From our President 2017-12-27T09:29:28+00:00

Hello and welcome to the website of Temple Har Zion. We are a liberal, warm and inclusive congregation of approximately 500 families committed to progressive Judaism, located in Thornhill, Ontario.

Having grown up at Temple Har Zion I’ve experienced so much in the last 40+ years. When I realized how much Har Zion has meant to me personally, I wanted to give back by participating in a leadership role. I’ve seen firsthand how we operate with the belief that we all want what is best for our Temple. We build consensus and debate ideas in a respectful manner.

As you navigate through our website, you will likely find something that could be meaningful for you. From praying, to adult education, social activities for all ages, youth engagement or our incredible Religious and Hebrew schools – there is something for everyone as we continue on our Jewish journey. I encourage you to find out more about our special Temple by visiting us and experiencing it for yourself.

We have special incentive pricing for annual membership and we are confident that once you join, you will feel very comfortable that you have made a wonderful decision. Temple Har Zion does offer a limited number of High Holy Day tickets to the general community for a fee.

If you would like further information on Har Zion, please feel free to reach out to me at  If you are interested in specific membership information, please contact our Executive Director Carol Handelman at

I look forward to welcoming you into our family.

Jeff Dessau