A shul itself does not make a community. A shul can be the center of a community, a meeting place, a house of prayer and study. But it is the members of the community who make it what it is—with our studying, praying, acts of positive change in the community, mutual support, and welcoming guests and friends and visitors; that’s what makes a community.
Kehillat Shaarei Torah is a real community of caring, interested, engaged Jews. We study together, pray together, talk about currents events together, eat together, even say L’chaim together. We take care of each other, look after each other’s welfare, try to do good things for our community, the larger Jewish community, and the Toronto community at large.
Whether you consider yourself orthodox or not, modern or not, particularly knowledgable or not, you should try us out. You’ll see that our shul is full of all kinds of Jews, from all four corners of the globe. We agree on some things; disagree (sometimes passionately!) on others. But we all know that a kehillah, a community, a shul will be what we make of it. Join us for prayers any morning; a nice Kiddush (now with cholent) on shabbat morning, a discussion group over bagels and coffee Friday, or any number of other events and get-togethers. Become part of our community—we’d love to see you!
Rabbi Joe Kanofsky