Welcome to Kehilat She'ar Yashuv
  Kehilat She'ar Yashuv קהילת שאר ישוב is a Jewish Congregation based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where Jews and Gentiles are welcome to learn how to do teshuva (turn to the God of Israel). In other words, we are a house of prayer for all nations. We are part of the She'ar Yashuv Community Centre serving the greater community of Montreal. Our Shabbat services are held every Saturday at 10:30 AM.  We are Shomer Shabbat based upon Torah alone.  Our Rabbi teaches us how to apply the prinicples of Torah for today with the example laid down for us by our Messiah Yeshua.

Meet our Rabbi

This last portion takes us on the path where the two concepts for Messiah, ben Joseph and ben David begin, stemming from two men, Joseph and Judah. Both are interwoven in this story in a magnificent way. We will see the Messiah who serves and suffers — ben Joseph and Messiah ben David who will conquer and be King Messiah.  Read more in Drash Vayeshev.

Rabbi Netanel Ben Yochanan - Ranebi רנב''י  (Rabbi Percy Johnson) is the spiritual leader of this community  He came to the understanding early in his life that Yeshua is indeed the Jewish Messiah not only for Jews but for the entire world. The Rabbi teaches principles from Torah in a non-religious way so that we, his talmidim can apply its wisdom to our daily lives while having a sincere relationship with G-d.  His slogan is "no to religion, yes to G-d!" The concept for the Jewish Community Centers for believers in Yeshua came to him over the 38 years ago when he began to develop them around the world. These are places where Torah -observant Jews and non-Jews who believe that Yeshua is Messiah ben Joseph can feel welcome.  Rabbi Netanel is dedicated to mentoring and building up young leaders for the future. He also has many years of experience as a chaplain in both the army and prison system; he is an effective mediator and expert in crisis management as well as being a skilful counsellor in pre-marital, marriage, personal and family matters. He is especially skilled in marriage counseling and has helped many marriages which were failing. His desire is to prevent people from making one of the worst mistake of their lives — marrying the wrong person. (See Rabbi's Services)

From the Rabbi's Desk

This week we light the candles to celebrate Hanukkah and “Nes Gadol Haya Sham” – a great miracle happened there.  This describes the history of our people, surviving one miracle to the next. In Deut 7:3 Moshe wrote what God had warned us: 3. You must not intermarry with them; you must not give a daughter of yours to a son of theirs, or take a daughter of theirs for a son of yours.”  The Almighty was warning our people that we must not assimilate by marrying foreign women. We know from history that all the women of our patriarchs were not Israelites so what did He mean? We can see this pictured with the two daughters-in-law of Naomi, Orpah and Ruth. When Naomi returned to Israel after her husband and sons died, Orpah happily returned to her family but Ruth begged to follow her saying that Naomi’s God was her God. This is the big difference. This has nothing to do with conversion; it is a matter of the heart. This theme rings out during Hanukkah. In the book of 1 Maccabbees we read in:1:10-15… 11 It was then that there emerged from Israel a set of renegades who led many people astray. 'Come,' they said, 'let us ally ourselves with the gentiles surrounding us, for since we separated ourselves from them many misfortunes have overtaken us.'12 This proposal proved acceptable,13 and a number of the people eagerly approached the king, who authorized them to practice the gentiles' observances.14 So they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem, such as the gentiles have,15 disguised their circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant, submitting to gentile rule as willing slaves of impiety. How often in our history have there been many among our people who have chosen to follow the ways of the gentiles instead of the principles of Torah? Why… Read More

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   Happy Hanukkah to everyone!   


Children on Shabbat!


News from Kehilat She'ar Yashuv

   Come to our Chanukah Party



December 20th at 2:30 PM

Bring your Hanukkiahs and candles

and we will light them all together

Music, fun & games, prizes, latkes, sufganiot

$5 per person


Attend our new Webex weekly Seminar online.  

Topic:  “the Identity of Messiah”

Continuing with the idea of the Paradigm Shift,

we will be examining:

-    The role of Messiah according to the writings

prior to the birth of Yeshua

- What our sages understood about “Messiah”

and what they were expecting just prior to Yeshua’s time

-  Some of the extra biblical literature during the period

of Yeshua’s time as Mashiach ben Yosef.

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Classes in Spanish on line and in house

and in English on line only

Recommended reading as reference:

1)    The Messiah Texts by Rafael Patai
2)    The Messianic Idea in Judaism…… by Gershom Scholem
3)    The Messiah before Jesus- the suffering servant of the Dead Scrolls by Israel Knohl
4)    A Jew reads the New Testament by Etan Levine

5)    The Messiah in the Old Testament     Walter C. Kaiser , Jr.
6)    Customs and Controversies  (Intertestamental  Jewish backgrounds of the NT) J..Julius Scott Jr.

There are many more books this is only a sample


Are you ready to be challenged about your understanding

 about Religion, Torah and the G-d of Israel?

and if you would like to listen to the recorded version

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Join us for our Shabbat services
at 10:30 AM Saturday mornings.

All nationalities are welcome

 כי ביתי בית  תפלה יקרא לכל העמים

..For My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:7)

Services are held at 8255 Mountain Sights suite 225, Montreal QC
(two blocks from metro de la Savanne station).

Oneg begins around 12:30 PM and Torah study around 2:00 PM

Shabbat School for children ages 3-7 is held during morning message.

Hine ma tov u'manayim
shevet achim gam yachad
הנה מה טוב ומה נעים שבת אחים גם יחד
How good and pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in harmony

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Getting married soon?

Get pre-marital counseling with the rabbi.

Call us today to book your initial session.

This is the most important decision you will ever make,

don't get married without it.


Contact us for an interview with our Rabbi.


Premarital Counselling

Our Rabbi recommends 6 months of pre-marital counselling before making the most important decision you will every make—a lifetime commitment. It is important to find out if you are well suited to one another. You owe it to yourselves and to your loved ones to spend at least as much time on making your relationship work as you would purchasing a home or car. Your happiness and that of your future children are at stake.

Our experienced team is down to earth, fun to work with and we can help you with your Jewish Wedding ceremony, one that  will meet your needs.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today to set up a preliminary interview. You will be happy that you did.  

Interfaith couples are welcome





"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more."
With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against You.
So pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm.
Let them know that You, whose name is ADONAI--that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
[Psalm 83:3;15;18]

So the LORD gave Israel all the land which He had sworn to give to their fathers, and they possessed it and lived in it.
And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers,
and no one of all their enemies stood before them;
the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand.
Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed;
all came to pass.
[Joshua 21:43-45]
A Prayer for Israel
We stand with Israel.
We condemn the acts of terror and violence
committed every single day
against the citizens of Israel.
May our Messiah Yeshua ben David come soon
to bring in Tikkun olam.

אתה  גבר לעולם אדוי מחיה מתים אתה רב להשיע
מכלכל חיים בחסד מחיה מתים ברחמים רבים
סומך נופלים ורופא חולים
ומתיר אסורים ומקים אמונתו לישני עפר
מי כמוך בעל גבורות ומי דומה לך
מלך ממית ומחיה ומצמיח ישועה
ונאמן אתה להחיות מתים
ברוך אתה יי מחיה המתים.

You O L-RD are mighty forever. You raise the dead, You are mighty to save.
You sustain the living with grace, resurrect the dead with abundant mercy,
uphold the falling, heal the sick, set free those in bondage
and keep faith with those that sleep in the dust.
Who is like You, Master of mighty deeds and who can compare to You,
King who causes death and restores life and makes salvation sprout.
And You are faithful to resurrect the dead.
Blessed are You O L-RD who resurrects the dead.













Shabbat Lighting Times

Montreal, Qc
Parashat  HaShavuah 
Weekly Torah Portions 

December 20, 2014
28 Kislev כח
Mikketz מקץ   
(At the end)
4th day of Chanukkah

Bereshit (Gen.)
Bamidbar (Num.)

Zecharyah (Zech.)

December 27, 2014
5 Tevet ה
Vayigash ויגש
(He approached)

Bereshit (Gen.)





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