Rabbi Boruch Perton (Beth Zion Congregation)

Beth Zion Congregation is pleased to announce that Rabbi Boruch Perton has accepted an invitation to represent Canada and he is currently attending the Conference of Cardinals, Bishops and Rabbinic Leaders. Held every second year, at the Domus Galilaeae International Center, situated on Israel’s Mount of Beatitudes, the conference is an initiative aimed at fostering fruitful dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Jewish world.

Rabbi Boruch Perton of Cote Saint-Luc meets Pope Francis at the Vatican Feb. 24, 2016. The rabbi had sought an audience with the Pope in order to seek his support for Hand-in-Hand schools in Israel, where Jewish and Arab Israelis study together. COURTESY OF BORUCH PERTON

Rabbi Perton is recognized for having been granted an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2016 as well as for his efforts towards building bridges among interfaith communities. The Ambassador from Vatican in Canada felt that Rabbi Perton would be an ideal candidate to represent Canada at this international conference. Rabbi Perton: “They reached out to me and asked if I could attend. Needless to say, I am honoured and humbled to take part in this unique conference representing Canada.”

About Beth Zion

Beth Zion Congregation is an open Modern Orthodox Synagogue, located in the city of Cote St. Luc, Quebec. The synagogue was established in 1954 by a handful of individuals, and has since grown to a membership of well over 500 families. Originally, under the guidance of the late Rabbi Emeritus Sidney Shoham (z”l), and currently its Spiritual Leader, Rabbi Boruch Perton, the synagogue is a beacon for spiritual guidance, and it remains a source of inspiration to the entire community.

About The Conference of Cardinals, Bishops and Rabbinic Leaders

Held every second year, at the Domus Galilaeae International Center, situated on Israel’s Mount of Beatitudes, the conference is an initiative aimed at fostering fruitful dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Jewish world. The centre was inaugurated by Pope St John Paul II as a centre for Catholic-Jewish initiatives in Israel.

About Rabbi B. Perton

Rabbi Boruch Perton holds three Rabbinical Ordinations from institutions both in Israel and the United States as well as a Ph.D. in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Md.

Rabbi Perton served in a number of leadership roles in various communities throughout Canada and the U.S. In Milwaukee, WI, where he served as Rabbi of Lake Park Synagogue, he taught elementary and high school, directed Wisconsin’s Kosher (Authority) Supervising Organization and was a member of the Milwaukee Rabbinical Court. In Memphis, TN, he was a teacher and member of the Anshei Sphard Beth El Emeth’s Rabbinical staff. In Houston, TX, where the Perton’s resided for nine years, he served as Principal at the Robert M. Beren Academy. Additionally, he was the official Jewish Chaplain for the Houston Police Department and for the Boy Scouts of America.

Rabbi Perton recently transitioned from his role as the Educational Director of the Hebrew Academy of Montreal, a position he held for eight years to his current position as Rabbi of Beth Zion Congregation in Cote St.-Luc, Quebec.

Rabbi Perton is an outdoors enthusiast. He is an avid runner. He enjoys white-water rafting, camping and hiking.

 

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