Shaarei Beth El Congregation

Welcome to Shaarei-Beth El

Welcome to Shaarei-Beth El.  We are a welcoming Reform synagogue with a sense of tradition and a spirit of openness and acceptance. Located in beautiful downtown Oakville, steps from Lakeshore Road, we are a congregation that fills a broad range of spiritual, educational, and social interests. A small congregation with a big heart, we at Shaarei-Beth El have the ability to connect to each one of our members in a special way. We have a proud past and look forward to a bright future together.

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE STATE AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

We stand in solidarity with the State of Israel and all of its residents in the midst of the horrifying, deadly attacks of Hamas terror—unleashed by land, sea, and air. We grieve the lives lost, which continue to grow in number. Those killed include children and adults of all ages and walks of life. Our prayers from around the world are directed to the Land of Israel. We pray for comfort for mourners, healing for the wounded, we pray for the release of those taken captive, and safety for all who have taken shelter. We pray for the citizen-soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, those on active duty, and all who have been urgently called into service as reservists.

Not for the first time in its history, Israel has been assaulted with a heinous surprise attack on a sacred, holy day—in this case, Atzeret-Simchat Torah and Shabbat. A day of peace and rejoicing has been turned into a day of war and grief. Hamas’s despicable terror attacks have killed, wounded, and continue to threaten all residents of Israel—making no distinction between religion, ethnicity, citizenship, or political belief. Today we stand with all in Israel whose lives are being threatened. We pray that the Israel Defense Forces will swiftly repel this terrorist invasion, minimizing the devastating loss of life, and will be able to safely recover the captives.

שאלו שלום ירושלים – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalms 122:6).

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Shaarei-Beth El brings the excitement of immersive Jewish experiences to adults and youth to strengthen their Jewish identity and instill Reform Jewish values for the next generations. Our goal is to create an exciting and positive atmosphere for the entire family to find their place in the Jewish community.

Oakville Resiliency Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation

Shaarei Beth El Synagogue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Oakville Resiliency Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville community (https://www.theocf.org/). This grant supported Shaarei Beth El Synagogue in working with a local small business to ensure its programs and services could run remotely in an efficient and professional manner.

Shaarei-Beth El Synagogue is also supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Oakville Community Foundation. This particular funding enabled the Synagogue to deliver packages to seniors over the past 9 months through the grant ‘Supporting Isolated Seniors in our Community’. This grant also contributed to the initial costs to equip Shaarei-Beth El Synagogue with the right technology to provide remote services under the grant ‘Increasing Remote Technology Capacity to Deliver Programs’.