- We are a welcoming Reform synagogue with a sense of tradition and a spirit of openness and acceptance. Families of varying backgrounds, lifestyles and communities are welcome to share in our synagogue activities, the center of Jewish experience in the Halton region. Located in beautiful downtown Oakville, steps from Lakeshore Road, we are a congregation that fills a broad range of spiritual, educational and social interests. A small congregation with a big heart, we at Shaarei- Beth El have the ability to connect to each one of our members in a special way. We have a proud past and look forward to a bright future together.