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by Isaac Olsen, May 26, 2015 - NDG FREE PRESS
On May 13, dozens of volunteers gathered at the Chabad NDG on Hingston Ave. to braid and bake challah, a traditional Jewish bread. After mixing, kneading and letting the dough rise in the Jewish community centre's kitchen, volunteers of all ages, some learning the craft for the first time, carefully braided it into its traditional form.
by Janice Arnold - Canadian Jewish News - May 15, 2015
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, director of Chabad NDG in Montreal, “reluctantly” kept his word and donned a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey to deliver his Shabbat sermon this past weekend after losing a “spiritual wager” with a colleague in Florida.

The friendly bet began when the Montreal Canadiens, of which Rabbi Bernath is a devout fan, were down two games to none in the Stanley Cup semifinals.
by Zvi Hershcovich - - May 12, 2015
There are many who say that the only religion in Montreal is hockey. There have been instances when religious figures have blessed the hockey team... Rabbi Yisroel Bernath is from Chicago, but after moving to Montreal to open Chabad of NDG he was “converted” into a Montreal Canadiens fan.
Nathalie Collard La Presse - 14 février 2015
Je me vois comme un entremetteur de la vieille école, comme dans le film Un violon sur le toit, mais avec un petit quelque chose de plus», explique le rabbin Yisroel Bernath.
October 10, 2014 by
Chabad NDG "Peace Sukkah" makes #6 of the 6 most creative Sukkahs ever built.
By Isaac Olson, The Free Press - September 9, 2014
With seats in some local synagogues costing hundreds of dollars during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Rabbi Yisroel Bernath said not everybody in the Jewish community can afford to pray at some of the more expensive synagogue-based-celebrations.

So, he's looking to provide a space to pray and eat together totally free of charge at the Rohr Chabad of NDG & Loyola Campus.
by Noah Sidel, Off-Sidel, September 9, 2014
I wholeheartedly believe this synagogue is just what NDG’s Jewish community needs and I will be attending with my family at some point during the coming High Holidays.
From CTV National News to The Jewish Daily Forward,, La Presse, CTV Montreal, CJAD800, Breakfast Television, Times of Israel, Shalom Life, VosIzNeias and Huffington Post, the Quebec Kippa has been making headlines. Check it out...
by Janice Arnold (Canadian Jewish News)
Churches have bought former synagogues in Montreal, but this may be the first time that a Jewish congregation has purchased a Christian house of worship – at least, in recent history. That’s what happened during the High Holidays: Chabad of NDG moved into the former St. Columba’s Anglican Church at 4020 Hingston Ave.
by Harvey Shepard September 24, 2013 (NDG FREE PRESS)
Chabad has recently purchased the former St. Columba Anglican Church at Hingston and Notre Dame de Grace avenues...