Kehilat She’ar Yashuv (KSY) קהילת שאר ישוב is a Virtual Shomer Torah Synagogue based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Our doors are open to all who 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 are the only words inscribed in stone by the Hand of our Creator. They contain principles handed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to Moses at Mount Sinai. The people of Israel then and now were and are not only to live them but also to bring them to all the nations. This is the only way that the world will be able to live in peace and harmony. Disobedience to the Creator’s Torah is the root cause of all our problems.
There is a difference between Biblical Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism in that the first is the direct revelation of God while the latter are the commentaries of our sages. While our sages have many good things to say, they do not replace the Torah especially as God told us not to add or take away from His words.
True teshuvah 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.
We are reclaiming our Biblical heritage, the Torah. This is especially important in light of all that is happening in the world today. Sadly, the heavy rules of religion cause most people to turn their backs on the Creator.
Our community honours the written teachings of Rabbi Yeshua ben Yosef (Yeshua, son of Joseph) our greatest teacher, prophet and messiah of his day as long as they are in line with the Torah. He wanted us to return to the simple message of the Torah so that we could fulfill our calling – to be “ohr l’goyim” -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. 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 that 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: