Frequently asked questions
Chabad Niagara Contact Information
Canadian Phone: 905-356-7200
American Phone: 716-335-9551
6417 Main St. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada L2G 5Y3
There are the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 am Shachris, Mincha at 2:00 pm, Mincha-Maariv 15-45 minutes before sunset, and a Maariv at 9:30 pm.
Dial 716-335-9551 ext. 22 for our updated minyan schedule for this week.
While we can never guarantee any Minyan, as it’s composed mainly of visitors, our records over the past 12 years show that we have 20-60 people through the month of July, and during August we normally have 50-150 people per minyan. Throughout the 9 days making a minyan is tough, so we recommend you use the Minyan Maker:
The shul is open from 6am to 10pm. Contact us for extended hours.
Hamilton Mikvah- 128 Cline Ave S, Hamilton, ON
Buffalo Mikvah- 1019 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY
There is an independent dairy restaurant called Bubby’s New York Bagels, and an independent meat restaurant called Taste. Both restaurants operate in the Jewish Welcome Center.
There is no kosher supermarket in the area. The closest ones are in Hamilton ON, and Buffalo NY. The closest kosher restaurants are in Toronto.
Bubby’s Bagels is open from 9 in the morning until 10 in the evening, and Taste is open from 6 until 10 in the evening.
Yes, Chabad offers shabbos meals, see Shabbos below for more information. The restaurant does not have Shabbos meals.
Both restaurants and the Shabbos meals are under The COR ‘Kashrus Council of Canada’ certification, with the direct supervision of Rabbi Zalman Zaltzman of Chabad Niagara. The establishments are strictly Cholov Yisrael, Pas Yisrael, Bishul Yisrael, and Haimishe Shchita.
The chicken which is cut locally is under the supervision of COR and Rabbi Zalman Zaltzman of Niagara Falls and is Beit Yosef standards. It is put on the flame by a Jew in accordance with the halachot of Bishul Yisrael. However, the cold cuts are not cooked with Beit Yosef standards.
See Hotels below.
Yes, it costs $100 a person plus fees and includes a Friday Night meal, a Shabbos Day meal and a Shalosh Seudos. Book at www.jewishniagara.com/reservation
Seating for Shabbat comes in tables with ten seats, with couples and small families seated together. If you would like to reserve a table together with other families, please indicate this in your reservation and we will try to accommodate you. However, this may not always be possible.
Depending on availability you could book an individual meal but it’s usually not worth it to the caterers to cook just one meal as they could likely book someone who is buying all 3 meals, but if it is a necessity an individual meal could be bought for $65.
The meals price is in USD. The fees include taxes and gratuity.
An email goes out on Friday to all Shabbos guests stating the status of the eiruv.
There are a variety of hotels nearby. If you book at Four Points, Embassy Suites, Ramada, or Best Western, mention CHABAD to get 5% off.
Though Chabad doesn’t book hotel rooms during the week, we do book rooms in the Four Points by Sheraton for shabbos to ensure availability of Shabbos key rooms to families who need them, and we do charge significantly cheaper than the hotel does for rooms. Book at http://www.jewishniagara.com/reservation
There are 50 rooms with a Shabbos key, there is an Eiruv between the hotel and Chabad, as well there are manual doors.
Speak to Akiva at 905-356-7200 *772
Speak to Akiva.
Stop by Chabad on Friday to pick it up.
Chabad only accepts credit card payments for Shabbat, whether it be the hotel room or the meals.
Attractions/ General Information
Let us know what you want to do and what amount of people, and we will send you an offer that will be lower than even the regular group rates.
Kingsbridge Park is a local park that you could bring your own bbq to, grill on site and eat on the benches inside the gazebo located in the center of the park.
Heartland Forest is a scenic forest in Niagara Falls, known for its trails and picnic/ BBQ area. Call them for information about their availability.
Queenston Heights is a park located in Niagara on the lake, located atop the Niagara Escarpment and the parallel to the Bruce Trails. It is a beautiful place to picnic and BBQ if you’re looking to get away from the loud tourist area.
From 11-4 is the busiest time of day, so try going before 11 or after 4.
We don’t own a parking lot, and you will get towed if you park in the nearby lots, however, there is metered parking on the street and other nearby lots where you could pay for hourly/full-day parking.
Most visitors are here for an average of 2-3 days. Some even stay for 4-5 and seem to enjoy themselves immensely. Average weekend visitors are for Thursday-Sunday or Friday-Monday.