Jewish Life in Waterloo

Waterloo is an emerging Jewish community that embraces Jewish students.

Jewish Centres and Synagogues

Kitchener-Waterloo houses three religious congregations, all of whom are extremely welcoming to students.

The Rohr Chabad Center For Jewish Life
Rabbi: Rabbi Moishy Goldman
Rebbetzin: Rivkey Goldman
Address: 251 Albert Street, Waterloo, ON N2L 3T7

Chabad welcomes all Jewish students into their home and daily life, as well as for weekly Shabbat dinners.

Beth Jacob Synagogue (Modern Orthodox)

Rabbi: Rabbi Nevo Zuckerman
Rebbetzin: Tamara Zuckerman
Address: 161 Stirling Ave. South, Kitchener, ON N2J 3N8

Beth Jacob has congregants from different observances. Students are welcome at any time of the year!

Temple Shalom (Reform)
Rabbi: Rabbi Lori Cohen
Address: 543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2T 2S8

Students are always welcome at this thriving community!

Other Jewish Organizations
WRJCC (Waterloo Region JCC)
WRJCC has both smaller and larger community events and students are always welcome!

Kosher Food

235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Kitchener, Ontario N2N 0B2
Has a large supply of kosher food each week. Students will be able to find kosher meat, kosher cheese, fish and various other products there.

235 Ira Needles Blvd, Kitchener, ON N2N 3K6
Kosher wines can be found at the LCBO off of Ira Needles, which is located in close proximity to the “Kosher” Sobeys.