Welcome to Congregation Shaarey Zedek
The end of an era
I created this website because, as a member of the congregation, I was unhappy there was no central source of information for the congregants. Over time, I became more involved, and for a time, even served on the Board.
Unfortunately, the shul I love is no longer a shul. Time has ravaged the heart of our congregation, with the vast majority of lifetime members either having passed away, or moved on. The building has been out of use for several years, and now, with COVID-19 affecting how people congregate and worship, our small rented space in the larger Shaar Hashomayim synagogue has been deemed too small to maintain social distancing.
As long as I am able, I will keep this site alive as a historical tribute to better days. And for those who wish to be educated and entertained, there is a vast store house of past interviews with the rabbi and Jewish Humour that will remain online.
I personally have moved on and joined the Shaar Hashomayim. As I did for the Shaarey Zedek, I am in the process of creating a website for my new shul.
Hopefully, most of you will follow me in supporting the new website.
Jack Eisenberg, webmaster
Preparation for Passover in the age of COVID-19
This year, the Passover rituals we have taken part in since we were children have been severely curtailed due to the threat of the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19). Rabbis have declared that travel to, and participation in the Passover Seders must be eliminated in the name of survival.
Despite the mandated cancellation of Passover Seders, there is still an obligation to prepare your home for Passover by cleaning and eliminating your chametz.
Rabbi Galperin will be making arrangements for the sale of your chametz when you fill out your request on the Chabad Website. Please ensure you have completed this request prior to the beginning of Shabbos on Friday, April 3, 2020.
We hope you have a safe Passover.
10th Anniversary Menorah Lighting at Devonshire Mall
Here is the video from the 10th Annual Menorah Lighting, held at Devonshire Mall on December 22, 2019.
Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort
I was surprised to learn that the Bahamas have a Chabad presence, and in the face of the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian, there are relief efforts spearheaded by the Chabad rabbi in the community.
If you can donate anything to help with the aid and rebuilding effort, please visit the special donations page set up for this disaster.
Students should have a voice
Several months ago, shortly after redesigning our website, I made an announcement that plans were underway to provide a forum for the Jewish students at the University of Windsor to get more involved with generating website content geared towards students. In addition to the University's Jewish Student Association, which caters to all Jewish students, my goal is to have this website serve as a "destination" for those students who want to be more involved with Chabad and the Orthodox community.
I am seeking a University of Windsor student to volunteer his or her time as a co-ordinator, article author, and editor; and who is willing to help develop a forum for Orthodox Jewish students. With guidance and assistance from our Rabbi, I would like to see this website become responsive to the educational and social needs of the Orthodox student community of Windsor.