An important message for Solel members, our visitors and guests:

The latest information about Renovations and Building Access can be found below.


COVID-19 has been a concern to us all for many months, and we are now well into the second wave of cases. Solel’s staff and leadership continue to monitor how this pandemic affects our community and our individual members. We are mindful of precautions needed to protect the health of those within our congregation and abroad in the greater community.

We continue to pay close attention to recommendations from the federal and provincial governments, as well as Peel Public Health. We have been following all recommended precautionary measures, not just those required by law. We are focused on the best interests of our congregants, families, and staff. Considering the increasing COVID-19 case numbers in Mississauga, Peel, Ontario and Canada and the concerns that numbers will increase even more with the upcoming winter holiday season, Solel’s Board of Directors have decided that we cannot consider reopening the building until at least January 31, 2021. We are confident that this is the most reasonable measure to take while protecting our Solel community.

As always, if you or any of your family members become sick with any illness, please let us know so we may be of support. For those of us who are vulnerable due to age or health conditions as well as those who may be required to quarantine due to travel or suspected exposure we have volunteers who can pick up and deliver groceries, medicine or other necessities to the doorsteps of those who are in need.

As we have been doing these last several months, we continue serving our congregational family in this challenging time:

Rabbinic and Staff Support: Rabbi Pollack and Arliene Botnick are here for you as they always are, and are ready in these times to meet by phone or video-conference.

Rabbi Pollack can be reached at rabbi.pollack@solel.ca and at 905-820-5915 ext. 4

Arliene Botnick can be reached at amora@solel.ca and at 905-820-5915 ext. 3

For Office Support: Carol Van Thyn can be reached at carol@solel.ca and at 905-820-5915 ext. 0. Our bookkeeper can be reached at books@solel.ca.

Worship services: Until the building is reopened, all of our worship services will be live streamed. Please join us virtually for Shabbat services at 8pm Friday evenings and 10am Saturday mornings at www.solel.ca/live and on YouTube and Facebook. We also have quick (approximately 15 minute) Family Kabbalat Shabbat streams Fridays at 7:30pm.

You can download a copy of Solel’s Shabbat Siddur in PDF format for viewing online using the link at the bottom of the live streaming page.

Adult Programming:
All programming is accessible online. Please see our calendar and our weekly emails for dates and times and contact the office to get the appropriate Zoom links.

Bet Sefer Solel:
Classes are held online. Teachers are in touch with students and their parents with respect to curriculum and timing of classes and special events. You can also contact Arliene Botnick for more information.

What YOU can do: Please check our website and social media for updates and information on virtual events. Pay attention to directions from your public health units.


Renovations and Building Access

We have taken this opportunity to carry on with our renovation plan. This is a very exciting silver lining to the grey cloud of COVID-19. When we return to the building there will be new bathrooms and our lobby will be remodeled. As well, though not as glamorous, our ancient HVAC unit replacement is finally underway.

Because we cannot access the business side of the building at all during construction, please do not drop off envelopes or packages to us. Our mail has been redirected and we are happy to receive any physical correspondence through Canada Post if email is not an option.

Judaism is largely about creating community, and though we thought that would be difficult to do when we are refraining from gathering in person, we have managed to find ways to remain close.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and others.

With blessings for peace and health,
Rabbi Audrey S. Pollack     Roz Allen, President