About Us

Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel situated in the heart of downtown St. Catharines.

Congregation B’nai Israel is the only Conservative Egalitarian Synagogue in St. Catharines and the Niagara Region. We are a diverse Jewish community which respects the wisdom of its elders and embraces the family and children. With programs for youth, young adults, families, and seniors, there is something for everyone.

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Initially an Orthodox synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel, has been a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism for the past 30 years and we are an Egalitarian community.
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We appreciate and mark all holidays and provide weekly Thursday morning and regular Shabbat morning services. We have about 150 family members and have many innovative programs for all ages. Our school is active and education is provided by our Rabbi Gad Romang who has added much to our already energetic community.

Our strictly Kosher kitchen facilities provide weekly Kiddush refreshments, monthly birthday and anniversary luncheons, and are also available to members for their private simchas.

Our buildings are wheelchair accessible.

Those who keep Kosher in their homes are able to purchase Kosher meat from Hamilton Kosher and arrangements have been made for the delivery of these items to a local supermarket. A fine selection of Kosher wine is also available at a local LCBO store.

There is much that Congregation B’nai Israel has to offer and our community warmly welcomes new members and visitors to St. Catharines.

Please join us at any of our regularly scheduled services or events. You will be glad you did!