Synagogue hosting gala to honour longtime Barrie businessman

‘Stephen (Sperling) was instrumental in building our synagogue,’ says Am Shalom Congregation official


City synagogue ‘thrilled’ with return of repaired Torah scroll

‘We see the Torah as a living document that enables us to confront the challenges of our everyday lives,’ says rabbi at Am Shalom; Re-dedication ceremony being held tonight


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…



October 2019     Am Shalom Congregation was able to make a very large donation of 85 Turkeys to the Barrie Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Food Drive after raising funds at our 16th annual Golf Tournament.


New rabbi takes the lead at Am Shalom

Rabbi Audrey Kaufman will lead the local synagogue going forward with the goal of uniting the local Jewish community

A local synagogue overflowed this past weekend with pillars of the Jewish community wishing a new leader well.

Rabbi Audrey Kaufman was officially installed as the new rabbi at Am Shalom synagogue in Barrie’s south end on Saturday, which serves both Barrie and South Simcoe’s Jewish community.

While the new rabbi was officially ordained in June in New York, Saturday marked her installation as rabbi for the synagogue on Huronia Road.

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.”

Am Shalom welcomed Israeli Consul General Galit Baram to our annual Chai Tea on Saturday Nov 4, 2017
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