly on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:00 PM.
Open to all teens.  Shaar membership not required for participation.
info: Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold 514.937.9474 ext. 174

Community Service Hours

The Shaar offers many ways for teens to complete their community service hours. Some of the volunteer opportunities available for teens include:
  • Monitor our games/activities at our Purim and Chanukah celebrations
  • Become a teacher’s assistant at Netivot Afternoon School
  • Become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Mentor
  • Prepare meals at MADA
  • Visit the elderly at Place Kensington
  • Assist with Tot Shabbat and Shabbat in the Park
  • Assist with Meals on Wheels

Sign-up for teen community service hours today!

Contact Maharat Rachel: Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 174

Bimah Boys and Girls

Become a Bimah Boy and be responsible for ensuring the smooth flow of Shabbat morning services. Bimah Girls help to facilitate women’s honours during the service, such as reciting the government prayers and giving the closing benediction. Bimah Girls play an especially important role on holidays and other occasions when the Torah is carried through the women’s section.
For more information, contact Yosi Even-Hen, Ritual Director: Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 119


Noam Afternoon School

The Noam program at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim provides continuing Jewish education to high school students. Noam participants are graduates of Jewish elementary day school who currently attend secular high school.
At Noam, we learn and discuss Jewish texts in a serious, yet informal way. The program furthers the students’ Judaic knowledge and provides frequent opportunities to interact with their Jewish peers in a comfortable, welcoming, and stimulating environment.
  • Shabbat dinner / Shabbaton
  • Community service
  • Hebrew brush-up
  • Trip to New York City
Noam was the recipient of a Gen J Promise Grant, awarded in recognition of our integral mission to promote Jewish identity and knowledge to teenagers in our Jewish community. Noam meets every Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:45 PM
Sign up your child for Noam today!
Contact Rabba Abby Brown Scheier, Director:
Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 143
Tue, 19 September 2017 28 Elul 5777