About us

Am Shalom Congregation is a modern Reform congregation and the spiritual home of Jewish families in Simcoe County. 

Am Shalom has a flourishing Jewish Heritage School for children from age four to Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Shabbat and Holiday services, adult education programs, an active membership involved in social action, and a wonderful choir – Shirat Am Shalom.

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) believes that everyone can feel at home in Judaism and that there is more than one way to be authentically Jewish. We stand for a Judaism that, in response to today’s realities, is inclusive, open, and diverse.

We welcome all those wishing to share with us in exploring our religious heritage, celebrating our customs and rituals.

We recognize that tough economic circumstances may affect almost anyone these days. In response, Am Shalom makes a practice of working with members through such difficulties, and of doing everything we can to ensure new members aren’t turned away from becoming a part of our community for financial reasons.

Reform Judaism maintains faith in the Covenant between God and Israel as expressed over the generations in the teachings of an ever-evolving Torah and tradition. Stirred by the mandate of tikkun olam, (repairing the world) Reform Judaism seeks to be the living expression of those teachings. It welcomes all who seek Jewish connection to pursue a life of meaning as inspired by the Divine and proclaimed in the truths grasped by Jewish teachers throughout time.

Shabbat is a joyous occasion at Am Shalom whether we celebrate within our sanctuary, outdoors under the stars, or on the unspoiled waters of Georgian Bay. Together with our spiritual leader we explore Reform Judaism’s traditions enriching our Jewish experience.

Our members are active and involved in a variety of Social Action programs, which focus on volunteering in the community. For over three decades the Simcoe County Jewish Association, now Am Shalom Congregation, has built a Jewish community interested in studying the many aspects of Reform Jewish life.

Located an hour north of Toronto, the Am Shalom Congregation welcomes you to our next worship service, social gathering, or holiday celebration.  Sign up for our newsletter by clicking the link below to find out all that is happening each week.

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