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Joanne and Jonathan Gurman Community Center  -  Lou Adler Shul

Marcia Gillman and Michael Flinker Early Childhood Center


The vibrant legacy of the Rebbe's visionary leadership and his boundless love for every Jew
are an endless source of guidance and inspiration to his legions of emissaries and admirers throughout the world.



Message from Rabbi New

Dear Friends,

On this website, you will find an overview of all the facets and components that make up MTC. As you will see, MTC provides a broad array of programming and services that cater to all ages and levels. We encourage you to peruse the site and discover the many treasures that we have to offer you and your family.

On behalf of all of us at MTC, I extend a warm invitation to come by and enjoy. MTC is here for you and your family. Unconditionally. Always.

Looking forward to welcoming you,

Rabbi New

Mission Statement

MTC is a Chabad House, part of the worldwide network of Chabad institutions founded by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of saintly memory.

When the Rebbe assumed leadership of the Chabad movement in 1950, he made the following statement at a gathering commemorating the first anniversary of the passing of his predecessor and father-in-law, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneerson:

"There are divine loves. The love of G-d. The love of Torah. And the love of the Jewish people. All three loves are unconditional and all three are inextricably bound together as one. One cannot profess a love of G-d or a love of Torah and not strive to love every Jew with all one's heart."

This then, is the 'mission statement' of MTC that permeates all of our programs and activities: Love of every Jew - regardless of background, religiosity, age or social standing.

Our sages tell us that through 'Ahavat Yisroel' - love of our fellow Jew and, accordingly, of every human being, we merit Moshiach's revelation when peace, prosperity and happiness will abound for all humanity, forever. May we merit the redemption speedily in our days, amen.



Inspired and directed by the Rebbe, of righteous memory, MTC, headed by Rabbi Moishe and Nechama New and Rabbi Itchy and Zeldie Treitel, began operating in 1991, renting space in an indoor shopping mall. Over the ensuing decade, steady growth compelled MTC to expand its premises three times.

Although beginning primarily as an adult education facility, MTC soon blossomed into a vibrant community center. Defying the trend of synagogue mergers and closures  that has plagued Quebec for decades, in 2002 MTC announced that it intended to build an $8 million community center that would contribute to the revitalization of Jewish life in Montreal. By the grace of G‑d, and with the help and support of many dedicated individuals, the dream became a reality.

The new center has been in operation since September, 2004 and continues to attract growing numbers of Jews, of all ages and from all backgrounds, particularly with no previous affiliation.

"Then all humanity will live in harmony and will call upon G-d to serve Him with one heart." (Zephania 3:9)
"For out of Zion shall issue forth Torah, and the word of G-d from Jerusalem." (Isaiah 2:3)

Thu, May 30 2024 22 Iyyar 5784