Category Archive: Events

Chanukah Dinner

Tuesdays with Rabbi. Lunch and Learn

Shofar blowing workshop with Avrom Charach

Adult Choir Shireinu

A Message on the Pittsburgh Shooting

Shavuah Tov,

We write this message today filled with deep sadness, anger, and disbelief at the sheer magnitude of the atrocity committed yesterday at the hands of a sick and hateful man who burst into Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and shot 11 people dead.

We are reeling at the news of this tragedy and trying to find the words to articulate a message that may bring comfort and solace to all of us.

Last night we received a comforting and supportive message from a representative of Winnipeg’s Muslim community, Shahina Siddiqui, on behalf of her faith group.
This morning the Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Fr. Sam Argenziano, a longtime leader of Winnipeg’s Catholic Church, wrote to tell us that his parishioners would be praying for those murdered and their family members.

These messages of support are a reminder that in the wake of tragedies like this we must continue to reach out to each other, as faith-based organizations, institutions, and even more so as individuals.

That, it seems, is the best way to counter rising antisemitism, Islamaphobia, and racism of all shapes and forms.

Please note that the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg has invited everyone in our Jewish community to stand together on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place at Congregation Shaarey Zedek; kindly join with us as we remember the victims of this horrific event.

We pray that the families of the deceased may be comforted among the mourners of Zion and that the wounded will recover. In addition, we fervently hope that those affected, including neighbours, first responders, and the people of Pittsburgh, will be able to heal spiritually and emotionally from the wounds that such an attack inflicts on all of us.


Rabbi Kliel & Cantor Tracy

IRAN with Patrick Elazar

Dear friends,

We hope that you enjoyed a restful summer and that you are ready to join us and learn more about events, influences, and information related to Israel.

Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm. at Temple Shalom Synagogue, 1077 Grant Ave. for a timely and well-researched lecture regarding The Iranian regime (IRI) by Patrick Elazar.

As you are aware, the IRI poses an existential threat to the state of Israel as well as the greatest obstacle to regional peace. 

Our guest speaker, Patrick Elazar will examine the tools that IRI uses to subvert & dominate its neighbors around the region such as the of proxy forces, parallel military & governing structures in comparison with some historical empires. We will also study some of the efforts by Israel & other parties to counter the Iranian threat.

Patrick Elazar lived in Kibbutz Gezer in Israel for many years. He served in a combat unite in the Israel Defence Force. Patrick obtains a degree in middle-east studies & agricultural economics. Today he works and lives in Winnipeg with his family. His passion for  Israel and the Jewish people led him to research and conduct talks on numerous topics related to Israel.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

BYOBG Havdallah

Holiday Camp

Let me see your Torah Roll

The inspiring story of Rabbi Kliel Rose

Rabbi’s message for the High Holy Days 5779

A special message from Rabbi Kliel Rose

We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Kliel Rose will be joining Congregation Etz Chayim as the Senior Rabbi effective August 7, 2018.

With over 14 years of experience as a successful pulpit Rabbi and with an outstanding reputation as an innovative, inspiring leader, we are honoured that Rabbi Kliel (as he prefers to be known as) has chosen our congregation.

Kliel earned a BA in Judaic studies from Gratz College, in Philadelphia, after which he studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). As a student, Kliel served a number of congregations in New York and one community in London, England, under the auspices of Masorati Olami.

As a senior rabbinical student, Kliel received the prestigious Rabbi Marshal T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellowship at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in New York. He was ordained in 2004.

In 2014, Kliel was given the Rabbinical Human Rights Hero award by T’ruah: the rabbinic call for justice. Kliel was recognized for his involvement in interfaith justice work.

With his leadership, energy, and enthusiasm, we look forward to Rabbi Kliel moving our congregation in a positive direction and together with our dynamic Cantor Tracy Kasner Greaves, continue to build an environment where we can all find meaning in Jewish life through prayer, learning and Tikkun Olam.

11th Annual Golf Tournament

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Bikkur Cholim project

PJ Library Family Program with Morah Nancy

Shavuot. Weekend with Rabbi Moshe Edelman

Prayer ● Song ● Learning ● Food

Over the course of this Shavuot weekend we invite you to be inspired by the teachings of Rabbi Moshe Edelman who joins us again from New York City. Reb Moshe has led an extensive career serving as a Congregational Rabbi, Scholar-in-Residence, High Holy Day Rabbi, facilitator, teacher, and much more.

Congregational Shabbat Dinner
5:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Service
6:15 PM – Shabbat Dinner and Learning: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Enjoy a brief background to the various rabbinic dimensions to the “most important” of Jewish holy days.

Activities for children will be available during the learning
Adults: $28 M / $30 NM Children: $12 M / $13 NM
(4 & under- FREE)

Adult Menu

Grilled chicken breast with apricot glaze l Garlic Mashed Potatoes l Green Beans with Mushrooms l Assorted Dainties & Cookies

Children’s Menu

Chicken Fingers with honey dill sauce l French Fries with ketchup l Baby tomatoes & baby carrots with pareve dip l Assorted Dainties & Cookies.

Special dietary requests must be made at the time of registration.

9:00 AM – Shabbat Morning Service
Sermon: Everyone Counts: The Secret Keeper
After Kiddush study: Ruth: A Study in Themes & Texts

The Big Night!!! 

5:30 PM – Mincha
6:00 PM – Dinner
Adult – $15 / Children- $8 (4 & under-FREE)

7:00 PM – Study Session for Adults / Teens with Rabbi Edelman
Topic: “Mentschlichkeit = Yiddishkeit” (Part 1)

Children’s activities: Mock Slumber/Pajama Party followed
by PJ Library Story Telling with “SPECIAL GUEST STORY READERS” and Yom Tov friendly crafts.
Dress in your snazziest PJ’S & come join the fun!!!

8:00 PM – SUNDAE Bar
9:30 PM – Ma’ariv / Havdallah
10:15 PM – LATE NIGHT WITH RAV Moshe: Fixing the World through Learning.

Shavuot morning Services

9:00 AM – Sunday’s Sermon: The Number ONE Mitzvah in the Torah: For Jews and non-Jews Alike?
After Kiddush Study: Mentschlichkeit=Yiddishkeit
(part 2)

10:30 AM – Monday’s Sermon: Megillat Ruth
After Kiddush Study: What Really Happened on Mt. Sinai? Tough Questions That Great Scholars Asked About The Revelation of the Torah

FOR DINNERS PLEASE register by Wednesday, May 16 / (204) 589-6305 /


Winnipeg Harvest 6:30PM to 8:00PM

3rd Day of PASSOVER

4th Day of PASSOVER

5th Day of PASSOVER