The Shul is closed for all services as of March 24th. The office is open and emails answered between 9:00am and noon on weekdays.
Please join all classes from home via this Zoom link:
- Rabbi Yossi Michalowicz ID: 9058817485
- Rebbetzin Gail Michalowicz ID: 6477848450
- Rabbi Mordechai Michalowicz ID: 6613807041
Based on Senior Rabbinical advice the Westmount Shul and Learning Centre, with a heavy heart, is unfortunately now having to close. We have stayed open as long as we could and are the last Shul in the City to be closed.
Watch Rabbi’s March 19th Address to the Shul and other videos
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|Please note the following updates, as of afternoon March 19:
We should all carry on davening and learning with great devotion and intent in our homes, perhaps even increasing our efforts at this very precarious time. We should totally refrain from speaking Loshon Hara, we should practice humility as well as being mevater, giving in to other people. We should use this time wisely and draw the strength from our prayers and connection to Hashem.
We will look forward to the earliest opportunity to be able to resume services and learning, in person, in our Shul.
With Torah Blessings,
Rabbi Yossi Michalowicz
For those who are unable to come to Shul, please be advised of the following Halachos when praying at home.
1) If possible, designate a specific quiet place where you will pray on a daily basis. Please dress in the same way you would when speaking to a King.
2) Please pray 3 times a day at the appropriate time. You optimally should connect to the Shul minyan on ZOOM and pray along and answer Amen, Yehei Shemaih Rabba, etc.
3) Morning prayers should optimally be said so that you begin the silent Amida at sunrise.
4) The morning Shema should optimally be said by the end of the third hour in the day; and the Amida should be said by the end of the fourth hour of the day. (Please go to the My Zmanim website that gives you these times, which change on a daily basis.)