Coronavirus and the High Holidays (2020):

The shul will be open for the High Holidays, but only on a limited basis, as described below, and subject to government-mandated norms regarding masks and social-distancing. I apologize for the tone and the character of the restrictions. In laying down the protocols for opening, I am following the lead of synagogues elsewhere, both here in Montreal and in Israel. My sole objective is to protect our community, to do everything I can so that our shul not become the agent through which anyone comes to harm. 

In joining us, you agree to abide by the following:

1.  Attendance is by reservation only. Seating is limited, and in designated seats only. Reservations can be attempted by e-mail (michaelkaplan@sympatico.ca) or telephone (514 791-8344).

2.  Access is denied to anyone who has been out of Canada at any time during the preceding fourteen days, or who cohabits with such a person.

3.  Access is denied to anyone who has experienced any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell) during the preceding fourteen days.

4.  Eating or drinking is not permitted inside the building. 

5.  Masks must be worn at all times inside the building, and worn properly, covering both mouth and nose.

6.  Two-metre distancing is required everywhere in the building.

7.  There can be at most one person at a time in the bathrooms.

8.  There can be no socialization inside the building.

9.  There is no community singing.


Olim to the Torah will recite the bracha from their seats. The services will be shorter than usual. Some parts may be skipped in order to make them so. 

SCHEDULE:  Rosh Hashana services will start at 9:30 AM on each of Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.