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Executive Director's Message

Greetings, esteemed members of the Kehillat Shaarei Torah community! It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the Executive Director of our beloved shul. My name is Michael N. Gilmore, and I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of managing and operating the KST office, alongside a dedicated team of individuals who are committed to the thriving of our community.

In collaboration with Rabbi Kanofsky, the esteemed Board of Directors, and various community organizations, vendors, and of utmost importance, our cherished membership, I embark on this journey to ensure that our shul functions seamlessly and continues to be a warm and welcoming place for all.

With several years of experience in community administration and marketing management,  I feel well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of our shul's operations. The synergy among our team members enables us to coordinate everything from Kiddush celebrations to Tribute Cards distribution, from ordering yahrzeit plaques to orchestrating events that resonate with the spirit of our community.

At the heart of our mission is a commitment to exceeding your expectations. We understand that every detail matters, and we strive to ensure that your experiences at KST are nothing short of exceptional. Our dedication extends beyond day-to-day tasks; I am actively engaged in both national and regional synagogue Executive Directors' conferences and support forums. This proactive approach allows us to stay at the forefront of emerging trends in synagogue fiscal management, fundraising strategies, administrative practices, promotional efforts, and community engagement.

One of the key lessons I've gleaned from my years of community involvement is that the true strength of a shul lies in the collaboration between its members and staff. Together, we can identify opportunities for meaningful engagement and overcome challenges that come our way. Your thoughts, comments, and ideas are invaluable to us – both positive and constructive. I encourage each and every one of you to reach out, share your insights, and actively participate in shaping the future of our community.

Passion drives me in all that I do, and this role is no exception. I am dedicated to being accessible to you, our valued members, should you have any needs or concerns that our shul can address. Your satisfaction and well-being are at the core of our efforts, and I am here to listen, support, and collaborate.

As we move forward together, let us continue to foster the warm and inclusive environment that KST is known for. With your engagement and support, there are no limits to what we can achieve as a community. I look forward to meeting and connecting with each of you, and I am excited about the journey that lies ahead.

Warm regards,

Michael N. Gilmore
Executive Director,
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto

Michael Gilmore joined KST as Executive Director in August 2023.

416.229.2600 x 3

Tue, November 28 2023 15 Kislev 5784