As we deal with the covid 19 threat, services at our shul are suspended until further notice. However, we are streaming services online through zoom allowing participants to daven simultaneously. See our schedule for service times. Email us in advance to get the zoom meeting number.
Kehillat Chaverim is a Traditional congregation that began operating on July 1, 2016, immediately after the closure of Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Since then we have held >2700 twice-daily minyanim – weekdays, Shabbat, Yom Tov and High Holidays. Even now, while we have our services on zoom, there is a great feeling of friendliness and informality as we daven together. We are a community of friends who care deeply about preserving a twice daily minyan in the German Mills area. We send our weekly bulletin to >180 families.
Our minyanim are habit-forming – we have several men and women who come regularly to our services who, previously, were never regular shul-goers. We have proven to be a convenient, warm, and welcoming location for people commemorating Yahrzeit or saying Kaddish for a loved one. We extend an invitation to you to observe these important moments with us whether you are a member or not.
We have been holding our services (other than High Holiday services) at the German Mills Community Centre, a heritage one-room schoolhouse at 80 German Mills Road. Our services have been streamed on Zoom since March 2020.
Rabbi Howard Morrison of Beth Emeth is our Mara d’Atra. Ian Schlifer is our Torah reader.
We study Talmud every Wednesday morning after services - leading to stimulating discussion over coffee.
We initially established ourselves as the German Mills Minyan. In January, 2017, we were incorporated as Kehillat Chaverim. In early November, 2017 our application for charitable status was approved by the Canada Revenue Agency.
We can provide burial rights to members in the Kehillat Chaverim section at Pardes Chaim Cemetery.
We are Kehillat Chaverim – our community of friends.