Q: Why are you called Ghetto Shul?

A: Back when Ghetto Shul was founded, it was located in the Montreal neighbourhood known as the ‘McGill Ghetto.’ Although we’re no longer located there, our legacy has Ghetto Shul has only grown. These days, we’re located in the old Jewish neighbourhood of Montreal, and we love being able to carry on the rich Jewish heritage of Montreal by holding services in one of the oldest synagogues in the city!

Q: If I’m not religious/not Jewish, can I come to Ghetto Shul?

A: Yes! We welcome everyone!

Q: What do your prayer services look like?

A: Our prayer services are best described as partnership. The room is gender-separated in seating, and both women and men can lead Kabbalat Shabbat, while a man leads Maariv.

Q: Can I come to only part of a Friday night event?

A: Yes! Our Kabbalat Shabbat services start around 7:30pm, and dinner starts around 8:45pm. Feel free to come to one or both parts!