Kehilat She’ar Yashuv (KSY) קהילת שאר ישוב is a Shomer Torah Synagogue based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Our doors are open to all who have the desire to learn how to live a rich and fulfilled life based upon the principles of the written Torah and especially the Ten Commandments. We believe that these were inscribed in stone by the Creator, handed to Moses at Mount Sinai, to be then given to Israel who were to bring them to all the nations of the world. This is the only way that the world will be able to live in peace and harmony. Disobedience to Torah is the root cause of all our problems.
There is a difference between Biblical Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism. We prefer to submit to the teachings of the Torah rather than of man. We teach the importance of doing true teshuvah, which means “turning back to the Creator”, the God of Israel and having a relationship with Him, rather than converting to a religion. Religions are man-made and tend to divide humanity while the Creator wants humanity to be united, to live by one code of morality. Unity does not mean uniformity.
Our desire is to reclaim our Biblical heritage, the Torah, and to personally experience the transforming power of God’s Words. This is especially important in light of all that is happening in the world today. Sadly, religion causes people to turn their backs on the Creator.
Our community honors the teachings of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef (Yeshua, son of Joseph) who is our greatest teacher, a prophet and messiah of his day. He wanted us to return to the simple message of the Torah so that we could fulfill our calling – to be light to the nations. He told us, “You shall know the Truth (which refers to the Creator) and the Truth (the Creator) shall make you free.” The “Gerim”, the “Strangers among us” have the same rights and responsibilities that we do, i.e., to hear and obey all that the written Torah requires (Numbers 15:15). There is only one Torah and one God for all peoples and in this community, Jews and Gentiles are united under the banner of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We do not hold to the idea that the Torah is for Jews alone and the Noachide laws are for Gentiles.
All are welcome here, as it is written, כִּי בֵיתִי, בֵּית-תְּפִלָּה יִקָּרֵא לְכָל-הָעַמִּים “…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” Isaiah 56:7b.
A peak into some of our past events before our Rabbi went to be with his forefathers:
Simchat Torah 5777
Mazal Tov to Lorenzo for his Bar Mitzvah!
A special event where a young gentile man decided to become Bar Mitzvah, a son of the Commandment. May all our young men take this step and live by them. Read more
A few Memories: