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

Most of us have spent our lives looking in every direction for fulfillment but in the end there is only one path that will lead to anything worthwhile. Read more in Drash Chayei Sarah.

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

Choose life!

This past Torah portion Chayei Sarah speaks of the fact that even at the point of death there is continuation where life begins again. The God of Torah, who is our God and the God of our Messiah Yeshua, is the God of life.

Messiah Yeshua taught that when his contemporaries spoke of our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob they knew that the Almighty is a God of the living and not of the dead. He was telling us that our forefathers are alive and awaiting the resurrection of the dead. This does not mean that we live only to look forward to dying and for the world to come; no, God asks us to choose between life and death right here and now and tells us that we must always to choose life.

Our God is a God of love and where there is true love, He is there. How different this is from being taught the morbid idea of glorifying a god of death, hate and destruction. Love is equal to life; love builds and improves life for all while hatred is equal to death and destruction and has no redeeming factors.

If we accept that a religion with a philosophy of death and destruction holds a message of peace and love, we are either kidding ourselves or are very naive and refuse to see the truth.

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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.

For Registration information and fees please email us
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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

The following is Uriel ben Mordechai's study on

the teaching about the Lamb of God who came to take away the sin of the world


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

please send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 


November 22, 2014
29 Cheshvan  כט
Toledot תולדות    
(History, Generations)

Bereshit (Gen.)
25:19 -28:9

Sh’mu’el א
(1 Sam.)


November 29, 2014
07 Kislev ז
Vayetze   ויצא
(He went out)

Bereshit (Gen.)

Hoshea (Hos.)



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