How do you worship? Are you spiritual? Are you traditional? Are you an observer? Are you looking for a family experience? We offer a variety of services to suit the needs of the Conservative community. We have several services listed below and more in the works. Experience a Shaarey Zedek service today.


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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Yom Hashoah Interfaith Commemorative Service and Reading of the Megillat Hashoah

Sunday, April 27, 7:00 PM

We welcome everyone to join us for our seventh annual Yom Hashoah service in memory of the six million and in honour of the survivors. The evening will include the reading of the Megillat Hashoah with participation by clergy from the Jewish and non-Jewish communities as well as congregants of Shaarey Zedek. It will also include a memorial candle lighting by first, second, and third generation Holocaust survivors, as well as other members of our community. Zachor - Remember.

This year’s participating community leaders include:
• Stephanie Forsyth, President and CEO, Red River College
• Nancy Gillies, Senior Principal, St. John’s Ravenscourt
• Dr. Atish Maniar, Hindu Priest
• Terry McLeod, Host, CBC Radio
• Shar Mitchell, Baha’i Community
• Jennifer Moore Rattray, Associate Vice-President, Indigenous, Government and Community Affairs, University of Winnipeg
• Stuart A. Murray, President and CEO, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
• Dr. Rena Secter Elbaze, Engagement Specialist, Jewish Federation
• Dr. Sherrie Steiner, Booth University College
• Brenda Suderman, Faith Page Writer, Winnipeg Free Press
• Dave Thorne, Deputy Chief of Police, Winnipeg Police Service
• Al Turnbull, President, University of Manitoba Students' Union
• Judith Weiszmann, Holocaust Survivor

Brought to you by Congregation Shaarey Zedek in partnership with Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc.


Minyan Services

•  Monday to Thursday — 7:30 AM / 6:00 PM
•  Friday — 7:30 AM / Kabbalat Shabbat Service — 5:30 PM
•  Saturday and Sunday — 9:00 AM / 6:00 PM

On the following holidays, Minyan will be held at 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM unless otherwise indicated:
• Monday, May 19 - Victoria Day

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


Shabbat Morning Family Service Series
With Leslie Emery and Bill Weissmann

Held on the following Shabbat mornings at 10:30 AM:
April 26, May 10, 24

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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Kids Have Fun On Shabbat  

Kids Have Fun on Shabbat!
With Yael Ripstein

Held on the following Shabbat mornings from 9:30-11:30 AM:
May 3, 17, 31

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 Guest Speaker Series

Cathy Moser  

Dr. Cathy Moser
Guilt and Forgiveness in Jewish Tradition, and in Reality

April 26
Service 9 AM, Talk 10:45 AM, Torah L’Chayim 12:45 PM

Dr. Cathy Moser is a Clinical Psychologist who practices at Mind Matters Clinic in Winnipeg. She works with both children and adults, helping them understand and overcome challenges such as: Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma (in both children and adults); relationship and family discord; and problems that children experience in growing up (e.g., learning difficulties, behavioural problems). She has worked in the both schools and in private practice for 28 years, and would like to continue working for many more. Although she enjoys working, her biggest passion in life is her family – husband Jeff Itzkow and three children, Benjamin, Jono, and Frannie. Jeff and Cathy and their children enjoy travelling throughout the world (so far, they have hit six continents). Throughout the years Cathy has both given and received many guilt trips, and she has both personal and professional experience in the area. She is a strong believer in both giving and receiving forgiveness to and from others and one’s self.

    Shabbat Morning Guest Speaker Series - Past Speakers
    Sacrificing for Peace: When is Enough Too Much?
Guest Speaker Shelley Faintuch, March 2013
    Talking Our Way to Peace: The Experience of the Arab Jewish Dialogue
Guest Speaker Ab Freig and Howard Morry, March 2013
    Is Drug Addiction a Jewish Problem?
Guest Speaker Ian Rabb, April 2013
    Outbreaks and Pandemics: A Jewish Perspective
Guest Speaker Dr. Ashira Meyers Mass, May 2013
    Prof. Yossi Leshem, Director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun
June 2013
    Forestry In Israel: An explanation of how Israel went from a 'barren' land to a 'green' land
Guest Speaker Aviram Tzuk, Jewish National Fund, January 2014
    Tall Tales and Short Facts: The Role of Media in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Guest Speaker Gary Kenzer, National USA Executive Director, Honest Reporting, March 2014
    Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days
Guest Dr. Harvey Chochinov, April 2014
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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Daily and Weekly Services

Shabbat Morning Services

We welcome you to join us in the Sanctuary every Shabbat morning to participate in the comfort of prayer and the warmth of community.

  9:00 AM Birchot ha-shachar and Shacharit
  9:45 AM Torah Service
11:00 AM Sermon
11:15 AM Musaf Service



Yizkor is recited during the following Services:

Pesach Day VIII Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Service 7:30 AM, Yizkor recited at 9:00 AM



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!





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