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High Holy Day Services 5776 / 2015

Click here to learn more about High Holy Day Services including:

- NEW! Family Interactive Musical and Visual Arts Programs

- NEW! Rush Seating Option for just $75 (Second Service Auditorium)

- Rosh Hashanah and Break-the-Fast Take Out Menu

- Yizkor Book



Saturday, September 5, 9:00 PM

Please join us for an inspiring and musical Selichot Service beginning with a classical concert performance by three musically accomplished Shaarey Zedek alumni; Lara Secord-Haid, Justin Odwak and Sarah Sommer. The Selichot Service follows and will feature Winnipeg’s premier African drumming specialist, Jay Stoller, and the Chazzan Aníbal “Yitzchak” Mass Dor Chadash Youth Choir. Coffee and refreshments will be served afterward to complete a beautiful Selichot evening.

$10 Admission for Concert, Selichot begins at 10 PM (no charge)
Walk-ins Welcome, Pre-Registration Encouraged - 204-452-3711




Shabbat Morning Service - Live Broadcast

Cannot make it to shul this Shabbat? Listen to the Shabbat morning service live from any computer! Shabbat morning services will be broadcasted live every week from 9 AM to Noon.

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Mark Your Calendar

Rabbi David Wolpe
December 3-5, 2015

Named the most influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. He previously taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, and he is a columnist for, he regularly writes for many publications, including The LA Times, the Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, and the New York Jewish Week. He has been on television numerous times, including the Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC This Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition, Rabbi Wolpe has been featured in series on PBS, A&E, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Rabbi Wolpe is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times. Rabbi Wolpe’s new book is titled, David, the Divided Heart available from Yale University Press.


NEW! 90-Minute Shabbat Morning Service

Every Saturday at 10:00 AM followed by Kiddush and Torah L’Chayim
Note: Due to a B'nai Mitzvah, the service will be held at 9:00 AM on Shabbat, August 29, October 10, 24, November 7 and 14.

This summer join us for a shortened, engaging and interactive Shabbat morning experience. This is our first attempt to discover an accessible, meaningful, inspirational service that will be sustainable for future generations. The focus is on communal praying, learning and self-discovery, led by our Clergy and Ritual Team in a way you’ve never seen them before! Try it and tell us what you think!

Take a SURVEY and provide your feedback - click here to start! Return to the site every week to let us know what you think.







Yoga with a Jewish Twist

Shabbat Mornings at 9:45 AM on
October 3, 17, 31, November 21, 28, December 12

In a supportive, non-judgmental and non-competitive environment, students will have the opportunity to connect with their bodies, minds and spirits in this exciting new class. The practices will support increased self-awareness and self-compassion. Chesed, loving-kindness, will provide the foundational attitude to practice. Each class will include gentle movement (yoga) and meditation linked to Jewish teachings and will end with a guided relaxation. Adults of all ages including teens 16+ are welcome – all shapes, sizes and levels of ability. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely and bring a yoga mat, if you have one. The class will start promptly at 9:45. After the class, we welcome you to attend the service followed by Kiddush at 11:30 and Torah L’Chayim (Torah Study) at 12:45 PM.

Registration: 204-452-3711 | | Free | Walk-ins Welcome

Facilitator: Patricia Kovnats

Patricia Kovnats loves teaching! She has been a certified yoga instructor for seventeen years and also teaches MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). By day, Patricia works as a Mental Health Clinician. Her graduate work focused on using yoga and meditation as adjunct therapies in mental health service delivery. She is whole hearted in her belief in the value of these practices in promoting personal growth and healing. Patricia looks forward to sharing these practices with you in a Jewish context.


Minyan Services

•  Monday to Thursday — 7:30 AM, 6:00 PM
•  Friday — 7:30 AM / Kabbalat Shabbat Service — 5:30 PM

•  Shabbat Morning (June only) - 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM
•  NEW! Shabbat Morning 90-Minute Service (July and August) - 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM - Click here for information (Due to a B'nai Mitzvah, the service will be held at 9:00 AM on Shabbat, August 29, October 10, 24, November 7 and 14)
•  Sunday — 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM
•  Canadian Holidays — 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM (Canada Day Wed, Jul 1 and Terry Fox Day Mon, Aug 3)

Praying together at daily services can be very uplifting and rewarding. People who are saying kaddish or have yahrzeits for loved ones are appreciative of the support of our daily Minyan. Please help out by joining us once or twice a week ... and bring a friend! If you have any questions about this service, call Bill Weissmann, Shammes, at 204-452-3711 x456 or email


Community-Wide Tashlich Picnic

Sunday, September 20, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond, Picnic Shelter

Come gather by the water’s edge as we cast off our regrets for a fresh new year.
Picnic 5-6 PM (Bring your own picnic), Tashlich Ceremony 6 PM.

Sponsors: Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and Community Partners

Information/Registration: 204-480-7559 | | FREE


Simchat Torah

Monday, October 5 at 6:30 PM

Celebrate Simchat Torah with us as we dance with the many Torahs that have found a home with Congregation Shaarey Zedek and appreciate the beauty of Torah as we unfurl an entire Torah and conduct a tour of the five books contained within. Stay for refreshments and a delicious surprise
cake following the celebration.

A Traditional Hakafot will also take place on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30 AM.

204-452-3711 |

Torah L'Chayim  

Torah L'Chayim
With Chazzan Aníbal Mass

Every Shabbat following Kiddush luncheon

This study group covers a range of topics associated with the Torah portion of the week, quoting from a wide variety of Kabbalistic, Rabbinic and modern sources, in a way that even a beginner will be able to gain a clear understanding. Each weekly lesson will feature a free English/Hebrew guide, with commentaries and study questions for you to take home.

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Lay-led Learners’ Minyan with Melanie Richters

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Do you want to become a more active participant in Shabbat morning services? Are you looking to pray in a more informal, small group setting? Do you want to stretch your synagogue skills? The Lay-led Learners’ Minyan will provide a comfortable space to practice leading parts of the service, give a D’var Torah, read Torah or Haftarah, or introduce new melodies or approaches to Davening the traditional service. Try something new or just come and support your fellow congregants. Drop-ins are welcome and we encourage you to sign up to lead part of the service.

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Kids Have Fun On Shabbat  

Kids Have Fun on Shabbat!

Returning this fall!

Drop your child off so you are free to daven in the main sanctuary. We will have Shabbat friendly crafts, stories, toys, games and sing Shabbat songs together!

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Shabbat Morning Family Service Series

Returning this fall!

Join us for our interactive Shabbat Morning service for families! Modeled after our popular High Holy Day Family Service format, this special interactive Shabbat experience offers storytelling and music. Our child-friendly Siddur is appropriate for a mix of all ages. Afterward, we welcome you to join us for the kiddush luncheon to follow. Bring your friends! Email us to find out how to be more involved with this service.

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Yizkor is recited during the following Services:

Yom Kippur Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Please call for service time.
If you do not have a ticket to attend Yom Kippur Services you can obtain a pass to attend the Yizkor portion of the service at no cost by calling 204-452-3711.

Sh'mini Atzeret Monday, October 5, 2015 Service 7:30 AM, 9:00 Yizkor

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Family Friendly Sanctuary

Our sanctuary is more family friendly than ever! In addition to our friendly and welcoming ushers, a play area with toys is now located at the back of the sanctuary, complete with plush Torahs, picnic tables and Shabbat themed books. Children are welcomed to the bimah to participate during the service! Give us a try this Shabbat!


Kabbalat Shabbat Alive with Keyboard Returns!

Join us as Bar and Bat Mitzvah students lead these special services before their simcha, helping us all welcome Shabbat together. Each service features keyboard accompaniment by Chazzan Aníbal “Yitzchak” Mass.

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Stay and schmooze with friends following the service.




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