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Community Service and so much more

Shaar Chapter of NCSY


The Shaar offers a complete array of teen programming, within the rubric of the Shaar Chapter of NCSY. Teens in Grades 7-11 are encouraged to take advantage of the following opportunities:


Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM

with our Shinshinim (young Israelis) and NCSY Chapter Advisor

Activities and discussions ranging from the silly to the sublime, on the themes of Israel, Jewish ethics, and upcoming holidays, with our Shinshinim (young Israeli volunteers) and NCSY Chapter Advisor. The Shaar Clergy leads some of the discussions as well. Dinner always included. If a teen becomes a regular Wednesday night attendee, we ask for a $360 suggested donation to cover the cost of dinner for the year.


Regional programs with NCSY – Teens are invited to join city-wide and regional NCSY events, to meet other teens from around Montreal and beyond. These include Shabbaton trips, learning programs, and social events.


Volunteer opportunities – Throughout the year, teens are invited to volunteer their time and talent within the congregation’s activities. For example, they might help with a Purim carnival or Chanukah party for younger kids. They might choose to bake for Meals on Wheels. As part of the Shaar community, our teens are encouraged to give back.


These teen activities offered through the Shaar’s NCSY Chapter are open to all teens, whether or not they are members of Shaar Hashomayim. Leadership opportunities are available through the Shaar Chapter as well as the city-wide Montreal NCSY Student Board.

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:
  • Monitoring our games/activities at our Purim and Chanukah celebrations
  • Becoming a teacher’s assistant at Netivot Afternoon School
  • Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Mentor
  • Preparing meals at MADA
  • Visiting the elderly at Place Kensington
  • Assisting with Tot Shabbat and Shabbat in the Park
  • Assisting with Meals on Wheels

Sign-up for teen community service hours today!

Contact Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold 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
Monday, June 17, 2024 11 Sivan 5784