As President of Zichron Yisroel Congregation, I welcome you and your
family to our community. It is an honour for me to
represent our Kehilla.
We’re an Orthodox congregation that welcomes Jews
of all backgrounds and levels of observance. We
bring the joy of our rich Jewish heritage to life.
We celebrate our differences and similarities and
thrive in an environment of warmth and support.
Our children’s programs are vibrant, educational
My family and I knew we wanted to live in
Thornhill, but we wanted to find a shul before
deciding where to buy a house. We first visited
Zichron Yisroel in 2006 and were immediately made
to feel welcome. We loved the warm, friendly,
"small community" feeling of the congregation.
Most importantly, we were inspired by the Rabbi
and Rebbetzin, Charles and Lori Grysman. The
Grysmans set the tone of inclusiveness, respect
and Torah study that make Zichron Yisroel the
thriving shul community it is today. We moved to
the neighbourhood in 2007 and we have not
regretted it for a moment.
Since we joined Zichron Yisroel, the kehilla has
become a spiritual home to our family. I
personally welcome you to make it yours too.
If you’re in Thornhill, please join us for
weekday, Shabbat and holiday services. Our
religious leader, Rabbi Dr. Charles Grysman, is
sure to inspire you.
We are grateful to everyone who contributes to
our sense of community and Shabbat simcha by
sponsoring a Kiddush. When you sponsor a kiddush,
you are sponsoring even more than the food we
enjoy. In essence, you are sponsoring Shabbat
morning in the shul!
Request descriptions of the Kiddush packages by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.