Har Tikvah History
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Har Tikvah Congregation has been in Brampton for over forty years. The community started with a few families who got together to provide a Jewish education for their children and to celebrate holidays together. In 1983, the congregation purchased a former church building on Torbram Road and converted it into a synagogue to serve the Jewish community of Brampton and Caledon. When the building was purchased, many changes took place. New stained glass windows were installed on the east wall, and an ark was custom built to house the Torah scrolls. The building itself was a heritage building which limited the type of changes that could be made. In 1998, land was purchased to the north of the building, to accommodate future growth of Har Tikvah Congregation of Brampton. In 1999, portables were moved onto the site to house the Hebrew school.
In 2018, we searched for a new home that would accommodate our present needs. Most significantly, it is an accessible space so that we can truly welcome everyone into the building and onto the bimah. Our current home is also a flexible space that allows us to expand the sanctuary as needed while providing a social space and classrooms.