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Welcome to Shaarei Shomayim, a Modern Orthodox community of about 700 families, located in the heart of midtown Toronto and within the eruv. We stand for Torah, the Jewish people and the State of Israel; we are constantly building a shul community.

From this website, you can access your member account to pay bills, update your member information, make donations, or register for events.

COVID-19 Update

Shaarei Shomayim continues to be open for services. We have strict health and safety protocols in place to protect all those in the building.  For services, attendees are required to wear masks, and bring your own siddur/tallit. There is an ongoing need for physical distancing.  

Services are currently for members or clergy of Shaarei Shomayim, provided that they pre-register and commit to compliance with our health and safety guidelines. We wish to emphasize to those with any health concerns that there is no obligation to attend shul at this time. Current shul programs on Zoom continue.  

For further questions and registration information, please email

We are here to serve you in any way that you may need.

Please contact us either via email or by phone.

Rabbi Strauchler ( is available to answer any of your questions and provide any support that you may need.

Services and Programs

Along with the services resuming at the shul building, current weekday services and programs continue on Zoom - see the list below. 
To obtain the Zoom access information, please email

  • Tues.-Fri., 6:15 am - Rabbi's Gemara Shiur.
  • Tues.-Fri., 7:15 am - Shacharit.
  • Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm - Three Megillot with Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner.
  • Tues.-Thurs., 4:25 pm - Mincha & Dvar Torah / Maariv
  • Tues.-Thurs., 4:50 pm - Tehillim.
  • Tuesdays, 8:00 pm - Rabbi Diamond’s Parshat Hashavua Shiur
  • Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9 & 16, 10:00 am - Beit Midrash Zichron Dov’s The Kabbalists of Safed with Rabbi Torczyner
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 pm - Genesis Journeys: A Series with Rabbi Sammy Bergman
  • Thursdays, 8:45 am - Coffee with Rabbi Strauchler.
  • Thursdays, 8:00 pm – Chumash-Rashi Shiur with Melech Halberstadt
  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 8:00 pm - Fall Zoom Scholar-in-Residence Raizi Chechik
  • Motzei Shabbat, Dec. 12- Chanukah Fire & Neon Show! A family drive-in candle lighting, music, snacks and fun in the shul’s parking lot. 
  • Sunday, December 13, 5:00-6:00 pm - Light It Up: Toronto Online Chanukah Celebration. Featuring Candle Lighting with Chazzan Chaim Freund, Music and Inspiration by Shlomo Katz, and Mentalist/Magician Ilan Smith. To sponsor and register CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events

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Mon, 30 November 2020 14 Kislev 5781