About Adath Shalom Congregation
Adath Shalom has been an egalitarian synagogue from its first service in 1978. We pride ourselves on being caring and inclusive. Adath Shalom is a lay-led congregation that both encourages and depends on its members to participate in the development and leadership of the Congregation and its programs. Adath Shalom is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
- weekly services that are informal and welcoming
- stimulating adult education programs offered by Rabbis, scholars and representatives of not-for-profit organizations>
- childrens’ programming
- programs for holidays
Shabbat services are held each Saturday at 31 Nadolny Sachs Private (Jewish Community Campus) normally beginning at 9:45 a.m.
Our Core Values
- To be a congregation adhering to Jewish interpretation and practice in accordance with the Conservative tradition
- To be inclusive and egalitarian, accepting and treating all persons with dignity
- To maintain an informal, friendly atmosphere that is welcoming to one and all in all activities
- To be a lay-led congregation, both encouraging and depending on its members to participate in the development and leadership of the congregation and its programs
- To encourage learning opportunities of the members
Our Community Involvement and Social Action
- Adath Shalom has always had a strong social conscience.
- In the aftermath of the Vietnam conflict, refugees flooded into North America, many families being welcomed by church or synagogue groups. Adath Shalom, together with the Jewish Philosophy and Ethics Group, was among the first Jewish congregations to volunteer to look after a refugee family.
- The synagogue helped a family of Kosovo refugees following the war.
- More recently, Adath Shalom members, along with members from Temple Israel, Kehillat Beth Israel and Or Haneshamah have sponsored a Syrian refugee family.
- Each year, Adath Shalom makes a donation to a worthwhile cause.
- Adath Shalom is a member of Multifaith Housing Initiative.
- During the pandemic, members made masks and gowns and wrote in-patients at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.
Membership is available on a family or individual basis. As well, associate memberships are available to members of other congregations. High Holy Days tickets may be purchased by non-members.
Adath Shalom welcomes you!