Zichron Yisroel Congregation.
We are a small, warm and friendly Orthodox
synagogue located in beautiful Thornhill, Ontario.
We began in 1995 with a very clear objective and
that has not changed: “to make all Jews feel
welcome regardless of background, level of
observance, knowledge, age or socioeconomic
circumstances.” This is particularly important
since the orthodox community has undergone a
polarization in recent years, resulting in a
feeling of exclusion among traditional and perhaps
non-practicing Jews. Towards this end, Zichron
Yisroel makes all members fee a vibrant and equal
part of a halachic community which can serve them
and their children.
Zichron Yisroel is led by our spiritual leader, Rabbi, Dr. Charles Grysman,
a respected scholar, is gifted with a wonderful
understanding of people in today’s stressed and
hurried world. He offers keen insight into
Together with a dedicated group of volunteers, we
have created an atmosphere that is now enjoyed by
over 100 families, and growing. If you in the area
and are looking for a shul to call your home,
please come by to one of our services – Friday
night, Shabbat morning or afternoon, weekday
mornings, and Jewish Holidays. We think you’ll be
pleasantly surprised and will hopefully find that
spark you may have felt was missing!
and High Holiday Package
Sponsor a Kiddush
Would you like to sponsor a kiddush for a special
occasion or in someone’s honour or memory?
Sponsorship opportunities start from $160.00 (or
less than $100 to sponsor a youth kiddush).
Contact the Kiddush Chair, Esther, at email@example.com.
We Appreciate and
To make a donation or to donate a Siddur ($40) or
Chumash ($60) to honour a lifecycle event – please
Weinberg for more information.
Associated Hebrew Schools Announcement
As is known within our community, Associated Hebrew Schools sold the property and has recently moved out of the Kamin building. However, our shul remains in the existing building. While we finalize our shul's next steps, you can be confident in our future.
We have completed the required work to be a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), enabling us to directly provide receipts for donations.
We are a vibrant kehillah with over 140 member families. We have welcomed 12 new families in the last year, despite the uncertainties concerning our location. Our reputation for being a warm, inclusive community is becoming well known. Your shul management committee will work tirelessly to ensure that we continue to thrive during and beyond this transition period.
As a charity registered with the CRA, you can review our by-laws.