Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue / Shaarey Zedek Synagogue / Eagles Hall / Sudanese Canadian Community Centre (129 Dagmar Street, Winnipeg)

This two-storey brick structure on Dagmar Street in Winnipeg was designed by brothers Wallace Cotman Eade and Hugh R. Eade, and built in 1907 by contractors Edward H. Cottrell and McElveny and Company. Known originally as the Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue, it became the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue after the 1913 amalgamation of the two congregations. It was used until the move to a new building on Wellington Crescent in 1950.

Among the rabbis who served at Shaarey Zedek was Herbert Julius Samuel (1914-1925).

The next occupant of the building was Aerie No. 23 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles that used it as a meeting hall. The building is now used as the Sudanese Canadian Community Centre.

The former Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

The former Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (October 2014)
Source: George Penner

The former Shaarey Zedek Synagogue

The former Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (October 2022)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90013, W97.14431
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Rotherham Eade (1882-1976)

Memorable Manitobans: Wallace Cotman Eade (1871-1916)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Zedek Cemetery (230 Armstrong Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Shaarey Zedek Synagogue (561 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg)

Manitoba Organization: Fraternal Order of Eagles


Shaarey Shomayim Synagogue, 129 Dagmar Street by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, January 2007.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 August 2023

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