Largest Synagogue in Canada Dedicated; Seats over 1,000; Erected at Cost of $500,000
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Largest Synagogue in Canada Dedicated; Seats over 1,000; Erected at Cost of $500,000

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Canada’s largest synagogue, Shaar Hashomayim, was dedicated here this week. The new house of worship, with a seating capacity of 1,036, was constructed at a cost of $500,000. Toronto now has 42 synagogues.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund