In Toronto, it is Saturday, January 20, 2018 (The Hebrew date is: )
some image

Congregation Shaarei Tzedec

Comments from the community


First let me say how sorry I was to hear you were ill and left before I got the chance to personally thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to making Benny’s big day so very special for all of us. I hope you are now on the mend.

The spread you put out Jeff was great, everyone of the people I brought down ate and very much enjoyed the delicious food and the cake. I greatly appreciate all the trouble that you went to and I can tell you your hard work did not go unnoticed by anyone who attended. I saw Benny’s friends all going up for seconds so if you can please a bunch of 12 year old boys you have done a great job! I know that each time we have come to Shul my kids get excited by the fact they get to have such a nice breakfast compared to their Eggos they usually eat.

As you know we are not a religious family but my goal for my children is to give them what is there right. I ask myself what would my Father and his parents want for their grandchildren. I also couldn’t deny a request made by Dr. Joe when Benny was less than 48 hours old that we bring him down to the Markham St. Shul for his Bar Mitzvah. Your lovely synagogue and it’s congregation opened their doors and hearts to my family. I will carry the love that surrounded us on Saturday with me for the rest of my life. Yourself and Rabbi Joseph are such warm people, a true blessing to help guide my way through unchartered waters. I can’t praise your Shul enough and continue to tell anyone who asks (and several that didn’t) how fantastic our experience was. When the Rabbi, yourself and Dr. David said it was ok to have my husband stand on the Bima during Benny’s portion, it was not lost on me how generous and thoughtful a gesture it was.

We have made a donation to express our gratitude, I wish it could be more because you really deserve it.

Once again from the bottom of our hearts thank-you! Benny had the most wonderful moving experience of his life. My youngest son told me their was no other place he would rather make his Bar Mitzvah. Since the Rabbi already warned me he will be calling to bug me I’m sure the kids will want to come again in the Spring for Purim.

With sincere gratitude and affection,
Denise Rosenberg

Posted 4 days ago

Monday & Thursday Mornings At Our Shul

  • Join Us for Monday Morning & Thursday Morning Minyans at the Markham St Shul.

    We start daving at 7am promptly. We end at 8am, followed by a sumptuous breakfast.

    Beat the morning traffic, park for free, daven, say Kaddish, have a freshly brewed coffee, an orange juice, plus a full breakfast.

    Then head to work spiritually, mentally and physically refreshed and turbo-charged for your day at the office in downtown Toronto.

    We are minutes away from your downtown office.

Online Donations

When using the online donation form, you will have an opportunity to add your name, physical address and dedication when your payment success message appears on the screen.

Custom amount: 

 Latest Announcements

  • Candle lighting is at 4:54 pm this evening in Toronto. It is Parashat Bo. Join us for services at the shul tonight…

    January 19, 2018 12:07 PM
    some image
  • Candle lighting is at 4:45 pm this evening in Toronto. It is Parashat Vaera. Join us for services at the shul tonig…

    January 12, 2018 12:07 PM
    some image
  • Big Cake This Weekend!

    January 11, 2018 04:25 PM
    some image

About Congregation Shaarei Tzedec

  • some image
  • Joe Heller
  • some image
  • some image
  • some image
  • some image
  • some image
  • some image
  • Congregation Shaarei Tzedec is over 100 years old. The shul started in 1902 and today acts as a beacon of Orthodox Yiddishkeit and Spirituality in Downtown Toronto. The shul is commonly referred to as The Markham Street Shul.

    We have services every Monday & Thursday mornings at 7am

    Each Shabbat you are welcome to join us for Friday night services and all Saturday services. Shacharit services on Saturday morning start at 9am.

    We celebrate all the major Holidays including Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkoth, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and Rosh Chodesh.

    We are located at 397 Markham St on the corner of Markham St and Ulster St. This is one block West of Bathurst St and one block North of College St.

    We daven according to Nusach Sefard.

    Click here to contact us


Congregation Shaarei Tzedec is a registered Canadian charity. We believe that our Shul should be open to all. We do not have membership fees. We rely on you to provide tzedakah to keep us going and your generous donation is 100% tax deductible.