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Shaar Teens

After Bar or Bat Mitzvah, your journey at the Shaar is just beginning. Shaar Teens (grade 8 and up) is a group of high school students who love to hang out together, organize fun events, and give back to the Shaar community. Governed by a board of group members.
Would you would like to get involved in Shaar Teens?
Contact Maharat Rachel Tel. 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:
• Run carnival games and booths for the Shaar’s Chanukah Party and Purim Carnival
  • 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 Rabbi David Woolfson, Ritual Director: Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 123


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 Maharat Abby Brown Scheier, Director:
Tel. 514-937-9474 ext. 143
Fri, 21 July 2017 27 Tammuz 5777