Am Shalom Congregation will offer no-fee Jewish Heritage education classes commencing in September 2022 for children aged four to 13. This initiative is a first ever for the region and will be offered to all Jewish children in the Barrie, Innisfil and Simcoe community for members of the synagogue…
Am Shalom holding community vigil Tuesday following Pittsburgh attack
Vigil is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Barrie City Hall by Raymond Bowe Oct 29, 2018 4:10 PM Updated
Barrie’s Am Shalom congregation was in the middle of its own services on Saturday when word spread of a deadly attack at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
“We were in services ourselves when somebody in the congregation got notification on their phone,” David Shron, president of the Am Shalom congregation, tells BarrieToday. “We interrupted services because it was right before a prayer for healing that takes place at about the midway point of our service, and I thought it was an appropriate time to make the announcement.
“It certainly changed the atmosphere and mood of our services,” he added. “It’s a small community, so we all know people who live in the area in Pittsburgh and in Pennsylvania, so naturally all the thoughts go through your head about who was there and why it would happen in such a nice community.”