From our President 2017-04-21T14:54:29+00:00

Hello and welcome to the website of Temple Har Zion.  We are a congregation committed to progressive Judaism located in Thornhill, Ontario.

Having grown up in the Reform Jewish movement, I have luckily been able to experience the beauty of inclusiveness in my religious institution and movement ever since I can remember.  While I did grow up in a small city with a very engaged tiny Jewish population, I was delighted when I joined Har Zion twelve years ago that I could still get this “small city”, warm and inclusive feeling of a Temple family from a synagogue in a city filled with Jewish people where it can be easy to get lost.

Like me, from the moment most walk through the doors of our Temple, they feel the warmth of the clergy, the other members, the lay leadership and the staff.  This wonderful feeling is bolstered by the sheer fact that those who choose to belong or have visited us see that our worship experience is meaningful, musical and enjoyable.

I encourage you to seek us out and find out more about our special Temple.  From praying, to adult education, to social activities, to youth engagement or our incredible Religious and Hebrew Schools — there is something for everyone as we each continue on our Jewish journey.

As you navigate through our website, you will likely discover that there is something that could be meaningful for you and I encourage you to visit us and see for yourself.  You will find that we remain committed to being a liberal, warm and extremely inclusive congregation of approximately 550 families.

For those considering us, we do have special incentive pricing for the first year of membership and I remain confident that once you join, you will feel very certain that you have made a wonderful decision to join our congregational family.  Temple Har Zion does as well offer High Holy Day tickets for a fee, when our space allows.

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.

Stacey Silverberg