About The Country Shul

9225 Bathurst Street, Richmond Hill

Experience an authentic Jewish Community in Richmond Hill with weekly services, ongoing programs and holiday events. Read below to learn about The Country Shul and it's history.

At the Country Shul, we focus on fostering a warm and relaxed environment to ensure every individual feels comfortable and at home with us. We offer religious services, Torah education, and a variety of social and Chesed (loving-kindness) opportunities that together build the true Jewish backbone of our community.

Our doors are open to people of any Jewish background, whether you’ve been a part of the community for years or you’re beginning to explore your heritage. Our Rabbi tailors his message to our congregants’ lifestyles to consistently deliver authentic Jewish insight to illuminate our ever-changing lives.

  • Family

    No matter if you’re single, recently married or married for many years, at the Country Shul, you will be welcomed like family. We offer weekly and holiday events where we welcome all members to celebrate like family.

  • Growth

    We currently offer weekly classes for different levels of learning. In addition we have monthly inspirational programs aimed at personal growth and community building. Explore our Programs to learn more.

  • Tradition

    Maintaining the importance of tradition has kept the Jewish people alive. Our Rabbi tailors his message to our congregants’ lifestyles, to explore authentic Jewish insight to illuminate our modern lives.

The History of The Country Shul

The Country Shul was founded in 1990 when three local families launched a Jewish center to serve as a resource and community establishment for those living in the Richmond Hill and Vaughan area.

Over the years, the Country Shul has evolved and adapted to our ever-expanding community.

Our goal has always been to offer accessible traditional services, educational programming, and social events in a comfortable setting, where all are cherished and welcome.

In the early days, the Shul began in the basement of one of our founding members before moving onto shopping center locations and eventually relocating to a house on the southeast corner of Bathurst and Carrville/Rutherford.

A New Building

In 2015, we formed a partnership with The Jewish Bukharian Community of Toronto, where we built a beautiful center on this property that has gone on to serve the expanding needs of both communities.

While the development of our facilities to meet the growth of our community has been a primary focus over the years, the sense of belonging and fulfillment our members feel from being a part of a close-knit family is what brings us the most joy!

  • Javid Zarrinnia


    Javid has been with the Country Shul since
 the early 90s as one of the original founding members.

    As a major benefactor for many years, he was actively involved with the construction of our building.

    He continues to lead the team at Country Shul.

  • Rabbi MG


    Originally from Belgium but living in Israel most of his life, Rabbi Moshe Gershon Steinmetz is dedicating his life to bringing Jews close to their tradition.

    After many years with Arachim in Israel, Rabbi MG moved to Toronto with his family to lead The Country Shul.

    You can connect with Rabbi MG during regular prayer services and weekly classes.

  • Rabbi K


We look forward to meeting you!

Country Shul welcomes you to join for Shabbat services this week. Feel free to contact us with any questions.