We welcome you as a small, warm, accepting, egalitarian Conservative synagogue.
Congregation Beth-El recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary, remaining proud of its rich history, dedicated and gifted spiritual leaders, committed and strong lay leadership, and its adherence to an unwritten and steadfastly-maintained policy of openness and welcome for any and all who wish to be part of the Beth-El Community. Congregation Beth-El, justly proud of being the first synagogue in Montreal to have introduced “Family Seating”, continues carrying on its leadership role in maintaining total egalitarianism with the complete integration and involvement of women in the daily liturgy as equal members of the minyan.
We practice our faith in participatory harmony, carrying on our services in joy and melody, bringing Jewish learning, life, goodwill and mutual support to our members, participants, and all our guests who enrich our congregation on Shabbat mornings or throughout the week.
Formal services are held daily. The calendar of the weekly service times, Shabbat candle lighting and Havdalah times are published in the Beth-El Calendar on our website. Beth-El maintains an ongoing program of Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation, lecture series, cultural events, and social activities for its members and guests. These may also be found in the Calendar.
Our Location and Facilities
Situated in the picturesque municipality of the Town of Mount Royal, Congregation Beth-El stands out as a welcoming beacon to any and all Jews, and warmly welcomes all who wish to join in our egalitarian services.
Given its location and the choice of its facilities and services, Congregation Beth-El is an ideal venue for celebrating or commemorating life cycle events, community gatherings, tribute dinners, concerts, lectures and seminars.
Congregation Beth-El houses a Main Sanctuary, the Brown’s Family Chapel, the Stein Banquet Hall, the more intimate Ross Hall, Meeting and Conference rooms, a gift shop, and a private parking lot immediately behind the synagogue. Our fully-equipped kitchen can service events ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale functions. We offer a meat/pareve kitchen, and dairy functions may be accommodated as well. All MK-certified Kosher caterers are welcome to prepare for your event.
The Stein Banquet Hall “dressed for dinner”
For more general information concerning Beth-El and details regarding our facilities please contact our office at 514-738-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org .