Why I want to be your rabbi…

As I enter my Bat Mitzvah year with you, 13 years, I am thrilled to accept your offer to extend my commitment to Temple Shalom for another two years. I may physically live in Toronto, but my spiritual self resides in Waterloo with you! Here’s my 13 reasons why I want...
A message from Rabbi Lori

A message from Rabbi Lori

These are extraordinary and strange days that we are living in.  This world-wide virus is forcing us to rethink the way that we work, socialize, shop and interact with the world.  When many things around us are closing or being postponed, including our sacred...
Chanukah

Chanukah

On December 22nd / 25 Kislev, when the sun disappears from the horizon, we will light the first of eight lights on our chanukiah to celebrate Chanukah. The chanukiah is the name of the special menorah designed especially for Chanukah.  The 7 branched menorah is the...