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Chabad Niagara serves the hundreds of Jewish families in the Niagara Region. Throughout the summer and tourist seasons Chabad Niagara is happy to assist the thousands of Jewish visitors who come through this world famous destination, with all their Jewish needs.

Headed by Rabbi Zalman and Perla Zaltzman along with their children, Mendel, Daniel, Moussia, Pessia and Chana, they welcome and embrace each and every Jew they meet, regardless of background or affiliation.

Click here for information on Minyan and Kosher food along the way to and from Niagara Falls


The Chabad Niagara Jewish Welcome Centre is located in the heart of Niagara Falls Tourist District.

Chabad Niagara
Jewish Welcome Centre
6417 Main Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 5Y3

Click here for directions.

Limited metered Street Parking. Only seconds walk from many hotels. $15 self parking at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Please respect the city by-laws and hotel parking staff and (prevent from acts of Chilul-Hashem, and) make a Kiddush Hashem!!

For transportation to and from Niagara Falls visit this page


Effective June 1, 2009
U.S. citizens will be required to present one of the following documents for entry:
• U.S. Passport Card
• U.S. Passport

Children: U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Trusted Traveler Program Cards
Visit the Department of Homeland Security's website: for more information on the changing travel requirements.


Monday to Thursday you can expect to wait approximately 10 minutes at the Canadian Customs Inspection Station. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, this wait time can increase from 20 minutes to 1 hour at peak times. Be prepared to show the appropriate documents as listed above, and be prepared for your vehicle to be inspected by customs officials.
Click Here for border crossing wait times, or call 1800-715-6722

Special Circumstances

You may be detained by Canadian customs if:

  • You have a criminal record, may be excluded from entering the country. Contact a Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate for information on obtaining a waiver of exclusion.

  • You are traveling with children and both parents are not present. Grandparents or legal guardians traveling with children under the age of 18 must present proof of custody or letters from the child's natural parents authorizing the trip, along with proof of the children's citizenship.

  • You are a naturalized citizen - present valid passport or naturalization certificate.

  • You are an alien permanent resident of the US - present Alien Registration Card, or "Green Card".

Customs Restrictions for Entering Canada

Personal belongings or baggage may be brought with you when entering Canada, such as clothing, camping or sports equipment, cameras, vehicles. You may be asked to fill out a customs declaration card. These items are for your personal use only, and may not be used by any resident of Canada or business based in Canada. No tax or duty will be charged on personal baggage items brought with you upon re-entry to the US, however, Customs may request a security deposit on your goods which will be returned upon leaving Canada.

You may bring gifts into Canada tax and duty free, only if the gifts are valued at less than $60 Canadian. Gifts over $60 will be charged duty of the excess amount. If you are over the legal drinking age of the province you are entering, you may bring alcoholic beverages and tobacco products with you. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19. You may bring:

1.5 liters of wine
1.14 liters of liquor
or 24 x 355ml cans or bottles (8.5 liters) of beer or ale

200 cigarettes
50 cigars
200 grams of manufactured tobaccoand 200 tobacco sticks
Obscene or hate materials, weapons, or items generally harmful to the environment are prohibited from entering Canada. If you are bringing weapons, dairy or meat products, plants, animals, vehicles, or anything you are unsure about, please contact Canada Customs beforehand for guidance.

Click here for more information about Canada customs.